Fix Steam Games No Sound Issues. Easily!

Steam games’ sound is not working? It could mean a specific Steam game has no sound or all Steam games have no sound. No matter what the situation you’re in, you can follow the guide below to fix the problem

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What to do if all Steam games have no sound
What to do if a specific Steam game has no sound

What to do if all Steam games have no sound

There are 6 possible solutions to fix all Steam games with no sound issues. You can try all these methods and see if you can find the one that works for you.

Method 1: Check if Steam is muted

If Steam is muted, you can’t hear any sound from Steam games. So check if Steam is muted on your computer. Here’s how:

1) Right-click on the speaker icon on the taskbar and select Open Volume mixer.

2) Check if Steam is muted. If it’s muted, you’ll see a red circle with a red line on it. If that’s the case, move the volume slider up to 100. After that, you’ll hear sound from Steam games again.

Method 2: Run Steam as administrator

For some Steam users, running Steam as administrator has helped them fix their Steam games no sound issues. You can also try running Steam as administrator and see if it helps you fix the problem. Here’s how:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and then type “steam”.

2) Right-click on Steam from the result list and select Run as administrator.

3) Check if you can hear sound from Steam games.

If the problem still persists, try the next method. If the problem is resolved, you can set Steam to run as administrator at startup. To do that:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and then type “steam”.

2) Right-click on Steam and select Open file location.

3) Right-click on the Steam shortcut and select Properties.

4) Click the Compatibility tab and check the box next to Run this program as administrator.

5) Click Apply -> OK to save the changes. After that, Steam will run as administrator whenever you launch it.

Method 3: Check the output device settings for Steam

You should use a specific device as the output device for Steam, for example, your monitor. No matter what device you’re using, check and ensure that device is set to the output device for Steam. Here’s how:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type “sound settings”, then select Sound Settings from the result.

2) At the Sound Settings window, scroll down and click on App volume and device preferences.

3) Make sure the output device for Steam is set correctly. For example, if you’re using your monitor to hear the sound, under the Output Input section, ensure your monitor device is selected. If not, select it from the drop-down menu.

Method 4: Try Windows generic audio driver

The Steam games no sound problem can be caused by malfunctioning audio drivers. You can try installing the Windows generic audio driver and see if it works for you. Here’s how:

1) Open Device Manager.

2) Expand the category “Sound, video and game controllers”, and right-click on the audio driver and then select Update driver.

3) Select Browse my computer for drivers.

4) Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

5) Select High Definition Audio Device.

6) Click Next to install the driver.

7) Reboot your computer to check to see if the Steam games no sound problem is resolved.

If installing the Windows generic audio driver doesn’t work, you can try updating the audio driver. See Method 5.

Method 5: Update the audio driver

To fix the Steam games no sound problem, you can try updating the audio driver.

You can update the audio driver easily with Driver Easy, which allows you to update a driver with just a few clicks. More importantly, you can always get the latest and correct drivers so your computer won’t be corrupted by updating incorrect drivers.

Here’s how to use Driver Easy to update your audio driver:

1) Download and install Driver Easy on your computer.

2) Launch the application on your computer and click Scan Now. Then the program will scan your computer to detect any outdated/missing drivers. The process will take a few seconds. Once done, you’ll see a list of drivers that can be updated.

3) Click the Update button next to the audio driver, then the driver will be downloaded automatically. After the driver is downloaded, you can install the driver easily by following the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy.

After updating the driver, reboot your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Method 6: Reinstall Steam

If none of the above methods works, the last resort you can try is to reinstall Steam.

You may be worried that reinstalling Steam will loose all your games. Don’t worry. You can backup and restore your games easily. For the detailed instructions, please go to this link: How to Reinstall Steam without Deleting Games.

What to do if a specific Steam game has no sound

If a specific Steam game has no sound, you can try the following 3 methods to fix the problem.

Method 1: Run the game as administrator

To fix the problem, you can try running the game as administrator.

1) Launch Steam.

2) Right-click on the game in your Library and select Properties.

3) Click the Local Files tab and then click Browse Local Files.

4) Locate the game executable (.exe).

5) Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

6) Check to see if the no sound problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, you can set the game to run as admin at startup:

Right-click on the game executable (.exe) and select Properties. At the Compatibility tab, check the Run this program as administrator box and then click Apply. After that, the game will run as admin whenever you launch it.

Method 2: Verify integrity of game files

The Steam game no sound problem can be caused by missing or corrupted game files. To fix the problem, you can try verifying integrity of game files in Steam. To do so:

1) Launch Steam.

2) In your Steam Library, right-click on the game with no sound issues and then select Properties.

3) Click the Local Files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files… button. Then Steam will start verifying the game files. It may take several minutes for the process to finish. Please wait until the process is finished.

4) Once done, restart your computer.

5) Launch the game from Steam, then check to see if the no sound problem is fixed.

Method 3: Reinstall the game

The last resort to fix the game no sound problem is to reinstall the game. Here’s how:

1) Open Steam.

2) Right-click on the game in your Library, and select Manage > Uninstall from the drop-down menus.

3) Once the game is uninstalled, right-click on the game (which should be grayed out) in the Library tab and select Install from the drop-down menu.

4) Once the game is installed, check to see if the game no sound problem is resolved.

Hopefully you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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