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Windows 7: Crysis audio crackle/reverb issue

13 Feb 2011   #1

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Windows 7 x64
 
 
Crysis audio crackle/reverb issue

I'm having the audio crackling problem in crysis. With the new game coming out soon, I thought I would play through the original game again and hit the crackle problem. I have been all over the place and tried probably 30 different 'fixes' one of which worked for one start of the game, (this was the config file edit btw) but then stopped working when I closed the game and started it again. I previously played the game when I was still on vista without issue.

I was wondering if any one here might have additional suggestions.

I also for some reason can not get the 64bit exe to launch the game it just sits spinning it's wheels until I manually kill the process. The 32 bit works just fine though.

Having been all over the place looking for a fix for this, I have seen that there is no specific system configuration that seems to lead to this problem. It just randomly affects a lot of machines running vista and win 7.

My system drivers are all as up to date as possible. There is no crash just a horrible crackle/reverb in the game sound that makes it practically unplayable.


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13 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

This may or may not help since it has been a while since I played Crysis on my win 7 ultimate 64bit system.

I would uninstall and re install a fresh copy of the video and audio drivers, if you use nvidia drivers for you video, don't forget to uninstall the physX drivers as well before attempting to install the new ones.

Also, IIRC, there was a fix about changing the audio from 44100 to 4800 or viceversa.

Sorry I can't be more precise... good luck
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13 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

FYI - I haven't been able to get the "Crysis64.exe" to run on my system either. However the "Crysis.exe" in the "Bin64" folder works just fine. Anyway I don't worry about it because I have no issue with the game starting, or any game issues including crackling sounds. I know this doesn't help you, I just posted for FYI sake.

Also I think AstaLaVista has might be on to something as I vaguely remember seeing something changing the audio from 4400 to 4800 but don't remember where or where the change goes. I assume it would be to the config file but that's a guess as I've never had sound issues to need that fix. You can Google it.

Let us know.
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13 Feb 2011   #4

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah, I tried both that config change, as well as changing the sound settings in windows to correspond. Setting the main exe to compatiblity modes doesn't seem to help either. I suppose I can just play the game with the sound off, though I'll have to turn down difficulty because I won't have as good an idea where stuff is coming from. ...really annoying problem that apparently affects a lot of people.
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13 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
FYI - I haven't been able to get the "Crysis64.exe" to run on my system either. However the "Crysis.exe" in the "Bin64" folder works just fine. Anyway I don't worry about it because I have no issue with the game starting, or any game issues including crackling sounds. I know this doesn't help you, I just posted for FYI sake.
IIRC, I just went to the Bin64 folder and made a shortcut to the desktop and I played it like that. Now, whether that meant I was playing the 64bit version or not I will never know

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Also I think AstaLaVista has might be on to something as I vaguely remember seeing something changing the audio from 44100 to 48000 but don't remember where or where the change goes. I assume it would be to the config file but that's a guess as I've never had sound issues to need that fix. You can Google it.
No, it is not inside the Config File of the game but on the Setting or Options of your audio in control panel. For instance, I use my Onboard Realteak HD Audio Manager so if I open that Icon on Control Panel and go to the "default format", I can change the 48000 (default) to 44100.
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13 Feb 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
No, it is not inside the Config File of the game but on the Setting or Options of your audio in control panel. For instance, I use my Onboard Realteak HD Audio Manager so if I open that Icon on Control Panel and go to the "default format", I can change the 48000 (default) to 44100.
that was what I meant when I said I changed the setting in windows, was that I used the control panel method.
There is also a config file for the game that contains this information.

Code:
sys_budget_sysmem = 4096

--- sound ---
sys_budget_soundchannels = 32
s_SpeakerConfig  = 0
s_FormatSampleRate = 48000
s_FormatType = 3
I know exactly what all those represent and what the number beside them represents with the exception of formattype which I have left at the default of 3 because I don't have additional information on it.
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13 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried updating your soundcard drivers, as well as DirectX?
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13 Feb 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm a heavy gamer so I'm religious about both. It seems to be a problem with the game engine. Like I said in the OP this problem seems to affect A LOT of people that try to run this game in win 7.
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13 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just offering suggestions. Seems like you thought of everything.

Peace
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13 Feb 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah, that's actually what I was afraid of...
Oh well it never hurts to ask, thanks for input all.
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