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Best Answer DragonFire , 19 July 2020 - 01:20 AM

Well, it turns out that not all my sounds were working, even with a fresh wipe and load of Skyrim SE. Turns out that Vanilla audio issues have been a thing for years and I guess up until recently I have avoid this issue. From reading: https://steamcommuni...26179581938992/ https://forums.nexus...nd-effects-fix/ and several others, not only does this game dislike external hard drives but it must also dislike virtual drives like my 4TB Windows 10 Storage Space consisting of 2x2TB 2.5" SSDs acting like a RAID0. So, like was suggested in the posts I found, I did a symbolic link setup with both Skyrim - Voices_en0.bsa and Skyrim - Sounds.bsa and low and behold, sound works. Wow Bethesda, just wow but it's not like anyone is too surprised since it takes the modding community to fix their released products anyways  :lol:

 

TL;DR: If you use Windows 10 Storage Spaces to make a virtual drive and you store Skyrim SE on it, you'll need to move Skyrim - Voices_en0.bsa and Skyrim - Sounds.bsa to your C:\ drive and symbolic link it back to the directory Skyrim SE is installed. Directions are in both links mentioned in the body of my post.

 

I hope this is useful to anyone else out there and sorry to post it here in STEP Support. If a mod feels this should be moved to a more appropriate location, no hurt feelings here. Thanks for your time!

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#1 DragonFire

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 04:31 PM

Hello,
 
I've tinkered with STEP over the years but this is the first time I have actually run across an issue when following the Baseline. To summarize, when I load into the main menu, the rumbling of the main menu music starts up but after a few seconds it just stops, nothing more. Furthermore, footsteps, combat/magicka audio and most likely other sounds fail to play once I am loaded into a game. I haven't tested all the related sounds that STEP mods modify but I have been able to confirm that when I disable sound mods (AOS UHDAP etc) vanilla audio does play. Prime exampling being the main menu music playing correctly with UHDAP unloaded. I did some trolling around to see if this was something widespread but it looks like it isn't and of what I have found, was post several years ago: https://forum.step-p...orking-with-mo/ https://forum.step-p...ng-not-working/ I don't think I've missed anything when it comes to STEP but if so, I apologize in advance for wasting everyone's time. Here are the specifics of my setup/configs:

 
PC Specs
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Ryzen R9 3900X
32GB RAM
Onboard Sound via Realtek
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti
2x2TB SSDs (Striped using Windows Storage Spaces | D: drive)
Windows 10 x64 Pro 1909
 
Folder Structure
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Skyrim SE - D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition
Mod Organizer 2 v2.2.1 - D:\Modding\Skyrim SE\Mod Organizer 2
 
Loot
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Loot Order

 
INIs
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skyrim.ini

 

skyrimprefs.ini

 

Thanks for any insight given, it's appreciated!


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 01:20 AM   Best Answer

Well, it turns out that not all my sounds were working, even with a fresh wipe and load of Skyrim SE. Turns out that Vanilla audio issues have been a thing for years and I guess up until recently I have avoid this issue. From reading: https://steamcommuni...26179581938992/ https://forums.nexus...nd-effects-fix/ and several others, not only does this game dislike external hard drives but it must also dislike virtual drives like my 4TB Windows 10 Storage Space consisting of 2x2TB 2.5" SSDs acting like a RAID0. So, like was suggested in the posts I found, I did a symbolic link setup with both Skyrim - Voices_en0.bsa and Skyrim - Sounds.bsa and low and behold, sound works. Wow Bethesda, just wow but it's not like anyone is too surprised since it takes the modding community to fix their released products anyways  :lol:

 

TL;DR: If you use Windows 10 Storage Spaces to make a virtual drive and you store Skyrim SE on it, you'll need to move Skyrim - Voices_en0.bsa and Skyrim - Sounds.bsa to your C:\ drive and symbolic link it back to the directory Skyrim SE is installed. Directions are in both links mentioned in the body of my post.

 

I hope this is useful to anyone else out there and sorry to post it here in STEP Support. If a mod feels this should be moved to a more appropriate location, no hurt feelings here. Thanks for your time!


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