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Shemmie (909181) writes "Sir Tim Berners-Lee has described the UK's Digital Economy Bill as a "major threat". Perhaps the advisor to the Government on digital issues, the 'Father of the web' and the man responsible for the Governments Data.gov.uk initiative can do more than over 20,000 voters have managed, and get the bill over-turned? It will require more than 15 MP's to turn up, though." Link to Original Source top
Shemmie writes "Daniel_k has announced his intention to cease work on Creative drivers. Creative apparently pointed out that having someone increase sales of their products, for free, was a very good deal for them. "I'm not releasing a patch to enable DDL on any X-Fi neither Crystalizer for Audigy because, as they've pointed out to me, providing an alternative for their customers is good for them and increase their sales, specially when someone is doing it for free. Given the current situation, I cannot let this happen."
Full scoop on the Creative forums, while the post remains.
Creatives offer of a free X-Fi 2 apparently did not sway him." top
Shemmie writes "Creative Labs, after months of silence, have come out and stated they will extend ALchemy support to Audigy soundcard users — for a price.
Microsoft removed hardware DirectSound in Vista, leaving only a software emulation — and so ALchemy is used as a method of converting calls to the DirectSound API used by games into OpenAL calls — re-enabling EAX sound in games.
Creative have finally agreed to support Audigy users using Vista as a games-machine — as long as they are willing to pay for the "low-cost upgrade" to re-enable previously free features." top
Shemmie (909181) writes "Anyone following Creatives progress at creating sound drivers for Vista will have noted it's been a long and convoluted history. Their support forum is filled with angry and confused customers, some of whom have simply given up waiting for fully working driver release. A thread about contacting Customer Support got closed.
One of their moderators apparently apologized to the angry mob for Creatives SNAFU at dealing with this — and promptly had his message, and replies to his message taken down in an apparent "Over-ruled" decision by Creative.