Emulator Issues #10533
Conflict Desert Storm HLE audio FX constant crackling
Conflict Desert Storm
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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
New AX HLE appears to cause sound FX to crackle constantly. You can hear the effect simply by navigating the menu screen(audible as an extra 'click/pop sound' after the normal menu sounds when navigating).
In game, it causes crackling after any sound effect, e.g. gun shooting, footsteps etc). Does not seem to affect music.
In 3.5-33, the issue does not occur.
This is with HLE enabled, DSound or XAudio2 Backend
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Load up any Dolphin version after 3.5-33, using HLE audio, DSound or XAudio2
Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.
Is the issue present in the latest stable version?
If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-green-notice-development-thread-unofficial-dolphin-bisection-tool-for-finding-broken-builds and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)
[First broken version number: 3.5-78 ]
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What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
[Core i7 4960x, GTX 1080Ti, Windows 10 x64 ver 1703, 64GB DDR3, Samsung 850 Pro SSD]
Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)
[Anything else here]
#3 Updated by xerxes over 2 years ago
Can confirm this on the NTSC-U version as well (GCFE9G) in master 5.0-5477. Can also confirm that it's been around a long time, since my old wiki test for this game on 4.0-4424 mentions it.
Here's an old IGN clip of the game on console with working audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snvLRD1aYFk
Here's Free Emulator's video of the game in 4.0.2 where you can hear the footsteps crackle (skip to 12:40, the very end): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak1Wp1BGuxY