Windows7, 64 bits, FSX Gold - No sound after reinstallation

Ronald

Resource contributor
#1
Hello All,
I'm looking for more in-depth information on the internal FSX sound system to solve my challenge with it.

What happened ?
1. After first out-of-the-dvd-box FSX installation everything worked as it should be
- Theme Music played during FSX start-up
- I could hear Aircraft sounds during Free Flight
And i was happy

2 - I completely de installed FSX with its own de-installation program (via the Windows Control Panel)
3 - I erased the C:\program files\microsoft games\fsx... folder structure from my hard-disk
4 - I applied CCleaner, Power Tools Lite and Wise Registry cleaners (to clean op the garbage from the FSX de-installation)
5 - I reinstalled FSX for the second time:
--> I had to reactivate it again, which did not go well right away due to "internet connectivity problems".
--> I had to do this multiple times, before it finally worked

6 - I reinstalled FSX Acceleration Pack for the second time:
--> I had to reactivate it again, which did not go well right away due to "internet connectivity problems".
--> i had to do this multiple times, before it finally worked
And since then, no-fsx-related-sound at all :-(

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What have I done so far? (see the link below to FSX settings slideshow)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigowarrior9/sets/72157651052423702/
==============================================================================

A - Tested my RealTek onboard soundchip/card via its build-in software settings menu.
-> Everything works great.

B - Killed the Windows 7 Voice Call Volume reduction bug,
-> by setting it to "do not take any action"

C - Tested Soundplaying on the Windows Operating System level
-> Went ok, all sounds played well.

D - Tested Soundplaying of the Windows Application level
-> Played mp3 with Winamp - Ok!
-> Watched .flv and .mp4 video's with VLC - Ok!
-> Watch online Youtube videos via FireFox - Ok!

E - Surfed the internet to gather EVERY! sound related parameter inside FSX.CFG
- Did not result in any FSX-sounds by tweaking the fsx.cfg file

F - Searched the FSX /ESP SDK documents
- Came up empty on that issue

G - Tested various sound-setting via the FSX-menus
- Did not result in FSX producing any music_theme_sound or freeflight sounds

H - During FreeFlight-mode, toggle the sound on/off function
- Did not result in FSX producing any music_theme_sound or FreeFlight sounds (inside the cockpit and outside the aircraft)


So I must come to the conclusion that FSX has (more) hidden / undocumented:
- FSX.CFG parameter-value entries that control sound-creation
- Registry Settings that control her sound-creation process

==============================================================================My QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
1 - Who has experienced similar WIN7, 64bit FSX sound challenges and how did you solve it?
2 - Is there a location on-line / book/ tutorial /graphic where I can learn more about the internal FSX soundsystem?
3 - Does FSX use Windows(tm) DirectX(tm) Layers for her sound creation or does it use its own, native sounds-driver?
4 - Does anyone has another hint,tips, trick, clue on how I can get FSX to produce sounds again?

Thanks in advance for sharing all your answers and insights!
 
#2
Welcome to forum !

Did you know that the most genious things are simple ? Your post is so complicated so I used search engine to find the things that you have done so far.. :D
I looked through your screenshots and found that you are missing one. So I suggest this one to join the pile..
Sorry for simplicity, but maybe try to reboot your PC, reinstall or update your drivers.
Also Try on another PC or use VirtualBox if you haven't got another PC or maybe friend's PC. This is just to be sure on what is damaged whether PC sound system or copy of FSX installation..
 

Ronald

Resource contributor
#3
Hello FsFox, I wanted to give you a BIG THANK YOU, since that was the solution!
I had always tested everything when FSX was NOT running, so the RealTek soundscard software did not show the extra FSX-Volume control slider :-}
And I was not (yet) aware that soundcard driver where able to store application specific volume settings.

So thank you for pointing me to this - indeed simple - thing. yu made my weekend!

See the added screenshot over here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/indigowarrior9/16480133019/
 
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