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Old 07-29-02, 09:34 AM   #13
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well EAX is a creative thing i think... i dont really care either, cos im perfectly happy with my card because with me sound quality and clarity are the most important things. Features are nice but what good are features when the card is total crap?

Its like buying a malaysian car with a 1 litre engine, and a feature list as long as your arm!! I'd rather go for a base line BMW! No features but pure quality...
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Old 07-29-02, 09:38 AM   #14
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thats a really weird prob man. I've had several in the past w/ my sblive! (mp3+) but that 2nd last drv update creative did right b4 this recent one resolved most of them.
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Old 07-29-02, 10:07 AM   #15
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What about 3d audio APIs?

DO they support EAX? EAX2? EAX3? A3d? DS3d?

So they support those flawlesly?

What about soundfont support?
almost everything supports EAX 2, barely anything uses a3d or EAX 3, and I don't know why people think they need soundfonts.
As to ds3d, I assure you my nforce has a better ds3d implementation than an Audigy

If you want a real alternative, you don't look at features. You look at quality, and actual use of features.
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Old 07-29-02, 10:10 AM   #16
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well said!! quality over quantity!
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Old 07-29-02, 11:09 AM   #17
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What about soundfont support?
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Old 07-29-02, 07:37 PM   #18
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what about it? i'm pretty sure you can do soundfont support in software, if you really want to
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Old 07-29-02, 07:40 PM   #19
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Without soundfont, MIDI is crap!

You can load a sample into memory and the sblive plays midi at 0% cpu usage
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Old 07-29-02, 11:20 PM   #20
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soundfonts have nothing to do with CPU usage.
hardware MIDI support has to do with CPU usage
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Old 07-30-02, 01:49 AM   #21
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The Hercules Game Theater XP 6.1 has support for everything you mentioned other than EAX 3.0 (of course, because of the chip it's based on).

It also has many more input/output options than any Creative card, costs less, and has zero driver problems.
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Old 07-30-02, 06:22 AM   #22
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gametheater xp rules.... one hell of a decent card
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Quote:
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soundfonts have nothing to do with CPU usage.
hardware MIDI support has to do with CPU usage
Exactly.

And all soundfont capable cards do midi 100% in hardware
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Old 07-30-02, 10:43 AM   #24
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I think at this point all new sound cards regardless of whether they support sound fonts or not do midi playback 100% in hardware.
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