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Unable to find output device "null"

Discussion in 'Legacy GameMaker Community Tech Support' started by Brandon Paris, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Brandon Paris

    Brandon Paris Member

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    Hey everyone, so I made the mistake of updating GMS and since have recieved the compiling error:

    Unable to find output device "null" defaulting to "Speaker/HP (Realtek High Definition Audio) via DirectSound"

    When I play my game, it seems to be clipping my sound effects. It's incredibly annoying. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I can't seem to find any option to set my output audio device to anything

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mick

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    I don't know how you can fix it other than downgrading GMS. The audio engine for Windows has changed in the newest version. From the release notes:
     
  3. Nathan Laing

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    I also made the mistake of updating GMS, and get the error [Unable to find output device "null" defaulting to "�X�s�[�J�[ (Sound Blaster Z) via DirectSound"]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
  4. Dawn DeerButt

    Dawn DeerButt Member

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    ive started getting this error in my game and im not even using audio in my game yet
     
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  5. Nathan Laing

    Nathan Laing Member

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    This issue has still not been fixed in the latest update. :(
     
  6. rIKmAN

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    Is the audio device set correctly in preferences?
     
  7. Nathan Laing

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    I don't know what you refer to, there are no options for configuring sound devices in the Gamemaker preferences that I can see.
     
  8. rIKmAN

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    File > Preferences > General Settings

    Check the default audio device.
     
  9. Nathan Laing

    Nathan Laing Member

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    I spent 5 minutes looking through there, there is no option. This is GMS1.4
     
  10. rIKmAN

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    Ah my bad, didn't notice this was in the legacy forum.
     

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