Ik kwam bij Voodoo Extreme wat interessante info tegen over de geruchten dat de Messiah demo is gereleast met een beta build van de nog niet vrijgegeven A3D3.0 drivers van Aureal:
A3D 3.0 is not yet released, neither to the public nor the wider development community. Several developers, including Shiny and id, are currently in the process of dropping 3.0 into their games. I do not have a complete list of developers and games using 3.0, but the ones I can mention are Messiah, Unreal Tournament and Quake III. These are unannounced, but were shown by us at Comdex.
The features of 3.0--geometry reverb, volumetric sound sources, MP3 decoding and Dolby Digital--will work on any existing Vortex2 card but they will be performed in software. Full hardware acceleration will require our new Vortex2 SQ3500 Turbo, just announced at Comdex.
The SDK will be released to everyone shortly and we expect that most, if not all, of our 2.0 developers will be writing to 3.0. The transition is quite simple. For example, only a couple of additional API calls are required to turn on geometry-based reverb.
Hopelijk krijgen die drivers ook eindelijk EAX support (bijna een jaar geleden al beloofd).