Reply 100 of 374, by MST
I found, that Creative released a software-based implementation of OpenAL driver, which is compatible with ALchemy, and it is not hardware based. It comes with X-Fi software or some Audigy 2 drivers. It is called "Host OpenAL" (HOAL) and it is native OpenAL driver, with up to EAX 5.0 support. All effects are software processed, so it will work on every sound card. It resides in file "Sens_oal.dll" within system directory. All we have to do is install "Host OpenAL", then rename "Sens_oal.dll" to "ct_oal.dll" in system directory to make it accessible for ALchemy. After it, ALchemy writes glory message within it's dsoundlog.txt - "Using Native OpenAL Renderer". There is only one problem - this OpenAL driver is not free. You need licence for it. If not - driver will not be available. You can use one of keygen attached by mirth a few posts ago.
Where download "Host OpenAL" from? You can extract it for example from Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX driver:
Just extract installer, then install "HOAL\Setup.exe". It will also do a silent install required component "CTShared\CTRedist\AudELSvc".
As alternative google for "Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2 or 3", download it, extract installer, then install "CTShared\CTRedist\HOAL\setup.exe". It will also do a silent install required component "CTShared\CTRedist\AudELSvc".
I hope someone will compare sound quality with "Host OpenAL" driver and without it, which generates poor quality sound using Creative software 3D library. I did not checked it.