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what are the issues with atmos , a serious issue with surround ? else it's just working fine at the moment. I will have to buy it soon when the trial is over. I really like the sound . but I would also want the gsx1000 with amp for my dt990 600 ohms.

A couple of people reported issues with atmos a few posts back. I think it had something to do with DTS not working correctly anymore and it may have been primarily with headsets. Try doing a search for "atmos" and see what comes up.
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After using SBZxR few months all I can say is I'm very satisfied and I made best decision to swap from SBZ to SBZxR.
I use SBZ 4 years and I'm still under impression even looking youtube clips, sound is cleaner, clearer and I hear more sound effects and noises or they are only more noticable. If you can do that for 70-80$ you should do that. I payed 70 euro extra after I sold my SBZ 4 years old and bought 1 month used SBZxR. If you can find similar deal you should done that. We spend 500+ on graphic cards every 2-3 years but better sound is noticable same as better fps in games and sound card upgrade is not so often.
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Yeah, sound is so overlooked by most people...
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Yeah, sound is so overlooked by most people...

Especially gamers. I have had wannabe graphics whores tell me that sound quality flat out doesn't matter in games.
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Especially gamers. I have had wannabe graphics whores tell me that sound quality flat out doesn't matter in games.
I first fell in love with how sound affects the game in the original Thief. I had a 5.1 sound card (I think it was a Turtle Beach) and had positioned the rear speakers behind my on some stands. That made the undead levels in the prison that much more creepy and actually gave me goose bumps.

The issue is many of us are in the middle between the ones who do not think sound matters and the ones who can afford the really expensive sound set ups and consider sound cards like we have not worth it.
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I first fell in love with how sound affects the game in the original Thief. I had a 5.1 sound card (I think it was a Turtle Beach) and had positioned the rear speakers behind my on some stands. That made the undead levels in the prison that much more creepy and actually gave me goose bumps.

The issue is many of us are in the middle between the ones who do not think sound matters and the ones who can afford the really expensive sound set ups and consider sound cards like we have not worth it.

To this day, Thief Gold and Thief II and Thief: Deadly Shadows have some of the most spectacular sound effects. Their use of EAX, even though the first two games only had EAX 2, is incredibly immersive, especially combined with the 3D HRTF and a 5.1 setup. You're right that experience is a big question here; competitive FPS gamers will treasure being able to have superior positional awareness, especially in a game like BF2142 which uses OpenAL and EAX 5, and people seeking immersion will be blown away by those Thief games and Penumbra and Amnesia on the same setup. But mainstream games no longer use OpenAL, and very few have similar environmental audio compared to EAX/EFX (only the recent Battlefield games, SOMA, and Crysis series come to mind).

Speaking of Thief, it is amazing what modders have done with it. This is the first game, for example (1998-1999 game for those wondering):


And it is still mechanically superior and more advanced to most modern stealth games.
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To this day, Thief Gold and Thief II and Thief: Deadly Shadows have some of the most spectacular sound effects. Their use of EAX, even though the first two games only had EAX 2, is incredibly immersive, especially combined with the 3D HRTF and a 5.1 setup. You're right that experience is a big question here; competitive FPS gamers will treasure being able to have superior positional awareness, especially in a game like BF2142 which uses OpenAL and EAX 5, and people seeking immersion will be blown away by those Thief games and Penumbra and Amnesia on the same setup. But mainstream games no longer use OpenAL, and very few have similar environmental audio compared to EAX/EFX (only the recent Battlefield games, SOMA, and Crysis series come to mind).

Speaking of Thief, it is amazing what modders have done with it. This is the first game, for example (1998-1999 game for those wondering):

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

And it is still mechanically superior and more advanced to most modern stealth games.

I agree, the original Thief still holds a special place in my heart. I did not know there was a modding community for this game. Is this on steam or maybe through Nexus mods?

I also think the intro movie for Thief was and still is the best intro video game intro movie to date.

