Re: Blizz removes HW sound acceleration from WoW
This thread might be a moot point now because it seems that Blizzard has added Hardware support back into WoW.
As of the 2.3 patch, on 11/13/07, there is a Use Hardware checkbox again on the client.
It seems they are using Hardware Directsound and not using EAX, but still using FMOD for effects.
I was able to enable (via checkbox and channels slider) and verify in the logs that my X-Fi has 128 channels 'found', 64 were allocated by Wow (default was 32).
My audio in Wow is fantastic again and I am hearing things I didn't even hear before all this software audio/voice chat nonsense.