Sign in to follow this  
Guest Nils79

New FSX Install on Vista and No ATC Sound???? HELP!!!!!

Recommended Posts

Just got the new system... its an XPS 420 with Vista Home Premium. Its a Quad Core 6600 2.4. I do have engine and environmental sound but there is no ATC sound.I can see it "broadcasting" but hear nothing.In Multiplayer, nobody can hear me and I can't hear them. I have installed service pack 1 but it didn't work either before or after and I also tried an uninstall and reinstall of FSX. I have seen this problem posted but no responses were given.Could someone please help...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

If you are using 2 sound devices (e.g. onboard sound and a X-fi card), you should check if your sound card is really set as default sound device in Vista and not the onboard sound chip. If your onboard sound chip is used for voice recording in Vista, then also the ATC in FSX will be using the onboard sound.Check also, if the file "USEnglishBig.gvp" (FSXsoundatc) exists and if you are using MytrafficX, you have to use the sound patcher or use editvoicepack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I checked and USENglishbig.gvp is there, I'm not using traffic X and I have onboard sound only. This installation of FSX has no addons except for SP 1.Any other ideas?Remember: I have engine sound etc, just nothing from ATCand the multiplayer voice does not work.All firewalls are turned off and security disabled.I really need help...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are using the latest drivers for your onboard sound and the settings of the onboard sound are configured correctly in Vista?You can test your onboard sound with dxdiag.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friend has Vista Ultimate running the same onboard sound with the same driver and it works fine. I can't think of any other possible thing? Do you think we should try Vista Ultimate or revert to XP Pro?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of things to try:1. Try turning off all the other sound types, except for voice, in the Options | Settings | Sound dialog and see if you can hear the ATC voices then (maybe a mixing problem).2. Try running one of the missions (the takeoff and landing Tutorial1 would be fine) and see if you get any of the mission voices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NO mission voices only engine and environmental sounds. The voice is the only thing that doesn't work.I tried to disable everything but voice and that didn't work.As I said in the previous post, the only difference between my computer and my friend's is that I have a faster video card and processor and he has Vista Ultimate and his works fine.I'm at a loss.. Maybe try Vista Ultimate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait before you reinstall.Do you use Skype? Or try to record something with your microphone.What speaker setup do you use (headset, stereo, 5.1 etc.)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did a test record with my microphone last night and it was working with no problem. I use 5.1 surround. Have you heard of these problems with Vista Home Premium?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>I did a test record with my microphone last night and it was>working with no problem. I use 5.1 surround. Have you heard>of these problems with Vista Home Premium?That is really strange. No, i'm using Vista64 Home Premium and i have no problems :) Please try the latest driver for your onboard sound - i guess Realtek HD. You are using an external microphone wihout a headset? Check all cable connections and test your speaker setup. Check with other games and dxdiag.If everything works and only FSX doesn't work, then you have a really strange problem and i have no idea, what you could do, because you reinstalled FSX and the problem is still present...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At this point, I don't believe the mic has anything to do with it becuase even if you are flying a mission or just in regular free flight, you can't hear the ATC or the ATIS.I am using Vista 32 bit.The driver that I have for my onboard sound is the same driver that my friend is using for his exact same onboard sound and it works fine on his.Anything else that you come up with is well appreciated...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In FSX have you gone into Options, Sound and see if you have it set up at a volume you can hear? Do you see or hear any ATC Messages? If you hear them but cannot respond make sure you have a pilot setup in Options, settings, general.If you can hear anything in the sim, it is not your sound card but FSX not being properly set up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see and respond to the messages coming from ATC but cannot hear them. All other sound works just fine; engines, wind, flap noise etc.This is the 4th machine that I have had FSX running on and everything worked just fine.I'm completely at a loss. The pilot's voice is checked, voice is turned all the way up and I even lowered the engines etc... and I hear nothing from ATC.The only thing different with this machine is a faster CPU and video card and this one is running Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am using Vista 32 also and no problems. Is this a particular aircraft or all of them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All of them. There is no difference. Additionally, I can't hear the voices in multiplayer and they can't hear me. But again, the other sounds are fine....Are you using home premium?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unplug your microphone and reboot. That could be the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The mic isn't even connected.... The problem exists both in and out of the multiplayer arena...Are using home premium or ultimate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ultimate although Vista is Vista. Its not a Vista issue, I don't believe. There is something peculiar about your setup that is causing the problem. 1. You hear all other FSX sounds.2. You have the ATC text display.3. You reinstalled FSX so likely have the files you need.4. Did you use the same FSX.cfg file. You may want to look at it for a clue. Sound is the first entry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think John is on to something here. Rename your FSX.cfg file then start FSX and see if you have voices. When you close FSX, you'll have a new config file. If your problem is solved keep it, else retrieve your old one change its name back to FSX.cfg.R-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you think could have caused this? Why wouldn't it have been corrected once FSX was uninstalled and reinstalled?1- By renaming the .CFG file, are we saying that it preserves it and allows a new file to be automatically created instead of overwriting it?2- Is this the .CFG file that is located under application data/FSX.... and not in the main program files/microsoft flight simulator directory?Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Under users, your profile name,, app data roaming, Microsoft, FSXWhen you uninstall FSX, it doesn't get all of the files including the .cfg file.You don't really need to keep the old one unless you have made a lot of changes. Deleting it will cause FSX to create a new one where you can setup FSX as you like anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ATC, Multiplayer voice, and ATIS are all controlled by the same setting, and it is different from the setting for all of the other sounds.Please open FSX, choose "settings" in the left hand column, and then choose the "sound" button under "other settings" in the right hand column.You should see a section called "Windows Sound Devices" with two drop down boxes, "Sounds" and "Voice"In the drop down box, you should be able to select which speakers play those sounds. Do both your "sounds" and "voice" have the same words inside? For example, "Realtek Digital Output" or whatever the name of your onboard sound card is? If they don't, that's probably your problem. Make sure that the "voice" drop down box is set to exactly the same thing as the "sounds" drop down box. It would be helpful to know exactly what it says in both of those boxes, too. I haven't been able to figure out your answer to that question when other people have asked you earlier in the thread.Hope this helps.Jesse

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I checked all of the codecs for the sound and voice and they were in place. I tried to switch the speaker setup from 5.1 to just 2 speakers and it worked? I have no idea why, but it works.I'm using the altec lansing surround sound with the subwoofer. I have not yet tried the quadraphonic setting. Why does it only work with the 2 speaker set up and what does that have to do with the voice. When I had 5.1 enabled, all speakers were working as necessary?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don' t really understand.... what would that do? Do you think it would work on quadraphonic?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this