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Some of you may know this. Some of you may not. In BFBC2, as many of us know, sound can be pretty horrid. I set it originally to "headphone" since you'd figure that would be the appropriate choice if you're using headphones.

But it's not. You should actually set your settings to War Tapes. Don't ask me why, but it definitely opens up the sound stage.

Without War Tapes everything sounds muffled and quiet. With War Tapes on, everything is more airy, louder, no longer muffled and even footsteps are improved.

So change your settings with War Tapes and see if that helps you any.
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The only thing I find with War Tapes that I do not like is when inside buildings there's a strange echo with people's voices, however the rest of it is an eargasm.

I do get an occasional looping of bass effects, but I don't know if that's my sound card, war tapes, or the game.

But yeah, War Tapes is the only way I play BC2 now. Even without a sound card it's amazing.
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Guess I'll try it right now!
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Simca I remember reading your post about onboard vs. sound card audio and reading that footsteps could only be heard at short distances on BFBC2 and even then not very well, even with a sound card, does changing that setting to war tapes improve the foot steps a lot? I'll be getting a sound card for my next rig for sure, but I wanna get one I know will work well with BFBC2 so I can have some hopes it will work great for footsteps with BF3
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Eh, war tapes makes for a more intense experience, but not neccesarily a more accurate one. There's a lot of fake artillery fire in the background, and background explosions are amplified.

I tend to base my movement on sound (so if I hear some gunfire I rush in that direction), and using wartapes confuses the crap out of me.
    
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ya i dont like war tapes. too much back ground noise drowns out the close stuff.
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