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As far as i know the only thing that EAX worked in was games
Those profiles are for external use, to apply to your normal desktop or overtop of the in-game experience. "real world" means actually changing the sounds in a game based on where you were in a level to more accurately reflect your environment. it doesn't describe "positional cues" but EAX is able to make the direction a sound is coming from more apparent when you're using 2 channel speakers/headphones.
For example, the original halo was able to use EAX. say you were inside one of the bases on the island map and a tank fired outside, EAX made the sound reverb like it would if you were in a tunnel, but it sounded normal if you moved outside. Without EAX it sounded the same whether you were inside or outside.
One of the main reasons MS dropped DirectSound in windows vista was because of the OpenAL audio emulation standard and the higher adoption of surround-sound equipment which made EAX obsolete.
If you still want to get EAX effects from games like halo you can use creative's ALchemy program. ALchemy takes the Directsound/EAX cues and wraps them into the OpenAL stream.

The profiles I have are Theater / Opera etc.....
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The profiles I have are Theater / Opera etc.....

yes, those are selectable from the creative control panel. all they do is affect your entire sound output to make it sound as if you are in one of those places, they have nothing to do with what EAX can do for an EAX enabled game, except put that over it. as far as i know, there is no movie playback software that can use EAX like an EAX enabled game.
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yes, those are selectable from the creative control panel. all they do is affect your entire sound output to make it sound as if you are in one of those places, they have nothing to do with what EAX can do for an EAX enabled game, except put that over it. as far as i know, there is no movie playback software that can use EAX like an EAX enabled game.

Okie. then I need a game that has EAX enabled , do you know about any which I can go purchase and try it, of course some fps games
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If I were you, I would just pretend EAX never existed. Very few games support it and its more of a chore to get working relative to what you gain from it than anything.

Here is a list of games that use it. Any modern sound card including on-board can play EAX 1 and 2.
http://www.creative.com/soundblaster/technology/welcome_flash.asp?j1=eax
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Really easy to make it work actually. Use creative alchemy and link it to game directory. If you ever heard of a game called Planetside, the EAX works amazing on that game, but you need to sub to it i think.
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