|QUOTE (DRMetzger @ Mar 11 2010, 15:15)|
Are you sure about that? Starting with COD + UO I've played quite a few games that at least claim to support 7.1 and you can pinpoint enemy locations with it.
Not saying that it wouldn't be a task to just patch it up or something but I've definitely played games that do a great job with 7.1(or so it seems)
It's very possible to do 7.1 in games.
Sounds are stored for example single channel but played on different channels (speakers) with different volumes, depending where sounds came from.
Sounds from straight ahead with stereo would be played at 100% volume on both channels. On 7.1 it would come from center channel 100% volume.