Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer

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Sentient_Fool Aug 4, 2013 @ 12:26pm
RO2/RS sound card settings
I'm struggling optimize my sound card for RO2/RS, and I wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions

I'm using a Asus Xonar DX with a Sennheiser PC-360 headset,

Channels?
sample rate?
analog device? (assume headphones)

The most debatable option I have is Dolby Headphone, I have three settings and I'm not sure which to use, if any. DH-1, DH-2 or DH-3. They seem to differ in terms of spatial projection

I feel like it's mixed, with better surround yes, but some hollowed sounds.

Does anyone have a similar card? what are you settings?
Last edited by Sentient_Fool; Aug 4, 2013 @ 12:28pm
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Fuse Aug 4, 2013 @ 7:42pm 
Hi there,

First of all, nice setup. I like it when people spend some extra money on their sound equipment ;)

Second, I am using a Creative Soundblaster X-fi HD(extarnal Usb soundcard) + a Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Headset.
Since I am using the headphone and microphone analogue in- and outputs I am running everything in stereo.(I am not a big fan of software emulated surround sound).

Suggestions:

"Channels?": I prefer stereo and since your headset is stereo aswell I suggest you use that setting. If you are referring to the settings in the RO2/RS audio options menu use: 128 channels and high quality, shouldn't be a problem with a dedicated soundcard.

"Sample rate?": I think your soundcard is able to run analogue audio up to 192kHz @ 24 Bit so no problems there. I use 48kHz @ 24 Bit for gaming in my setup no need to go any higher in my opinion.

"Analogue device?": I am not sure what you mean by this but if you can choose between like "5.1 surround", "2.0 Stereo" or "Headphone" I would suggest the "Headphone" setting.

"Dolby Headphone?": Here we go :D Since I am a bit biased towards "Virtual Surround Sound" I do not have alot of experience with the DH-1/DH-2/DH-3 settings since I don't use them but...

From what I have heard and read people use different settings with different games or movies. Even with the same game and setup people have their own preferences, so I would suggest you experiment with those settings and choose the setting that suits you best ;)
All I know is that DH-1 is the most neutral setting and the higher you go in number the more reverb is being added to the sound. Not sure if you want that because it could make "spotting the enemy" harder.

I don't know the rest of your pc specifications but if your game runs worse with these settings than before I would suggest turning Sample and Bitrate down to 44.1 kHz @ 16 Bit. Or/and turndown the audio channel amount/audio quality in the RO2/RS menu. But I don't think that will be necessary.

Last, the thing with audio is that everyone has his/her own opinion about what is "best". In the end you are the only one who knows what sounds best to you ;) Just try different things and try to focus on which settings make "spotting the enemy" the easiest for you because that is the most important thing right? I hope this helps you in any way!

Goodluck!



Last edited by Fuse; Aug 5, 2013 @ 1:03pm
Sentient_Fool Aug 5, 2013 @ 5:40am 
Thanks! If there are any other other individuals willing to share tips or advice regarding sound for RO2/RS, feel free to chip in.
Bendy52 Jul 9, 2014 @ 7:49pm 
what should I use for my Integrated Sound card its realtek ALC 888 how many channels can it handle in the game is 32 max or can I go 64 ?
R5CYA Jul 9, 2014 @ 10:20pm 
i run 128 on my onboard sound.
76 Jul 10, 2014 @ 3:42am 
I use a dedicated sound card so cant help you.
Bendy52 Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:23am 
sure you can run it the game wont stop running but i mean what is the max for onboard sound
i dont think 128 is idel at least for ALC 888 maybe new onboard sound are better ?!
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Date Posted: Aug 4, 2013 @ 12:26pm
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