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Unplugging my speakers and plugging in my headphones while DayZ is running causes DayZ to stop outputting audio. Other applications (Chrome in the background for example) work fine. Restarting DayZ resolves the issue. I've noticed this happen a couple of times (I'll launch DayZ and then realise I forgot to plug headphones in) but haven't actively tried to reproduce it.


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Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Additional Information

As far as I know, it started with .61 (experimental). I don't remember it happening in previous versions.

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gh0stop added a subscriber: gh0stop.Dec 7 2016, 1:14 AM

It uses whatever is set to the default playback device in windows. It does not change audio devices on the fly, and takes restarting the game.

MrKirby added a subscriber: MrKirby.Dec 7 2016, 9:39 AM

Which is quite unfortunately, this is the case in more "alpha" games.. Although, in Rust, there is an audio mode option: 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 surround. When changing any of these it will recheck for the current default...

Yeah I think a re-detect audio device button/current sound device text would work.