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Posted - 2004.03.23 00:50:00 - [1]

OK my onboard AC'97 had given me enough grief so far, though not just with eve mind you. I cannot here certain sounds in EVE, for example the cruisng sound when your ship just indefinantly flies in one direction, is just silent for me. I need to know whats a reaally good compatible sound card for eve, when i say compatible i mean im going to hear every sound.
sorry if this has been asked before, but the lack of a search option on the forums make sit hard on a guy, ya know.

Rock Jockey
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2004.03.23 14:22:00 - [2]

I had the same problems not to mention a lot of crashes with my AC'97 :)

I went out and got a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS and have been very happy with it.

Unsteady Corporation
Posted - 2004.03.23 16:41:00 - [3]

Edited by: Xailia on 23/03/2004 16:42:55
Reason: Spleign

Any soundblaster Live! and up is probably the best, they are well known and the Live! cards have become pretty cheap, but still are excellent cards.

Posted - 2004.03.23 19:57:00 - [4]

Thnx a bunch guys Laughing

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.03.25 20:38:00 - [5]

how do you disable onboard sound cards?

Posted - 2004.03.25 21:04:00 - [6]

i have nvidia inboard and i just got the new nvidia patch. been working great.

but before i had the jukebox turning off on me and random losing of sound.

Unsteady Corporation
Posted - 2004.03.26 01:20:00 - [7]

Edited by: Xailia on 26/03/2004 01:27:15
Reason: More

"how do you disable onboard sound cards?"

Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware Tab -> Device Manager Button -> Open the Sound, video and game controllers tree -> Right Click your onboard sound driver (It probably says AC'97, though it might be different) -> Disable -> Yes -> Close Windows

That should work. Cool

An alternative way to disable it is to hit delete when your system is going through it's memory and drive check (OEM screen if you have a Dell, Gateway, etc. Might also be a different button than delete, it will say "Hit <button> to enter Setup" or something along those lines). This will bring you to the BIOS setup screen, navigate around (Different BIOS will be setup differently) and find a list with your onboard devices and peripherals. Locate your onboard sound device and change it to Disabled. Then quit and save changes.

Rock Jockey
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2004.03.26 14:30:00 - [8]

Disabling the onboard sound in the BIOS, like Xailia described, is the best way to do it. Just doing it in windows can still leave some of your resources reserved for the onboard hardware. It may or may not be a big deal to some, but until I completely disabled everything on the board I still had performance issues.

Cool dude
Pytheas search
Posted - 2004.03.26 15:19:00 - [9]

I have a soundblaster live card but have had several issues with it. Everytime I clear my cache or alter the volume settings i lose several sound effects in eve completly. I petitioned and was told that the drivers for my soundcard were 2 years old. The drivers for my card are 2 years old from the manufacturers website.

Any ideas?

Empirical Drug Consortium Inc.
Combined Planetary Union
Posted - 2004.03.26 16:30:00 - [10]

Mad i have the same problem..........

soem say its eve......but last night my friend was mining and i couldnt even hear the lasers mining...and when i warp theres no sound...but i do her the lady say "docking ok"
sometimes it crahses me like 4 times before i can really play for a while but after that its fine......


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