Frequently Asked Questions

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    After windows 10 update today, the program wont open and audio is horrible

    will · 2 · Last reply by Nahimic Support

    It sounds scratchy and the program just doesn't open up. Not sure what to do? I've tried restarting and that hasn't solved it. 


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    Need help setting up audio -- Hollow echoey sound

    mesecur · 0 · Posted

    I have recently updated to Nahimic 2 (after quite some time. I noticed I am having only sound on one side with my headphones so I tried reïnstalling/updating drivers and such.) - I cannot seem to get the settings correct. I keep having this hollow echo. Is anyone able to help me with setting it up like it was in Nahamic 1? I have an MSI GE72 6QC Apache.

    (About the headphones, that part is not related I suppose. Headphones work fine on other devices, but I have recently had my keyboard replaced and think the audio-jack is not connected

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    Where do I download the Nahimic3 that came with my GS63 Stealth 010?

    Dparish2 · 0 · Posted

    Where do I download the Nahimic3 that came with my GS63 Stealth 010? I accidentally deleted it, and all installs say not supported.

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    Unity3D: "FMOD failed to initialize". No sound with Nahimic!

    Rivage221 · 0 · Posted

    I have the following MSI Notebook: MSI GE63VR 7RE-033 Raider I am working with the newest Unity3D engine version. In Unity3D editor, I get following message:

    FMOD failed to initialize. This may be because your sound card is configured to give applications exclusive access, thus preventing Unity from using this device. Soundcard does not support the minimum features needed for this soundsystem (16bit stereo output)(59)

    So far, I have noticed that if I disable all NAHIMIC procedures in TASKMANAGER, the above message will not show up anymore and I can hear again the imported wav-files or mp3-files in Unity3D editor.

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    How to display tracker when using ReShade for game

    Thandongnapt · 1 · Last reply by Nahimic Support

    I using Reshade to improve quatity my game and after that gamplay cant display Tracker !

    Help me pls

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    Problem with Nahimic 2 and Realtek Audio Manager.

    Alexandru Buhoci · 2 · Last reply by Alexandru Buhoci

    I have a 5.1 Logitech Z506 and I set everything in the Realtek audio manager for let it work in 5.1 mode. But if I turn off the Nahimic manager the sound become 2.1. In Nahimic if i change the audio from 5.1 to stereo or something else, it crashes! In the Realtek audio manager don't work any kind of sonor effects but only in Nahimic. The sound card is an integrated of the MSI H170 Gaming M3 motherboard wich come with Nahimic also integrated.

    How can I remain in 5.1 mode and can turn off the Nahimic audio manager???

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    GDRP - Nahimic 3 - Google Analytics

    1stn00b · 2 · Last reply by 1stn00b

    Nahimic 3 - version 1.2.0 from Windows Store is collecting user data without explicit user consent or any option to opt-in/opt-out in software interface :

    Your Nahimic privacy policy contains at point 7. CONSENT TO USE DATA but doesn't mention anywhere that the data is acquire by a 3rd party in this case Google, uploaded outside EU and it's formulated in terms that were acceptable by the old legislation pre 25 may 2018.

    Before responding i suggest u read the information from :

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    Where is Nahimic3 changelog?

    smk · 0 · Posted

    Recently nahimic has been updated to 1.1.10. However, I can not see the changes..

    where is changelog?

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    Astro Wireless headset not working with soundtracker

    its draero · 1 · Last reply by Scottguy91

    Hey guys, when I play the sound from my MSI laptop the soundtracker works. When i switch to astro wireless headphones, it does not. Why is this?

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    Installation could not proceed: this machine is not compatible with our audio software

    im using mobo x370 sli plus

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    How does Smart Loudness work?

    Drew Smith · 0 · Posted

    I have looked all over and I can't find an explanation of exactly what the settings for "Smart Loudness" do.  Specifically, is there a settings combination (Balanced/Soft/Extreme and slider) that will make soft sounds louder WITHOUT making loud sounds louder?

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    nahimic causing my game freeze and buzzing sound, now my nahimic doesn't work anymore!

    Wiranandahalim · 1 · Last reply by Thor Martin

    everytime i try to open my game (dota 2) while my nahimic is enabled, my dota 2 become freeze and buzzing noise, after this happened my dota 2 sound become so low. i try to change my sound setting by right clicking sound icon on the bottom left corner, and suddenly notification appeared and said "windows has detected that audio enhancement for the following device are causing problem. Do you want reenabled audio enhancement?", so i press reenabled and my dota 2 sound become normal. but it happened again when i close my dota 2 and reopened it.  until several

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    Questions section : rules

    Nahimic Support · 0 · Posted

    This section aims to let you ask questions about Nahimic.

    Before you post any new question, please make sure your question has not already been asked on the forum. For this, you can use the search bar. Also, when you begin creating a new topic, when you type a title, all similar posts will appear, which will help you know if your question has already been asked.

    If your question has not been asked yet, then feel free to push the "Continue posting" button!


    Please, be aware of the forum rules :

    1. Before posting a topic, please be sure

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    Binding settings to audio device

    Daniel W. · 0 · Posted


    -When I choose the speakers as default device, I'm usually disabling the Nahimic Audio effects (doing that when listening to Music / Youtube etc.).

    -When plying FPS games I'm always switching to my headphones as default device (to better locate enemies) and then always manually activating the "shooter"-effects settings.

    Is there any possibility to bind the Nahimic settings to the current audio device (to automatically have the shooter setting enabled for headphones and all effects disabled for speakers)?

    Thanks for your suggestions :-)

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    Nahimic 2 bug auto dissapeared and uninstall

    Jhaymar Boado · 0 · Posted

    When i restart my pc msi b450m windows 10 build 1809, my nahimic 2 automatically disappeared and uninstall what happen? 


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    Nahimic 3 Equalizer

    Jer · 0 · Posted

    Where can I find the Equalizer settings in Nahimic 3?  I see the option for "Bass Boost" and "Treble Boost" but that's not what I'm looking for -- I would like to customize based on a 10-band EQ. 

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    the audio is obsolete. Pls install the latest version of your audio driver??

    Valen Yoke Ching · 1 · Last reply by Nahimic Support

    Why Nahimic 2 is not function, I uninstalled it and tried to install new one but It said -->

    "installation could not proceed: the audio is obsolete. Pls install the latest version of your audio driver."

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    Problem in installing Nahimic 2.3.20 with Realtek audio driver

    Moon · 2 · Last reply by erpsterc

    I can't install Nahimic 2.3.20 properly. 

    I got a message 'Installation could not proceed: The Realtek audio driver must be installed first.' when I tried to install Nahimic Nahimic 2.3.20, though I already installed Realtek audio driver which is acting normally.

    After re-installing Realtek audio driver, I could install Nahimic 2.3.20, but it seems that Nahimic was not installed properly, becaouse no shortcuts were created either on desktop or start menu, different from previous versions of Nahimic. And no response even though I click the tray icon of Nahimic.

    I tried installing various version of Realtek audio driver like 8158, 8169, and

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    Nahimic uninstalling issue on windows 10 pro

    Game Christan01 · 2 · Last reply by MJT

    I recentlyl upgrade my old mobo to MSI B250 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. I used the drivers supplied on the MSI website to update the Realtek/Nahimic audio. Initial install went fine but Nahimic simply does not functioning well and causing a lot of problems in my audio/recording components. I'll try to uninstall and reinstall it. During uninstall, a message pops up and says "Could no open key"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nahimic\Nahimic2. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personel." This causes the uninstall to fail. Please help me fix this problem. