Hey. I recently bought a set of logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers. Ive set them up perfectly to my gigabyte onboard sound card (ac97) but im having some problems. The speakers work perfectly in the ac97 audio test, and while watching surrround sound dvd's, however, when i try to play a game, like hl2 or counterstrike, only the center and sub work... ive tryed messing w/ the settings some w/ no luck... the "matrix" virtual surround feature on my speakers works fine w/ just playing songs, but when i try to use in a game, absolutely no sound comes out, not even out of the center or sub. Please help me! it is frustrating to have paid so much for surround speakers, and have them not work properly w/ games! Thanks alot!
control panel/sounds and audio devices advanced under speaker settings then select 5.1 there hope it helps
also.... if i remember correctly, you can't hook up via digital outs for games, gotta be analog. if i am wrong on that, then you also have to somewhere in the sound applet select digital out again assuming you maybe are using the digital out connection.
I have the same problem with a set of surround sound headphones, all the 5.1 settings are enabled