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JBI wrote:I seem to recall reading that the software-based EAX for Realtek did not work very well
just brew it! wrote:I seem to recall reading that the software-based EAX for Realtek did not work very well, and only supported older versions of the EAX standard. Probably not worth the trouble.
Forge wrote:If you're building a legacy machine to play legacy games, and you specifically want EAX to function as intended, there is no substitute for Creative hardware. It's coupled to horrendous software, but it *is* the reference standard.
I'd recommend an Audigy 2 ZS if you have a PCI slot to put it in. Something like an X-Fi if you need it to be PCIe.
Edit: Oh, just looked at your link. You will not be getting EAX. That's a bummer, but you will not be getting "real" EAX via software only. Might as well use WinXP in a VM on more capable hardware, the quality of emulation will be the same.
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:PS: at worst, I could just an external sound card that supports both EAX an Aureal 3D, like Xonar U7.