Microphone nightmares...LOL!

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Okay folks..Im a grumpy road racer who has no nerdy ability in the land of tech. For whatever reason I have no functional mic in game. Its has never been a problem when I first started but for about a year now nothing I do makes the damn mic work in game. I have changed and screwed around with options but it never allows me to chose a mic source and says default not plugged in. Works everywhere else except SC...I would like to first thank you all for so many helpful leads and would be more than happy to try any and all ideas to get my voice heard yet again in game....
Any day above ground is a good one my friends and thank you all in advance
 
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Having been online for years I must admit my mind went to places, dark disturbing places on what would entail a microphone nightmare be.

As for a mic not working in SC I would always start by buying trying another mic and in fact, would suggest trying a new headset/mic USB combo and seeing if that fixes the issue. Best places are those who have generous return policies like Bestbuy or Amazon and that way if it works you can choose to keep it or pass on knowing now what needs to be done to make it work in-game or if it doesn't work then you know its a configuration and not the hardware itself.
 

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Having been online for years I must admit my mind went to places, dark disturbing places on what would entail a microphone nightmare be.

As for a mic not working in SC I would always start by buying trying another mic and in fact, would suggest trying a new headset/mic USB combo and seeing if that fixes the issue. Best places are those who have generous return policies like Bestbuy or Amazon and that way if it works you can choose to keep it or pass on knowing now what needs to be done to make it work in-game or if it doesn't work then you know its a configuration and not the hardware itself.
Thanks for the idea, Its only money and a bit of trial and error:like: Only a temporary problem:o7:
 

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Okay folks..Im a grumpy road racer who has no nerdy ability in the land of tech. For whatever reason I have no functional mic in game. Its has never been a problem when I first started but for about a year now nothing I do makes the damn mic work in game. I have changed and screwed around with options but it never allows me to chose a mic source and says default not plugged in. Works everywhere else except SC...I would like to first thank you all for so many helpful leads and would be more than happy to try any and all ideas to get my voice heard yet again in game....
Any day above ground is a good one my friends and thank you all in advance
Hmmm I know from some other users that SC can be a bit picky on what like or not, especially on controllers and periferal.
Just some question to figure out the situation:
- do you use an USB mic? Is directed attach to the pc or by some HUB of some sorth?
- if it's a mic with a jack connector is plugged into the motherboard or on a separate audio card?
- do you downgraded to Windows 11?
- in general have you change something on software/hardware level tha can justify a mic problem (like adding a USB HUB, upgrading drivers etc...)?

Finally since you say dhat the error is "default nott plugged in" have you try to use another audio surce? It could be that as same as controllers, chaning the USB port of an headset (for example) can cause some problem with periferal recognition.
 

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I ended up using a Corsair Void Elite Wireless (I didn't name it...) It works well even in a KVM hub, except if you change the port it's on. Then you need to reconfigure it is all. I have to wear the thing 8+ hours/day so comfort was important, and it was under $100 US.
 

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I've only ever used the 3.5mm jack mic input with my headset so not too helpful.

My last suggestion: Unplug it and plug it back in while the game is running to see if it detects it being inserted.
 

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Okay folks..Im a grumpy road racer who has no nerdy ability in the land of tech. For whatever reason I have no functional mic in game. Its has never been a problem when I first started but for about a year now nothing I do makes the damn mic work in game. I have changed and screwed around with options but it never allows me to chose a mic source and says default not plugged in. Works everywhere else except SC...I would like to first thank you all for so many helpful leads and would be more than happy to try any and all ideas to get my voice heard yet again in game....
Any day above ground is a good one my friends and thank you all in advance
Did you check in windows settings if SC is allowed to use your mic?
 

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Great hints and advice gang. Have a 3.5mm mic and headset on the way and intend to plug it into the audio jack of the PC. SC is allowed in my settings and the mic in use although USB has been set as default and tested on other apps with success. :drunk:

My PC also notes that the last time SC accessed and used the mic in settings back a year ago so its weird on a few levels of....WHAAAAAT?
Anyhow when in game and using the options I have no other available actions in Coms for a source. I can click all day long but it only says default mic source blah, blah, not plugged in.

Perhaps a straight forward plug directly into the PC will set some audio in motion.
Now its possible that perhaps Oculus or even the VorpX software has some influence since my Rift S is now obsolete and I will be going back to the newer version of Quest but thats another post down the road.:glorious:

Whats really important to me as a player is that you guys chimed in with good intentions and ideas about work arounds.
I think I covered most of the above input minus(yes I am on windows 11).

But like Alpha my journey is also rather like an Alpha build with some entertaining bugs along the way. But I just got the wife a new Levante so perhaps I can reinvest some minor funds and labor to get my sexy damn voice back out into the verse.
Thanks guys:like:
 

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Hmmm I know from some other users that SC can be a bit picky on what like or not, especially on controllers and periferal.
Just some question to figure out the situation:
- do you use an USB mic? Is directed attach to the pc or by some HUB of some sorth?
- if it's a mic with a jack connector is plugged into the motherboard or on a separate audio card?
- do you downgraded to Windows 11?
- in general have you change something on software/hardware level tha can justify a mic problem (like adding a USB HUB, upgrading drivers etc...)?

Finally since you say dhat the error is "default nott plugged in" have you try to use another audio surce? It could be that as same as controllers, chaning the USB port of an headset (for example) can cause some problem with periferal recognition.
Thanks for the reply. Giving a direct plug in mic to the PC a whirl this weekend and see if its detected in options once set up.:o7:
 

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But like Alpha my journey is also rather like an Alpha build with some entertaining bugs along the way. But I just got the wife a new Levante so perhaps I can reinvest some minor funds and labor to get my sexy damn voice back out into the verse.
Thanks guys:like:
Hell yeah that's a very nice ride!
I didn't know that we got the Car Wizard amongst our crew lol

Hope the new headset will fix your issue, good luck!
 

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Hell yeah that's a very nice ride!
I didn't know that we got the Car Wizard amongst our crew lol

Hope the new headset will fix your issue, good luck!
To be honest its not my cup of tea. :drunk:
I much preferred the Ghibli's looks compared to the SUV(she loves it),.. And I am just a gear head that likes internal combustion in attractive casings:o7:
 
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