Pardon me, but am I the only one who feels ripped off after they got their great soundcard and nice 7.1 speakers? The only game, out of many different genres that actually supports and makes a very noticeable difference in directional sound is just Oblivion. Hardly any of my other games support the technology or the other handful that do use it, they do not do so very well.
Some games that I play are Oblivion, A couple of MMOs (Doesn't really count), World in Conflict, Bioshock, and a few other RTSes. I don't know if this is just me talking, but I have cranked up all the sliders and checked off any boxes in all these games for audio quality and surround sound and it just doesn't stack up to what I have paid for.This is my Sound Card
and it seems no matter what drivers I use, I cannot really get anything to use it proficiently. 99% of all sound that my computer has ever put out was thru the Left, Center, or Right Speaker.
So what is going on? Am I just not getting the right games to make use of this hardware or do games not really make use of it often?