Update your Direct X
Download and install DriverSweeper
Run in safemode
re-install Creative drivers
Creative drivers are always troublesome if not purged before updating imo
there is also a possibility that the game doesn't use EAX but another audio process such as Directsound,Open AL etc...
Dow 2 wont let me put the settings on 3D sound, is it because i dnt have all my speakers plugged in? It says not supported by hardware :\
i have a sound blaster x-fi xtreme and its uptodate
If you have sound blaster X-F Xtreme Audio card it is a cheaper version with software audio acceleration and not hardware. Maybe that's why. Unfortunately most sound cards these days do not really process sound in hardware
If you have X-Fi Xtreme Gamer or Xtreme Music, which are full versions, the setting should be available. Make sure onboard sound is tunred off in bios.