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Vice City sound effects not working

Discussion in 'Games' started by Dastardly, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. Dastardly

    Dastardly Thread Starter

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    Can anyone help??

    I recently purchased and loaded Vice City. The game runs fine ..... except I get none of the background sound effects (street sounds, cars, fight sounds, etc). The cut scene voice-overs, and radio station music works fine, though, so I guess my sound card is working OK?

    I've downloaded the latest drivers for the motherboard, and checked the sound settings in Windows, but can't see anything obvious.

    My system spec is:

    motherboard: MSI KT4VL (MS-6712)
    sound card: on-board Avance AC97
    processor: Athlon 2100+

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. McTimson

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    Are you sure the sound effects volume is turned up in the Vice City options?
     
  3. Dastardly

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    yes - both music and sound effects are on full volume
     
  4. Dastardly

    Dastardly Thread Starter

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    any ideas, anyone??
     
  5. Chuito2003

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    With vice city there are several options. With xp the following things can solve problem.
    1.go to control panel
    2.go to sound option
    3.make sure your speaker selection is the correct speakers you have
    4.also if you do have a eax compatible card make sure eax is on in the game options
    5. if you dont have a eax card make sure it is off
    6.sometimes upgrading your card will help. I use to have a problem with the sound popping. I changed the card and thing runs great. Make sure all updates for windows are downloaded. This can also be a problem.
     
  6. Dastardly

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    thanks for the suggestions - I've tried all soundcard options on the game options - no result.

    I've also reinstalled DirectX9

    The strange thing is - I know someone with the same motherboard (MSI KT4VL) and onboard soundcard, and the game runs fine on his!! Only difference is he is running XP & I'm using Win98SE. (I've loaded all the latest Windows patches)

    short of buying XP and a new sound card I'm struggling to find a solution. And I think upgrading my PC at a cost of over £150 is a bit extreme for the sake of a game - especially as there's no guarantee it will solve the problem. Also, all other games seem to run fine.

    FRUSTRATING!! :mad:
     
  7. Deathdealer

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    ask your friend if u can borrow his xp cd

    cause some sound cards dont work good in 98se
     
  8. PeteoftheMid

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    Same problem here dude.

    I have an AC97, and although I couldnt find the correct drivers for my soundcard, I got it to work in all other games with a generic AC97 driver i found.

    Anyway, I also get 'no hardware support' in my options.


    SO, out comes the trusty Soundblaster 16 ISA, lets see if this makes any difference!!!!


    (Im on XP by the way, and using a known working backup of GTA3 vice city - my backup works fine on my friends who has a seperate card (non-onboard))

    I would try the original CD, but its scratched to buggery (damn ebay sellers!).
     
  9. Dastardly

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    installing xp sorted it

    :)
     
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