Old School HTPC Gaming
Oct 29 2010With the advent of my HTPC sitting front and center in the living room, attached to the plasma TV, I quickly realized that I don't feel like going upstairs to use my regular computer. First off, it's warm up there. Second, even with 3 screens, it's not the same as a 50" plasma. Third, my home theater speakers are much better than the Logitechs. So, I started playing Baldur's Gate from the very beginning (again) a few months ago, on the plasma. These old games don't look very good on monitors with native resolutions of 1920x1200, but they do look quite nice on my 720p plasma at 1366x768, especially with EasyTutu installed, which allows you to utilize the higher resolution Baldur's Gate 2 engine in BG1.
This leads me to a small dilemma. My HTPC is using HDMI via an ATI 4650, through my receiver. Due to this, I'm using onboard audio for gaming. However, I can't use the EAX features of the game without a compatible sound card. Also note that I'm using 64-bit Windows 7. Anyone know how to get EAX working under this scenario?