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Why won't Valve games (HL2, TF2, etc..) stay in 5.1 mode on my PC?

Slick5150

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I have an Auzentech X-Plosion card, and everytime I load Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, etc.., I have to go back into the options menu and set it back to 5.1 audio (it defaults itself back to 2 channel).

Anyone know how I can fix this?
 

coreyb

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I had this same problem and then I realized that even though I had my audio cables plugged into my sound card by color, that wasn't the correct configuration. So I went into my sound card options and realized I had to switch the front speaker slot with the sub slot and that fixed it. Not sure if this will help you though.
 

Slick5150

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Nah, I'm using the digital out hooked up to a receiver. The 5.1 audio works in the game, I just have to switch it to 5.1 in the options menu everytime I start the game
 

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