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Old 11-14-07, 11:13 AM   #49
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Default Re: Blizz removes HW sound acceleration from WoW

Originally Posted by Yaboze
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.
I noticed that little check box, but it doesn't stick for me. It would be nice to have the "normal" hardware sound back and not this crap software sound.
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