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How do I stop games from overwriting 5.1 sound settings while running?

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January 21, 2010 12:19:22 PM

Every time I start up a game; it overwrites the windows vista 64 sound settings. The sound changes and I the ability to adjust my 5.1 sounds like bass, rear, front and center is limited til non. The games have the 5.1 sound option available, but I'm not able to adjust anything but my 2.1 sounds. For example in Modern Warfare 2 I want to have my bass high for neat explosion effects, but can't raise my bass.

I use a ROCCAT Kave - Solid 5.1 Gaming Headset and have a SupremeFX X-Fi on-board my ASUS Rampage Extreme, X48, Socket-775.

Any help is highly appreciated, thank you :) 
January 21, 2010 1:27:47 PM

unless there is an equiliser within the software you wont be able to
January 21, 2010 2:03:23 PM

In what software? And why is this?
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January 22, 2010 6:42:21 AM

usually within the software for your sound card, but this is not a feature within games normally
January 28, 2010 8:29:22 AM

Using soundMAX. It does have an equalizer which I use. While in windows I have real nice bass to my music etc. But as soon as I enter a game it goes away and the sound is altered until I quit the game.
February 11, 2010 6:50:34 AM

Have you ever tried with SRS Audio Sandbox
February 15, 2010 1:40:34 AM

No, I haven't. But I'll check it out, thank you!
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