If you’re having troubles with no voices, a “fishbowl” effect, or no sound altogether while playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance, try this quick and easy fix. It might work or it might not, the only way to know for sure is to give it a shot. It’s worth noting that this can – and should – be done without closing KC:D.
This will only have a chance of working on PC, so if you’re playing it on a console you’re effectively SOL and the only thing that will help you is a patch.
If you’re running Windows 10, try this:
1.) Right-click the speaker icon beside the clock
2.) Click “Troubleshoot sound problems”
3.) Select your audio source and run through the troubleshooter
That’s pretty much it. The first thing the troubleshooter will tell you to do is turn off any audio enhancements, you should do this anyway because the audio enhancements usually aren’t great. If you know that yours are off, skip this step. Next, it might ask to play some test sounds, if you’re sure your speakers are working you can skip this step as well. The next step will likely be the success message telling you something like “wrong driver” or maybe “not set as default”, either way, you should have audio in-game now.
If you just changed your settings and lost all audio, you’ll still have to run the troubleshooter but you can skip each step and it should still fix the problem. This has been happening to me every time I change the settings, so I’m assuming it’s happening to others as well.
Like I said in the first paragraph, this quick fix might work or it might not, there’s no way of knowing without trying! I apologize in advance if this doesn’t work because I know it won’t work for everyone. That being said, I’ll keep doing some research and with any luck I’ll be able to discover more fixes – if you find something posted elsewhere that helps, drop a link in the comments so other people can check it out!
Hopefully a patch is rolled out sooner than later to fix these bugs, but if nothing else it’s seemingly easy enough to fix, or it should be for some people. Just, please, do not download anything from scammy looking websites that promise to fix your game with some magical .exe file – there’s been A LOT of them popping up lately. Chances are, that’s malware or something else nefarious and not something you want on your PC. Only download patches etc from official sources!
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