First post, by God Of Gaming
Hello, I have an Aureal Vortex 2 sound card in my Win 98SE gaming PC, it's a Turtle Beach Montego 2, which Im running with 2.041 drivers, and I love it for games that use the A3D api. Considering how many Win9x era games support the A3D api, I can confidently say the Vortex2 cards are the best Win9x gaming cards. With that said though, some games of the era support EAX and/or 5.1 surround, but don't support A3D, for example NFS 3 Hot Pursuit being one of them. I also read that some of them in particular don't sound quite right under WinXP, again NFS 3 Hot Pursuit being one of them, so trying to get those Win9x era EAX/Surround games running on my WinXP machine, dedicating the Win98SE machine for A3D, is not the best option it seems.
So, I've been wondering, the Creative Audigy 2 ZS appears to be the best EAX/Surround sound card with Win9x drivers, but, is having one Win98SE PC with a Vortex2 and another separate Win98SE PC with the Audigy 2 the only option? Or is it somehow possible to stick them both into a single PC, and somehow switch them depending on the game? So that I can have the best of both worlds? Anyone attempted this before?