I have heard about Penumbra and Amnesia but never played them, are they as good as Thief was for both game play and sound?
I never played Thief 2 or Thief Gold but do have the last iteration of thief and have played about an hours worth on it. It is a decent game though. The stealth system is top notch but the story isn't as immersive as the original and I do not think the sound positioning is anywhere near as good as the original Thief.
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I agree, the original Thief still holds a special place in my heart. I did not know there was a modding community for this game. Is this on steam or maybe through Nexus mods?

I also think the intro movie for Thief was and still is the best intro video game intro movie to date.

I have heard about Penumbra and Amnesia but never played them, are they as good as Thief was for both game play and sound?
I never played Thief 2 or Thief Gold but do have the last iteration of thief and have played about an hours worth on it. It is a decent game though. The stealth system is top notch but the story isn't as immersive as the original and I do not think the sound positioning is anywhere near as good as the original Thief.

Alive and kicking.

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=65&s=405ab334e9686bcf27b5d385f9533308

Thief Gold is actually just the first game (Thief: The Dark Project) with two extra maps or something. I hated the new Thief (2014 game), all the mechanics are contextual (e.g. you can only climb this one specific ledge, or interact with that specific object) rather than free form, hardly any objects are physics objects while in the first three games you can throw any small object to create distractions, and here is an accurate rendering of the level design of 2014's Thief vs a great map from Thief II (and the first game has a similar approach to level design as Thief II).

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The new Thief doesn't have any 3D HRTF so you're right, you get none of that immersion. No dynamic environmental effects either if I recall correctly. Penumbra and Amnesia (the latter requires you to replace its OpenAL32.dll and wrap_oal.dll files with newer ones) have very similar sound quality to the classic Thief games, but the actual quality of the sound files themselves is better, making for cleaner and more crisp sound effects. They are horror games but also involve sneaking around in the dark, so you might like them, and Penumbra is ridiculously well written for a video game.

I recently reinstalled BioShock since I had no Titanium HD or surround sound when I first played it, and man it probably has the best overall sound quality of any game. Penumbra and Amnesia are very close though.

- EDIT: Not related to sound, but if you plan to play Thief II and Thief: Deadly Shadows and want even more after that, you can try The Dark Mod which is a free standalone game that plays just like Thief, but is made on id Tech 4.
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A couple of people reported issues with atmos a few posts back. I think it had something to do with DTS not working correctly anymore and it may have been primarily with headsets. Try doing a search for "atmos" and see what comes up.


They fixed it now ?
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Alive and kicking.

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=65&s=405ab334e9686bcf27b5d385f9533308

Thief Gold is actually just the first game (Thief: The Dark Project) with two extra maps or something. I hated the new Thief (2014 game), all the mechanics are contextual (e.g. you can only climb this one specific ledge, or interact with that specific object) rather than free form, hardly any objects are physics objects while in the first three games you can throw any small object to create distractions, and here is an accurate rendering of the level design of 2014's Thief vs a great map from Thief II (and the first game has a similar approach to level design as Thief II).

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The new Thief doesn't have any 3D HRTF so you're right, you get none of that immersion. No dynamic environmental effects either if I recall correctly. Penumbra and Amnesia (the latter requires you to replace its OpenAL32.dll and wrap_oal.dll files with newer ones) have very similar sound quality to the classic Thief games, but the actual quality of the sound files themselves is better, making for cleaner and more crisp sound effects. They are horror games but also involve sneaking around in the dark, so you might like them, and Penumbra is ridiculously well written for a video game.

I recently reinstalled BioShock since I had no Titanium HD or surround sound when I first played it, and man it probably has the best overall sound quality of any game. Penumbra and Amnesia are very close though.

- EDIT: Not related to sound, but if you plan to play Thief II and Thief: Deadly Shadows and want even more after that, you can try The Dark Mod which is a free standalone game that plays just like Thief, but is made on id Tech 4.

It would be awesome if they could do a game like Thief with the open world of Skyrim and awesome sound positioning and sound effects like in the games of yesterday.

I thought we were supposed to go forward with tech not backwards like we are with sound in games??
Edited by Madmaxneo - 4/30/17 at 9:33am
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