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kam03 02-02-09 01:38 PM

HAL on Windows 7?
 
In Windows Vista, Microsoft has decided to remove the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for DirectSound and DirectSound3D.

Will Windows 7 have it back? or will we still have to use Alchemy?


Thanks

nekrosoft13 02-02-09 01:52 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
it is gone, it will not be back it was removed for a reason.

Bearclaw 02-02-09 02:00 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Why was it removed, Nekro?

B0ne 02-02-09 02:21 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Because XAudio 2 will be replacing it.

lduguay 02-02-09 03:06 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B0ne (Post 1921037)
Because XAudio 2 will be replacing it.

More XBOX console ports on the way.

JasonPC 02-02-09 05:02 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
I was really hoping HAL 9000 would be on Windows 7 :(

ViN86 02-02-09 06:24 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearclaw (Post 1921000)
Why was it removed, Nekro?

thought it had something to do with security and regulating the OS's control over the hardware.

methimpikehoses 02-02-09 07:51 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Open the pod bay doors, DD.

nekrosoft13 02-02-09 08:41 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ViN86 (Post 1921278)
thought it had something to do with security and regulating the OS's control over the hardware.

true, and it also was responsible for many BSOD in XP.

walterman 02-03-09 09:09 AM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
Well, the ASUS D2/D2X do all the sound mixing work by software, and it seems to work really well, and offer excellent compatibility:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=125173

Yeah, it uses more CPU than the Creative cards, but, with a multi core cpu, this should not be a problem, and you gain stability & compatibility. Prolly this is why the HAL won't return in W7.

But, personally, i would like to see the HAL returning to W7, because i do not like to lose performance, and i think that it could be done properly this time.

Galvin 02-03-09 01:31 PM

Re: HAL on Windows 7?
 
I think more games are going the software emulation route. I been using world of warcraft software sound and its perfect never has problems. Since WoW is the only game I play I don't even need hardware sound anymore.


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