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Darth Vanisher
07-23-2007, 02:56 AM
Recently I'm having some sound errors since I've installed the Star Wars: KotOR... the problem is there is no sound effects such as lightsaber swinging, blaster shots, exploding grenade, or any other weapon SFX.

Weirdly, sound effects such as voices when in a dialogue or when battling are still present. The one that won't appear is only sounds that came from weapons.

If needed, I also have the report here.

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=7/13/2007 1:51:20 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v1.03.514077
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=Service Pack 2
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=756

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=1729
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=14
CPUStepping=8
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName=Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=1016
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=30.58GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\
Drives=HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4082N,HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4082N,HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4244N,mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-841S,mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-850S,mat****a DVD/CDRW UJDA770,PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16A,PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16A,PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16A,PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16A,TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-C2732,TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462C

[Video]
Video Card Name=Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Video Memory=128
Desktop Resolution=1280x800x16 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.4.0 - Build 4.14.10.4436
OpenGL Vendor=Intel
OpenGL Renderer=Intel 945GM
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=USB Audio Device
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor.ini

[Sound Options]
Sound Init=0
Music Volume=85
Voiceover Volume=85
Sound Effects Volume=96
Movie Volume=100
Force Software=1
EAX=0
Disable Sound=0
Number 3D Voices=16
Number 2D Voices=24
Environment Effects Level=0.60
2D3D Bias=1.50
Environment Effects=1
Environment Effects Nonstreaming=1
Environment Effects Streaming=1

[Game Options]
GUIsInScreenShot=1
EnableCheats=1
EnableScreenShot=1
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
Hide Unequippable=0
Tutorial Popups=1
Subtitles=1
Mini Map=1
Floating Numbers=1
Status Summary=1
Enable Mouse Teleporting To Buttons=1
Mouse Sensitivity=33
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Mouse Look=0
AutoSave=1
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
Enable Tooltips=1
Difficulty Level=0
TooltipDelay Sec=1.000000
Memory Access=1
Memory Level=1
Disable Movies=0

[Movies Shown]
Movie 0=112
Movie 1=8
Movie 2=0
Movie 3=0
Movie 4=2
Movie 5=0
Movie 6=154
Movie 7=1
Movie 8=0
Movie 9=0
Movie10=0

[Alias]
HD0=.\
OVERRIDE=.\Override
TEMP=.\Temp
MODULES=.\Modules
LOGS=.\Logs
LOCALVAULT=.\LocalVault
DMVAULT=.\DMVault
SERVERVAULT=.\ServerVault
STREAMMUSIC=.\StreamMusic
TEMPCLIENT=.\Tempclient
SAVES=.\saves
CURRENTGAME=.\currentgame
TEXTUREPACKS=.\texturepacks
STREAMWAVES=.\StreamWaves

[Graphics Options]
V-Sync=0
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=0
Anti Aliasing=0
Texture Quality=0
Emitters=1
Grass=1
Soft Shadows=0
Shadows=1
Brightness=57
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=800
Height=600

[Autopause Options]
Mine Sighted=1
End Of Combat Round=0
Enemy Sighted=1
Party Killed=1
Action Menu=0
New Target Selected=1

[config]
firstrun=0

[Keymapping]
Action265=52
Action286B=8
Action286A=7
Action285B=10
Action285A=9
Action284B=54
Action284A=51
Action283B=54
Action283A=51
Action282B=69
Action282A=73
Action281B=53
Action281A=76
Action280B=69
Action280A=73
Action264=57
Action263=43
Action262=85
Action261=84
Action260=83
Action259=82
Action258=81
Action257=80
Action256=79
Action255=78
Action254=77
Action253=31
Action245=75
Action244=55
Action243=67
Action242=74
Action241=87
Action240=56
Action239=68
Action238=82
Action236=83
Action234=81
Action232=80
Action230=79
Action228=78
Action226=77
Action225=70
Action224=90
Action223=31
Action222=25
Action221=24
Action220=29
Action219=28
Action218=42
Action217=87
Action216=65
Action215=63
Action214=62
Action213=60
Action212=61
Action211=66
Action210=59
Action209=71
Action208=89
Action207=72
Action206=30
Action205=55
Action204=67


For first I consider this as minor problem, and not paying too much attention to this. But after playing quite long, I think it's reducing the "fun" playing the game. Is there any solution to this? Thanks for your time.

ChAiNz.2da
07-23-2007, 09:54 AM
Do you have any mods installed? And if so, does any of them include a baseitems.2da? (or maybe even a spells.2da?)

There might be a mod changing the impact sounds or item sounds of your armory.

If no mods, check to see if you have the latest drivers for your sound card, and that your game sound settings (in KotOR menu settings) check to see if any of the volume slider levels have been notched down to zero by mishap/mistake.

Darth Vanisher
07-23-2007, 10:57 AM
Yes, I have mods installed. But the sound problem have occurs before I'm adding any mods.

I've checked the KotOR menu settings and it seems there's no problem at all, the slider is at maximum point.
For the sound card, I'm getting confused there. I'm sorry because this sounds noobish, but how to check my sound card?
Is the sound card this one?
Sound Card Name=USB Audio Device
If yes, I do not know where to get the latest update... Can help with this?

Thanks for your time...

ChAiNz.2da
07-23-2007, 11:42 AM
For the sound card, I'm getting confused there. I'm sorry because this sounds noobish, but how to check my sound card?
Is the sound card this one?
Sound Card Name=USB Audio Device
If yes, I do not know where to get the latest update... Can help with this?

