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Age of Empires 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo
N/A
Does not use DirectSound3D
Verified
Alpha PrimeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Alpha Prime]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{4A3F4620-091E-4E12-AEFD-9DA56DF42B8F}\InstallLocation
Unverified
American McGees AliceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Alice]
RegPath=
GamePath=C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice
SubDir=
RootDirInstallOption=FALSE
Buffers=4
Duration=25
MaxVoiceCount=128
DisableDirectMusic=FALSE
surround sound is again available (you hear voices/sound effects spacially correct again), everything came out front/center channel before adding this game to alchemy and enabling it.
Unverified
Americas ArmyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Choose H/W 3D Audio and EAX and uncheck use system/default driver.
Unverified
AnachronoxUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Anachronox] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eidos Interactive\Anachronox\SourcePath GamePath= SubDir= RootDirInstallOption=FALSE Buffers=4 Duration=25 MaxVoiceCount=128 DisableDirectMusic=FALSE
Still can't enable EAX.
Unverified
Armed AssaultUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Armed Assault]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA\MAIN
Unverified
Armed Assault & Armed Assault Combat OperationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo

Just add to the shurtcut -openal to be sure that the game will use openAl instead of directsound 3d
"Arma.exe -openal"

do not use alchemy anymore for this game.

more info here

Unverified
Assassins CreedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Assassin's Creed]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed\GameUpdate\installdir GamePath= SubDir=
RootDirInstallOption=FALSE
Buffers=4
Duration=20
MaxVoiceCount=128
DisableDirectMusic=FALSE
Enable Eax 4.0 effect on vista and hardware 5.1 on vista
 
without Alchemy no eax effect and 5.1 software
Test on vista 64
 
NOTE : If you experience audio glitches then try using Buffers = 4 and Duration = 10 instead.
Unverified
Baldurs GateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Baldur's Gate] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\BGMain.exe\Path
Unverified
Baldurs Gate 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Baldur's Gate 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\BG2Main.exe\Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Battle for Middle EarthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Battle for Middle Earth] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\The Battle for Middle-earth\Install Dir
Put manually key in alchemy, also works on Windows 64Bits
Unverified
Battle for Middle Earth 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Battle for Middle Earth 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\The Battle for Middle-earth II\Install Dir
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Battle for Middle Earth 2 AD The Rise of the Witch KingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Battle for Middle Earth 2 AD.RotWk]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\Install Dir
Unverified
Battlefield 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A

Includes native support for SB X-Fi cards.

Verified
Battlefield 2142Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Has enhanced X-Fi only features
Verified
Battlefield VietnamUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Battlefield Vietnam]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\Battlefield Vietnam\GameDir
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Beyond Good & EvilUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Beyond Good & Evil] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Beyond Good & Evil\Install path
After enabling ALchemy, run the Settings program, go to the Audio tab and enable the EAX option right in het screen
Unverified
BioshockUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
Just download and install the latest Creative audio drivers for Windows Vista and select "Creative EAX Audio" in the game menu.
Verified
Brian Laras International Cricket 2007Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Verified
C&C GeneralsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[C&C Generals]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Generals\InstallPath
 
[C&C Generals Zero Hour]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour\InstallPath
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Call Of DutyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Call Of Duty]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Call Of Duty\InstallPath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Call Of Duty 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Call Of Duty 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Call Of Duty 2\InstallPath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Call of Duty 4Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo

N/A

Does not use DirectSound3D.

Unverified
Call of JuarezUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALYes
If using DirectSound3D/EAX, add the game to alchemy and use the default recommended settings. See the below "Comments" box before opting to do this.
The game has both DS3D and OpenAL support. You can use alchemy on default settings if you choose the default DirectSound3D option in-game. However, as it supports OpenAL as standard, Vista users should opt for that rather than the above, for best stability, sound and performance.
Unverified
Cellfactor RevolutionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Timeline Interactive\Cellfactor Revolution\Path
Unverified
Chaos Theory MultiplayerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Chaos Theory Multiplayer]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory\InstallDir
SubDir=Versus\System
Full EAX is restored. Due to included StarForce version NOCD/NODVD is required to start the game.
 
