As some of you know the past few days, I've been playing next to deaf in RvS and on TS. Quake 4 and WinAmp full have been the only programs not effected (Quake 4 is friggen LOUD.) Tonight when I attempted to join Jay, Wiz, Blade, and Enforcer in BF2 I could "Hear" but just about right - normally it's so loud in BF2 I have to turn my computers volume down or take off the headphones when arty comes in.
For a minute I oh most thought Wiz's mixes damaged my ears lol.
Recent Changes to system (Newest to Oldest)
Installed Quake 4 /w AEGIA PhsyX Driver (For a physics chip no body has yet.)
Changed WinAmp to use better sound output
Uninstalled WinAmp Lite, and installed Full (Basic)
Cause unknown - Cure > Diagnostic found the "wave" settings where low (means nothing to me, as I know nothing about sound systems.) and allowed me to fix it. First I thought maybe the PhysX driver was conflicting (hope I don't need to reinstall Q4) but uninstalling it didn't help, I still know of NO reason why this happened.
So far I have owned a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Value and Audigy 4, and they both have shown the same problems. Echos in RvS at random locations with EAX on. (Audigy4 supports EAX 4.0). The SB Live Value would have problems every now and then which would require a restore of settings for no known reason but that was a cheap (cheaply made tooooo!!!) card which came packed with RvS (I'm Glad I didn't pay for those, where handme downs!). But this audigy 4 is like $80 (NOT CHEAP FOR ME) and seems to be developing the same problem.
What the hell is it with me and Sound Blaster crap.......