Thanks for your time...
hehe.. good question as I'm confused by the report :xp:

Are you on a laptop? If so, what brand/model? I can only assume it's on-board sound (if being a laptop) so it might be good to see if the manufacturer has any updates available in it's support section :giveup:

Without knowing who made the card/laptop it's hard to say where to check for updates.

EDIT: Also.. just for giggles, try disabling the Force Software setting. (I noticed "Force Software=1" in your report). Should be able to in the KotOR Menu.

Darth Vanisher
07-24-2007, 08:36 AM
EDIT: Also.. just for giggles, try disabling the Force Software setting. (I noticed "Force Software=1" in your report). Should be able to in the KotOR Menu.Hmm...? Have disabled the Force Software setting, but still... no hope. :|

Are you on a laptop? If so, what brand/model? I can only assume it's on-board sound (if being a laptop) so it might be good to see if the manufacturer has any updates available in it's support section

Without knowing who made the card/laptop it's hard to say where to check for updates.How do you know that I'm on a laptop?
Well... you're right, I'm on a laptop.
Hmm... the manufacturer? I think it's Toshiba, because that's what written on it....
So... should I check the Toshiba website?
I've checked it but I'm still confuses what to do...

ChAiNz.2da
07-24-2007, 10:11 AM
Hmm...? Have disabled the Force Software setting, but still... no hope. :|

How do you know that I'm on a laptop?
Well... you're right, I'm on a laptop.
Video Card Name=Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family

"Mobile" chip gave it away ;)
Hmm... the manufacturer? I think it's Toshiba, because that's what written on it....
So... should I check the Toshiba website?
I've checked it but I'm still confuses what to do...
Definitely check their website to see if they even have any drivers for sound (I couldn't find any) however, posting your make and model may help to determine exactly what type of soundcard is in your laptop. I *think* it's a RealTek, but don't quote me on that ;)

Darth Vanisher
07-24-2007, 10:21 AM
Video Card Name=Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family

"Mobile" chip gave it away Oh, I see then. :lips1:

Definitely check their website to see if they even have any drivers for sound (I couldn't find any) however, posting your make and model may help to determine exactly what type of soundcard is in your laptop. I *think* it's a RealTek, but don't quote me on that Err... I'm a bit of blind in computer hardware... :(
Not know for sure what my sound card is.
But maybe there are some clues that I can got from the stickers on the laptop...
There are "Satellite", "Intel Centrino Duo", "harman/kardon", and "Satellite M100". I knew that Intel is the processor, but not sure for the rest though...

By the way, thank you very much for spending your time here, ChAiNz.2da. :D

ChAiNz.2da
07-24-2007, 10:44 AM
What is your laptop's Family & Model number? That can give you a Google search term that would be an immense help or might just help on this site:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modSel.jsp

By the way, thank you very much for spending your time here, ChAiNz.2da
My pleasure :)

Darth Vanisher
07-24-2007, 12:11 PM
Hmm... mine is Satellite M100, it seems.
Have tried that site, but do not know what to download there. :|

On that site I've applied filter by OS: Windows XP SP2 and by Category: Sound. After that I got 3 files. Which one should I download now?

Toshiba Virtual Sound for Windows XP (v1.02.01; 01-17-2006; 2.46M)
Realtek Audio Driver for Windows XP/2000 (v5.10.0.5200; 01-12-2006; 23.09M)
Toshiba Speech System for Windows XP (v1.00.2511; 02-24-2005; 19.27M)

I think it's the driver, but not sure.
Sorry for bugging you... thanks for your time. :)

ChAiNz.2da
07-24-2007, 12:27 PM
Which one should I download now?

Toshiba Virtual Sound for Windows XP (v1.02.01; 01-17-2006; 2.46M)
Realtek Audio Driver for Windows XP/2000 (v5.10.0.5200; 01-12-2006; 23.09M)
Toshiba Speech System for Windows XP (v1.00.2511; 02-24-2005; 19.27M)

I think it's the driver, but not sure.
Sorry for bugging you... thanks for your time. :)
Definitely the driver one :D

Windows will let you know if it's installing an older version of driver (should you happen to already have the latest).. so it's worth a shot. :)

Not sure what the other 2 are about, but the Virtual Sound sounds like an "enhancement" add-on. Might be worth checking out in the future for giggles, but I'd only concern yourself with the driver for now ;)

Qui-Gon Glenn
07-25-2007, 05:09 AM
Just a thought that may help, just in case.... I think ChAiNz' has probably got you on the right track, but he forgot to mention one other method of determination.

The dreaded/dreadful Windows Device Manager... you can update any device driver through this approach. You do have to know which one you're updating, so that you can pick it out from the list, but it is broken down for you in a decently legible way.

Also, check to see if you have a "Service Tag" (Dell's parlance, Toshiba's may be different) number or ID on the bottom of your laptop. It is a unique tag for your machine, and can be used (at many manufacturer's websites) to update your computer more easily - it may all be there waiting for you!

Darth Vanisher
07-25-2007, 12:29 PM
Wow, thanks for all the help. :D
But it's still not working. The weapons sound effects are not present.
I've installed the driver, and I'm also tried the Windows Device Manager. Well... the Device Manager need to locate where the update files, and unfortunately I think I have none of them (the CD, especially).

I've also checked that the 2 enhancement files above seems have installed on my laptop. But it's still not working. Any suggestions? Thanks...