Unverified
Chronicles of RiddickUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Chronicles of Riddick Win32]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Starbreeze\The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay\InstallPath
SubDir=System\Win32_x86
 
[Chronicles of Riddick Win32 SSE]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Starbreeze\The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay\InstallPath
SubDir=System\Win32_x86_SSE
 
[Chronicles of Riddick Win32 SSE2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Starbreeze\The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay\InstallPath
SubDir=System\Win32_x86_SSE2
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
City of Heroes/VillainsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
GamePath=C:\Program Files\City of Heroes
Can enable 3D Sound in game with Alchemy.
Unverified
Cold WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
To select an OpenAL device, launch the Cold War Options application, and select the Sound tab.  All the available OpenAL devices should be listed in the list-box.
Verified
Colin McRae Rally DiRTUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A

 

Verified
Colin McRae Rally DiRTUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Game Path:C:\Program Files (x86)\Codemasters\DiRT Buffer:2 Duration:16
When I enabled Alchemy in DiRT, the in game OpenAL sound settings was replaced with DirectSound3D. Sound is greatly improved as has no cracking or popping. Tested on Vista 64-Bit. And X-Fi XtremeMusic.
Unverified
Command & Conquer 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Command & Conquer 3]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Electronic Arts\Command and Conquer 3\InstallPath
SubDir=RetailExe\1.4
RootDirInstallOption=True
Duration=10
Buffers=12
This may need to updated as the .dll and .ini need to be in the highest numbered RetailExe\1.x folder and I think a new numbered folder is created every time you apply a patch, though I'm not sure.  To be safe I copy the .dll and .ini file in to all the subfolders with the cnc3game.dat file in it for me currently thats RetailExe\1.0-1.4, if folders are added with patches then each time you patch the game you will need to add them to that folder too.
 
The easiest way to tell if it working is to launch the game then exit it, look in the \Command& Conquer 3\ folder where the CNC3.exe is and you should have a dsoundlog.txt file which should at the very least contain "Loaded ini file from D:\Command & Conquer 3".
 
GrimD
Unverified
Condemned Criminal OriginsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Condemned Criminal Origins]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Condemned - Criminal Origins\1.00.0000\Install Dir
Unverified
CrysisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo
N/A
Game uses FMOD's software renderer only.  Nothing for ALchemy to do.
Unverified
Descent3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Manually installed to \Descent3 folder.
DirectSound3D and Creative EAX sound modes work correctly when the ALchemy files are put in the \Descent3 directory.
Unverified
Diablo 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Diablo 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blizzard Entertainment\Diablo II\InstallPath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Doom3 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
OpenAL supported added in Doom3 version 1.3.
Verified
Dreamfall: The Longest JourneyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Buffers=4 Duration=5 MaxVoiceCount=128 DisableDirectMusic=FALSE
Unverified
DRIV3RUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[DRIV3R]
GamePath=C:\Program Files\Atari\DRIV3R
Unverified
Dungeon SiegeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Dungeon Siege]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\DungeonSiege\1.0\EXE Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Dungeon Siege 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes
Use Game Path
Until ALchemy installed, could not get EAX effects setting to apply. With ALchemy configured, EAX effect setting applies and effects work. No issues discovered to date, other than Vista x64 Ultimate reporting DungeonSiege2 as not shutting down properly. Tested on Vista x64 Ultimate Retail (SP1 applied) on X-FI XtremeGamer with latest non-beta drivers as of Oct10,2008.
Unverified
Dungeons & Dragons Online - StormreachUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Default..added manually to game path .exe
works great!
Unverified
El Matador Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Verified
Everquest 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Everquest 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\EverQuest2.exe\Path
Duration=15
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
F.E.A.RUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[F.E.A.R]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\FEAR\1.00.0000\InstallDir
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
F.E.A.R. CombatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[F.E.A.R. Combat]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\FEARCombat\1.00.0000\InstallDir
Unverified
F.E.A.R. Extraction PointUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[F.E.A.R. Extraction Point]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TimeGate Studios\FEARXP\1.00.0000\InstallDir
 
Full EAX is restored. In fact, I'm tempted to try ALchemy under Windows XP as the "jumping" and "slow-mo" sound bugs I've had since release appear to have completely disappeared!
Unverified
F.E.A.R. Perseus MandateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TimeGate Studios\FEARXP2\1.00.0000\InstallDir
Unverified
Far CryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Far Cry]RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D6DBDC2A-E72C-4284-B6AD-6B3B61B4DABC}\InstallLocation
SubDir=Bin32
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Far Cry 64 BitUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Far Cry 64 Bit]RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D6DBDC2A-E72C-4284-B6AD-6B3B61B4DABC}\InstallLocation
SubDir=Bin64
With this one Patch there is only a new folder which is called "bin64" instead of "bin32"...
Unverified
Far Cry2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Far Cry 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\Ubisoft\Far Cry 2\InstallDir
GamePath=
SubDir=Bin
RootDirInstallOption=FALSE
Buffers=4
Duration=10
MaxVoiceCount=128
DisableDirectMusic=FALSE
Restore 5.1 sound with Eax 3.0.
Unverified
Final Fantasy XI - USA/NAUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Final Fantasy XI - USA/NA]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PlayOnlineUS\InstallFolder\0001
The PlayOnline entry already here only functions while viewing PlayOnline content.  This new FFXI entry is necessary to keep the D3D function going when PlayOnline launches the actual game.
Unverified
Freedom FightersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Freedom Fighters]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Freedom\InstallDir
 
