During my recent round of upgrades I picked up a Soundblaster Live! Digital 5.1 card. I've got a couple of games that support EAX (GTA3 and Soldier of Fortune 2). In GTA3 I only get 4 channel surround, while in SOF2 I get 5 channel. I've got Creatives Inspire 5300 5.1 speaker set hooked up to it. I know this is a stupid question (I've been holding onto my PCI 128 for too long!)but I haven't kept up with the advancements in game sound for PC's. Although both games boxes have the EAX HD logo, I'm guessing that the game itself has to be programmed for X number of channels? Also, since the Audigy cards are the only cards that support EAX HD do EAX capable cards like mine get a "downconverted"(for lack of a better term)EAX soundtrack? Can anyone clear this up a bit? Creative has no real explanation on their website.