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CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 14:48:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: CyberGh0st on 05/01/2010 00:10:18

There are rumours that for some people the sound actually works ... so I am on a quest to assemble and tweak a rig that someday may produce consistent sound effects in EVE as they were in pre-Apocrypha.

I narrowed down my problems to the following :

- Turrets ( Artillery ), Missile launchers and enemy fire sound effects stop working after a few minutes when zoomed in on my ship. I get them back when disabling and re-enabling sound in the ingame menu. Other sound effects like targetting, warping, etc, don't have issues.
- When zoomed out to the point where I no longer hear my sensor booster and tracking enhancer, then the turrets, launchers and enemy fire sound effects keep working. So I assume that the sensor booster and tracking enhancer overwrite my turret, launcher and enemy fire sounds.
- When mission specific music is playing ( like when jumping into a mission thru a gate ), all module effects disapear. I can get them back when I just start playing the jukebox music again. Targetting and other sound effects keep working.
- Occasional crackling/popping noises.

So far I have tried the following :

- Updated everything ( Bios, Windows, Drivers, etc )
- Removed EVE Online including cache and settings.
- Completely reinstalled OS
- And thus also completely reinstalled EVE
- Windows XP, Vista, 7
- Disabled advanced, non-essential, features for X-FI ( both on the creative software as the XP and Win7 settings ).
- Ingame settings
- Windowed and fullscreen mode
- 1 and 2 clients
- Zooming further away from my ship : sortoff a fix
- Disabling and re-enabling sound : fix for a few minutes

- Tried following soundcards :
( Disabled onboard sound in bios when trying other sound devices )

Onboard Soundmax HD
Logitech USB headset
Soundblaster X-fi music
Soundblaster X-fi gamer

- In combination with following systems :

Asus Striker II Extreme mobo
nForce 790i
Core2Quad Q9550
Gefore GTX285 1GB
Raptors in Raid-0

Asus Striker Extreme mobo
nForce 680i
Qore2Quad 6600
Geforce 8800GTS 512MB

Asus P5Q Motherboard
Intel P45 Chipset
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 and Q9550
Asus Radeon 4770 512MB

If anyone could post something that does work it would be nice.

Thanks in advance.

Darod Zyree
Gallente
Zyree Holding
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:01:00 - [2]
 

eve has sounds? Shocked

CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:14:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: CyberGh0st on 04/01/2010 15:15:00

Originally by: Darod Zyree
eve has sounds? Shocked


Some people claimed that in the days of pre-Apocrypha, there were some rudimentary but functional sound effects, and even now there are rumours of people hearing sound effects and even music, but you can't always believe what you hear or don't hear ...


Frug
Omega Wing
Snatch Victory
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:15:00 - [4]
 

I would question the claims of anyone who says that the sound in this game works perfectly for them. I really would.

Actually I wouldn't question it. I'd flat out not believe it.

People make claims like that until you actually check it out, then you realize that, well, actually half the turrets firing can't be heard over the sound of their invulnerability field hum and they just didn't notice, and oh yeah that gate crackling is actually there on some gates, and oh yeah i actually CAN still hear the ship flying in space even though it's actually docked and i should be hearing station sounds, etc.

These problems are fairly consistent across systems, and I've heard people claiming they don't notice any bugs in eve for years. Yeah, right.


CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:29:00 - [5]
 


Okay but seriously, I am talking about the situation pre-Apocrypha, where you had 95% of the time functional sound effects, where turrets fired consistantly, you could hear your other mods, with no mentionable crackling or popping issues.

Is it really broken for everyone? Or is there still hope that I can fix it myself?

VanNostrum
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:47:00 - [6]
 

Sounds in eve need a massive overhaul, if not a whole new expansion pack just for that kind of improvement

not that it is a necessity, but it is embarassing for a game of Eve's caliber to lack in that department.

Cyb3r Thr3at
The Scope
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:48:00 - [7]
 

The lack of sound (& turret visuals in some cases) in this game really kills the whole immersive experience.

Haraldhardrade
Amarr
Pax Amarr
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:50:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Frug
I would question the claims of anyone who says that the sound in this game works perfectly for them. I really would.
Actually I wouldn't question it. I'd flat out not believe it.



I have no issues what so ever. I'm not aware of any turret sound issues. As for what system I got, the powernerds are going to throw hissifit over the answer.....I own a dell.

UniToxic
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2010.01.04 15:53:00 - [9]
 

Surely this is a troll post?

