View Full Version : Feedback - OpenAL and non-EAX soundcards

09-05-02, 09:12 AM
I don't know where this thread should go... :(


So... you installed the OpenAL? You think you can use pretty cooool features like the EAX HD effects with your non-audigy cards?


YES, you're correct.

Lemme tell you these.

No current driver implementation provides hardware support for any OpenAL features other than hardware mixing, which makes OpenAL fall back to emulation mode and use CPU cycles to render the audio.


If you hack hella fast CPU(s) then you don't need the audigy cards to use the EAX/EAX2/EAX3(HD) effects.

So... if you've installed the OpenAL and don't have audigy series/any EAX compatible cards, games that uses EAXs features will be slowdown, but you still can use the sound features of EAX soundcards.

Ie. Mafia/GTA3/etc.

09-12-02, 10:00 PM
nforce 1.13 has OpenAL stuff, but as far as I know it doesn't even get installed.
Gotta wonder.