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No sound in some games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cmeeson, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. cmeeson

    cmeeson Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2007
    First of all here are my computer specs

    AMD Athlon 64 processor
    1 gig of RAM
    Radeon x1600 video card
    Asus K8V-X SE mobo
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    running Windows Vista Ultimate

    I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, the Vista forum or the games forum, so sorry for the double post.

    So after installing Vista and getting all my drivers set up I figured I'd try out some games to see how they played. Well, most games are working fine, but neither Half Life 2 or Counterstrike Source have sound, and I really have no idea why. Sound works outside of those games, and it works fine for other games, so I don't know what the problem is. I also haven't been able to find anyone else who is having this problem, so any insight would really be appreciated.

    Windows tells me all sound drivers are up to date, but when I check the ASUS site for audio drivers for my mobo, it doesn't list any drivers for Vista yet. Should I just wait a bit to see if they release a new driver, should I go out and buy a new sound card, or can my problem be solved another way?

    Thanks for the help!

    edit: I accidentally discovered that if I have audio running (winamp) when I open CS or HL2, they'll also play their audio. It's the same with Youtube videos. I dunno, the audio seems really finicky. Sometimes it'll play and other times it won't. Still, any clue what could be wrong?
  2. oliver.d


    Feb 6, 2007
    Have you tried running the cames in compatability mode for XP SP2? Right click the application .exe in the programs folder, and go into the compatability tab. Also try running as administrator if XP compatability doesnt work. If you are still having problems, you will have to wait for patches. Vista isn't the number one gaming platform.. yet.
  3. -mx-


    Mar 2, 2007
    Hi cmeeson,

    had the same problem with similar config :
    ASUS P4P800-X motherboard
    Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio
    Windows Vista Ultimate.

    When starting HL2 and CS source = No sound.

    Did the following :
    Went to Asus Website and downloaded the Soundmax driver for Win XP.
    extract the Zip file and right click on "setup.exe". under compatibility, tick the Win XP w/SP2 field
    use also "run as administrator"
    It told me that he had to uninstall existing driver and after completed installation, restart and I now have sound in HL2 and CS source as before.

    give it a try

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