Anyhow I have always had sound (since I have been playing last summer).

8gb 1066mhz DDR2
nVidia BFG 768mb 8800gtx OC
Intel Quad Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
Windows 7 64bit
Asus P5K-E wifi (onboard audio)
1000gb Seagate Barracuda

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.01.04 16:10:00 - [10]
 

My sound works fine, when I don't turn it off so I can listen to an audio book.

I'm running an HP 9500z series with a SB X-fi gamer card in it.

Callista Sincera
Amarr
Hedion University
Posted - 2010.01.04 16:26:00 - [11]
 

Never had any problems with my onboard soundcard (realtek hd audio, nothing special).

The only thing broken with EVE sound for me is the fact that I can't disable those super extremely wtf station sounds without turning off all world-sounds.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.01.04 16:33:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Zeba on 04/01/2010 16:34:56


q9650, 4 gigs ocz platinum, 9800gtx+oc, sb audigy 24bit, msi neocombo p35 board,win7 32bit and a couple of sataII harddrives with a dvd writer. Sound has always worked for me except for the time an expansion or two back when it didn't. But atm its working just dandy.

Wet Ferret
Posted - 2010.01.04 16:59:00 - [13]
 

I just turned on sound for five minutes and I heard stuff so it must be fine and you're just overreacting. Now CCP, go back to working on stuff I care about since the sound is working fine (or rather I don't care about the actual problems since, I don't listen to sound at all, and since I don't care it's not important).

Did I do it right?

Catherine Frasier
Posted - 2010.01.04 17:06:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Frug
I would question the claims of anyone who says that the sound in this game works perfectly for them. I really would.
A corpie of mine told me, when I was grumbling about my own sound, that his sound was working flawlessly. So the next time I was over at his place I checked and, quelle surprise, he was having the same issues everyone else is but he hadn't really noticed. I attribute this to the fact that he cranks the background tunes into the foreground when he plays.

It might also be because he's strictly a miner. Or maybe he's just thick... but I repeat myself. </rimshot>

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.01.04 17:27:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Grimpak on 04/01/2010 17:28:28
using vista, diference between a SB X-fi gamer and the onboard realtek ALC888S = none.

in EVE, at least.


and I never had issues with sound, besides the most recent ones (sound effects and jukebox)

Peter Wheatstraw
Gallente
Posted - 2010.01.04 17:40:00 - [16]
 

CX1 configured as;

4 Xeon QC X5570 2.93GHz cpus
12 sticks 8GB DDR3 1333MHz ECC
8 64GB Intel® X25-E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drives
NVIDIA TESLA C1060
Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium sound card

This is just my work machine, of course. My home machine is better. But the sounds are OK on this one in any event.

Not that I would accpt anything less, mind you..........

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.01.04 17:49:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Peter Wheatstraw
But the sounds are OK on this one in any event.

Not that I would accpt anything less, mind you..........



It's nice to know that some people will still accept mediocrity. Rock on with your (semi-)bad self

Thenoran
Caldari
Tranquility Industries
Posted - 2010.01.04 17:53:00 - [18]
 

The only issues I have with sound (and my 5.1 setup works just fine on everything else) is with Shield Hardeners pretty much blocking out any other FX sounds and that rapid fire weapons don't use the sound right for each individual shot.

In the previous sound engine, I had a funny Ferox fit with 6 electron blasters and 3 mag stabs, which in sequence fired very rapidly and each individual shot was heard just fine.
In the new one I could hear less than a third of the shots fired.
It's been improved a bit, but rapid fire shots still don't work 100%, which is sad considering the awesomeness of rapid fire with the right audio.

Scout Ops
Red Federation
Posted - 2010.01.04 18:32:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: De'Veldrin
Originally by: Peter Wheatstraw
But the sounds are OK on this one in any event.

Not that I would accpt anything less, mind you..........



It's nice to know that some people will still accept mediocrity. Rock on with your (semi-)bad self


it's nice to know that some people have never starved, so they are prepotent enough not to accept anything below excelent standards. Rock on with yout (semi-)bad consideration

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2010.01.04 18:57:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Lady Spank on 04/01/2010 18:58:09
erm... as best I recall (this setup will make you cry, but it plays 2 accounts on eve and hl2 stuff and I dont care for other games anyway)

EDIT: forgot to mention this actually runs sound across 2 clients perfectly, only issues where the popping sounds bug on probing post apocrypha.

athlon 64 4000+
1 gig of ddr ram
mobo GA-k8n-sli with onboard sound used
some nvidia 8500 graphics card

yeah, someone donate me old parts Laughing

CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 21:34:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: CyberGh0st on 04/01/2010 21:36:07
Hmm, okay, so perhaps it is only Artillery related ...

