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Offline Skull_Commander

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Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« on: February 09, 2007, 08:43:58 PM »
OK guys, while preparing my client PC for Windows Vista Home Premium installation (he bought it in SG for 420 SG$, the Singapore got the head start of Windows Vista release) and when download the sound card driver, I discover that Windows Vista will no longer support 3D hardware accelerated audio function (DirectSound3D), all audio function on DirectSound will be emulated. So those game with EAX support and 3D DirectSupport will crash.

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DirectSound3D on Windows Vista

With Microsoft's decision to remove the audio hardware layer in Windows Vista, legacy DirectSound 3D games will no longer use hardware 3D algorithms for audio spatialization. Instead they will have to rely upon the new Microsoft software mixer that is built into Windows Vista. This new software mixer will give the users basic audio support for their old Direct Sound games but since it has no hardware layer, all EAX® effects will be lost, and no individual per-voice processing can be performed using dedicated hardware processing.


http://www.openal.org/openal_vista.html

However, there is a good news, if the game have a OpenAL support, than the 3D Audio function will work just fine.

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OpenAL - the key to optimum audio for gaming in Windows Vista
OpenAL continues to be the most widely used API for optimum  3D sound in PC gaming and the direct to hardware path offered by this API is the only way to access the hardware accelerated audio processing offered by cards in the Sound Blaster range.
Combined with Creative’s high precision SRC technology, patented 3D audio spatialization and EAX technology, multi-channel / multi-speaker rendering, EAX 5.0 DSP effects, Crystalizer and CMSS technology, Creative’s Sound Blaster X-Fi continues to be THE ultimate audio solution for Windows gaming.
While the Microsoft architecture works very well for simple multimedia applications such as music listening and moving watching, these technologies will continue to offer optimal performance with minimal CPU impact in gaming and music creation applications for years to come.

http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs ... ge.id=1694

So my advice is DON'T INSTALL Windows Vista if you want to enjoy those 3D games like Far Cry, Oblivion, F.E.A.R. Battlefield 2 etc.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 02:15:14 PM »
wah, tengkyu perimuch beh infonya! berguna banget wat wa
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 12:41:09 PM »
wah, gw uda install, berarti gw ga bs main seal kl uda install vista dong?
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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 10:32:55 AM »
Tanya dunkk
Masi awam nie
Bukannya vista tuh bagus wat game yang uda Direct X
jad i sebagian besar kan game sekarang masi direct IX
Jadi vista bakal terasa bagusnya kalo game2 udah pake direct X
Bener ga kk?
Ato kalo ada info yang berhubungan dengan itu.
Thx~

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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 12:39:58 PM »
heh, emanknya vista dah stabil?

dulu pas baru" nongol, game yg bisa jalan di vista bisa diitung pake jari satu tangan lol.

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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 01:00:20 PM »
vista tampilan nya wkt maen game se lbh muluss..
krn direct x 10 ny itu..
trs kan ada vista khusus gamer..
lebe lengkap nya
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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007, 02:50:21 PM »
betul.. directx10nya memang asoy geboy gedebug enjoy

tapi kalo game yg kompatible cuma dikit, ya sama aj boonk haha

ntar deh tunggu vista sudah stabil.. (dan tunggu harganya turun juga + sudah dibajak HAOHAHOAHOAHOHOA)

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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007, 03:48:16 PM »
@silent
sssttt... jangan kenceng2. kalo orang mikocok denger bahaya tu.
tunggu stabil n djual bebas d glodok/madu (20k kalo harga ga naek).

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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2007, 06:44:52 PM »
syg directx 10 gk bisa buat XP..
btw, pengen liat windows vienna ntar gmn jd nya.. (thn 2010)
t4 pengembangan nya di india..
informasi nya masi lom ada..
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Re: Windows Vista and problem on Games with 3D Sound
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007, 10:21:57 AM »
OoO
Bgt toh....
kalo vista d gabung ama 8800 bakal mantep abizz tuh....
Uda ready direct 10 8800, tapi harganya itu lo... langsung bikin jebol dompet