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No sound in new game, elsewhere it works fine

Microsoft DirectX issue

Microsoft DirectXIt is a good possibility that you are encountering an issue with DirectX or the settings within the game itself are not correct. See the DirectX help page for additional troubleshooting related to DirectX.

Sound card settings

If you believe your game does not utilize DirectX, verify that if the game requires sound card settings to be entered, that the proper settings are set. For example, your sound card's IRQ, DMA, or I/O may be set improperly. Often these settings are INTERRUPT=220 IRQ=5 DMA=1. However, these values may not always work.

If you are not familiar with what your sound settings are, check your sound card properties under Device Manager. Users running Windows 98 or later can also check their sound card settings through the System Information program by following the steps below.

  1. Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories.
  2. Click System Tools
  3. Click System Information

Old MS-DOS game in Windows

Additional information

  • See our sound card help page for further help and support with computer sound cards.