I just installed Win7ultimate 64bit on an old 160GB samsung drive (from 2005 i guess) , well it's been a much better experience since I tried vista a year ago and win7 RC 2 months ago , MIRACLOUSLY the custom home LAN network share worked out of the box (but i disabled "simple file sharing" aka "file sharing wizard" first) The other PC has topology discovery installed from the last time vista testing it couldn't detect XP , but now it's all okay , it also didn't caused me a bios checksum error unlike win7 RC after some updates that did. Also a lot of more , how should I say , I felt a lot more "at home" than in all previous post-xp windowses (but it's still not a home like XP)
Well yeah , surprisingly COD2 installed nicely , runs nicely , and well , until , EAX 2 doesn't work , then , not even EAX 1 , NOTHING , i can't play the damn game with a freaking 8-BIT STEREO ?!?!? on an integrated Realtek HD 7.1 chip with 5.1 Logitech X-540 sorround system
I checked "everywhere" , there were only tips for , Creative , separate , dedicated(mw2lol) sound card which I don't have , something called alchemy or what , and some other stuff like EAX emulator wtf I don't have idea , but WHO else than bad ol' M$ strikes back , and I mean , how nice it went now they CRAPPED the whole sound , d3 driectsound or what they said they removed out in favour of outrageously of some lol xbox xAudio on the freaking PC , what's next , again M$ give me a break.
This is just dumbing the PC down and making consoles go from rampage to domination , seriosuly this one with sound , meh , I don't know what to say...
How it sounds , I don't think it's even worth installing other games , just to add up , the system sound doesn't work well , either if I have set the settings , the 5.1 sorround , the volume ,the sound is very noticably weaker than on XP.
I have the latest realtek R2.38 drivers , mobo is GA-P35-DS4(2.1) bios F14 , I mean , I made everything today so I downloaded every driver on this day....
This Realtek chip can handle EAX 2 , not more , quite old frankly
, but way better than miles 2D
(For those that are wondering I still have XP on a 500GB drive , nice and clean
Probably will never format that one ... since , it's like rebuilding your house.