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rjarana
09-06-2011, 02:25 PM
I know some great people on the forums have tried to fix this issue but it is really something the devs should fix. I think it's important for us to list the headphones we are using in order for them to try to fix the issues. I'm using the razer megalodon and the popping noises are unbearable. Please tell us which headphones you are using that are having problems.

fng_tsam314
09-06-2011, 02:35 PM
I really only get the crackling/popping sounds at the menus & loading screens most of the time. I have a Logitech G-35.

Hot Soup
09-06-2011, 02:36 PM
G930's are still having the issue

goobacksisback
09-06-2011, 02:45 PM
G930 here as well, this noise mixed with the stuttering is starting to bother me

chavo12345
09-06-2011, 02:47 PM
G930's here also, USB headset related issue? :mad:

marichuu
09-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Sennheiser PC350 plugged into ASUS Xonar Xense, no issues with sound.
Might be USB related.

freeyourmind775
09-06-2011, 03:11 PM
IF YOU HAVE THE POPPING NOISE:

You are probably using one of the following:

logitech G35
logitech G930


this is ***not*** a problem with dead island, but in fact a know problem with the G35/G930 headsets.

There are 3 solutions:

1. Check to see if your sound options are set properly (In Dawn of War, there was a specific check-box you needed if you were using USB headsets)

2. Unplug/replugin the headset (works about 50% of the time)

3. Reboot


Logitech is really bad with updates to fix this, as the issue has been reported with many games for the last year and a half.

rjarana
09-06-2011, 03:18 PM
If it were only logitech. I think this issue comes up with many other usb headsets like my razer headset. (I've also tried unplugging them and other methods)

Bountytech
09-06-2011, 03:23 PM
IF YOU HAVE THE POPPING NOISE:

this is ***not*** a problem with dead island, but in fact a know problem with the G35/G930 headsets.


I've had mine for a couple years and I've never had a single game or anything ever do this. Ever.

G35 with cracking @ menu's and randomly as well.

freeyourmind775
09-06-2011, 03:26 PM
I've had mine for a couple years and I've never had a single game or anything ever do this. Ever.

G35 with cracking @ menu's and randomly as well.

Your very lucky then. I've had this problem with my G35 many many times, as have many other people. They really need to release an update for them though, I think that'll fix alot of it (current G35 update was released in june of 2010)

the.illegalnaut
09-06-2011, 03:39 PM
I have a G930 and this is the first time this has happened. It also did not happen until these small patches came out. I played it before work around 430 this morning and had no popping but now I do. So it has to be game related.

Stry
09-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Before it wasn't so bad, now it won't stop. Was intermittent before, now its a constant crackling. -Logitech G35

BMWodarski
09-06-2011, 03:45 PM
I have the Corsair HS1 headset and I was able to elminate the popping noises by going in to the Corsair app and turning off the 7.1 emulation and switching the headset output to 2 speakers.

Hope this helps.

the.illegalnaut
09-06-2011, 03:48 PM
I have the Corsair HS1 headset and I was able to elminate the popping noises by going in to the Corsair app and turning off the 7.1 emulation and switching the headset output to 2 speakers.

Hope this helps.

I had a feeling the 7.1 surround sound was the case. I'll give it a try and see what happens.

japanimater
09-06-2011, 03:50 PM
I am using a old pair of earbuds that connect using the 3.5mm jack and I only remember experience the popping on the menus. And no it isn't because they're old, they've been working fine for years with no degradation.

rjarana
09-06-2011, 04:08 PM
The razer megaladon's have their own audio driver attached where you can switch between 7.1 and stereo but it still makes terrible popping noises in either configuration but I have heard success stories with people being able to change their headsets to 5.1 and working fine.

DragonLight
09-06-2011, 04:11 PM
I have a Razer Megaladon 7.1 USB headset, it does it as well. I think its any USB headset.

Fweega
09-06-2011, 07:11 PM
I noticed this issue using my Turtle Beach headset and an Asus Xonar D1 soundcard. I play all my games outputting to 8 channels but this game has odd sounds coming from the right rear speaker. If you change your settings in your soundcard program/options to output to just 2 channels it works perfectly with no pops or scratching sounds. I have yet to try 4 or 6 channels.

tl;dr - Change your soundcard options to output to 2 channels vs 4, 6 or 8.

mbordelon2
09-06-2011, 07:28 PM
I'm getting the popping sounds in menus as well and I'm using Logitech Z623 speakers.

AFireEternal
09-06-2011, 09:17 PM
I get popping, usually when transitioning between menu/game/cutscene/etc.

Xonar DG
5.1 Logitech Speakers and Senn HD590 headphones

Still have this problem after the new "final" build, had the same issue in the dev build as well.

Jargas
09-06-2011, 09:38 PM
i get them at menus and cut scenes. using Razor Megalodon

Todeafears
09-07-2011, 08:48 PM
G930, setting it to headset mode instead of 7.1 did not help. It has only popped up when going between menus on the start menu and in the bungalow right infront of the first power transformer for the lighthouse so far.

Stry
09-07-2011, 09:08 PM
For me it happens when theres ummm... whats that term. Not resonence... its like how stuff kind of echo's or 'bounces' off of things when your in an enclosed space. REVERB, thats what causes the crackles. And it hurts my ears soo bad.

Jamsk8ter4life
09-07-2011, 09:10 PM
This is why you should by razer products. Too many people buying defective products that suck.

I own the Razer Charcharias. Works perfectly fine.

Hard_bean
09-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Logitech G930

I get the popping only since the first patch. It played problem free yesterday. I'll try a few of the above possible fixes and see if that helps.

zuffdaddy
09-08-2011, 04:18 PM
G35's here. Get the popping audio, god this game is a mess.

This is why you should by razer products. Too many people buying defective products that suck.

I own the Razer Charcharias. Works perfectly fine.

You're joking, right?

Smee2u
09-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Try changing the audio codec in the audio.scr.

ScrewYouBenny
09-08-2011, 05:11 PM
I've answered this twice already on two other threads, you guys need to search more. Close the software that works with your headset. There's your problem. Close any Logitech/Realtek programs and run your headphones in stereo. To the person who said it's Logitech's fault you have no idea what you are talking about. It was the dev's fault and they've admitted to it and are going to patch it.

AFireEternal
09-08-2011, 11:12 PM
I've answered this twice already on two other threads, you guys need to search more. Close the software that works with your headset. There's your problem.

Wrong. I don't use a USB headset and I have the issue. Still not fixed in 1.2.

Xiitzor
09-13-2011, 03:41 AM
G930 here and I rly would like to use HP with this game.. playing it atm with 5.1 home cinema speakers without any problems..

broken85
11-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Like some others, I have an Asus Xonar DX sound card, and I had this issue even without using a USB headset.

The problem turned out to be with selecting 8-channel audio if you have less than 7.1 speakers. I have a 5.1 system, and normally selecting 8-channel audio still gives me a great surround sound experience (as long as 5.1 is selected for the speakers), but for Dead Island once I switched it to 6-channel, all audio issues disappeared.

Tribarrel
12-19-2011, 12:13 AM
I'm using Altec-Lansing ACS90s, and I'm getting it too.

Trying it with Realtek Azalia off.