Impossible Creatures: Known Sound Issues

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This article describes known sound-related issues that you may experience when you play Impossible Creatures.
For additional information about how to troubleshoot sound-related issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
812394 How to Troubleshoot Sound-Related Issues
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Creative Sound Blaster Extigy

When you try to install Impossible Creatures, you may receive a warning message that no audio device has been detected during Setup. This behavior may occur if the power to this device is turned off. To resolve this issue, quit the Setup process, turn on the power to your audio device, and then run Setup again.

For more information about Sound Blaster Extigy, visit the following Creative Web site:

Any Sound Card or Chipset with EAX Support

After you quit Impossible Creatures, your Windows sound setting may be reset to Desktop Stereo Speakers, even though before you played the game, the sound setting was set to Quadraphonic Speakers or another setting. To resolve this issue:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Web page to download the update:
  2. After the download is complete, locate and open the download. Note You may first have to install a program to open .zip (compressed) files.
  3. Copy the four files to your Impossible Creatures installation directory. Replace the files that are already there. By default, this location is:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Impossible Creatures
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Article ID: 812326 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 22:23:58 - Revision: 6.0

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