From: The Imperial Palace.
OK, I applied the interim patch. (FYI, I already had Windows Media Player 9.00.00.3075 installed; is there any newer version than that? I downloaded it from Windows update a couple months ago. I can reinstall if you like.) So far I've had no CTDs, but unfortunately I still have a few issues:
1. I still get the high-pitched squeal when bombs drop (in either air-to-ground or air-to-naval attacks). They sound a bit like the "whistle" noise that one hears when bombs fall, except they're way too loud and intense.
2. On the other hand, the "R2/D2" squeak that someone mentioned, which used to play as bombs exploded, is now gone. In general, bomb explosions sound good now.
3. I now do hear some noise when enemy TFs "unload over the beach" unopposed, but it sounds like undifferentiated white noise -- or maybe like a truck driving down a highway. I don't really hear any combat sounds here.
4. The recon camera noise sounds better, I think, but maybe a little tinny. It's still an improvement; in 1.00 and 1.21, I could hardly hear it at all. I think I still prefer the UV camera-click.
5. I no longer hear the "Radio - send main body" or "Radio - we've spotted enemy carriers" chatter that I used to hear in 1.00 (but not in 1.21). Maybe this sound has just been deleted? I don't miss the radio chatter -- it got annoying -- but I do miss the underlying Catalina sound, as it moved from one speaker to another. UV had a wonderful version of that flying Catalina.
6. My Beauforts' torpedoes splash and make explosion noises now! They seem to work fine after this interim patch. They didn't work under 1.21.
7. Ground combat, and air-to-air combat, sound basically fine. Almost all of the "trash cans rolling around sounds" from 1.00 are gone from ground combat, thankfully. Though once in a while I hear a clink that reminds me of the 1.00 trash cans.
8. Ground movement (when an LCU moves a hex) sounds good for infantry. Not sure I'm hearing armor sounds; I'll check again.
My sound drivers are up-to-date, as is my DirectX. (I run Doom3 quite happily on this PC.) I'm happy to send along another dxdiag file if need be. In the meantime, I hope this helps.
< Message edited by Grotius -- 8/30/2004 2:59:46 AM >