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Albinus
01-11-2002, 06:44 PM
I just installed Soldier of Fortune again (gotta love all the gore) :D and tried enabling EAX sound support. I have the latest Win2K drivers from Creative, but performance drops by over 90%!!!!!! :eek:

Silky-smooth destruction turns into a slide show. Turn EAX off, and the game runs brilliantly. Any ideas on how I can improve perfomance with EAX enabled?

Onyx
01-11-2002, 10:36 PM
Wow, that's incredible - sometime must be seriously wrong for THAT kinda performance drop! :eek:

Has it done it before, on a prev install?? Are you setting it on EAX or auto-detect?! Does it detect EAX when you set it to auto?

Try setting the number of simultaneous wav to say 16 or so - from the max of 32. It's under the sound drivers or control panel somewhere (you may have a better chance of knowing where it is than me).

PS. SoF II Double Helix is due for release March 1 according to sources near me. :) Can't wait!!

Bahamut Zer0
01-12-2002, 06:52 AM
You might wanna try the latest update from the SoF website. It runs fine for me, initial out of the box version i know has some issues with 2k.

volton
01-14-2002, 09:37 PM
Just checked out some latest snaps of SOF II looks good :)

Onyx
01-16-2002, 12:10 PM
Yeah, SoF II looks good, but I just bought RTCW so I don't think I could justify another $90 for a game.

Also, SOF has that per pixel shot thing - where if you aim for the opponent's fingers they'll drop their gun, aim for the head with a shotgun at close range, you blow it off, etc. RTCW doesn't have that...

volton
01-16-2002, 02:47 PM
Which means you can justify another $90 :thumb:

Bahamut Zer0
01-16-2002, 07:28 PM
SoF also has gameplay/story

RtCW does not.

Take it back, then put that 90 away and wait for Unreal2

sKuLLsHoT
01-17-2002, 07:47 PM
if going by your sig is anything, is it befcause your soundcard don't support EAX? or maybe somefin to do with you using creative drivers, not abit ones...

if its somefin like that, then its prolly using software emulated EAX...

Albinus
01-18-2002, 11:19 AM
if going by your sig is anything, is it befcause your soundcard don't support EAX? or maybe somefin to do with you using creative drivers, not abit ones...

if its somefin like that, then its prolly using software emulated EAX...


Oops - should have changed my sig - I now have a SB Live! (not Value or Platinum - just the straight Live!)

So I still can't figure it out :crazy:

Beefy
01-18-2002, 11:49 AM
Did the 1.06 patch work?

Albinus
01-18-2002, 09:19 PM
Did the 1.06 patch work?


Installed the 1.06 patch and the damn game crashes on startup every time :cry:

Uninstall the patch, works fine. Dunno what's going on :confused:

Andy
01-18-2002, 09:45 PM
ITS THE P4 I TELLS YA!!! ;) :D

Bahamut Zer0
01-19-2002, 06:33 AM
...yeah, the modded quake2 engine is too much for the lowly p4

:D

Albinus
01-19-2002, 10:01 AM
Sensible replies now please people :no: :D

Bahamut Zer0
01-19-2002, 12:35 PM
awwww.

well, can you run SoF still with EAX disabled?

Albinus
01-19-2002, 01:17 PM
No - the game bombs out when I start it :(

Maybe this is a sign I should be doing more reviews and playing less games :D

etrix6
01-19-2002, 03:15 PM
$90. for a game wow. :crazy: I didn't know your prices were so high. Does that mean you make more $ ? ha:laugh: US you get at least 2 games for that. sorry SOF works great on my machine with eax after just the first patch. Just play with it off the game still rocks. Ed

Bahamut Zer0
01-19-2002, 06:36 PM
Try uninstalling it completly, then reinstall and apply the patch.

then enable EAX

see how you go with that.

If that fails, uninstall/reinstall and suffer with no eax.

Andy
01-19-2002, 06:57 PM
. for a game wow. :crazy: I didn't know your prices were so high. Does that mean you make more $ ? ha:laugh: US you get at least 2 games for that. sorry SOF works great on my machine with eax after just the first patch. Just play with it off the game still rocks. Ed

its $90 AUD, not US, $90AUD = about $45USD

Albinus
02-16-2002, 12:47 PM
Another interesting thing..... Unreal is supposed to support EAX from the 2.24 patch, I have the 2.26 final patch loaded and when EAX is enabled the same thing happens :confused:

Could this be the same problem? EAX runs beautifully under Unreal Tournament though, no noticable frame rate drop..... any further ideas? :?:

Bahamut Zer0
02-17-2002, 12:23 PM
It could just be an engine thing. SoF runs on a heavily modified q2 engine with the Ghoul engine created by Ravensoft slapped on top. The update probably just does something to affect its performance on anything from chipset to vid card.

Kinda like running test drive 3 on Pentium. :)

As for unreal, It runs flawlessly on my machine. Every Unreal/UT wngine game runs flawlessly does for that matter.

anyhoo, EAX in both these games really isnt worth the hassle dude. Id just stick with stock installs.