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No Sound in some games
Slackdog 6 days ago

Weird one this - after a recent update some games - native ones only it seems - have no sound. Ones affected so far are;

Horizon Chase Turbo

Others HL2, proton games are unaffected. Systems sounds, movies and music etc play as normal :S

Sounds settings looks ok as does ALSA - Am using Ubuntu 20.10 standard - any ideas?

whizse 6 days ago
  • Supporter

Anything in the terminal when launching those titles?

Anything in common between the ones that doesn't work? Running in Steam or not? 32bit or 64bit?

Anything missing after the update? dist-upgrade removed something perhaps?

Slackdog 6 days ago

Steam all of them - should have said, sorry! The games run just fine but silently. I wonder if it's the game engine..

As an added irony Halo 3 on proton now has sound - might reinstall pulse...

Slackdog 6 days ago

Horizon chase turbo all good using proton. Somewhere to start :)

whizse 6 days ago
  • Supporter

Might give the Steam Linux Runtime a try? It should be in the settings where you choose Proton version.

Otherwise, check logs from the games and/or running Steam in a terminal and checking for relevant error messages.


Slackdog 6 days ago

Rolled back to an older kernel and get sound. Guess I get to file a bug report! Messed up my GPU driver but sounds there are.

Help much appreciated! :)

Slackdog 6 days ago

And then a fsck (nothing found) and a reboot fixed it. Weird.

whizse 6 days ago
  • Supporter

Odd that only some games were affected, but all's well that ends well!

Slackdog 6 days ago

Oh it's a whole load of weird but that's for tomorrow!

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