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trodas

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#1 13 years ago

Using the SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 headset USB in Battlefield 2 - mic won't working. Surprisingly, it does work pretty nicely to record any sound in SoundForge or sndrec32, however not and never in BF2 game. In the setup/audio, there is possible to test the mic and setup it's treshold, so it does not pickup unwanted computer noise and so on - and there the mic ALSO works correctly. (or works at least) But no matter how much I press the keyboard shortcut key to team speak in BF2, it does not and never speak :( (of course I have enabled the VoIP in prefs, and Im in squad... etc) Now even I think that this is NOT a Speed-link related issue (probably not, as long as mic works fine anywhere else, it should not be a issue in the game, right?), I would very much like to ask if anyone tested the mic with the specific software version (DL from web, after installing for the first time from CD) I use with Battlefield 1.00 ... Did anyone? I was pretty interesed to know...

PS. in manual (yup, someone actually read it ;) is the recommended settings and they do recommend setting subwoofer to +21dB, rear left/right to +18dB, center to +13dB and left and right to +10dB. Yet the control panel settings only +- 10bB and not to +21dB for the subwoofer, for example...? Where is the problem? The control pannel show allow more, so it is a bug? Or the manual is outdated and new recommended settings are published somewhere? Please, let me know, thanks!




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#2 13 years ago

http://www.speed-link.de/prod.php?lang=en&sys_id=8&pb_id=8&prod_num=SL-8794 sl-8794_2.jpg I should say that they are working well for me in everything - EXCEPT Battlefield 2, for witch I bought them... :confused: Now you sure must see how big my depression is, over this... Skype works just neat and great, recording works well too in SoundForge, sndrec32 or even the test in BF2 as well (!!!), but not a thing in the damn game... :mad: And witchever program I set to se the C-Media USB Sound Device for output, it works just well. Now what I could be doing wrong, when I press and hold the key, but just did not hear a thing what I say - and no-one else did, not even the little repro thing was shown, as indication that I speaking... :cry:




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#3 13 years ago

Okay, let me ask more simply and directly - anyone is using them sucesfully in BF2 - I talking about VoIP and mic - output and mic test works well for me too :rolleyes:




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#4 13 years ago

I use just a standard headset and mike combo, works great. Personally I avoid using USB for devices for which I already have connectors. What Imean bythat is, I have PS2 ports for keyboard and mouse, so I wouldn't use a USB keyboard and mouse, why use up USB ports when there are two ports designed of the job going empty. Same goes for sound, I have audio out and mike in, why go USB? However, havign said that, we have to deal with your problem. The other problem I have with using USB devices for functions normally covered by already existing solutions is that sometimes the USB devices require "special" tweaks to get them to work properly. Just as a test trodas can you check your VOIP and stuff using a standard mike and headset (or just a mike and speakers). If that works ok then we can be sure it is an issue with the USB device, and maybe DICE simply hasn't implemented the driver support in BF2 for USB VOIP!

Although I have found reports of other ppl using them ok, but i did find this on a forum;

if youve installed BF2 after your headphones it overwrites the driver with a generic windows USB headphone driver and stops the software working so you may need to reinstall medusa software.:)

As part of this thread;

http://www.thesasclan.org.uk/forum/archive/index.php?t-3851.html

So maybe the drivers are causing your problems?

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#5 13 years ago

I pretty well follow your logic to make things not-problematic by using Audigy2zs output/imput for headset and not a seperate USB device, HOWEVER the basic, main and utmost important question is then - HOW to swap between 5.1 output (normal usage, everything from WinAMP to PowerDVD, games, etc) and headset (only BF2) ... Swaping the jacks all the time ain't a option. They are hard accesible on the back if my machine and I also did not accept the idea of pulling these off each time I want play BF2 - the damage to the connectors will pretty sure soon add a lot of noisy to my ATM noiseless audio output, so - this is unacceptable. And since I did not manage to come with ANY other solution, I go for the USB headset - and damn, this is not a solution again :mad: And yep, this test might be interesting. But my mic in Audigy2zs recently stoped working as imput, dunno why. Another mic is in my webcam, but this is - again - USB device... :( Interesting thing to note - when I start the BF2Voicesetup.exe - it never work for me. Always crash when trying to press the save and it also NEVER EVER show any attempt to record sound AT ALL. (the indicator did not move) In the BF2, in the mic test, all working fine. (yes, the recording working fine there!) But not and never in the game ... :rolleyes: Maybe 1.03 fix something there? ATM I use 1.00, so... :rolleyes: Thanks for pointing me out to the thread, where are mostly happy users. Sadly, no-one responded yet to my questions... :uhm: I tried reinstalling the Medusa as well. No help, of course :uhm: I tried to write to Speedlink and they come up with this horsesh*t:

Hello, sorry, in the Manual is a bug, its only 12 db. BUt in the other we can not help you, this can be only a problem of the Audio settings in the Game. WE can not test it here, we have this Game not and also not the connection to test it in the House here, so please ask the Software Manufactorer from Battlefield for settings.

Now - anyone EVER got a reply from EA? :rolleyes: :( Obvious answer is - NO.

Hell, Im open to fuck*ng sugestions now :(




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#6 13 years ago
But my mic in Audigy2zs recently stoped working as imput, dunno why. Another mic is in my webcam, but this is - again - USB device... Interesting thing to note - when I start the BF2Voicesetup.exe - it never work for me. Always crash when trying to press the save and it also NEVER EVER show any attempt to record sound AT ALL. (the indicator did not move)

This is your problem I suspect. There is something strange going on with the sound input because these things should work, sort that and I believe your other problems will also be fixed. The USB headset is just using a software layer between it and the sound card hardware, so while it seems to work in USB it's still failing at some point. Whether that's software or hardware I am not sure, ut I suggest checking your Dxdiag sound tab and see if it is all working fine there.

AK

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#7 12 years ago

[COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]THIS WORKED FOR ME[/COLOR] Hello After tearing my hair out I went into settings/control panel/systemhardware/device manager/sound ect/C-Media USB Sound Device and guess what? Windowz wasn't actually using the driver I installed it had used a system default driver so update driver and it should intsall the real driver. After this my Medusa headphones work with BF2 Battle Field 2 lovely.




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#8 12 years ago

This all happened well over a year ago acrtree, it's dead and buried, well it is now anyway!

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