still need a separate sound card?

Hielo_loco

Weaksauce
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Yeah, old EAX effects were really nice.
It is a shame sound quality does not get the same kind of attention as graphics in games get.
Agree. It's weird... even with Nostalgia headphones off... the old DOS games with Soundblaster or Roland Audio sounded warmer, or richer in some way... Quake 3 and the original Call of Duty's weapons sounded crunchy. Nowadays for some reason games in general sound somewhat underwhelming.
 

XoR_

Gawd
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Agree. It's weird... even with Nostalgia headphones off... the old DOS games with Soundblaster or Roland Audio sounded warmer, or richer in some way... Quake 3 and the original Call of Duty's weapons sounded crunchy. Nowadays for some reason games in general sound somewhat underwhelming.
Old games had samples in 22KHz and some older DOS games even lower like 11KHz or even 8KHz
Is this is "richer" I would not agree but it certainly had its own charm :)

What I think modern games are missing most is in-game music.
For more than a decade all AAA games have terrible unmemorable "cinematic" music that lacks any character.
Only games with good music are smaller games
 

SOAREVERSOR

Limp Gawd
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Yeah, old EAX effects were really nice.
It is a shame sound quality does not get the same kind of attention as graphics in games get.
There are some games that do support ATMOS or "high res" audio now and products that do both of these, or DTS rather well, it's still there. And also most old games just didn't do EAX well either!
 

IdiotInCharge

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Proper Atmos support would be killer, supposing that the rest of the chain is synced up as needed.
 
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