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Trouble with audio

Postby Weyrman » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:31 am

I have found for a while now that I am getting sound related random crashes. Today, while doing absolutely nothing, (I was talking to my son), the game crashed with a "Windows needed to shut down this program due to an error" screen. On investigation, it reported that the crash was caused by midimap.dll

I am using onboard sound - Realtek AC97. My system is up to date and was reloaded not that long ago.

Is anyone else having this type of problem or, once again, do I get to be one of the "special" ones?

Would a soundcard be a better way to go?
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Postby Alter-Fox » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:02 pm

I sometimes have crashes when midi music loops, but not too often. If it seems likely to happen, I just use the slow motion device to restart the midi music once in a while. (If you slow down time, and then speed it back up before it finishes slowing down, it restarts the midi music.)
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Postby Weyrman » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:54 am

Well, I ended up trying the old soundblaster card I have and it seems to have made a difference. Not that I've played much but I haven't had any sound related crashes happening, so I may buy myself an up-to-date soundcard for Christmas.
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MBoard:"GigaByte Z68X-UD3H-B3" Motherboard
CPU: Intel i7 E2600 3.40GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3 2133MHZ
HD: WDC 10EARX 1TB SATA
Video: GigaByte 1G ATI 4890
Monitor: Asus VS428 LCD 24"
Sound: Onboard - now with connected 5.1 sound system
OS: Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
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sound card

Postby Frustikus » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:32 pm

@ Weyrman: AUDIGY 2 ZS !!! ;-)

or especially for newer games a XFi from creative... but make sure, that it has really the XFi-chip set (not the "audio" or "gamer" editions).
With a real XFi stay with the 2.09.0007 drivers if you want to use 5.1 surround sound. The newer drivers have some strange bugs.
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