Unverified
FreelancerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Freelancer\1.0\AppPath
Using ALchemy 1.3
Unverified
Full Spectrum WarriorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Full Spectrum Warrior]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Pandemic Studios\Full Spectrum Warrior\install\Path
Duration=10
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten HammersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Full Spectrum Warrior 2\Path
Duration=10
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Gears of WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
To enable native OpenAL support you need to manually edit a configuration file.
 
Navigate to your "My Documents" directory and then to this sub-directory: -
 
\My Games\Gears of War for Windows\WarGame\Config
 
Edit the file called WarEngineUserSettings.ini
 
Under the [ALAudio.ALAudioDevice] section you should see two entries:-
 
UseEffectsProcessing=True
DeviceName=Generic Software
 
Delete 'Generic Software' so the line just reads:-
 
DeviceName=
 
This will enable the game to use the <default> OpenAL device which should be your native X-Fi / Audigy soundcard.
 
Verified
Gothic 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Game Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Gothic III Duration: 10 Buffer: 5 Max Voice: 64 (Audigy) / 128 (X-Fi)
Tested with Windows Vista Ultimate x64 / Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor
Unverified
Grand Theft Auto 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Grand Theft Auto 3]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\D:\gta3cdPC\gta3.exe\Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Grand Theft Auto Vice CityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Grand Theft Auto Vice City]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{4B35F00C-E63D-40DC-9839-DF15A33EAC46}\InstallLocation
 
Using ALchemy 1.3
 
Verified
GRIDUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Hardware acceleration can be enabled on hardware based SB X-Fi cards using the option in the Game's Audio Options menu.   NOTE : Your SB X-Fi card must be in Game Mode (set using the Creative Audio Control Panel) to enable hardware acceleration.
Verified
GTA San AndreasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[GTA San Andreas]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Installation\ExePath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Guild WarsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Guild Wars]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Arenanet\Guild Wars\Path
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
GUNUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[GUN]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\GUN\InstallPath
 
Full 3D sound is restored.
Unverified
Halo TrialUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Halo Trial]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Halo Trial\EXE Path
Duration=1
Sound doesn't skip but has bad problems with distortion and popping
Unverified
Halo: Combat EvolvedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Halo: Combat Evolved]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Halo\EXE Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Unverified
Hellgate: LondonUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo
N/A
This game uses a software mixer - it does not use DirectSound3D or OpenAL.
Unverified
Heroes of Might and Magic VUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo
Game uses Software Renderer only, no need to use ALchemy.
Unverified
Hitman 2 Silent AssassinUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Hitman 2 Silent Assassin]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eidos Interactive\Hitman 2\InstallDir
 
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Hitman Blood MoneyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Hitman Blood Money]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eidos\Hitman Blood Money\InstallDir
Duration=10
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Hitman Codename 47Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Hitman Codename 47]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\hitman.exe\Path
Unverified
Hitman: ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Hitman 3 Contracts]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eidos\Hitman Contracts\InstallDir
Full EAX is restored.
Unverified
Icewind Dale 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\IWD2.exe\Path
Unverified
Indiana Jones and the Infernal MachineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine\v1.0\Install Path SubDir=Resource
Restore 3D Sound. 3D Sound option available in "Advanced options" with ALchemy
Unverified
InfernalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Infernal]
Gamepath=C:\Program Files\Playlogic\Infernal\game
Duration=10
Game has no install reg entry. Works 3Dsound setting well.
Unverified
James Bond NightfireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[James Bond Nightfire]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GEARBOX\NIGHTFIRE\directory
 
Full EAX is restored.
 
Unverified
Knights of the Old RepublicUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Knights of the Old Republic]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BioWare\SW\KOTOR\Path
Unverified
Knights of the Old Republic 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Knights of the Old Republic 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts\KotOR2\Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Lord of the Rings OnlineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Turbine\LOTRO\InstallLocation
Unverified
Lord of the Rings OnlineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Turbine\LOTRO\InstallLocation
According to game developers, this is an OpenAL game, not DS3D, it should be excluded from the list.
Unsupported
MafiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
it's easy: sample setting the game path and enable the EAX effects under settings menu of the game
Full EAX restored Running on Windows Vista X64; AMD 4800+ x2, 1.5gb RAM, x1600XT, Audigy 2 Value, Alchemy audigy version 1.04 & 1.08.
Unverified
Mage Knight ApocalypseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Uses ISACT sound system!
Verified
Mass EffectUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
This game have a bug in the configurator tool who change every time you use it the sound to software device.
 
