it's possible you need you install the audio driver corresponding to your hardware. if you have a desktop PC you need to go the the manufacturer's motherboard's webpage on the exact page for that specific model of motherboard and if you have a laptop on the manufacturer's page for that exact model and they'll have a support tab where you can download drivers. check under audio and get everything there. This applies if you reinstalled windows fresh and have not manually installed any drivers aside from graphics drivers.
It's also possible that 16 bit, 44800 HZ DVD Quality works, did you try it?
44800 HZ DVD quality works but it sounds different, the levels of audio are different which you can get adjusted to but it's annoying. I will try out downloading drivers later today.
Recently I lost a lot of sounds after a Windows update (in particular mantis firing). This has happened previously for me. In the past I found that disconnecting and reconnecting my headphones resolved the issue, but not in this case. I had to totally reinstall motherboard manufacturer recommended audio drivers (from ASUS). Unfortunately they come bundled with Sonic Studio and Sound Radar which even when all audio enhancements are turned off and sound is set to stereo still results in crashes with XACT sound errors in the log. I resolved this by completely uninstalling Sonic Studio and sound radar crap. Thought I'd post in case anyone else has similar issues.
For me it was some msi bloatware called nahimic that installed itself that messed with my projectile sounds. Removing it from startup and deactivating the virtual sound device in device manager fixed it. Maybe thats a new thing since it just happend to me last week after running the pc for 1.5 years
It's very common for unspecified Windows updates to reset audio hardware and other settings. Recently (last 6 months or so) they've introduced a new option for psuedo-surround sound which is playing havoc with Forged Alliance. Best advice - goto your hardware manager and remove (disable) all the extra sound devices you don't use. Remember, many monitors have built-in audio capability these days, and as was pointed out above, a lot of headsets use 'virtual surround' drivers that have a lot to do with frequent crashes.
I have the same problem, the sounds disappear. I set the settings correctly, completely reinstalled faf, but still no sounds(
It's not FAF. You need to reinstall audio drivers
I also got this error out of the blue and a simple uninstall of Nahimic seems to have fixed it. The internet tells me I might need to do it again if some random update reinstalls it on me, but just thought I'd bump this thread for the next MSI motherboard user.
@tatsu said I can't hear some of the Audio or other Sound issue. What should I do?
get a windows pc