I used to use the onboard sound card, a Realtek HD Audio card. I could not get BF2 to recognize the microphone input even though it worked in other applications. I'd talk into it and hear it in the speakers, but it wouldn't recognize in the Bf2voipsetup that anything was happening. I got frustrated, so I bought a new sound card, a Creative X-Fi card. It's installed, working perfectly in all other areas and has given me a nice performance boost in FH, but I STILL can not get the game to recognize my microphone. I can use the mic without a problem in any other application.
Why won't BF2 recognize the mic input? What am I doing wrong? I tried setting it as the default recording device, I tried using different ports, BF2 will simply NOT find the mic. It's like it's set up to use a sound device that is not the mic by default, and there's no option to select what input should be used for the mic.
When I had my old box and my old SB Audigy I could use Voice Chat without a problem, it would detect the mic input.
I run Vista. My system is:
Athalon 64x2 4800+ GeForce 8800 Creative X-Fi Fatality series on PCI-E port Acer stock mobo 4 gigs ram
I ran into similar problems when I set up my new system using XP and the Realtek HD onboard sound card. The solution in this thread worked for me: BF2 VOIP Solution for Realtek HD (mic not working) - Tactical Gamer Basically just try different mic input settings while in game. BF 2 still doesn’t recognize the mic but people can hear and understand me now. Hope it helps
Thanks, I saw that post before I posted here and it's not really applicable since I don't have XP and the sound panel is different in Vista. I'll try to see if people can hear me ingame.
Well you can always blame Vista. Don't know if it helps but I found that my mic turns off the moment I join a server so I have to Alt+Tab to desktop and enable it in my volume control panel.
Hope you can sort this issue.
I don't have Vista but my ingame VOIP wont work. Though the mic was muted. Going to test it tonight.
Herr Ober, die Rechnung bitte
20th October 2007
I had problems with BF2 recognizing my mic, too. New drivers helped for me... important was to use the voice setup, but you did that obviously. After that, I had static only, which could be fixed by reducing the recording volume (ingame) to ~20, 30%. Guess that won't help you with your problem, however I guess some other people with different mic problems will look into this thread and they might find it useful.
I think there's a specific mic or sound card for the game...