To restore the Hardware openAL acceleration :
Launch the configurator tools, configure it and lauch the game.
In the game, check especially sound option (eax on)
Quit the game
 
Edit the file locate in c:\user\yoursession\BioWare\Mass Effect\Config\BioEngine.ini
 
in [ISACTAudio.ISACTAudioDevice]
Change Devicename=Generic Hardware (could be Generic Software too)
to Devicename=
change MaxChannels=128 (x-fi only)
That's all, you can check the log after the next launch of the game
you should see something like that
 
Init: Audio Device: SB X-Fi Audio [EC00] (number can vary)
[10.172] Init: 127 Free Sources, 2 Reserved
 
no more generic software in the log
Do not use the config tool or change and save audio setting in the game or the devicename will be rechange to generic software.
Unverified
Max PayneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Max Payne]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Remedy Entertainment\Max Payne\Installation\ExePath
Multi-Channel Audio restored! Also fixes missing music and sound effects!
Unverified
Max Payne (Steam)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes
Game Path: <path to Steam folder>\SteamApps\common\max payne\
 
Default Settings
All audio effects restored
Unverified
Max Payne 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Max Payne 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Remedy Entertainment\Max Payne 2\Installation\ExePath
Duration=15
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
MDK2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[MDK2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\mdk2.exe\Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Medal of Honor - Pacific AssaultUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
This game uses the Miles Sound System to produce EAX effects using the DirectSound3D interface in previous versions of Windows.
 
In Windows Vista, you can restore this using the following settings in ALchemy:
  • Game Path: EA GAMES\Medal of Honor Pacific Assault(tm)
  • Buffers: 4
  • Duration: 25
  • Maximum Voice Count: 128
Unverified
Medieval II: Total WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Medieval II: Total War]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\medieval2.exe\Path
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Monster MadnessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Monster Madness]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ArtificialStudios\MonsterMadness\GamePath
GrimD
Unverified
MorrowindUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Morrowind]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bethesda Softworks\Morrowind\Installed Path
Unverified
Need for Speed CarbonUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Need for Speed Carbon]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed Carbon\Install Dir
 
While this games is not EAX, NFS-Carbon is surround, and a basser/fuller sound is produced when Creative ALchemy is used. NOTE: ALL installers need WINXP and NFS-Carbon needs WIN98 compatibility mode, to run correctly. Finally, make sure DirectX 9.0c redist (FEB2007) is installed before installing any game.
Unverified
Need for Speed Most WantedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Need for Speed Most Wanted]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\Need for Speed Most Wanted\Install Dir
 
Unverified
Need for Speed UndergroundUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Need for Speed Underground]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\NFS Underground\Install Dir
 
Unverified
Need for Speed Underground 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Need for Speed Underground 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\Need for Speed Underground 2\Install Dir
 
Unverified
Neverwinter NightsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Neverwinter Nights]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bioware\NWN\Neverwinter\Location
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Neverwinter Nights 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Neverwinter Nights 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Obsidian\NWN 2\Neverwinter\Location
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
No One Lives Forever 2 A Spy in H.A.R.Ms WayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[No One Lives Forever 2 A Spy in H.A.R.M's Way]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\No One Lives Forever 2\1.0\InstallDir
Duration=15
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
OblivionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Oblivion]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bethesda Softworks\Oblivion\Installed Path
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
PainkillerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Painkiller]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PeopleCanFly\Painkiller\ExePath
Unverified
PlanetSideUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[PlanetSide]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\PlanetSide.exe\Path
By GrimD
Unverified
Play Online - European Version (FFXI, TetraMaster)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Play Online - European Version (FFXI, TetraMaster)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PlayOnlineEU\InstallFolder\1000
Play Online Viewer is the front program used to load FFXI and TetraMaster. By pluging the dsound.dll and .ini into that folder you get hardware-accelerated sound. -ThE_MarD
Unverified
Play Online - Japanese Version (FFXI, TetraMaster)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Play Online - Japanese Version (FFXI, TetraMaster)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PlayOnlineJP\InstallFolder\1000
Play Online Viewer is the front program used to load FFXI and TetraMaster. By pluging the dsound.dll and .ini into that folder you get hardware-accelerated sound. -ThE_MarD
Unverified
Play Online - USA/North-America Version (FFXI, TetraMaster)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Play Online - USA/North-America Version (FFXI, TetraMaster)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PlayOnlineUS\InstallFolder\1000
Play Online Viewer is the front program used to load FFXI and TetraMaster. By pluging the dsound.dll and .ini into that folder you get hardware-accelerated sound.  -ThE_MarD
Unverified
PreyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
To use OpenAL, from the Game's audio options toggle the "Sound System" to use OpenAL
Verified
Prince of Persia The Two ThronesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Prince of Persia The Two Thrones]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Prince of Persia The Two Thrones\1.00.999\Product_Path
 
