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Old 11-24-05, 10:43 PM   #1
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In games like Quake 4 should I have my sound set to open al or is the default better? What is open al?

PS hope "open al" is what it's called I haven't played in over a week so I may have forgot the name.
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Old 11-24-05, 11:03 PM   #2
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OpenAL is the sound API equivalent to OpenGL.
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Old 11-24-05, 11:52 PM   #3
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OpenAL rocks in Q4 dude .. far better than defualt
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Old 11-25-05, 01:16 AM   #4
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Its using some of the EAX5.0 functionality on X-Fi soundcards via OpenAL..
sounds phenomenal really.
Sortof like how the game renders some effects using DX9 "level" functionality via OpenGL I spose..
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Old 11-25-05, 04:12 PM   #5
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I find it kind of funny that Creative is touting the EAX 5.0 sound engine/functionality on the X-Fi line and so far, the highest I've seen is EAX 3 and that was in LotR: TBFME.
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Old 11-25-05, 04:39 PM   #6
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cant find the list, but Im sure there is a list somewhere over here:
http://www.soundblaster.com/gaming/
Theif 3 sounds pretty nice with EAX4 HD for example..

But some more EAX5 enabled games wouldnt hurt right about now..
hehe, crossing fingers for Oblivion!
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Old 11-25-05, 04:49 PM   #7
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The EAX HD option in FEAR is ridiculous. I thought the game sounded amazing with just EAX 2.0 but wow...HD really added a whole new dimension to the experience.
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Heres the list:
http://dmzweb3.europe.creative.com/S...ww_english_add
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Nice to have that list posted. I also noticed on the OpenAL homepage, that Creative labs have only just released their SDK for EAX 5.0 this month and the tools for X-ram on the X-Fi cards that have X-ram.

I wish developers would use EAX HD more, and put more effort into good sound in games, for me, Rainbow6:RavenShield was a good example of EAX3.
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Old 11-26-05, 03:39 AM   #11
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the Version of EAX appears after the title of the game
EAX, X-Fi and ISACT Supported Games
*X-Fi Support
** ISA

