First post, by eeJay
I've owned this card for a few years now, but haven't been able to get it working properly.
I want to experience the Sensaura technology for surround sound over headphones or quad speakers that it offers.
The only driver I could find is version 2008 (4.12.01.2008 Windows 9x or filename mx400_win9x_2008.exe).
However, just like with Aureal's 2048 drivers, Diamond seems to have made their later drivers worse/broken them.
For instance, no matter what volume is set using the mixer, it always plays at 100%.
In posts on various sites people mentioned that the only drivers that really worked for them with this card were the original ones from the CD.
Driver version should be 2004 or filename mx400_9x_2004.exe.
Checked several websites, but no luck - any archives containing this driver seem to be broken/incomplete.
Checked Diamond's website via Wayback Machine, but could only find the newer driver + the uninstall routine for the old driver (which is already available on Vogons Drivers).
I've seen a few eBay listings where the card is being sold along with the CD and kindly asked the sellers to create an ISO image and upload it somewhere, but have had no success thus far.
Also wrote an email to the support team at Diamond multimedia (a long shot, I know), and they couldn't help either - the new company just bought the brand and have nothing to do with the original Diamond.
So, if anyone could please check if they have this CD or drivers and upload it somewhere, I would be very grateful.
It feels like this card could sound awesome with proper software.
For instance, once you enable 3d audio in Unreal Tournament and start scrolling through the menus, you can hear that the rear surround channels are very close to the listener (unlike with Aureal cards, where those menu sounds come from farther back and are quieter).