After getting my 5.1 speakers some time ago, I decided to install some old classics and relatively new games I have to hear how good they will sound with the speakers, having surround sound.
-GTA: San Andreas
-Saints Row 2
-Race Driver GRID
-Dead Space 2
-Fallout: New Vegas
All seem to accommodate my new speaker setup. Whether it be using Windows' default sound or the game actually having the appropriate settings in-game, the surround sound works quite nicely. Was even surprised when GTA: San Andreas used it perfectly fine.
HOWEVER... F.E.A.R. doesn't seem to support it. The in-game menu doesn't even pick up that I have 5.1 speakers. So I'm using 5.1, as I've configured it in Windows using the Realtek HD Audio, but the game just won't pick it up. There are settings in-game, but none are selectable. I really enjoy playing this game and figured that 5.1 would improve my overall game experience in this game... I was wrong.
Anyone have any suggestions for me?