Why do I keep hearing static or audio distortion in the game?
If you are hearing static in the game, your sound card may not be fully DirectX compatible. You may want to determine whether DirectX supports your sound card. To do this:
- Click on Start to open the start menu.
- Click on Run.
- Type DXDiag into the Run dialog box.
- Click OK. This takes you to the DirectX Diagnostics screen.
- Click on the Sound tab.
We recommend that you test DirectSound. If any of these tests fail, please check for updated drivers for the hardware. If you continue to have problems after updating the drivers, we recommend that you contact the hardware manufacturer of the card for further assistance.
- Your volume may be turned up too loud in Windows.
- Your amplified speakers may be plugged into speaker-out on your sound card.
I am getting the message 'failed to initialize sound' when I try to start the program.
This is usually caused by outdated sound card drivers, or by a conflict with some other program using the sound card. Shut down all other background applications, including things like RealAudio, WinAmp, and RAPlayer, which can prevent the program from being able to initialize the the sound card.
How do I adjust the volume levels within Escape from Monkey Island©?
To adjust the volume level within the program, you must use the volume sliders in the Options screen: Music Volume, Sound Effects Volume and Voice Volume. To access the Options screen, press F1, then O.