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So, F.E.A.R runs great, especially since this Core 2 Duo Patch (jumped from 9 lowest FPS to 51 lowest FPS, and from 240 highest FPS to 255 highest FPS). Only thing is, all the sound settings are grayed out such as Advanced EAX, mixing... all I can do is adjust the volume, is it normal under Vista 32-bit?
    
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Erm, I'm really not sure, but it probably eithe rhas omething to do with Vista and sound, or EAX and your soundcard... What EAX version does your card support?

I dont think F.E.A.R. uses EAX3.0
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lol, Looks like you fear a vista sound issue
I would look for updated drivers for your sound card that is a vista compatable. I would think a game like fear would be compatable with eax. Creative is sometimes slow to release updated drivers.
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In Windows Vista, Microsoft has decided to remove the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for DirectSound and DirectSound3D. The HAL is the software layer that in previous Windows operating systems enabled an audio accelerator such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi to provide DirectSound3D applications with hardware accelerated audio. This enabled soundcards to perform tasks such as sample-rate conversion, mixing, 3D spatialization using HRTFs, filtering, and effects processing. Without the HAL, DirectSound on Windows Vista will be rendered in software with no advanced functionality such as EAX.
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