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Wednesday, June 20, 2001
 
Diablo 1.0.8 Supports EAX, Creative Says
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As if the extensive lists of changes made to Diablo II by the latest 1.0.8 update wasn't long enough, Kurt Heiden of Creative Labs dropped us a line to point out one detail that Blizzard left out: The Mac OS version of D2 1.0.8 now offers EAX audio support, using the full power of the Sound Blaster Live! card to create an immersive audio experience. Those early adopters of SB Live! cards are now beginning to reap the benefits of their foresight, as an increasing number of titles are being patched or ported with EAX support in mind.


Owners of Diablo II and an SB Live! card will find a new option under the sound settings: Environmental Audio. Those with four-speaker setups will receive the greatest benefit, but those with two-speaker (or two and a sub woofer) systems will still notice a difference.


Other games supporting EAX that were recently released include Tomb Raider Chronicles and Escape from Monkey Island; future patches for Unreal Tournament, Rune, American McGee's Alice and WWII Online will expand the list of EAX games.

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