well all the gma games are on software buffers now.
the hd card does not cut it in here at least not nicely.
It all depends on the games in question.
I have set the buffers to as low as they go though everything runs quite nicely.
At 08:14 a.m. 8/02/2009, you wrote:
>Hi,
>That is exactly why the Genesis 3D engine, which Mysteries of the Ancients is 
>based on, defaults to software buffers. In my experience software buffers are 
>more reliable in games although at the cost of memory, proformence, and some 
>other things. Though on a system like mine the trade off is nill.
>
>Valiant8086 wrote:
>> Works pretty good in my xp based asus nnetbook too. It's a realtek hd. It 
>> had problems with GMA games thouggh, in sod it used smoe sort of stereo 
>> stuff that made it sound 3d, even though the game was set to stereo, so I 
>> changed it to use software buffers and that particular problem went away. 
>> GTC actually works fine if I remember right. Lone wolf the ships wouldn't 
>> play left or right, they were always in the center as though they were mono. 
>> changeing lw's sounds.ini to use software buffers fixed that problem too. 
>> There are some sideaffects to doing this, like it causes other programs to 
>> sound retarded when the game is running.
>
>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>   From: Constantine
>>   To: Gamers Discussion list
>>   Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 7:43 PM
>>   Subject: Re: [Audyssey] work around for realtech hd cards
>>
>>
>>   Hd card is working fine in both a laptop and desktop.
>>
>>
>>
>>   contact details:
>>
>>   email: tcwoo...@shaw.ca
>>
>>   and others
>>   msn: the_conman...@hotmail.com
>>   skype: the_conman283
>>
>>   system details:
>>   Hp pavillion dv5220CA notebook pc
>>   AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37 2.0 GHZ, 1024 mb DDR ram, Fujitsu
>>   100 gb 4500 RPM Hard Drive, connecsant AC-link audio
>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>   From: "shaun everiss" <shau...@xtra.co.nz>
>>   To: <gamers@audyssey.org>
>>   Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 1:37 AM
>>   Subject: [Audyssey] work around for realtech hd cards
>>
>>
>>   > Hi.
>>   > This may help someone so I post it here.
>>   > this is to fix the issue with the realtech hd cards that come in most new
>>   > laptops and desktops.
>>   > Although I can't fix every game with this card I can fix the gma ones,
>>   > this applies to gtc lw and sod.
>>   > edit the sounds.ini in the dorectory the game is loaded in.
>>   > set sound buffers to 20, and then software buffers to 1.
>>   > Advantages.
>>   > faster and more responsive, at least on duel core systems with 2gb ram.
>>   > Disadvantages.
>>   > you don't get the cool hd audio effects.
>>   > However you get rid of the crackles, weird interpritations, etc.
>>   > the only way to really fix this is to update the drivers of the hd card
>>   > however at least on my laptop this caused accessive crackling and lockups
>>   > to the point where sound did not work right.
>>   > If you have a desktop I strongly recomend you ditch the hd card, and get
>>   > something that actually works, better yet something that is not hd audio
>>   > or realtech.
>>   >
>>   >
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