[AG-TECH] RAT does not detect Creative SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 audio device.

Nikkos Svoboda nsvoboda at math.lsu.edu
Mon Apr 11 09:51:00 CDT 2011

    I have had this same problem. The short story is, don't use the 
Creative driver for the USB Xi-fi. Use Windows' built-in "USB Sound 
Device" driver instead.

    I have a hypothesis, but someone with more RAT programming 
experience would be able to say if this is plausible:
     It seems that the Creative driver [for the USB Xi-fi] separates the 
input and output mixers into separate devices. Since these individual 
mixer devices are not 'full duplex', the AG software no longer considers 
them a valid sound device selection. I spent some time editing the 
driver's device setup to see if I could merge the devices, but never 
could get AG to work with the driver.

-Nikkos Svoboda
LSU Department of Mathematics

On 4/11/2011 12:39 AM, Mike Lake wrote:
> Hi all
> I am not able to detect the Audio Device under RAT/Options/Audio.
> Hence we have no sound. This occurred last week, we don't know why yet.
> We are using AG 3.1 on Win XP.
> Sound card is a Creative SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 which appears fine under Windows, Sound&  Audio Devices lists it as OK, we can play Beethoven from the speakers fine using Windows media player.
> (There is an AudioMax device on the motherboard that is disabled, if enabled it appears fine in the RAT.)
> I found a post here with a similar problem:
>    [AG-TECH] Fwd: Problems with RAT
>    Todd Zimmerman todd.zimmerman at ubc.ca
>    Tue Feb 8 13:05, 2011
>    https://lists.mcs.anl.gov/mailman/htdig/ag-tech/2011-February/021962.html
> Seems no reply to that problem.
> I have reinstalled Creative SB drivers, have reinstalled AG 3.1 but still RAT cannot detect the SB driver in its drop down list box.
> Suggestions most welcome. I'm at a loss.
> Mike Lake
> 9514 2238 (w)
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