You want to play your favorite game or a Steam game and find that the audio is not working on your Windows PC. This can be frustrating, as audio is a crucial part of any audio or audiovisual program. Whether it's a YouTube video, movie or game, audio delivers a full multimedia experience.
However, users have been complaining that game audio is not working on Windows 10 lately. We don't know if it's a problem with the system controller or the Steam game app. So we will try some solutions here to fix the game audio problem. Let's see how to solve the problem.
Method 1: via the playback settings
Step 1: Go to the lower right corner of the desktop and right click on the file speaker icon in you Application bar. Click on Sounds to open the file Sound the dialog box.
Step 2: A Sound dialog box, click Playback language. Now, right click on an empty area and check if both Show disabled devices Y Show connected devices are controlled.
If they are not selected, select both options to show all disabled and connected devices.
Step 3: Now select your audio device, right click on it and click deactivate on the menu.
Step 4: This will attenuate the audio device. Now, right-click again and select Enable from the context menu to reactivate it.
print ok to save changes and exit.
Your system audio should now work fine for your games and video as well. If the problem persists, try the second method.
Method 2: uninstall and reinstall the audio driver
Step 1: press the Windows + X keys together on the keyboard to select Device administrator give the menu answer.
Step 2: A Device administrator window that opens, scroll down to Sound, video and game controllersand expand it. Now select your audio device (in our case, it's the Realtek Audio), right click on it and select Uninstall device in the context menu.
Once the uninstall is complete, restart your PC and then visit the audio device manufacturer's website.
If a new audio device is available, download it. This should fix the problem that game audio is not working on your Windows 10 PC. If the problem persists, try the third method.
Method 3: enabling audio service via services
Step 1: Go to Home button on yours Desk and write Services in the search field. Left click on the result to open the file Services window.
Step 2: A Services window, on the right side of the panel, under the file Your name column, scroll down and find Windows Audio.
Right click on Windows Audio and click Property.
Step 3: A Windows audio properties dialog box below the file general tab, go to Start type and enter it Automatic.
Now go to Status of the service section and click Home to start the service.
Then click To apply and so ok at the bottom of the dialog to save changes and exit.
Step 4: But if you see that the Windows Audio the service is already running, right-click the service and select Restart give the menu answer.
This should fix the game audio issue, but if the problem persists, especially with the Steam gaming app, follow the fourth method.
Method 4: using compatibility mode on Steam
Step 1: Go to Home button on yours Desk and type Steam. Right-click the application and click Open file location on the menu.
Step 2: In the file location, right-click Vapor and select Property in the context menu.
Step 3: A Steam property dialog box, go to Shortcut tab and click Open file location on background.
Step 4: Now, right-click on the file Steam.exe file and select Property in the context menu.
Step 5: A Steam property select the window Compatibility tab and go to settings section. Here, check the box next to Run this program as an administrator.
print To apply and so ok to save changes and exit.
Step 6: Launch the file Vapor game app and go to library on the top. Now, right click on the game that is not playing any sound and select Property in the context menu.
Step 6: In the game dedicated server select the window Local files tab and click Browse local files.
Step 7: A Browser on file location that opens, find the game file and right click on it. Then select Property in the context menu.
Step 8: In the game Property dialog box, select the file Compatibility language. Now go to settings section and check if the Run this program as an administrator The option is already selected. If so, leave it as it is.
If not, check the box and press To apply and so ok to save changes and exit.
Step 9: Now get back into the game Dedicated server select the window Local files tab and click Check the integrity of the tools files option.
Wait for Steam to complete the verification of the game's dedicated server files. Once completed, you can now play with the audio that works correctly.