LightSear

Don't Starve & DST-Sound Settings Permanently set to 0

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LightSear    1

I have no sound when I attempt to play Don't Starve or Don't Starve Together.  If I go into settings, the sound is set to 0.  When I attempt to bring the sound up to 10, I do not hear sound increasing.  When I click "apply" after setting all sound settings to 10, the sound settings simply returns to 0.

I've noticed a few others have had this problem in the past.  Based on forums I saw, I have done the following in an attempt to resolve the problem to no avail: 

updated my audio driver
set the audio bit rate from 32 to 16.
reinstalled DST
change the settings.ini file on my computer to "10"

I look forward to hearing other ideas.

Alienware 15R3
Windows 10
played via Steam

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LightSear    1

I was told that third party audio software often messes with the audio, but I was not able to find any third party audio software on my computer.  My basic audio device executable is the following if that helps: RAVBg64.exe

 

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-Variant    4,064
9 hours ago, LightSear said:

I was told that third party audio software often messes with the audio, but I was not able to find any third party audio software on my computer.  My basic audio device executable is the following if that helps: RAVBg64.exe

 

This is a horrific bug, but yes, it does involve some audio sources or companies.

In all my cases, they've been linked to the headset I've been using.

It's a strange bug, sometimes your headset will be fun for only so long, then it kicks in.

Personally, Logitech headsets have never had this issue with the game.

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LightSear    1

Thanks for further thoughts, @Variant

I have been using my apple ear phones.  I tried to open the game without having plugged my ear phones in.  Alas, no fix yet.

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LightSear    1

I hope Klei is able to look at this problem of mine.  I'd like to play with some friends who have yet to purchase the game, but if I can't play it, this co-op game isn't an option for me

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LightSear    1

I got it to work! 

After many attempts with all of the ideas in the link JanH game me, I tried to disable ALL audio devices listed under my "Sound, video, and game controllers" section in device manager EXCEPT "Realtek Audio" which is my computer's default basic audio device.  The first couple of times I attempted I tried to disable the audio devices one at a time.  It only works if they are all shut-off except your basic audio device.  So it seems solution #3 was in fact the winner, but I had to think outside the box a bit. 

I hope this helps the random person who also gets this far down the rabbit hole.  I've attached a screen shot of my audio devices so you can see what my audio devices look like shut off.

 

Sound devices.PNG

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LightSear    1

Unfortunately, this problem has arisen again.  I am not sure what triggered the problem, but I no longer have sound in Don't Starve and Don't starve together.

Fortunately, the problem is not isolated.  I also am not getting sound in Cities: Skylines or Overcooked so it must be a wider problem not specific to Don't Starve but I do have sound with Dishonored, Frostpunk, and Rocket League.

I have again took several hours two days ago and yesterday completing the entire troubleshooting list linked above from JanH including disabling all sound devices in my device manager besides my Realtek Audio device.  I currently use nVidia GeForce Experience drivers for Graphics and it is possible that the software is interfering with my audio, but I don't know how to check.  Does anyone know how to check this?

Other suggestions would be very welcomed.

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