Full EAX is restored. Due to StarForce problems a NOCD/DVD is required.
 
Unverified
Prince of Persia Warrior WithinUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Prince of Persia Warrior Within]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Prince of Persia Warrior Within\1.00.999\Product_Path
 
Full EAX is restored.
 
Unverified
Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Prince of Persia The Sands of Time]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Prince of Persia The Sands of Time\1.00.181\Product_Path
3D and EAX restored
Unverified
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Game Path = c:/Program files (x86)/KONAMI/Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Enabling Alchemy for PES2008 improves background sound effects and the whole game sounds a lot clearer. (at least for my Audigy X-Gamer)
Unverified
Quake 4Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Verified
RaceDriver GRIDUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Hardware acceleration can be enabled on hardware based SB X-Fi cards using the option in the Game's Audio Options menu.   NOTE : Your SB X-Fi card must be in Game Mode (set using the Creative Audio Control Panel) to enable hardware acceleration.
Verified
Railroad Tycoon 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
EXE path = C:\Program Files\Railroad Tycoon 3
 
Left other options as default.
Game supports EAX 3 (it is an old game!).  In RT3 settings, sound, select EAX 3 and choose 5.1 Speakers, then click Test.  If you hear train horn (and game does not lock up), then Alchemy is working correctly and when you play, you'll hear separate sounds in the rear (RL & RR).
Unverified
Rainbow Six 3: Raven ShieldUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield & Addons]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Red Storm Entertainment\RAVENSHIELD\InstalledPath
SubDir=System
Athena Sword and Iron Wrath (mission packs) are like Mods so they have the same value
Unverified
Rainbow Six: VegasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Rainbow Six: Vegas]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Rainbow Six Vegas\InstallDir
Using 64bit Vista.
Unverified
Red FactionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Red Faction]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Volition\Red Faction\InstallPath
In the Audio tab of Red Faction Setup, the Enable EAX checkbox was still disabled after enabling in ALchemy. However after playing Red Faction for a little while I went back and I was able to tick the Enable EAX checkbox.
So if it doesn't appear to be working at first, play Red Faction without EAX first and then try again afterwards.
Unverified
Red Orchestra: Ost FrontUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
To use native OpenAL, set audio settings to "H/W 3D + EAX" and make sure "System Driver" is NOT checked.
Unverified
Rome: Total WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Rome: Total War]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\The Creative Assembly\Rome - Total War\InstallPath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
S.T.A.L.K.E.RUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Requires patching to at least version 1.0001
Verified
S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of ChernobylUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Patch game to at least version 1.0001.  Uses default OpenAL device.
Verified
SacredUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Sacred]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FX Interactive\Sacred\Path
test and work
Unverified
Serious Sam 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Serious Sam 2]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Croteam\SeriousSam2\Path
SubDir=bin
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Serious Sam 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
The game has openAL thru editing the Sam2.ini in your X:\Program Files\Serious Sam 2\Content\SeriousSam2 Folder . X= drive letter where you have the game installed It pops up after you start the game for the first time. Open up Sam2.ini with wordpad and search for SFX_IAPI. Change the settings for to 1 to enable OpenAL. I tested it and it worked, the ~ key is for the console and it tells you at launch if you set the line right.
Unverified
Serious Sam First EncounterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Serious Sam First Encounter]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Croteam\SeriousSam\Path
SubDir=bin
Using ALchemy 1.3
Verified
Serious Sam Second EncounterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Serious Sam Second Encounter]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Croteam\SeriousSamSE\Path
SubDir=bin
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Shogo: Mobile Armor DivisionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Shogo: Mobile Armor Division] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Shogo\1.0\WorkingDirectory
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization 4Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\INSTALLDIR
Full EAX is restored
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization 4 - Beyond the SwordUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4 - Beyond the Sword\INSTALLDIR
Full EAX is restored
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization 4 - Beyond the SwordUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\INSTALLDIR
EAX is restored. Duration must be set to 5 to eliminate sound artifacts.
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization 4 - WarlordsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4 - Warlords\INSTALLDIR
3D and EAX restored
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization IVUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\INSTALLDIR
EAX is restored. Duration must be set to 5 to eliminate sound artifacts. Tested under Alchemy Audigy edition 1.00.8, under an Audigy 2 Value, Vista X64
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization IV : ColonizationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization\INSTALLDIR
EAX is restored.
Unverified
Sid Meiers Civilization IV: Beyond the SwordUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
No
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4 - Beyond the Sword\Installdir Duration=8
EAX is restored. Duration must be set to 8 to eliminate sound artifacts.
Unverified
Sid Meiers Railroads!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Sid Meier's Railroads!]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Railroads!\InstallDir
Duration=15
Perhaps not entirely necessary, the sound does seem fuller with this in place.
Unverified
Silent Hunter 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Silent Hunter 3]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Silent Hunter III
Unverified
Silkroad OnlineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Silkroad Online]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Joymax\Silkroad\InstallPath
Unverified
Soldier of Fortune II - Double Helix MP TESTUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Soldier of Fortune II - Double Helix MP TEST] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Soldier of Fortune II - Double Helix MP TEST\InstallPath
Restore EAX
Unverified
Soldier of Fortune PaybackUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Soldier of Fortune Payback]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cauldron\SOF3\InstallDir
Restore 5.1.
Works for Windows Vista 64 sp1
Unverified
Source Engine Games Set 1Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Condition Zero (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\condition zero
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\condition zero deleted scenes
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Counter-Strike (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\counter-strike
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Counter-Strike Source (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\counter-strike source
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Dark Messiah Of Might and Magic Multi-Player (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\dark messiah might and magic multi-player
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Dark Messiah Of Might and Magic Single Player (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\dark messiah might and magic single player
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Day Of Defeat (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\day of defeat
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Half-Life (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\half-life
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Half-Life 2 (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\half-life 2
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Half-Life 2 Deathmatch (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=steamapps\*\half-life 2 deathmatch
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Half-Life 2 Episode One (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\half-life 2 episode one
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Half-Life 2 Lost Coast (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\half-life 2 lostcoast
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Half-Life deathmatch source (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\half-life deathmatch source
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Sin 1 (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\sin 1
 
