New Vegas Radio problem - *NO songs*

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Gameplay & Tech' started by Garrison, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Garrison

    Garrison First time out of the vault

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Like it says, I've played a whopping 60 hours on this game already (work's been slow) and haven't heard a single song on New Vegas Radio. Occasionally Wayne Newton will do the news, but after that I get nothing but dead air. Any ideas what could cause this?

    For awhile I had horrendous audio skipping but it seems to have subsided, I'd imagine it could be related.

    PC version for the record. I've already removed ffdshow and I think the stuttering stopped after that, but still not a single goddamn song except when I occasionally pass by a box tuned to Mojave Music. It's a very quiet and dreary wasteland.
     
  2. zkylon

    zkylon It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 1, 2010
    No songs or really really low volume? 'Cuz the latter's what i'm getting...
     
  3. Garrison

    Garrison First time out of the vault

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    Sep 8, 2010
    No, just double-checked to be sure. No songs. Mr. New Vegas's news comes in just fine, and he'll say something like "Up next, Johnny Guitar!" and it'll just cut to silence.
     
  4. Little Robot

    Little Robot sup Orderite

    Sep 29, 2010
    I think that you got the famous sing-a-long version of Fallout New Vegas: you're supposed to sing the songs yourself.

    If you're playing on PC, maybe your music files got deleted? You could try a reinstall, too. If not on PC, you could always try exchanging the disk. I've gotten disks at Gamestop, for example, that have weird problems-- they were very nice about letting me get a new disk and the problems went away.
     
  5. Garrison

    Garrison First time out of the vault

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    Sep 8, 2010
    This folder:

    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\fallout new vegas\Data\Sound\songs\radionv

    Is filled with 256 MB worth of mp3's, and I'm pretty sure I haven't heard a single one of them in game. And I just broke 80 hours.

    Could something be screwy in my .cfg file? I downloaded and installed the game off Steam using a Gamestop-purchased code (DVD drive apparently failed that day), so I don't know why anything would be out of order...
     
  6. zkylon

    zkylon It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 1, 2010
    Tried revalidating the download on Steam yet?
     
  7. Garrison

    Garrison First time out of the vault

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Yep. No such luck. I'm actually a little taken back that of all the bugs reported, I haven't found anyone else with this problem.
     
  8. Garrison

    Garrison First time out of the vault

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Still nothing eh?

    God dammit.
     
  9. clammedchowder

    clammedchowder First time out of the vault

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    Oct 31, 2010
    I have the same problem

    I just put them into media player and shuffle, however I would love to resolve these issues. I have read that it can be an EAX issue with Legacy Sound Drivers on newer soundcards in Vista and 7. I have not attempted to change this, as scavving and blowing heads off is most of what I do and shuffle works. I will keep trying to figure it out.

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  10. guillxer

    guillxer First time out of the vault

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    Oct 29, 2010
    pandora.com bro.

    Fallout has like 10 songs so it gets really repetitive anyway.
     
  11. Garrison

    Garrison First time out of the vault

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Bump. Still not working :(
     
  12. Vrede

    Vrede It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 11, 2008
    Edit:

    Ok, forget about that. I found my problem... explaining now...

    My Realtek drivers were set for 5.1 sound properly, except that there was a "speaker fill" setting that was unckecked and this little setting apparently turns stereo-only signal into 5.1 signal.
    So yeah, everything (ambient sound, footsteps, dialogue, radio announcer) was working fine except the radio music.
    So, if you have a Realtek you might want to check that setting and even if you don't.... there might be a similar setting for your sound card too.

    Turns out it's not really a bug.
     
  13. Xervan

    Xervan First time out of the vault

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Garrison, I have the same issue, and i see no way to solve it. Have you finally found a solution?
     
  14. wildride

    wildride First time out of the vault

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    Mar 30, 2011
    Well not sure about the "no sound" but know my radio music was so quite I had to turn my speakers up to full just to hear the music with the speaker against my ear.

    I still have a ringing from when the DJ came back on and blew my eardrum out.

    Anyway looked into a cause, Alt-Tab was revealing enough to show FDDShow in the task bar.. so I promptly went and unistalled K-Lite Codec packs. Ran NV again and violla! music at the right volume (you probly didnt notice it before either but theres music on the splash page and in game menu too that was so quite you could barely hear it). So if your on the PC uninstall the codec packs, you shouldnt need them in most cases anyway.

    It might even resolve some "no sound" issues assuming your speakers could not get high enough volume to hear it.. trust me you could probly hear the DJ 2 blocks from where I live.

    Otherwise try re-installing the game, another person stated they had missing files and that corrected it.
     
  15. wildride

    wildride First time out of the vault

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    Mar 30, 2011
    Just an update.. possibly your no sound issue is speaker related.

    For example I have 7.1 sound speakers.. after testing them in control panel I found 2 of them werent working so set it to 5.1.

    Additionally I plugged in my Headphones leaving it as 5.1 and couldnt hear walking or speech, unplug them and speech was fine. Had to set speaker config in control panel to stereo so I could play wearing headphones.
     
  16. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Does Mojave radio or Black Mountain radio work?
     
  17. DoverOs

    DoverOs First time out of the vault

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Here's a fix that works for me, download and install http://ac3filter.net/wiki/Download_AC3Filter

    then open up the ac3filter config in your program files, there's settings to mess with, but go to the 'system' tab and either change "filter merit" to prefer other decoder, or if that doesn't work, change the output from direct sound to wave out