Our friends from Creative Labs have sent us word that it is possible to get true 3D sound in Quake 3 for people using any of the Sound Blaster Live! family card. Here are the instructions:
QUAKE 3 can support EAX now - for real! Experience in with 4-point Surround. The different will amaze you..
While Quake 3 only supports A3D 2.0 it will still produce 3D sound on DS3D cards such as the Live! if you download the A2D files from Aureal. Once it's patched for A3D 3.0 it can also support EAX on the Live and other EAX cards.
Run the patch and turn on the A3D option in the game under the SYSTEM/SOUND menu and voila... and u don't believe your ears..
I tried firing a roket into the air and the turned around quicky...the sound actually goes behind...hahaha..with this, I'm going to earn some more frags point...
In other words, this patch from Aureal is supposed to allow A3D 2.0 titles to run on non-A3D cards by using DirectSound3D. Thus, it also allows SB Live! cards to create true 3D effects in Quake 3. Probably not the intention Aureal had in mind, but hey- as long as the gamer benefits - more power to them. Click here to download the patch (162kb)