The Sound System could not be initialized

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asked Jun 10 by A380 (14 points)
I am on a MacPro 2014 running 10.11.6 and Xplane 11.01r2 demo mode.  When I start up Xplane I receive the message "The Sound System could not be initialized".  My sound preferences are set to Oppo HA-1 USB Audio 2.0 DAC.  If I change to the internal speakers I do not get the error message, but get no sound.  [There may be none, I'm just going through the first tutorial].

I have deleted the preferences and done an update via the installer.  How do I get it to recognize my DAC?  No problems with sound from any other programs.
commented Jun 10 by A380 (14 points)

I just checked the log file and I see:


CPU count        : 24
0:00:00.000 E/FMOD: /code/design_clean/source_code/engine/sound/soun_fmod.cpp(118): FMOD error 28 - An error occurred that wasn't supposed to.  Contact support.
0:00:02.298 E/SYS: +-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0:00:02.298 E/SYS: | The sound system could not be initialized!
0:00:02.298 E/SYS: | This could be because your sound hardware was unavailable. Please restart your system and try again.
0:00:02.298 E/SYS: | X-Plane will continue normally though you will not hear any sounds.
0:00:02.298 E/SYS: | 
0:00:02.298 E/SYS: | (hl_init.cpp:1435)
0:00:02.298 E/SYS:

1 Answer

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answered Jun 16 by jroberts (12,327 points)
If you're still seeing this I would recommend restarting the computer to see if that helps. Maybe check for any driver updates for the external speakers as well?

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