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No SoundFX or Voice, only Music!

» Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:02 am


HiI have installed on Windows 7 (x64) and It only plays Music. There is no Sound FX or Voice. Also the dialogs (from the subtitles) from NPC"s are very fast, you cannot read them.I am connected with Optical Output on 5.1 system. I have also tried to install the latest Drivers (anolog Devices Soundmax), and set the speakers to 2.1 but the results are the same.Fallout Audio Controls do nothing. It doesnt matter if I lower the music or increase sound fx, it still plays the same.DxDiag reports all good.any help? game is unplayable...
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DanelPosts: 3417Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:35 pm

» Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:10 pm


HiI have installed on Windows 7 (x64) and It only plays Music. There is no Sound FX or Voice. Also the dialogs (from the subtitles) from NPC"s are very fast, you cannot read them.I am connected with Optical Output on 5.1 system. I have also tried to install the latest Drivers (anolog Devices Soundmax), and set the speakers to 2.1 but the results are the same.Fallout Audio Controls do nothing. It doesnt matter if I lower the music or increase sound fx, it still plays the same.DxDiag reports all good.any help? game is unplayable...
I just read a helpful post on how to fix this: try ctrl-alt-del, and on the task manager right click falloutnv and change the priority to "high". Worked for me! The only problem is that you have to do it every time you start the game...

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Auguste BartholdiPosts: 3521Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:20 am
I just read a helpful post on how to fix this: try ctrl-alt-del, and on the task manager right click falloutnv and change the priority to "high". Worked for me! The only problem is that you have to do it every time you start the game...
I have exactly the same issue. And every time I try to change the priority I cannot get back into the game. The game doesn"t crash, but alt-tabbing into it leads to nothing, it just doesn come back up again.Great!I have a Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, totally normal sound card and it should work perfectly, as with any other game.The funny thing is: IT DID! This issue started when I was a few hours into the game. OMG! -.-
I have a similar issue and it started back in Fallout 3. Fallout 3 used to work fine: I could hear the NPCs talking, had music, sound effects, and could hear audio notes. Then one day I started it up and I could no longer hear NPCs or audio notes. I didn"t change any settings, hardware, or even unplug and re-plugin in the speakers.Now, with FO:NV I still can"t hear NPCs or audio notes. Again, music and sound effects are fine. I have no idea how to fix this but I really wish I could.Additional: I forgot, I also can"t hear the DJ in NV (if there is one, I"m guessing there is), but I could hear the one in FO:3.
I FIXED IT.Okay, one of these or all of these fixed my problem:1.) I noticed that the game, while running, used the ffdshow audio decoder that got installed with the K-Lite codec pack some months ago. I remembered many people telling me that these audio codec packs usually cause more trouble than fixing problems.So uninstalled it, used a registry cleaner afterwards and restarted my system.2.) I did one very obvious thing: I used to play with STEAM in offline mode, so I connected to STEAM and let it install the latest patch. ^^3.) I got into the menu for my audio configuration (tried both the windows options and the one that came with my Creative Labs sound driver) and noticed something odd: I did the standard test where Windows plays a sound for every speaker. I use a 5.1 audio system and my middle speaker - which is the important one when it comes to dialog in games - was much too quiet compared to the rest of the boxes.I then entered the Creative Labs settings again and simply hit the "Reset to Standards" button. My audio crackled a bit as the driver was resetting and afterwards my middle speaker was fixed and equally noisy as all other speakers.I think THIS is what finally fixed the problem. Somehow my audio driver got screwed up or misconfigured (although I didn"t touch anything, so it could"ve been the codec package as assumed) and by resetting it to it"s standards the problem fixed itself.Since then I already restarted my PC two times, restarted the game, tried different audio modes (which are available with my X-Fi) and tried many savegames...and it"s still fixed. Fixed for good it seems. I hope.
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I just remembered ffdshow a little while ago and was wondering if I could uninstall it and see if it would fix the problems. I don"t even remember how it got installed. Although I do know that FO3 and FO:NV are both set to not use ffdshow. I"m going to try uninstalling it anyway and see if it helps me out.Thanks for the info!
I just remembered ffdshow a little while ago and was wondering if I could uninstall it and see if it would fix the problems. I don"t even remember how it got installed. Although I do know that FO3 and FO:NV are both set to not use ffdshow. I"m going to try uninstalling it anyway and see if it helps me out.Thanks for the info!
Don"t forget to test your speaker setup via the Windows configuration. Maybe resetting your audio driver / configuration will solve the problem, too.
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Jessica PhoenixPosts: 3420Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:49 am

» Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:09 am


Don"t forget to test your speaker setup via the Windows configuration
I may just buy a sound card. So far I"ve been using the one built on to the motherboard as it"s adequate for me (I"m no audiophile). But getting drivers for it can be a hassle because I always forget what motherboard I have.