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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: (PC) Sound patch not installing
     
         
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I really apologize if this isn't the right place to ask this, but this is the only Silent Hill forum I know with any activity and there are no sections for technical questions. So I'll dare and ask.

I simply installed SH2 on my computer, and I got the sound looping glitch. I had this before, but simply installing the patch worked, but now it doesn't. When I try to install the patch, it says..

"Skipped: sh2pc.exe"

And says its "installed". But it didn't do anything, and the sound bug is still here and killing the game.

Other than 2 post in an absolutely weird language that didn't tell anything when translated, I can't find absolutely any information about this... I'm desperate for help here. Heck, if someone could give me the patched .exe, I'd love them for all eternity (but I don't know if its "legal" to do so... but I don't see how it would be wrong).

I really hope anyone can help here. Thanks.


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Woodside Apartments Janitor
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If you are using a cracked exe then it will probably not work. If it's the original file then I don't know why. Maybe it's your version of Windows? I use XP still with no problems. I also have a soundcard which helps fix gaming sound issues. It fixed GTA San Andreas & SH2. I'd advise buying a cheap Audigy 2, or some soundcard anyway.

One last thing I'll throw out there that probably won't help much, but sometimes does.

Try turning down hardware acceleration.


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Just Passing Through
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silenthell88 wrote:
Try turning down hardware acceleration.


Done that already, no change. Tried compatibility modes too.

I'm sorry, I forgot to say I am using windows XP, SP2. The exe is not cracked, its a fresh install and it fails to work.


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Woodside Apartments Janitor
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Jake250 wrote:
silenthell88 wrote:
Try turning down hardware acceleration.


Done that already, no change. Tried compatibility modes too.

I'm sorry, I forgot to say I am using windows XP, SP2. The exe is not cracked, its a fresh install and it fails to work.


ok i googled this for more info

i got 1 more idea:

The patch might be for Americans only. If you have the European version of the game then this might be the problem. Sorry, I can't help much more.


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Just Passing Through
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I have no idea how to tell if its the EU version, but it is Director's Cut. But I thought that was the only version for PC.


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Woodside Apartments Janitor
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Jake250 wrote:
I have no idea how to tell if its the EU version, but it is Director's Cut. But I thought that was the only version for PC.


I believe you have the European version. That must be the problem then. wew! haha


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Just Passing Through
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Well, if thats the problem, I don't see any EU patch around... which means I'm stuck with that sound bug? But that doesn't even make any sense, because I believed I fixed it before... or I just think I did.

I can't play like that, though :/


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Hi Jake, a few things:

The sound patch ONLY works on US SH2 PC copies.

To determine which version you have go here:
http://www.igotaletter.com/gameinfo/rel ... splatforms

If you have confirmed your version is the US copy and installed the sound patch and you still have various issues it may be a graphics cards issue. Does your computer use NVidia as its graphics card? If so, download the NVidia patch, too. It fixed various things along with, believe it or not, additional sound errors.

You can find the patches and other official downloads here:
http://www.igotaletter.com/media/downloads/

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Woodside Apartments Janitor
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If I remember correctly the Nvidia patch only fixes the missing cutscene bug. And even then, it doesn't seem to work with the more recent Nvidia drivers - as I found out much to my annoyance recently, I now have to play SH2 on my old ATI driven pc.

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Yep, that's true. Although I didn't know how old his PC/video card is so I wanted to cover all bases. What was weird is that on my old PC the sound patch didn't fully fix audio bugs but after installing the NVidia patch it was all fixed.

Unrelated: Love your avatar, stopped_clock. Kid Chameleon was addictive as it was incredibly hard.

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Just Passing Through
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Well, I have the EU version.

Bummer.

I already had that other fix. But it doesn't fix the most annoying audio looping problem.

I got a 8500 GT card, by the way.

Guess I'll try to buy the US version from ebay or somewhere.


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I had the EU version aswell and this problem, after days of searching and messing around I had no luck. I had a hard time getting it to work in the first place but there wasn't anything I could do about the sound looping.
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Just Passing Through
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I know this is old but another possiblity is to set the EXE'S affinity to use 1 cpu if your on a dual. Problem i have is that i set the sound to 7.1 in the options and save. When i exit the game it has defaulted to stereo. I have the EU version. My game is using hardware sound for my asus xonar.


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This thread is over a yr. dead. The original poster hasn't logged in since November 1st, of last yr. Don't waste your time necrobumping to answer dead threads, please.

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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Seriously, just ditch the PC version altogether and buy the Xbox version or PS2. The consols sell pretty darn cheap these days so it's not too big of a hassle to pick one up if you don't have one already.

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Just Passing Through
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Check these out:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19729
viewtopic.php?p=577767#p577767


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Do you guys just like, not read my posts at all? I said this thread is dead. Didn't think I'd have to pull the ol' lock-the-thread-to-stop-people-from-continuing-to-necrobump, but alas!

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