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I have a ASUS Xonar DG sound card, and currently, I have it connected with my receiver via a SPDIF cable.
The only way for me to have proper surround sound support, is if the game or media I'm playing supports Dolby Digital.
I can't recall if SC2 had Dolby Digital support or not, but WoW currently does not. It has normal surround sound support though, which will not work in my case due to my card not having Dolby Digital Live.
Yea I would of posted it there, but I don't have a valid D3 license (never got accepted to beta, but I did preorder D3 like a few hours ago)
Edited by Espionage724#1903 on 5/2/2012 10:09 PM PDT
Can't post in tech forum... try posting in the tech forum!
Diablo III doesn't use EAX (to my knowledge anyway). It is using FMOD, which then plays sound through speakers depending on how they appear in Windows (something like that)
Under normal conditions, that wouldn't be a problem. When your sending audio over a SPDIF cable, you will only get 2 Channel audio by default.
There is technology called Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect that can take the audio in it's normal format, and send it over the SPDIF cable in a format readable by the receiver (in other words, it converts audio from whatever standard it is using to Dolby Digital or DTS). This is a hardware feature too, and not present on all cards (including my Xonar DG card).
For audio that is native Dolby Digital or DTS, you don't need to do the conversion process over SPDIF.
My question is, does Diablo III have Dolby Digital?
I made the same thread a few months back, didn't get a response. Only reason I didn't respond on it was because it was moved to tech support forums, which if you didn't know, is only accessible to those with a Diablo III license (I was never invited to beta).
HDMI doesn't have the 2-channel restriction or need the conversion process that SPDIF needs, so surround sound in those conditions should work easily :)
Looks like you can post there now, guess it was changed recently
Edited by Espionage724#1903 on 5/13/2012 7:39 PM PDT
Which is why I don't use onboard DAC (the receiver's DAC is used over SPDIF)
to those of you that have your computers hooked up through an HDMI cable to a receiver. If you set your speaker settings in your sound card to 5.1/7.1 you will be able to get PCM (uncompressed audio) out of diablo 3. it might make a different, I have never had it set to anything different but the surround sound is pretty badass.
but as far as the compressed stuff (DTS / Digital) I don't have a clue how to get that working, although, it has a bunch of dolby logos on the game box i bought so it must be in there somewhere
Edited by djkorben#1146 on 5/21/2012 3:40 PM PDT
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