Page 1 of 1

DirectSound Error

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:27 am
by DraGGon2k
Hello,

I've purchased DEFCON as part of the Indie Mix Bundle from Steam and whenever I try to play the game(currently in tutorial) it crashes after I'd say max. one minute with the following Error:

=========================
= BLACK BOX REPORT =
=========================

Defcon 1.6 STEAM built Jul 22 2010
Date 3:3, 23/12/2010

ERROR : 'DirectSound ERROR
..\..\contrib\SystemIV\lib\sound\sound_library_3d_dsound.cpp line 626

Direct sound couldn't set buffer volume
Error Code : DSERR_BUFFERLOST
The buffer memory has been lost, and must be restored'

=========================
= STACKTRACE =
=========================

retAddress = 00416835
retAddress = 004410DF
retAddress = 0044165C
retAddress = 04BCE750
retAddress = 05856F98
retAddress = 00007265

First I had winamp running in the background but even after I shut it down I still get the error in DEFCON. I don't have this issue with any other game.

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:06 am
by bert_the_turtle
That's a new one. There are just two thinks I can think of:
- the usual, try to get the most recent drivers for your sound card
- try disabling sound and music from the game menu. Umm. I can't remember whether that is possible properly.

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:38 pm
by DraGGon2k
No there's no option to disable sound and even if there was that's not a proper solution. Once again: Everything else runs fine. I can play music, play Black Ops and have two videos running in the background with no error, so why would it be a hardware-related issue?

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:18 pm
by trickser
There are some sounds options you might wanna try to play with.
- sound library -> maybe there is an alternative to direct sound?
- hardware3D sound -> disable/enable
- channels, frequency -> set to low values

also try updating your sound driver, maybe Defcon is utilizing a feature your other games aren't.

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:03 pm
by aevildevil
have same problem.

=========================
= BLACK BOX REPORT =
=========================

Defcon 1.6 STEAM built Jul 22 2010
Date 21:58, 23/12/2010

ERROR : 'DirectSound ERROR
..\..\contrib\SystemIV\lib\sound\sound_library_3d_dsound.cpp line 308

Direct Sound couldn't create a sound device
Error Code : DSERR_NODRIVER
No sound driver is available for use'

=========================
= STACKTRACE =
=========================

retAddress = 00416835


And im deaf so no need for the sound but the game will f... not start :S

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:37 pm
by iambecomedeath
aevildevil wrote:And im deaf so no need for the sound but the game will f... not start :S


here's the solution to your problem, you're gonna love this: For the game to start you need to plug in some kind of audio output (i.e. headphones or boxes).