[Sin 1 Multiplayer (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\sin 1 multiplayer
[Sin Episodes: Emergence (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\sin episodes emergence
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Source SDK Base (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\source sdk base
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[Team Fortress Classic (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\team fortress classic
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[The Ship (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\the ship
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[The Ship Single Player (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\the ship single player
Buffers=5
Duration=10
[The Ship Single Player (Steam)]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath
SubDir=SteamApps\*\the ship tutorial
Buffers=5
Duration=10
NOTE!!! until ALchemy can detect folder/exe locations exist, you MUST replace the * with your steam login username/email... for example...
SubDir=SteamApps\*\the ship tutorial
to..
SubDir=SteamApps\ThE_MarDsLoginNameWhichHeWontSayRightNnow\the ship tutorial
Tests fine with current specifications on March 23, 2007...
Intel C2D E6300
ATi Radeon X1900GT with official drivers v7.2
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic drivers"SBXF_PCDVT_LB_2_13_0012" 64bit
Windows Vista™ Ultimate x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6000)
Creative aLchemy v1.3
-ThE_MarD
 
 
NOTE 2 : [Added by Dan].  Some Audigy owners have reported better results using ...
 
Buffers = 4
Duration = 15
 
Unverified
Source Games "Orange Box"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
## NOTE: Replace * in the SubDir with your username. [Portal (Steam)] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath SubDir=SteamApps\*\Portal Buffers=5 Duration=10 [Team Fortres 2 (Steam)] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath SubDir=SteamApps\*\team fortress 2 Buffers=5 Duration=10 [Half-Life 2 Episode Two (Steam)] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\InstallPath SubDir=SteamApps\*\half-life 2 episode two Buffers=5 Duration=10
For all other source based games (including Half-life 2 and episode one), check out This page
Unverified
Spaceforce II: Rogue UniverseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
Native OpenAL support.
Unverified
Spellforce 2 Shadow WarsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Spellforce 2 Shadow Wars]
RegPath=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Phenomic\Spellforce2
 
Unverified
Splinter CellUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Splinter Cell]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubi Soft Entertainment\SPLINTERCELL\InstalledPath
SubDir=system
Buffers=6
 
