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Restoring EAX in GTA III

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Helegad
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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:18 AM

I've got ALchemy 1.45.03 and the modified "esound.dll" and "mss32.dll" from here, but the game still tells me that my computer doesn't support the hardware. What am I missing here?


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 09:00 AM

you are missing the hardware ;)


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 12:24 PM Edited by Helegad, 10 October 2016 - 12:25 PM.

Well, no sh*t I'm missing the hardware, that was the point of ALchemy, which I understand is an EAX emulator but restricted by Creative to only work with selected cards.

 

EDIT: Never mind, ALchemy merely translates DirectSound calls to OpenAL calls. Still need EAX hardware.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:27 PM

I tried doing this on my PC too long time ago but just like in your case - it didn't work. It's sad because miles fast is really bad.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:18 AM Edited by Helegad, 20 October 2016 - 12:19 AM.

I bit the bullet and went out searching for a new card. Picked up a brand new (but dusty and faded) Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer for $30. GTA III sounds beautiful, as do many other games; Manhunt sounds particularly good. I have minor issues with San Andreas, from radio/dialog skipping to constant pops and crackles as samples start.

 

I've also managed to restore EAX in Driver just by copying over the files created by ALchemy. Warehouse reverb? Check :D

 

My point is, EAX is absolutely worth the trouble. Anybody sitting on the fence, I recommend you get your ass off it!

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