First post, by the_ultra_code
Yesterday, I had the strong desire to play some Halo CE, in anticipation for the re-release of the game in the MCC on PC, and so, I installed the game under XP Pro 64-bit Edition on my i7-3770k machine (the first install of 64-bit XP I have ever done), and while the game runs perfectly, I noticed something when I went to the Audio settings menu, after I had forgot to enable EAX effects (the system has a Creative SoundBlaster X-fi Titanium Fata1ity PCIe sound card, meant just for older games that support EAX under XP). The EAX option was grayed out!
I made sure that EAX was enabled in the sound card's driver menu, and by default it is. I have the latest driver for the card for XP x64:
And, just to make sure Halo wasn't the only culprit, F.E.A.R. too has the same issue:
So, I'm confused as to what is happening. Are the Creative drivers kinda broke under x64 (doubt this myself)? Does EAX support only work under 32-bit OSes (I had no issue enabling EAX under 32-bit XP)? Is there some additional configuration I need to do to properly enable EAX support globally for all games, or do I have to do something on a per-game basis? I'd love to get this issue resolved, and hopefully get that slightly-better-than-stereo speaker experience whenever I boot up this rig once a month. 😜
Any help would be appreciated.