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Monday, January 15, 2001
 

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Update on Deus Ex
9:46 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

You may recall one of the exciting Macworld announcements last week which stated that the
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! cards coming to the Mac OS would be bundled with the full version
of Deus Ex. We can't imagine a better candidate for a bundle deal, as this game has tons of realistic and ambient sound, as well as an excellent sound track -- provided Westlake would add EAX or OpenAL support to Deus Ex. This
would give players a huge boost, as it would provide true "positional" 3D surround sound when
sneaking around this sci-fi noir. And of course any opportunity to relieve the CPU of
the burden of generating sound would also be welcome. Here's what Westlake's
Mark Adams had to say on the matter:

We worked with creative over the last month or so to add EAX support to
Deus Ex. This is the special version that will be bundled with their
cards.


We will probably make a Unreal Tournament patch that also supports EAX at
some point as well, and then the next step (once the cards are out
probably) we'll start looking at supporting the full OpenAL 3D sound as
well.

The only downside to all this is that the cards themselves have now been delayed
for at least a couple of months. Preorders at the expo are now expected in March,
due to some last-minute software issues. We'll keep you posted if any new information
on the Sound Blaster cards is released.

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Bungie Fanfest Aftermath9:32 AM
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Myth III Details9:10 AM
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Soundblaster Report3:30 PM
Heroes III Complete Demo Released2:28 PM
ATI Interview on Post-3dfx World11:14 AM
New 3D Game Development Engine10:47 AM
Avernum 2 Update, Future Titles9:53 AM
RPG Creation Tools from Ambrosia9:42 AM
MacDeusEx Interviews Mark Adams9:38 AM
MWSF: Announcements at Bungie Fanfest IV9:33 AM
Mac Simon 3D Update, Call of Cthulhu9:30 AM
Myst III: Exile Release Date, Screenshots9:16 AM
Update on Q3 and Altivec9:13 AM
 
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