So I got a wierd side issue to this problem...I just got this new PC (last night) and the monitor comes with speakers that are what I want to use for sound but whenever I plug the audio cable in from the back of my tower into the audio jack in the monitor, I get no sound...from anything, let alone STO. Anyone got any suggestions?
The updated drivers did not work for me and the -ignorex64check command did return sound to the game, but now the game crashes every 10-15 minutes with "fatal error due to tag -ignorex64check..." It's good to see that others are experiencing this problem because it will be more likely to be addressed in the full release or better yet, an upcoming patch for the beta client.
Updating drivers didn't work for me, Entering in Ignorex64check in the advanced command line did not work for me. Switching audio from realtek to headset, then relogging, then switching to realtek worked,...for a minute.
The -ignorex64check fix doesn't really seem like a fix. Even as a temporary work around it seems kinda weak. It does fix the sound issue, at least long enough to crash the game. Or that is how it works for me anyways. I really hope either Cryptic fixes this soon or realtek updates their AC 97 drivers, though I don't think it is very likely that realtek will do that. If not I may cancel my preorder. What fun is a game I can't hear, or one that crashes every 10 or 15 minutes.
By default, my system does not get sound either. The "-ignorex64check" does allow me to play with audio, but there is a *large* drop in framerate.
AMD Phenom II 940
ASUS M4A79 motherboard
Radeon 4870 1GB
note, the sound chip on the MB is a very bad model. Realtek does not admit to having ever made the ALC1200. ASUS replaced it on their boards quickly. The latest driver is from May 2009. That said, this is the only program I've ever run that did not have audio.
The audio trouble continues with my realtek audio card, but I have placed an order for a new audio card from Newegg and will post whether that is a successful solution in a few days. I have gone back to using the game without audio, because the game now crashes every few minutes instead of 10-15 as before with -ignorex64check activated.
Here are my system specs if it helps; as mentioned in the above post, no other software program I own has had a problem with the realtek audio drivers.
Windows XP x64
Nvidia GeForce 6100 motherboard
AMD x64 3500 + processor
GeForce 9500 GT video card
2 GB Ram
(as a side note, my system is running it graphically at full settings without any problems)