Are you experiencing audio issues in Skyrim Special Edition? This article will help you fix them.
Troubleshooting Audio Output and Sound Settings
If you are experiencing audio issues in Skyrim Special Edition, the first step is to troubleshoot your audio output and sound settings.
First, check your in-game audio settings to ensure that the volume is turned up and that the correct audio output device is selected.
If you are still experiencing issues, try adjusting the audio settings in Windows 10. Right-click on the speaker icon in the taskbar, select “Open Sound settings,” and make sure the correct output device is selected.
If the issue persists, try updating your audio drivers. Right-click on the Start button, select “Device Manager,” expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” section, right-click on your audio device, and select “Update driver.”
If updating the drivers does not resolve the issue, try verifying the integrity of the game files in Steam. Right-click on Skyrim Special Edition in your Steam library, select “Properties,” go to the “Local Files” tab, and click “Verify integrity of game files.”
Update and Manage Audio Drivers
|Open Device Manager by pressing Win + X and selecting Device Manager.
|Expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” category.
|Right-click on your audio device and select “Update driver”.
|Choose “Search automatically for updated driver software” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
|If the issue persists, consider visiting the manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest audio driver for your system.
Verify Game Files and Install Essential Components
Next, ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Skyrim Special Edition, including essential audio components. Update your sound drivers and DirectX to the latest version to ensure compatibility with the game.
If you’re experiencing audio issues with mods installed, try disabling them to see if the problem persists. You can also try reinstalling the mods to ensure they are properly installed and not causing conflicts with the game’s audio.
If the issue persists, consider moving the game files to a different drive, such as a solid-state drive, to improve loading times and potentially resolve any file-related issues. You can do this by dragging and dropping the game folder to the new drive and then updating the game’s installation path in the Steam client.
Managing Mods and Third-party Applications
If the issue is not resolved by disabling mods and applications, verify the game files through Steam to ensure that all game files are intact and not corrupted. This can be done by right-clicking on Skyrim Special Edition in the Steam library, selecting Properties, going to the Local Files tab, and clicking Verify Integrity of Game Files.
Another step to take is to update your audio drivers on your Windows 10 PC. Outdated or corrupted audio drivers can cause audio issues in Skyrim Special Edition. Go to the Device Manager, locate your audio device, right-click on it, and select Update Driver.
If the audio issues persist, consider reinstalling Skyrim Special Edition to ensure that the game files are not the cause of the problem. Make sure to back up your game data before doing so.