View Full Version : Horrific audio problems!

9th Dec 2003, 17:16
What gives?

I have these terrible audio (and, well, it seems lots of video too) problems when running the game. Frankly, I haven't gotten past the main menu because of terrible sound crackling, buzzing, stopping and really jerky update rates. It's just .. terrible. Installed latest drivers for my soundcard, installed DirectX 9.0b again, installed latest WHQL certified Detonators. Tweaked all to the max, but no difference. Absolutely crappy performance .. even in the main menu! I think that the bane for bad video performance lies within the bad audio performance. It's as if the audio is stalling the video. For a second sounds plays ok, then next second is buzzing, next one is okay, next on is buzzing. *Music* -- BZZZZ! *Musi..* BZZZ! *Music, Musi--* BZZZZZ!. Like that. So, is the product utter crap, or is there something that can be done?

System Specs:
P4 1,6@2,4
512Mb RAM
Gainward GeForce Ti4200 250/510
Windows XP, SP1
Detonator Forceware 52.16
DirectX 9.0b


System Information
Time of this report: 12/9/2003, 19:03:21
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: Finnish)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 232MB used, 1750MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 Ti 4200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5216 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/6/2003 14:16:00, 4246528 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/6/2003 14:16:00, 1550043 bytes
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

Sound Devices
Description: SB Live! Audio [9000]
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0252 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 7/19/2002 10:47:52, 837548 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Creative
HW Accel Level: Full
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: Yes
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

DirectInput Devices
Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

9th Dec 2003, 17:45

I had the same problem and actually I discussed it on this forum (scan for Audigy sound problem below)

I have a sblive too.

The thing I did to finally correct the problem was to fall back to the drivers that originally came with my card (from the CD)

Right now i'm using this driver (WDM from creative) :

I strongly suggest only running 'setup' on the cd and not changing only the driver, maybe the problem is caused from another file that the installation overwrites...

Good luck