Since sound card are going to be obsolete with vista and future computers in mainstream i think onboard like me is fine
I just bought an extreme gamer and am running Vista premium(32).
and an Logitech 350 usb headset and with the gamer its really choppy at the begging of a map but with the Logitech it runs smooth as silk and since its running with the standard sound drivers since its usb its seen as a sound card it runs smooth as silk. Go figure so my point is boy is my face red.BF 2
runs better with my $20 headphones rather than my $100 sound card.
p.s. yes i still suck
If a game is written to use OpenAL (and BF2 is one of them) then with an Audigy/X-Fi it will sound the same in Vista as it does in XP, and use the cards capabilities (full EAX, hardware acceleration, etc).
Also for the X-Fi to work properly with games you need to set it to Game mode.
Yes I realize that it is seen as another soundcard and yes I have it on game mode,thats the only mode its ever in.
Thats why I wrote that the $20 dollar soundcard works better for me,than the $100 soundcard,not really whinning just one of those things that make you go "huh".
That doesn't answer the question,
And what are you plugging into the sound card?
Soory 'bout that.
5.1 logitech speakers are plugged intop that and the soundcard is plugged into T Force PCI slot which is powered by an AMD64 3800 and 2 gigs of RAM.
No biggie just waiting like the rest of us for better drivers.Was driving me nuts,I suck anyway but this didint help either.Thanks for replying by the way.
I first thought it was my video card(Nvidia 7600GS) but after playing with the headset I noticed the problem dos'nt exist,but when I play with the headset off it reappers.
It does really good with FEAR,RB Vegas and HL 2.
Make sure you are using the latest drivers from Creative's download page,
Will probably also help if you update the OpenAL that comes with the game. After updating your drivers go to Windows\System32 and look for wrap_oal.dll. Check the version number and if it isn't 184.108.40.206 go here,
and get the latest. Then make a copy of wrap_oal.dll and put it someplace else (desktop is good), and rename it to BF2OpenAL.dll. Next go to your BF2 folder and locate and make a back up of the original (renaming it BF2OpenAL.dll.old works) and paste in the renamed one.
Checked it its 220.127.116.11
and I have the latest drivers.