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Oblivion Sound Problems

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This is a really old problem of mine but today I decided I was going to resolve this issue.

While playing Oblivion, I wasn't able to hear ambient voices. For example, when the game first starts the prisoner in the cell across from you will begin to talk. Also, when the guards come down the stairs to your cell, they are talking to each other. I couldn't hear the voices.

Similar problems have occurred in other games as well.

SO...

What I did was use dxdiag.exe to turn my hardware sound acceleration level down and it fixed the problem.

Simple? Yes. Obvious? Not to me.

Hopefully this can help anyone else who has had the same problem.
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1. Make sure your drivers are up to date
2. Make sure you don't have 5.1 or something selected in windows or the game unless you have it.

This usually is caused by EAX erroring or selecting 3.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 when you only have 2 speakers. The game will try to force voices out of the center speaker, and if you don't have one... you can't hear it.
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