over 1 year ago - AndrewT - Direct link
[10:38:08][pdx_audio_sdl.cpp:88]: Failed to init subsystem: Audio target 'directsounds' not available
I see you have CK2, does that have the same problem?

DXDIAG is a program you run from a command prompt or the Windows start menu 'run' dialog box (or 'search programs' in Windows 7 or later). After running it will open a window and start collecting info with a progress bar in the lower-left corner. When it completes click the 'save all information' button and save it to a file then attach that file here.

Please attach your Documents/Paradox/EU4/settings.txt and pdx_settings.txt .  
over 1 year ago - AndrewT - Direct link
That dxdiag is interesting; it shows RealTek speakers, but just the default HdAudio.sys sound driver from Microsoft - no Realtek driver (which is usually what causes these things). Do you know what the actual audio device is?

That said I cannot think what would cause this problem to this game but not CK2, they are pretty similar under the covers (although a few years apart of course).

You get no music, sound effects or ambient sounds, is that right?  
over 1 year ago - AndrewT - Direct link
BigScrunt said: I believe both my headphones and speakers are still trying to use the Realtek driver, but I swapped to the default earlier. Yes, that's right, no sounds at all in game
I don't see the Realtek driver in there at all. What happens if you try to install it?  
over 1 year ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Hmmm, I think you have more general audio issues in this Windows installation that just our game!

@rubert from what you see here would you agree?  
about 1 month ago - AndrewT - Direct link
TheAwakenedSoul said: So, I've seen posts as far back as 2016 and still no clear answer to this fix.... Quite ridiculous for a 50-60$ game on steam. I've never had audio issues with any games ever besides this game.
I'm happy to help if you'll provide the files you see in this thread, thanks.