solution to GPL sound issues
Posted Dec 14 2009 - 01:58 PM
Posted Dec 14 2009 - 02:05 PM
Posted Dec 14 2009 - 02:24 PM
Happy to see that you got your on-board sound chip working though Brr.
Posted Dec 14 2009 - 05:59 PM
Posted Dec 14 2009 - 09:37 PM
to get a soundcard did not do the fix for me, it simply exchanged some of the problems to others , in my case even worse problems. I do not know what a """DEDICATED""" sound card is
I am running XP pro as well.
So my dilemma is : Do i buy a ""Creative, Soundblaster X-Fi titanium""", like Arizona coyote did, or do i change to window 7 like """brr" suggests..............
With my pc luck I can probably do both and still end up with problems.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 12:31 AM
The Win7 vs. XP is mainly expected to help with Realtek onboard audio problems (possibly other sound cards as well, but I have no information on that). I am not sure if your sound problems are related to that. Maybe its worth checking your sound configuration (hardware acceleration settings, audio driver settings), app.ini (sample rpm and sound quality), and the sound samples themselves.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 07:31 AM
By DEDICATED, I simply mean a separate sound card and not integrated on the motherboard. The integrated chips use more of the CPU and GPL doesn't like that.
Edited by Bob Simpson, Dec 15 2009 - 07:33 AM.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 08:45 AM
I tried all the solutions in Bob's FAQ but nothing worked. The worst thing was that the bad sound was also creating stutters in game if I reduced Hardware Acceleration to try and cure the sound problem.
SO I purchased a X-FI Xtreeme Gamer card. ( ebay s/h £25 )
Now sounds are perfect and all stutters are gone.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 08:57 AM
A simple test suggests otherwise. I compared fps with 16 sounds vs. sound disabled at Monaco Rocks 2, 19 AI cars, back of grid waiting for the flag, and high enough graphics settings so fps drops below 60fps. Result? With 16 sounds, fps hovered around 46 when waiting for the flag. With the sound library disabled, it varied between 46 and 47. This with Realtek onboard sound. Keep in mind that GPL uses a very old sound library, which probably does not take much advantage of the processing power available on some of the soundcards. Compatibility issues are another matter, but that seems to be mainly an XP problem.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 11:01 AM
The footprint of the sound device is best measured on an older puter with less overall power. When I got my first Creative card it just killed the puter for gaming. That puter didn't have onboard sound. That's why I tried so hard to get the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz working for GPL. It has a very small footprint, especially compared to Creative. Perhaps more people could elaborate on onboard sound.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 11:25 AM
Maybe its best measured on the computer you use for GPL. I got approximately a 0.5 fps difference, so it seems that with a somewhat up to date PC (mine has 1.5 years old CPU/motherboard/memory/video card) the "onboard sound eats your CPU power" is a bit exaggerated. If the computer has a very slow CPU, then perhaps sound processing makes a difference. But an upgraded PC would make a much bigger difference.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 12:48 PM
I read “as of 2005, these "codecs" usually lack the hardware for direct music synthesis or even multi-channel sound, with special drivers and software making up for these lacks, at the expense of CPU speed
Further reading: “some manufacturers offered (and offer, as of 2006) motherboards with integrated "real" (non-codec) soundcards, usually in the form of a custom chipset providing something akin to full ISA or PCI Soundblaster compatibility; this saves an expansion slot while providing the user with a (relatively) high quality soundcard.”
So it looks like integrated sound has gotten better.
Posted Dec 15 2009 - 08:07 PM
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Posted Dec 16 2009 - 10:12 AM
I had trouble with that as well yesterday
Edited by Mr. Hitman, Dec 16 2009 - 10:13 AM.
Posted Jan 04 2010 - 10:25 PM
I've also heard a lot of good reports regarding the Auzen cards for GPL. I was on the verge of buying one til I found the decent X-Fi drivers.
Posted Jul 03 2015 - 07:02 AM
At first for Realtek HD I had installed some fresh drivers. No suprise it didn't work. So I tried to find some older releases. I tried few drivers. And package 1.47 solved my problems. Package 1.47 (RtkHDAud.sys Version: 22.214.171.12496) was last release from Realtek before Vista support was introduced.
Maybe this tip will be helpfull for other XP users with Realtek HD sound.
Edited by Pavel, Jul 03 2015 - 07:03 AM.
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