To describe the biggest problem I have atm is that when firing my Artillery after a minute or 2 nearly all artillery and missile sound effects are gone, together with enemy incomming fire.

This is driving me nuts now, especially as there are so many that can hear all effects ... and I tried this with many computer systems and sound cards.


Drykor
Minmatar
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2010.01.04 22:02:00 - [22]
 

The sound is still ok afaik (I hardly ever use it) but eve voice has been utterly broken since dominion, which is why I'm hardly playing at the moment.

CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 22:25:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: CyberGh0st on 04/01/2010 22:28:24

omg, seems that I only have it when zoomed in on my ship, then the sensor booster and tracking computer somehow overwrite my arties and launchers, but only after a few minutes.

So just another side affect of the new ( since Apoc ) positional sound "feature" I guess.

I really hope CCP implements an option to turn off positional sound.

edit : There are still the occasional cracks and pops, but I guess I can live with that until the next sound "improvement" :p




Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2010.01.04 22:34:00 - [24]
 

You haven't tried changing speakers >.>

Nawt Ovarpwiced
Posted - 2010.01.04 22:56:00 - [25]
 

Im going to assume the OP did not change their speakers because sound works for everything else but eve.

Asus P5E3 mobo
Xi-Fi Fatalaty soundcard
Nvidia x285
Raptor 140gig for windows/games + 1TB for everything else
4gig Ram
Works both on Vista 64 and Window's 7

I did have some instances where sound would not turn on when i ticked it in the options screen. Closing and Opening eve again fixed the issue. Have you tried re-downloading & reinstalling eve from scratch incase something borked with your copy?

CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 22:58:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Nawt Ovarpwiced
Im going to assume the OP did not change their speakers because sound works for everything else but eve.

Asus P5E3 mobo
Xi-Fi Fatalaty soundcard
Nvidia x285
Raptor 140gig for windows/games + 1TB for everything else
4gig Ram
Works both on Vista 64 and Window's 7

I did have some instances where sound would not turn on when i ticked it in the options screen. Closing and Opening eve again fixed the issue. Have you tried re-downloading & reinstalling eve from scratch incase something borked with your copy?


Yes definatly, reinstalled everything, multiple times ( on different computers ).

Lord Shreder
Anvil Inc.
Posted - 2010.01.04 22:59:00 - [27]
 

Sound has not worked properly on 4 different computers for me for 2 years. Crying or Very sad

Nawt Ovarpwiced
Posted - 2010.01.04 23:07:00 - [28]
 

if you're using non-onboard sound - do you have the onboard sound disabled in the bios incase eve is stupid and is sending sound to that?

its hella weird its not working for you on multiple pc's tho o_O

Are the language settings in eve set to English? (incase its a problem derrived by language settings?)

CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.04 23:17:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Nawt Ovarpwiced
if you're using non-onboard sound - do you have the onboard sound disabled in the bios incase eve is stupid and is sending sound to that?

its hella weird its not working for you on multiple pc's tho o_O

Are the language settings in eve set to English? (incase its a problem derrived by language settings?)


Yes, onboard sound is disabled in bios atm.

Running everything in English.

Reread my OP, I have updated it with some new findings.

Nawt Ovarpwiced
Posted - 2010.01.04 23:30:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Nawt Ovarpwiced on 04/01/2010 23:39:05
Edited by: Nawt Ovarpwiced on 04/01/2010 23:31:13
ok, so its working "sort of" but failing, if its doing the same thing with sort-of working, dropping in/out on all the builds you listed below it would lead me to think that something is interfering with eve.

What antivirus do you use?

Have you checked for spyware/malware?

Do you have any other sound issues when playing other games, or listening to music? Or is it purely just eve which is suffering from this?

and on another note - Do the crackling/popping noises only happen on the Soundblaster Xi-Fi's? (its a known problem with the card itself when used in conjunction with a Nforce mobo caused by latency times on the mobo)




Edit - found this, seems like its a current problem with an unknown cause/solution. I diddnt go over every page in depth, but there are a few things in there people have suggested, some works some dont - might be worth a read??

http://www.eve-search.com/thread/1018419/page/1


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