I got a some GPF crashes so I increased the buffer to 6. Works very well.
Unverified
Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Splinter Cell Chaos Theory]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory\InstallDir
SubDir=System
 
Full EAX is restored. Due to included StarForce version NOCD/NODVD is required to start the game.
Unverified
Splinter Cell Double AgentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Splinter Cell Double Agent Single-Player]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent\InstallDir
SubDir=SCDA-Offline\System
Duration=15
 
[Splinter Cell Double Agent Multi-Player]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent\InstallDir
SubDir=SCDA-Online\System
Duration=15
Unverified
Splinter Cell Pandora TomorrowUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow\InstalledPath
SubDir=offline\system
RootDirInstallOption=TRUE
 
[Pandora Tomorrow Multiplayer]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow\InstalledPath
SubDir=online\system
RootDirInstallOption=TRUE
 
Full EAX HD is available. Launcher and multiplayer don't work right but that's not DirectSound related (I think)
 
Unverified
Star Trek: Bridge CommanderUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundYes

32 Bit
[Star Trek: Bridge Commander] RegPath= GamePath=C:\Program Files\Activision\Bridge Commander SubDir= RootDirInstallOption=FALSE Buffers=4 Duration=25 MaxVoiceCount=128 DisableDirectMusic=FALSE

64 bit
[Star Trek: Bridge Commander] RegPath= GamePath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Activision\Bridge Commander SubDir= RootDirInstallOption=FALSE Buffers=4 Duration=25 MaxVoiceCount=128 DisableDirectMusic=FALSE

EAX option in game is restored and the sound is MUCH better... crashed once on me but I think that was more the mod I was using.
Unverified
Star Trek: Elite Force IIUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Star Trek: Elite Force II] RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Elite Force II\InstallPath
Work with default settings.
Unverified
Star Wars BattlefrontUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Star Wars Battlefront]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront\1.0\ExePath
By GrimD
Unverified
Star Wars Battlefront 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Star Wars Battlefront II]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II\1.0\ExePath
for some reason, Xfire ingame chat will not work with this, if anyone has a fix please feel free to put it here
Unverified
Star Wars Empire at WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Star Wars Empire at War]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War\1.0\ExePath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Star Wars Empire at War Forces of CorruptionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War Forces of Corruption\1.0\ExePath
Unverified
Star Wars GalaxiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Star Wars Galaxies]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\StarWarsGalaxies\Path
By GrimD
Unverified
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi OutcastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
To enable hardware acceleration for this OpenAL game, simply rename the openal32.dll in the game folder to openal32.bak.  Should work for all Audigy and X-Fi cards with 'native' OpenAL support.
Verified
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi AcademyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
To enable hardware acceleration for this OpenAL game, simply rename the openal32.dll in the game folder to openal32.bak.  Should work for all Audigy and X-Fi cards with 'native' OpenAL support.
Verified
Star Wars Republic CommandoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
Edit the system.ini file in the SWRC GameData\System Folder, and set "UseDefaultDriver" to "False".   This tells the Unreal Audio Engine to load OpenAL32.dll from the \windows\system32 folder which will result in a native OpenAL being used.
Verified
StarcraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo

 

Does not use DirectSound3D.
Verified
Supreme CommanderUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Supreme Commander]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\THQ\Gas Powered Games\Supreme Commander\InstallationDirectory
SubDir=Supreme Commander\bin
Duration=10
Buffers=4
Unverified
Test Drive UnlimitedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Atari\TDU\install_path
With Alchemy enabled for this game you can really hear the difference.
Unverified
The GodfatherUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[The Godfather]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\The Godfather The Game\Install Dir
 
Unverified
The RegimentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Verified
The Sims 2 SeasonsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[The Sims 2 Seasons]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Seasons\Install Dir
SubDir=TSBin
Unverified
The Suffering: Ties that BindUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[The Suffering: Ties That Bind]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Surreal\Suffering2\Installation
Vista x64 - Need NoCD for starforce problems.
Unverified
The WitcherUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[The Witcher]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CD Projekt Red\The Witcher\InstallFolder
SubDir=System
Duration=20
 
