Installing Creative Game Port Drivers for Windows 7. My pre- teen sonвЂ™s computer still has an older Creative Labs Audigy 2 sound card with the game port controller. The Audigy 2 is still a great sound card for the games and music that he is currently interested in. Anyway, we recently upgraded him (along with several of the other computers in our home) to Windows 7 from Windows XP. It was a relatively painless experience since I always do a fresh install after formatting the drives. All my systems have a clean separate hard drive for the OS. I decided to stick with Win. GB of memory and there is greater driver compatibility with the 3. Windows 7 had no trouble finding drivers for all the hardware, except .
Audigy. With a little research, I discovered that Microsoft discontinued support of the game ports starting in Windows Vista. Win. XP was the last OS to provide support for this sound card. Well, that should have been the end of it. I could have easily ordered an inexpensive (or a higher quality) USB game controller for the PC and be done with it. However, whether it was intellectual curiosity or a morbid nostalgic fondness for the Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad that I passed on to my son (the gamepad, not my my nostalgic fondness), I wanted to see if it was possible to still use our favorite gamepad under Win. Game port drivers are no longer supported by Windows. A little digging led me to a very helpful forum post on how to install Creative game ports under Windows Vista. As the forum post states, although meant to work for Creative game ports, it will work with almost any game port from any vendor. It uses hacked files and requires a manual install to force Windows to accept the (naturally) unsigned and unverified drivers. By the way, IвЂ™ve run the files through the antivirus program and looked specifically into the вЂњinfвЂќ files to ensure no viruses, trojans, or other malware. TheyвЂ™re clean. And from all the forum comments, they seem to work great under Vista. However, after several attempts, it was clear that the instructions do not work under Win. As I came to realize, there is a slight difference in the way Win. Use hacked drivers to install in Windows 7 and Vista. So, after a little effort, I came up with a method to make it work in Win.
Basically, it involves an additional step of manually installing the gamepad controller driver after installing the game port driver. IвЂ™ve included these updated instructions along with the necessary files here. This is based on the files and instructions in the package from Daniel Kawakami (daniel_k), the original poster on the Creative Labs forum. I take no credit for the work of Daniel Kawakami other than to modify his instructions to allow it to work for Win. Since I had decided to make this available to others that may be in the same situation, I took the opportunity to update some of the files in the original package. The original package had very old files (i. I extracted the вЂњctgame. Audigy driver package from the Creative website. These are now included (in lieu of the older "ctgame. I also took the opportunity to modify the вЂњinfвЂќ files to reflect the newer date of the files. So when you go into вЂњDevice ManagerвЂќ to look at the driver details, Windows doesnвЂ™t show that your drivers are dated вЂњ2. Win. 9x era! These are purely cosmetic changes (except for the updated вЂњctgame. I thought I would make it available since I was already going to post the modified instructions to get it to work under Win.
Gameport driver or a way to get rid of the gameport device? driver on Windows 7 64 bit and it installs. a Creative game port driver.
The instructions are included the package here. Remember, you will need to have вЂњadminвЂќ privileges to install these drivers, and itвЂ™s recommend that you disable UAC before starting. I always have it off, but you can certainly re- enable UAC after installation is completed, if you feel naked without your UAC. This hack is confirmed to work with Windows 7 3.
. Gameport Support for Windows 7 64bit& Hi Creative. pci 28 only for game port, windows 7 64 bit. released a Windows 7 driver for the gameport.
This may also work in Windows 7 6. I havenвЂ™t tried it since none of my Win. If you decide to try it with 6.
- Welcome to Creative Worldwide Support. This download is a driver providing MicrosoftВ® WindowsВ® 7, Windows VistaВ® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound.
- Creative Game Port - Driver Download. Windows 7 64-Bit Driver. 64-bit. Total Driver Versions: 3. Recommended Driver. Driver Date: 1/29/2003: Release Notes.
- Use the links on this page to download the latest version of Creative Game Port. Creative Game Port Driver. 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista.
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