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Caterpillar Offline
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Not Solved Use hardware sound option

I have a question: even if I have one of the best supported and best quality audio cards I am not able to select the "use hardware" option. The card is an Asus Xonar Essence ST.
The sound is working perfectly, I wanted just to know why when I reboot the game I find the option deactivated.

I play with headphones or the stereo of my room, not surround.
06-08-2010 02:22 PM
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Not Solved RE: Use hardware sound option

There is no hardware support ON linux (nor Mac) this is an issue with the available Open AL libraries.. At one point there was some hardware support on the SoundBlaster Live cards on the OLDER creative Open AL library but that has long since worked...

So, unfortunately no "hardware" and no EFX effects for the time being until the libraries catch up, or audio hardware vendors provide their own "accelerated" OpenAL library implementations.

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Mac Pro Dual 2Ghz, 14GB RAM, 10.6 (still), nVidia 8800 512MB.
Linux, 8-core AMD, 8GB RAM, Fedora 17, nVidia 450 1GB
06-08-2010 02:24 PM
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Not Solved RE: Use hardware sound option

Frictionalgames should remind to the openal developers or hardware developers to do that work. Normal users will not be listened to, a game software house instead will be listened to a bit more
06-08-2010 02:30 PM
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Not Solved RE: Use hardware sound option

(06-08-2010 02:30 PM)Caterpillar Wrote:  Frictionalgames should remind to the openal developers or hardware developers to do that work. Normal users will not be listened to, a game software house instead will be listened to a bit more

Ahh, but to the contrary, it's open source. They may listen, or may not, to anyone. What you can count on, however, is that they will happily accept patches and new features in code. Tongue
06-11-2010 06:54 PM
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