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Jeremy

F.E.A.R. - No Sound

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Any ideas why I have no sound in F.E.A.R.?

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not familiar with the game, but did you try running 'dxdiag'?

also, although not a fix for your problem, you could try an alternative driver.

kxProject

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I've tried those drivers before, they didn't work for my card.

The sound works fine any other game, but not for F.E.A.R. ...

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I just said that the sound works in all other installed games, except for FEAR. No I haven't upgraded the drivers. Yes, I have onboard sound disabled.

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not to offend you, but is it an original copy? if u dloaded it then the person who made it may have screwed something up.

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No I didn't download it. My friend gave it to me. :P

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what sound card? i am playing it well with my realtek on board sound... scary game... keep scaring me.... @@"

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@cyberloner, look at the topic. Anyway, I think it's just nLite. I suppose I finally found a program which wants to use something I nLited out. Will just remake my ISO with less removed.

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haha, the downsides of nlite

btw, check the even viewer for an error. hopefully you will see an error that something couldnt start

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It's a codec problem, I had the same thing happen to me on my nlited cd. Using "lite" settings in nlite, I thought that, I too, removed too much. That wasn't the case. There's a long solution and a short.

My Codecs installed:

DefilerPak

QuickTime Alternative

Real Alternative

Wmlite120

And having used the long explanation: ACE Mega CoDecS Pack

Will try the short one later today, see how that goes.

LONG: http://support2.vugames.com/vug/answer.aspx?ID=7323

SHORT: http://www.softoutfit.com/hints.html#F.E.A...+Problem+Solved

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Tried all that, still no sound.

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Well, using the ACE Mega CoDecS Pack, under the "dash board" shortcut, make sure only "Microsoft" settings are checked. There should be 2 sets of them. Try not too scroll to fast cause it's easy to pass them up. Uncheck everything else.

That's how I got mine to work. If you've already done that, my apologies. I have no other options.

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Just as I thought...It seems the makers of FEAR still use the same MP3 Codec they used in their previous hits, like No One Lives Forever (Kate Archer :wub:), and also same story here.

Jeremy, do you have any other MP3 Codec installed besides the one installed with FEAR that is?

If not, and you are also sure you haven't disabled audio in the ingame settings :P, then I would also blame nLite I guess. But I still have a rather old nLite windows running at the moment so I dont know...(I dont have any problems with FEAR)

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No, I don't have any other MP3 codec installed. Also, I tried that Codec pack and it was kind of glitchy and didn't work. Corone what MP3 codec do I need?

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Oops, double post.

Edited by Jeremy
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Just the one that goes with FEAR imo, but I guess you removed too much with nLite I'm afraid. (But what that would be, I really don't know) I wouldn't have any other explanation for this right now.

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audiocodecs2fb.jpg

Does that look right to you?

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yes it does, clck properties for the windows media audio and make sure that it is set as teh first device to use

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Did that. No sound. Guess I did over-nLite it.

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Jeremy, did you solve?

I'm in same situation and I tried all the above solution, but no way! :(

If you solved, please, can you tell me how?

Thanks!

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YEEEEEESSSSS!!!!! :thumbup

I've made it!!! :D

Or better, ehm...., someone else done it for me.

I found that the problem is *pheraps* linked to nlite, but I'm not sure.

Anyhow, the problem is caused by file Imaadp32.acm, that is missing!!!!!

Download it (google) and put it in C:\windows\system32!

Et voilà! No need to reinstall or install the game/codecs.

Oh, all credits go to him:

http://forum.justgamers.de/fear/thread.php?threadid=684&sid

Hope this will help someone in the future!

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Hmm, that doesn't make sense at all if you ask me. Afaik FEAR uses MP3 Audio, so I really wonder what the IMA ADPCM Codec has got anything to do with MP3 Audio... (IMA Audio you will most likely find in QuickTime MOV-files).

But oh well, perhaps these two sites can help as well;

http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/277p1.html

http://www.free-codecs.com/guides/How_to_i...ows_XP_2000.htm

Is it true then? Are you allready capable of removing this codec too with nLite nowadays?

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OMFG. Corone, you just fixed my issue for me.

imaadp32.acm and msadp32.acm

Thank you very much. I now have sound in FEAR. (Adds ACMs to keep Box in nLite) :thumbup

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I did? :rolleyes:

Haha! It's just some sites I came across upon entering "IMA ADPCM" in google, I thought I should shares those.

NP, I too was curious to know what the problem could be even though I didn't have the problem. But I still don't know what IMA ADPCM has anything to do with MP3...

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