Creative Sound Cards on Macs

rasteblaster
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Does CreativeLabs have Mac drivers for their sound cards ?

The reason I'm asking is because I'd like to integrate EAX effects in my audio engine through OpenAL.
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there is a "Creative SoundBlaster Live! Macintosh" product, but it doesn't seem to have Mac OS X drivers.

Creative are evil, anyway -- boycott them Smile
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rasteblaster
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The programmers at Creative are cool. As for the rest of the company... no comment Smile

I do wish I could get this for my Powerbook, though...

http://www.creative.com/products/product...duct=10769
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You need a card for audio I/O??? If so...
http://www.zzounds.com/item--RMEHDSPPCM

http://www.zzounds.com/item--ECHINDIGODJ
http://www.zzounds.com/item--ECHINDIGOIO
http://www.zzounds.com/item--ECHINDIGO
http://www.audiomidi.com/common/cfm/prod...m?pid=1756
http://www.audiomidi.com/common/cfm/prod...m?pid=1716

On EAX, you might be interested to know...


Quote:Q: What about the Soundblaster Live? I heard there was one released for the Mac. Didn't it have EAX?
A: Without pointing fingers, I'll just list the facts First off the SB Live was released for OS 9. Due to some circumstance or another, Creative never updated the drivers leaving the support flakey at best. Very very few games on the Mac made use of EAX but EAX was simply used as a DSP (Digital sound processor) to create reverbs and echos to give a few modified versions of games like Alice, Dues Ex and others a little extra flair. These days, even with the underpowered Macs, CPUs are powerful enough to create these audio effects without aid of a sound card. The SB Live cannot be used for OS X.
(Actually posted by a member of this forum in another forum Wink )

Cheers,

Carlos A. Camacho,
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