Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, no sound. [SOLVED]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, no sound. [SOLVED]

Post by Nancy89 on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 02:34

Ever since I got Windows 10, I've had little luck getting Zoo Tycoon 2 installed. I had saved my installation files so I could reinstall the game without having to look for a proper download. But they were separate install files (i.e. installing every expansion one by one) and I never got past African Adventure. So when I saw that the Ultimate Collection was made available here I rushed to download it. (Thanks!) Thinking it might solve my problem with installing this game. However, I still had no success installing it. Then I read that I could simply bypass installing by running the game directly from the Files folder. Which worked perfectly...Save for one issue, the game produces no sound. The intro clips do play sounds but as soon as I enter the main menu, the game is completely silent. And not just the main menu either. When I create a new save, there's no sound either. I've checked if the sound was on in the settings and that I didn't accidentally muted my pc. I googled the problem but I couldn't really find anything on the matter either. So after years of lurking on this site, I've finally made an account. I hope someone can give me some pointers on what else I could try to make it work.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the lengthy intro to the problem. Oh my...

Nancy89
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : The Sims 2, The Sims 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3, Zoo Tycoon 2, The Settlers 6, Anno 1404
Posts : 3
Points : 243
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2017-02-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, no sound. [SOLVED]

Post by Layloria on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 14:58

Hi


I will look into this for you however I need to note that this is an XP game. I've had it for years and had compatibility issues in Windows 7, so in Windows 8 through to 10, there's bound to be problems.


Like a Star @ heaven Layloria

_________________
What he said.
avatar
Layloria
Extreme Poster
Extreme Poster

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : The Sims 3/4; MySims; Minecraft; Zoo Tycoon 2; GTA V; Skyrim; Sherlock Holmes Series
Female Posts : 392
Points : 2543
Reputation : 47
Join date : 2012-03-11
Age : 120
Location : Los Santos, Minecraft

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, no sound. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 15:06

I'm running this game on 2 PC's with Windows 10 without issue, and The_gh0stman also reported no issues with Windows 10. I'm not sure why people are having trouble installing it. Have a look at this topic, perhaps there's something of use! We have seen users who were successful when they extracted the file to the desktop area, and installing from there. 

_________________
"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15112
Points : 20090
Reputation : 1437
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, no sound. [SOLVED]

Post by Nancy89 on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 20:47

@Ɛɗιη Thanks for pointing out that specific detail. I had extracted the files to my C: drive, just not to the desktop. I deleted everything Zoo Tycoon 2-related from where I put it and extracted it freshly from the .rar to my desktop in a clean folder. From there I tried setup.exe (with compatibility set to Vista and Admin rights),  still didn't do anything. Then I tried autorun.exe (also set to Vista and admin rights on) even though autorun.exe did exactly nothing whatsoever before, now it did work! And it's installed, no sound issues either.

Thanks again for your response, I'm so happy it's finally working again!

Nancy89
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : The Sims 2, The Sims 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3, Zoo Tycoon 2, The Settlers 6, Anno 1404
Posts : 3
Points : 243
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2017-02-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, no sound. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 21:21

Good to hear!


Don't hesitate to post again if you run into problems.


Enjoy your game! Very Happy Topic closed.

_________________
"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15112
Points : 20090
Reputation : 1437
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum