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How do I get "EAX Advanced HD" running in FEAR with xonar?

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May 24, 2011 4:11:47 AM

Alright, so i've never tried EAX advanced HD, but i sure as hell would like to.
The sound card I have is a 'asus xonar HDAV 1.3 deluxe' apparently eax 5.0 (software instead of chip) capable with DS3D GX 2.0.

There are three options in FEAR -> sound;

HW Mixing
EAX 2.0
EAX Advanced HD (greyed out)

From what i've read on the net the EAX Advanced HD in FEAR is version 4.0 . I've also read that EAX 5.0 is backward compatible. At the moment i'm testing in XP so there should be no EAX restrictions...

In my info screen of my asus cp it lists the versions as follows;

3D AUDIO ENGINE -> Xear3D DS3D EAX 2.0
Audio driver version -> 5.12.8.1792
Audio Controller -> Xonar audio processing unit
DirectX version -> DirectX 9.0c
GX -> 1.0.10.917
ASIO -> 2.0.0.02

I'm not sure but does this mean I have less than the DS3D GX 2.0 version that is required for EAX 5.0? or is the DS3D EAX 2.0 the GX 2.0 version that supports software EAX 5.0?

Any clues about how to get this going or even if its just not possible at all would be greatly appreciated.. If its just FEAR not recognising the software EAX 5.0 right, is there anyway i could trick it into thinking its a creative card?

my rig;

dual win7 sp1 x64 / winXP sp3 x86
gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3
1055T x6 OC 3.3GHz
3 x 74gb raid 0
6GB strontium ddr3
ati radeon hd5670
asus xonar hdav 1.3 deluxe
Zalman 5.1 analog headset

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May 24, 2011 2:56:10 PM

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From what i've read on the net the EAX Advanced HD in FEAR is version 4.0 . I've also read that EAX 5.0 is backward compatible. At the moment i'm testing in XP so there should be no EAX restrictions...


ASUS implemented EAX 5.0 support by emulating Creatives EAX routines, but its not offical support of the API. ONLY 5.0 is supported; EAX 3 and 4 are NOT supported on ASUS cards, even though the spec itself is supposed to be backward compatable. [ASUS might add support in a driver update, but I doubt it at this stage].
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June 6, 2011 10:21:55 AM

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