A moment might come when you run Factorio on your PC or laptop and you hear nothing. Literally nothing, no sound effects, no mining sound, and no walking sound.
It is quite weird when you are stuck in Factorio with no sound issue. You will be surprised even more when you can hear Factorio music but no sound effects.
In this article, we have explained easy tips to fix the no-sound issues in Fatorio.
So, yesterday I was playing and everything was fine, but then I go to play the game again today, and all of a sudden there’s no sound in the game… no music, no effects, nothing. The volume sliders are all the way up too.https://steamcommunity.com/app/427520/discussions/0/154644349176158967/
Tips To Fix Factorio No Sound Issue
UPDATE YOUR AUDIO DRIVERS
in Windows 11, 10 and 7
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In most cases, it’s the Windows sound mixer that causes the problem. If you are using multiple audio output devices then Windows might use the wrong unsupported device to output Factorio sound.
When you open Volume Mixer do you see Factorio in the applications list with its sound bar moving?
If not then right-click on the speaker icon and select Playback devices. Make sure the device you’re using is set as the Default device, and disable all other ones to see if that helps.
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Windows Sound Enhancements feature is another cause of no sound in Factorio. try to disable it.
Other tips that you can use are:
- Delete the config.ini folder by going into the %AppData% folder.
- Uninstall the game from Steam
- Delete the %appdata%\Factorio folder
- Delete the Steam\SteamApps\common\Factorio folder
- Reboot your PC
- Reinstall Factorio from Steam
- remove Mods
If none of the above helps then try downloading the .zip-version from the website, extract it and launch it from there, maybe that works.