Kingdom Come: Deliverance – No sound? Try this

Updated: August 8th, 2018Author: BrantonCategory: Fixes15 Comments

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

This one

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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trevor
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trevor

this worked for me… the troubleshooter said something about my audio format not being set as default and then the sound started to work. how do i set the audio format to default so this doesnt happen again?

Worried
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Worried

Mine said the same but still didn’t work.

Jim
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Jim

Didn’t work. I have tried literally every guide and trick but nothing works. Completely reinstalled all my drivers, reinstalled KC:D 3 times now, downloaded unofficial patches from sketchy Russian websites but with no avail. I’m getting really frustrated that I might not be able to play KC:D at all on my holiday week.

SweetyPie
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SweetyPie

In my case it was a driver issue. I switched to headphones (HyperX as they use their own driver) and it ran flawlessly. For whatever reason it just hated the onboard Realtek HD driver.

Mike
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Mike

worst advice ever.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

worst comment ever. this works fine for me so i don’t know what you’re on about. i’ve been trying to figure out how to fix the audio in deliverance for 2 days now, i’m glad i found this but i’m pissed that it was so simple.

don
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don

It worked for me too.

Worried
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Worried

Doesn’t work for me. The game has no audo what-so-ever, all cut scenes are just black screens and the NPC’s do not have any facial expressions.

Desk
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Desk

Exactly what’s happening with me, no facial movement, cut scenes are black, and absolutely no audio

The Cake
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The Cake

Hi. I was experiencing excatly the same problem as you, and it seems i’ve found a fix. Atleast it worked for me on a ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING motherboard using its onboard soundcard.
Here is a link to some pictures of the process described underneath: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rNz7zRbpJff6rHBor9E54ANMTP3yidsJ?usp=sharing

1. Locate the “Realtek HD Audio Manager” software. You can usally find it in your taskbar icons, as shown in my pictures. If you can’t find it there, you should be able to find it through “C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA” and it will be the “RtkNGUI64” file.

2. Launch/open the Realtek HD Audio Manager and open the options menu by clicking the gear icon in the top right of the window.

3. Under “Playback Device” select the option “Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously.”. Under “Recording Device” select the option “Seperate all input jacks as independent input devices”

4. Go into playback devices in the normal windows sound manager and disable all other playback devices but the one you intend to use.

Worried
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Worried

Mine is a bit different as I use MSI GE72VR 7RF Apache Pro. I have no option to “Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously”, but you might be onto something. Maybe Kingdom Come Deliverance doesn’t support 5.1/7.1 surround audio.

RDSWYSD4
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RDSWYSD4

Oh yeah buddy. That worked like a charm. Been around windows PCs my whole life and didn’t realize I could disable other playback devices. Sweet and thanks! 🙂

The Cake
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The Cake

Got exactly the same problem after changing motherboard, processor and RAM.

The Cake
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The Cake

Hi. I was experiencing excatly the same problem as you, and it seems i’ve found a fix. Atleast it worked for me on a ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING motherboard using its onboard soundcard.
Here is a link to some pictures of the process described underneath: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rNz7zRbpJff6rHBor9E54ANMTP3yidsJ?usp=sharing

1. Locate the “Realtek HD Audio Manager” software. You can usally find it in your taskbar icons, as shown in my pictures. If you can’t find it there, you should be able to find it through “C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA” and it will be the “RtkNGUI64” file.

2. Launch/open the Realtek HD Audio Manager and open the options menu by clicking the gear icon in the top right of the window.

3. Under “Playback Device” select the option “Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously.”. Under “Recording Device” select the option “Seperate all input jacks as independent input devices”

4. Go into playback devices in the normal windows sound manager and disable all other playback devices but the one you intend to use.