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1.66 Audio issues with selfs positional footsteps and other units footsteps
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With the introduction of the 1.66 update, positional audio for your own footsteps have been out of place. They sound to be coming from behind you when in 1st person camera, and sound to be coming from or just behind the camera in 3rd person. This results in disorientation and constantly mistaking your characters own footsteps with those of other units.

Along with this issue, footsteps of other units have become greatly muted in volume. In some cases the sound of a units equipment moving on their body is more audible than the units footsteps.


Operating System
Windows 7
Operating System Version
Steps To Reproduce

Updated to 1.66

Additional Information

Using Stereo Headphones
Windows audio configured to 2 speaker stereo
Default audio format set to 24 bit, 44100 Hz
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
nVidia Geforce GTX 770

Event Timeline

Roddis added a subscriber: Roddis.Dec 6 2016, 1:14 PM
Roddis removed a subscriber: Roddis.Dec 8 2016, 6:51 PM

Positional audio for your own footsteps have been out of place with G930 logitech (7.1 audio)
it seems that someone follow me.
Please fix it or all my servers stay at 1.64 forever!

Mr.Seb added a subscriber: Mr.Seb.Dec 9 2016, 6:09 PM

This happens to me and the people i play with, it happens when running on grass, floor and rocks in Tanoa at least. I have not noticed it in jungle terrain.
We all have different headphones so this is an audio issue with the game.

Roddis added a comment.Dec 9 2016, 6:37 PM

They already fixed that in dev branch, pre hotfix.

But they did't include it in the hotfix, so we have to play with this issue and another i rose for about two months i'm afraid!!!

Alwin claimed this task.Jan 25 2017, 10:15 AM
Alwin changed the task status from New to Reviewed.
Alwin changed the task status from Reviewed to Acknowledged.
grzegorz75 added a comment.EditedJan 25 2017, 10:30 AM

We have similar problems. Arma 3 v. 1.66

Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64 bit (ver. 1607 / 14393.693)

Using Stereo Headphones - Superlux hd 668b
Audio Card - Asus Xonar DX Latest drivers - Uni Xonar Drivers
Default audio format set to 24 bit, 44100 Hz