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Old 11-15-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Skyrim Volume is too low

Hello there im having some sound issues with skyrim first of all i have my sound on the highest with headphones and every other program i run sounds really loud xcept skyrim of course. I can hear it but the volume is below average at the highest volume settings in my computer and it really takes a lot away from the experience, does any1 else have this problem? and is there some sort of fix or SOME way to friggin edit sound options in skyrim?

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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What setting is your sound set at? And i mean the windows setting, not skyrim. I had this problem when running it at 48000Hz 16, but going up to 48000Hz 24 bit helped a bit. Putting it higher than that will give you more problems so don't :P
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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What setting is your sound set at? And i mean the windows setting, not skyrim. I had this problem when running it at 48000Hz 16, but going up to 48000Hz 24 bit helped a bit. Putting it higher than that will give you more problems so don't :P
24 bit 48000Hz
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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I have my windows volume at 35% or so and had to up it all to 50% to get a reasonable level of volume out of Skyrim.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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It also disables the volume wheel on my Logitech G110. Only game I have noticed this happening on.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #6
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I have my windows volume at 35% or so and had to up it all to 50% to get a reasonable level of volume out of Skyrim.
84% for me and it's barely hearable
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #7
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24 bit 48000Hz
Same as me then, it's still low but cranking up the volume before launching the game puts it on an acceptable level. Can't play with the volume in game for some reason Can't see what else you could do sadly, so i hope someone else comes up with a solution.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:50 PM   #8
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84% for me and it's barely hearable
im at 100% sound and its preety much barely hearable...... way to go bethesda.... was it really that hard to at least add sound options in your game?
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:52 PM   #9
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I had to turn my windows sound up to 75% and then turn my HDTV's volume up to a whopping 100% for Skyrim (in Windows 8 developer preview, using headphones plugged into a 24" HDTV plugged into a GTX 460 via HDMI, which has worked perfectly for me thus far with everything else). At this level I can hear it fine, but this is ridiculous considering what volume I normally use.

Normally I use them at around 25% for windows and 20-50 for the TV and just change the TV volume for different apps/games/tv, but Skyrim's volume is ridiculously low compared to everything else and even boosting the TV volume to 100 and leaving the computer's volume at 25% was still too quiet. (In other things I have noticed that turning the computer volume way up rather than keeping it low and turning up the TV volume instead somehow introduced distortion into the sound, despite the sound being transmitted via HDMI, which should as far as I know be digital. I haven't had any problems with sound distortion in Skyrim, thankfully)
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #10
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im at 100% sound and its preety much barely hearable...... way to go bethesda.... was it really that hard to at least add sound options in your game?
such an epic world and epic soundtrack and I can barely hear it damnit i WANT TO FEEL LIKE IM INSIDE A FANTASY WORLD but the barely hearable sound doesnt help....for shame.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
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I had to turn my windows sound up to 75% and then turn my HDTV's volume up to a whopping 100% for Skyrim (in Windows 8 developer preview, using headphones plugged into a 24" HDTV plugged into a GTX 460 via HDMI, which has worked perfectly for me thus far with everything else). At this level I can hear it fine, but this is ridiculous considering what volume I normally use.

Normally I use them at around 25% for windows and 20-50 for the TV and just change the TV volume for different apps/games/tv, but Skyrim's volume is ridiculously low compared to everything else and even boosting the TV volume to 100 and leaving the computer's volume at 25% was still too quiet. (In other things I have noticed that turning the computer volume way up rather than keeping it low and turning up the TV volume instead somehow introduced distortion into the sound, despite the sound being transmitted via HDMI, which should as far as I know be digital. I haven't had any problems with sound distortion in Skyrim, thankfully)
thats for a TV right? it aint a monitor?
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #12
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If you're using realtek audio, you'll want to change your headphone's to 5.1 then disable the top three checkboxes (so only the left and right speakers remain).

NOT SURE WHY but it works.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #13
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First off, checked all volume properties in windows. Might be line in/out is low. If that fails, google it. Chances are that it some specific setting or your system. The sound is wonderful on my asus xonar sound card so the ingame sound can`t be generic bad. Post your soundcard/onboard sound deatils and we`ll try to help.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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this is the fix:

under
[AudioMenu]
fAudioMasterVolume=1.0000

change that to

[AudioMenu]
fAudioMasterVolume=4.0000
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
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If you're using realtek audio, you'll want to change your headphone's to 5.1 then disable the top three checkboxes (so only the left and right speakers remain).

NOT SURE WHY but it works.

Freaking nice. Works like a charm here too. Thanks a bunch
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