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ATC voice error with complex aircraft

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Dear fellow simmers,I have a strange problem with my ATC and pilot voices when using complex aircraft. Sometimes the voices are there, sometimes I can hear only the background chatter, sometimes no voice at all. The text messages are OK, and witch all standard or not too complex aircraft everything is OK. It happens with the CLS 747, the RFP 747 and the PMDG 737, but not with the LevelD 767.I already set up a clean FS parallel installation for trial and did a Windows repair installation with no success.Here is what I observed:1. The error appears to be aircraft model related. Some models work, some not.2. When there are no voices, they sometimes come back when I switch to slew mode and back3. It seems to have to do something with the DLL files in the modules folder (of course there are a lot of additional DLLs). Strangely, it does work with all DLLs installed - at least for some time. When I then remove all additional DLLs to have just the standard set, it is good again. When I now add all additional DLLs one after the other, it remains OK until all of a sudden the voices are gone again.I have no clue where else to look without a complete re-install (something I would like to avoid - this must have a reason). I run WinXP SP2. Thanks for reading this far, and maybe I can find a specialist here who knows where to look.RegardsBoris

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>Dear fellow simmers,>>I have a strange problem with my ATC and pilot voices when>using complex aircraft. Sometimes the voices are there,>sometimes I can hear only the background chatter, sometimes no>voice at all. The text messages are OK, and witch all standard>or not too complex aircraft everything is OK. It happens with>the CLS 747, the RFP 747 and the PMDG 737, but not with the>LevelD 767.>>I already set up a clean FS parallel installation for trial>and did a Windows repair installation with no success.>>Here is what I observed:>>1. The error appears to be aircraft model related. Some models>work, some not.>2. When there are no voices, they sometimes come back when I>switch to slew mode and back>3. It seems to have to do something with the DLL files in the>modules folder (of course there are a lot of additional DLLs).>Strangely, it does work with all DLLs installed - at least for>some time. When I then remove all additional DLLs to have just>the standard set, it is good again. When I now add all>additional DLLs one after the other, it remains OK until all>of a sudden the voices are gone again.>>I have no clue where else to look without a complete>re-install (something I would like to avoid - this must have a>reason). I run WinXP SP2. >>Thanks for reading this far, and maybe I can find a specialist>here who knows where to look.>>Regards>Boris>>>You may wish to try lowering your Sound Harware acceleration setting to less than what it is now. That sometimes solves Sound related problems.You can find that setting by going to your Windows Control panel, and selecting Sounds and Audio Devices. Then select Audio and then Advanced and then Performance.Hope this helps.

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Hi David,unfortunately it doesn't. But - could it have to do with using the system internal sound system? Which is what I do; I don't have an extra sound card. I just don't want to buy one and then find out that it doesn't solve the problem...RegardsBoris

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>Hi David,>>unfortunately it doesn't. But - could it have to do with using>the system internal sound system? Which is what I do; I don't>have an extra sound card. I just don't want to buy one and>then find out that it doesn't solve the problem...>>Regards>Boris>I am not a sound or computer expert by any means, but it stands to reason that some of the resources which could be available to the sim are being used to create on board sound (as opposed to an stand alone sound card).Perhaps someone else will have some ideas - other than investing in a sound card.

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>Hi David,>>unfortunately it doesn't. But - could it have to do with using>the system internal sound system? Which is what I do; I don't>have an extra sound card. I just don't want to buy one and>then find out that it doesn't solve the problem...>>Regards>Boris>Hi Boris,I don't believe that on-board sound, per se, will cause this but here's what I found on my system. My system board features a Realtek AC97 audio circuit. The AC97 would not allow me to reduce the audio acceleration; I'd turn it down to Basic but the next time I looked, the slider would be all the way over to the right (Full) again. I knew from previous experience, on another system, that MSFS voice needs sound acceleration set to Basic or None to work properly.I finally fixed the ATC voice problems with a USB headset. You might look into this option. You don't have to install a board, the audio circuit is all self-contained in the USB adapter, and the USB headsets are pretty cheap. My wife loves it too, she found the flight sim sounds annoying.R-

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Hi Ron,I don't have a USB headset, but I do have a set of small USB speakers. I connected those, and bingo. It talks :) So it obviously has something to do with the sound chip (I have a Realtek High Definition Audio). I will go get another sound card.Best RegardsBoris

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