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1337: adj. "leet": Gamer/hacker talk for elite. Means your the top of the class at something.


3D Sound: n.: A technology that makes 2 speakers sound like 4. It muffles and changes sounds that should be behind you to make them sound like they really are behind you. It's not quite as good as the real thing (unless you have headphones. It works great with headphones!), but it's better than normal 2-speaker sound. Most 4.1- and 5.1-channel (see below) soundcards can change 3D sound and send the signals to the appropriate speakers. It also sometimes refers to the implication of echos according to the environment you are in in a game. If you are in a cave, the echos would be louder and more numerous than if you were in a padded room.


4.1- or 5.1-channel: n.: This refers to the number of channels of sound. A normal set of stereo speakers (2 speakers) are 2 channels. The sound card sends 2 different channels of sound, one for each speaker. 4.1-channel is 4 channels of distinct sound. The .1 refers to the subwoofer, as most speaker systems automatically take all the bass frequencies and send them to the subwoofer, then send the rest to the normal speakers. 5.1-channel is 5 seperate channels of sound (front, front or side left & right, rear left & right), plus the subwoofer. NOTE: You must have a sound card that supports the surround sound system (ie: a normal sound card can only support a 2 channel system, a 4-channel sound card can support a 2 or 4.1 system, a 5-channel card can support a 2, 4.1, or 5.1 channel system.)