Verified
Thief: Deadly ShadowsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Thief: Deadly Shadows]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ion Storm\Thief - Deadly Shadows\ION_ROOT
SubDir=System
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Thief: The Dark Project GoldUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Thief: The Dark Project Gold]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Thief Gold\Install_Dir
Need to run this game as administrator for the videos to work, other than that it works fine with Vista
Unverified
TimeShiftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[TimeShift]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra Entertainment\TimeShift\1.00.000\PathToEXE
GamePath=
SubDir=
RootDirInstallOption=FALSE
Buffers=4
Duration=25
MaxVoiceCount=128
DisableDirectMusic=FALSE
Uses hardware EAX HD Through FMOD.
FMOD automatically disables hardware acceleration on Vista. To get around this you MUST set TimeShift.exe to run in Windows XP SP2 Compatability mode.
Unverified
Titan QuestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Titan Quest]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Iron Lore\Titan Quest\Install Location
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Titan Quest Immortal ThroneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Titan Quest Immortal Throne]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Iron Lore\Titan Quest Immortal Throne\Install Location
Using Alchemy 1.3, by MdW
Verified
TMNT 2007Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[TMNT]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\TMNT\InstallDir
Unverified
Tom Clancys Ghost Recon: Advanced WarfighterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Verified
Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Vegas 2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes

RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2\InstallDir
GamePath=
SubDir=Binaries
RootDirInstallOption=FALSE
Buffers=10
Duration=10
MaxVoiceCount=128
DisableDirectMusic=FALSE

If you experience sound glitches, set MaxVoiceCount to 32.
Unverified
Tomb Raider AnniversaryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo
N/A
Unverified
Tomb Raider LegendUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundNo
N/A
Unverified
Tomb Raider: Angel Of DarknessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Core Design\TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness\1.0\InstalledPath
SubDir=bin
RootDirInstallOption=True
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Trackmania Nations ForeverUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
OpenAL Game
Verified
Trackmania OriginalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSoundYes
Game Path: C:\Program Files\TrackMania Original Buffers=5 Duration=10
Unverified
TRON 2.0Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[TRON 2.0]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Tron 2.0\1.0\InstallDir
Duration=15
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
UFO AfterlightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Patch version 1.5 required
Verified
UFO AftermathUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
Does not appear to work
Unverified
Universe At WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Petroglyph\UAWEA\GameExe Buffers=6 Duration=5
Full EAX
Unverified
Unreal Tournament 2003Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Native supported enabled by editing ut2003.ini file and setting UseDefaultDriver=False
Verified
Unreal Tournament 2004Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
OpenAL device can be selected in the game's Audio Options.
 
To use a native OpenAL device with EAX select "H/W 3D + EAX" and make sure "System Driver" is NOT checked.
Verified
Unreal Tournament 3Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
Select "Hardware OpenAL" from the audio settings menu.
Verified
Vampire - BloodlinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Vampire - Bloodlines]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\InstallPath
Duration=15
By GrimD
Unverified
Vanguard: Saga of HeroesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
OpenALNo
N/A
 
Verified
Warcraft IIIUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Warcraft III]
RegPath=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft III\InstallPath
Included in ALchemy database
Verified
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - SoulstormUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DNo
Used application path. Did not have to install to any sub folders. Buffers 4 Duration 20 Max voice count 128
The game sound works without Alchemy but if you want use the software these settings work well. I'm not sure how much of an improvement it made as I haven't play tested it enough yet but these settings do work.
Unverified
WarmongerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
No
To enable hardware acceleration for this OpenAL game, simply rename the openal32.dll in the game folder to openal32.bak.  Should work for all Audigy and X-Fi cards with 'native' OpenAL support.
Unverified
World of WarcraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[World of Warcraft]RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blizzard Entertainment\World of Warcraft\InstallPath
Duration=10
Included in ALchemy database.
 
NOTE : To enable the DirectSound3D output you need to run this game in "Windows XP SP2 Compatibility" mode.
Verified
X3 ReunionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DeepSilver\X3 Reunion\INSTALL_DIR
Using ALchemy 1.3
Unverified
X3 Reunion - Deep Silver - Vista 64BitUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\DeepSilver\X3 Reunion\INSTALL_DIR
Duration=10
No performance gains, but positional audio seems clearer.  No noticable pops or crackles when using March 2007 X-Fi drivers and Alchemy 1.3.
Unverified
X3 Reunion - DeepSilverUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[X3 Reunion]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DeepSilver\X3 Reunion
Duration=10
Search for "Reunion" with RegEdit.  You need to specify the correct publisher, "Enlight" or "DeepSilver", in your entry.
 
You may also need the Starforce Update:
Unverified
X3 Reunion - EnlightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[X3 Reunion - Enlight]
RegPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enlight\X3 Reunion
Duration=10
Search for "Reunion" with RegEdit.  You need to specify the correct publisher, "Enlight" or "DeepSilver", in your entry.
 
You may also need the Starforce Update:
Unverified
Ys -The Oath in FelghanaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DirectSound3DYes
[Ys -The Oath in Felghana]
GamePath=C:\FALCOM\YSF_WIN
Duration=10
Verified