Game Title EAX support
Abomination 1.0
Alias 2.0
Alien vs. Predator: Gold Edition 1.0
Aliens vs. Predator 1.0
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare 2.0
Alpha Centauri 1.0
America’s Army by the United States Army 3.0
American McGee's Alice 2.0
Anachronox 1.0
Aquanox 2.0
Aquanox 2 2.0
Arx Fatalis 2.0
Baldur's Gate 1.0
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2.0
Baldur's Gate II: The Throne of Baal 2.0
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast 1.0
Battlefield 2* 3.0
Battlefield Vietnam 2.0/3.0
Battlezone 2 1.0
Blair Witch Volume I: Rustin Parr 2.0
Blair Witch Volume II: The Legend of Coffin Rock 2.0
Blair Witch Volume III: The Elly Kedward Tale 2.0
Blood II: The Chosen 1.0
Blood II: The Nightmare Levels 1.0
BloodRayne 3.0
Brother in Arms: Road to Hill 30 3.0
Call of Duty 3.0
Carnivores II 2.0
Carnivores: Ice Age 2.0
Catwoman 4.0
Chaser 3.0
Chrome 3.0
Codename: Outbreak 2.0
Cold War 3.0
Colin McRae Rally 04 4.0
Colin McRae Rally 2005 4.0
Colin McRae Rally 3 2.0
Combat: Task Force 121 (Patch) 3.0
Conflict: Vietnam 4.0
Crime Cities 1.0
Croc II 2.0
Crusaders of Might & Magic 1.0
Dark Vengeance 1.0
Demolition Racer 1.0
Descent 3 2.0
Descent 3: Mercenary 2.0
Descent Freespace 1.0
Descent Freespace: Silent Threat 1.0
Deus Ex 1.0
Devil Inside 1.0
Diablo II 2.0
Diablo II Expansion 2.0
Divine Divinity 2.0
Dogs of War 2.0
Drakan 1.0
Driver 1.0
Driver 3 2.0
Drome Racer 3.0
Dronez 3.0
Dungeon Keeper II 1.0
Dungeon Lords 2.0
Dungeon Siege 2.0
Dungeon Siege 2 3.0
Enter The Matrix 3.0
E-racer 2.0
EuroLeague Football 1.0
EverQuest 2.0
EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath 2.0
EverQuest: Planes of Power 2.0
EverQuest: Ruins of Kunark 2.0
EverQuest: Shadow of Luclin 2.0
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious 2.0
Expendable 1.0
F1 Grand Prix 4 2.0
Far Cry 3.0
F.E.A.R 4.0
FIFA 99 1.0
Final Fantasy VIII 1.0
Flying Heros 2.0
Ford Racing 1.0
Freedom Fighters 3.0
Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island 3.0
Freespace 2 2.0
From Dusk until Dawn 2.0
Full Spectrum Warrior 4.0
Fur Fighters 2.0
Future Beat 3D 1.0
Ghost Master 3.0
Giants: Citizen Kabuto 2.0
Global Operations 2.0
Gothic 2.0
Gothic 2 2.0
GP500 1.0
Grand Theft Auto III 3.0
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 3.0
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 3.0
Green Berets 2.0
Gulf War Operation Desert Hammer 1.0 1.0
Half Life 1.0
Half Life : Counter Strike 1.0
Half Life: Blue Shift 1.0
Half Life: Opposing Force 1.0
Halo: Combat Evolved 3.0
Heavy Metal FAKK 2 1.0
Heretic II 1.0
Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron 3.0
High Heat Baseball 2.0
Hitman 2.0
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 3.0
Hitman: Blood Money 4.0
Hitman: Contracts 3.0
Hostile Waters 2.0
Icewind Dale 2.0
Icewind Dale II 2.0
Isabelle 1.0
Juiced 3.0/4.0
Klingon Honor Guard 1.0
Lander 1.0
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness 3.0
Lego Racer 2 2.0
Lost Pain: TakeDown 4.0
Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter 2.0
Madden 2000 1.0
Madden NFL 99 1.0
Mafia 3.0
Manhunt 3.0
Martian Gothic: Unification 2.0
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2.0
MDK2 2.0
MechWarrior 4 1.0
Messiah 2.0
Might & Magic IX 2.0
Might & Magic VIII 2.0
Might and Magic VII For Blood and Honor 2.0
Mortyr 1.0
Most Wanted 3.0
Moto Racer 2 1.0
Motocross Madness 2 2.0
Motorhead 1.0
Myth II: Soulblighter 1.0
Myth III 1.0
NASCAR Revolution 1.0
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit 1.0
Need For Speed: High Stakes 1.0
Nerf Arena Blaster 1.0
Neverwinter Nights 3.0
Neverwinter Nights: Shadow of Undrentide 3.0
New York Race 3.0
NHL 2000 2.0
No One Lives Forever 2 2.0
Nocturne 2.0
Off Road 1.0
Operation FlashPoint 2.0
Operation FlashPoint: Resistance 2.0
Outcast 1.0
Pacman 3D 2.0
Painkiller 3.0
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell 3.0
Painkiller: Gold Edition 3.0
Panzer Elite 1.0
Pariah 3.0
Paris Dakar Rally 3.0
Planescape: Torment 1.0
Populous: The Beginning 1.0
Powerslide 1.0
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 3.0
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within 3.0
Project Eden 2.0
Project IGI 2 2.0
Psychonauts** 4.0
Red Faction 2.0
Red Faction 2 2.0
Redline Racer 1.0
Rent a Hero 1.0
Requiem: Avenging Angel 1.0
Resident Evil 2 1.0
Revenant 1.0
Re-Volt 2.0
Revolution 3.0
Richard Burns Rally 3.0
Rollcage 1.0
Rollcage Stage II 2.0
Rome: Total War 3.0
Sacrifice 1.0
Screamer 4x4 1.0
Secret Service: In Harm’s Way 3.0
Sega Rally Championship 1.0
Serious Sam 2.0
Serious Sam: Second Encounter 2.0
Shade: Wrath of Angels 3.0
Shadow Ops Red Mercury 3.0
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division 1.0
Sid Meier's Pirates! 3.0
SimCity 3000 1.0
SimTheme Park 1.0
Sin 1.0
Sin: Wages of Sin 1.0
Slave Zero 2.0
Soldier of Fortune 2.0
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix 3.0
Soldner: Secret Wars 3.0
Star Wars Battlefront 4.0
Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed 2.0
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 3.0
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy 4.0
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic 3.0
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic II 3.0
Star Wars Republic Commando 3.0
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 2.0
STOLEN 3.0
Stubbs the Zombie 4.0
Street Racing Syndicate 3.0
Stunt GP 2.0
Sum of All Fears 2.0
Summoner 2.0
Superbike 2000 2.0
System Shock 2 1.0
Test Drive 1.0
Test Drive 6 2.0
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut 4.0
The Devil Inside 1.0
The Lords of the Rings: Battle in Middle-earth 3.0
The Lords of the Rings; The Return of the King 3.0
The Matrix Online 3.0
The Temple of Elemental Evil 3.0
The Watchmaker 1.0
Theme Park World 1.0
Thief 2 2.0
Thief: Deadly Shadows 4.0
Thief: The Dark Project 1.0
Thievery UT 2.0
TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter 1.0
Toca Race Driver 3.0
Toca Race Driver 2 3.0
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2.0
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege 2.0
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Gold Edition 2.0
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder 2.0
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Platinum Pack 2.0
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword 3.0
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2.0
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Black Thorn 2.0
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3.0
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 3.0
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 3.0
Trackmania 2.0
TrackMania Sunrise 4.0
Tresspasser Jurassic Park 1.0
Tribes 2 1.0
Triple Play 2000 2.0
TRON 2.0 3.0
Tzar 1.0
Ultim@te Race Pro 1.0
Ultim@te Race Rally 1.0
Ultima: Ascension 1.0
Undying 1.0
Unreal 1.0
Unreal 2 3.0
Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali 1.0
Unreal Tournament 2.0
Unreal Tournament 2003 3.0
Unreal Tournament 2004 3.0
Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition 3.0
Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy 3.0
Urban Chaos 1.0
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst 3.0
Vietcong 2.0
Vietcong 2 4.0
Vivisector: Beast Inside 4.0
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos 2.0
WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne 2.0
Wargasm 2.0
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior 3.0
Way Point Zeta 1.0
Wheel of Time 1.0
Wild Metal Country 1.0
World of Warcraft 3.0
World War II Tank Commander 4.0
Xpand Rally 3.0
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so what version of EAX does the A2 ZA support?
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