Posted January 31, 2018
So my new motherboard came with a DVD that had this Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 included.
ZFR: Wait, so this software allows you to use Alchemy, without Creative sound cards (e.g. on normal mobo integrated sound cards)?
JAAHAS: Seems so, here is Phil's review for it:
I haven't installed any games to test Alchemy yet, but I'm considering giving it a try.
However, my first impressions are slightly negative. First of all stuff like SBX Pro Studio ("suite of audio technologies creates unprecedented levels of audio realism, add dynamics and punch to every gunshot, explosion and gaming sound. It includes stunning surround effects, producing an incredibly realistic surround sound experience even from just a pair of stereo headphones.") seems to simply add lots of bass and make sounds louder overall. Luckily you can disable all this. I want it only for Alchemy for EAX in older games. Also, and for a strange reason this is why I dislike it most, it causes the Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 logo to appear for a seconds or two when the program is loaded when Windows starts. I find it annoying.
Going to download NWN and check EAX out. However, I'm considering uninstalling this and only installing it if I need to play an older game where EAX is important.
Post edited January 31, 2018 by ZFR