I might check it out when replaying Thief or Deus Ex next time. Is lack of A3D 2. Actually a couple of years ago the game led me to try for a programming degree in that field. Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Link. I only use headphones, so the fancy 5. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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I have yet to experience A3d audio – can someone fill me in?

Just surround sound only. Using reverbs and delay, A3D could also be enjoyed through a simple pair of headphones as it emulated a 3D sound environment.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You only have 2 stereo channels, so how can a sound change to trick you into believing the object is behind or ahead of you? Vista doesn’t support hardware DirectSound.

A3D is not as effective for static productions such as movies which typically employ surround sound. Now that I have learned about A3D, I lack the ancient hardware to experience it. The product is only one executable file A3D-Live. I wish I had owned one of these before Creative patent-trolled Aureal into oblivion. It does obstructions, for example. These old PC games were doing awesome stuff with sound effect processing that even modern games ignore.

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Why there are so few cards, especially modern cards, that support A3D 2. The main difference between the products offered by these solutions – supporting private protocol A3D DAL, making it possible to support the early reflections. This page was last edited on 29 Julyat This method was implemented support for A3D interface version 1 on many sound cards, for example, in the sound card driver “Sound Blaster Live”. Now, can someone please explain to me what it is exactly? Also, supporting it in software caused too much of a performance hit during the day.

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For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. The technology used head-related transfer soud HRTFwhich the human ear interprets as spatial cues indicating the location of a particular sound source.

It just doesn’t make sense to me!!

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Between that and their drivers causing hardlocks on the dual processor machine I was doing animation work on back when you had to have more than one chip to run SMP I decided to start boycotting creative. Hopefully some day another company tries to really advance the field again so the biggest change over the next 10 years isn’t me seeing an ad for new And is it such a big drawback for soud sound card to not support EAX above version 2.


This site hosts no abandonware. And does will these newer sound cards make any other differences on my PC, like playing mp3’s, or just normal sound effects I hear?

Jan 11, 2, 0 Pennsylvania. I’m not sure if it was completely or not though.

There is no 3ad that is knowingly illegal here. Creative’s cards wrap A3D 1. From the sounds of it, 3d sound doesn’t have a very big future in the near future at leastso is it even worth it for me to upgrade? It seems that only Creative-spewed sound cards support EAX higher than 2. How I miss those days.

Actually a couple of years ago the game led me to try for a programming degree in that field. Never thought anyone was working on bringing support back. If you think the only thing going for Creative cards is EAX then you are sorely mistaken. Sep 19, 7, 1 0.