I get the same problem as mentioned here and several other posts. Static or crackling sound right from when it says SEGA and into the game. I'll play the campaign for about 10 mins and then the sound will degrade until nothing can be heard. I have tried the following with no success:
-Updated video and audio drivers
-Verified local cache
-Removed/reset my entire appdata folder
-Disabled SPDIF device
-Lowered channels to 128
I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer. This thing is driving me up the wall. I've attached my DXDiag. Do I need to escalate this somehow? Thanks for your time.