I just discovered my Creative SB audigy SE sound card is not compatible with hardware rendering for BF2. Can anyone tell me what the cheapest soundcard would be that does support hardware rendering?
Yes, I installed that driver. If it is set to 'software' control in the BF2 menu it works well, but if I set it to 'Hardware' control, some of the voice effects (like "artillery strike in your area") play at about half speed. I have googled other people describing the same thing with this card and found no solutions, so I am assuming that this has to do with why this card is listed as not being compatible with hardware contol for BF2. I would like to have a card that I can use hardware control on high settings so that I get good sound quality with minimal drop in performance.