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Quote: Originally Posted by 8051 View Post
I'd be interested in seeing if anyone got EAX to work in the STALKER series. I always had problems using EAX in STALKER, mostly because rain sound effects would disappear. But according to some documentation I read EAX should work if you don't use alchemy (maybe STALKER can use openAL?).
Do you know if EAX has been patched out of the Steam version? I don't have an older retail copy on hand. I can give it a try on an XP rig with an Extigy or Audigy and see if time period hardware solves the problem.

Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
All EAX really does is add a reverb/echo effect. The reason you don't see EAX games anymore is because most game engines would have this kind of thing or something better built in, so just play any modern 3D game and you'll basically be getting EAX type effects already.

EAX was basically long dead by the times games like Battlefield 3 came along, which I use as an example because of how good the audio in that game is.

That said... Far Cry 2 would be a good one.
I agree, EAX is literally just reverb "stadium" effect. Ever since the X-fi the effect was easily pulled off for most anything using the software EAX "effects" options, or just using any "amphitheater" preset EQ. Only certain games really sounded good to me, Call of Duty II being the best, it's the only one that actually got me to flick on EAX on my extigy... That's probably because the deafening sounds of war sound "right" with that massive reverb confusing my ears.

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