5.1 sound reverting to 2 speaker with SB Audigy & WinXP
I have Windows XP and a Soundblaster Audigy card. Whenever I start the game, it switches me from my 5.1 speaker setup to 2 speakers.
The latest mafia update will resolve this problem. It can be obtained from: http://take2.metafaq.com/action/category/www.take2games.co.uk or http://www.take2games.com/ depending on the version of the game in use
Alternatively there is a workaround for the speakers reverting back to the 2 Stereo Speaker while using a Creative Audigy Sound card. Right click on the Mafia Shortcut on the desktop and left click on properties. Click on the Advanced button. On this screen you will see a check box for Run With Different Credentials that should be unchecked by default. Check this box and then click apply. Click OK.
Make sure the settings on the system for the speaker setup are correct for your speaker configuration. In Windows itself go to the Control Panel, Sound and Multimedia. Click on the Audio tab and then on the Advanced button in the Playback section. Set the speakers so they represent what your actual speaker setup. Click OK until you are back to the Control Panel and then close that.
Launch the game and then click on OK on the next dialog box.
Basically this should prevent the changing of the system speaker setup when the game launches; thereby preserving the settings you have chosen."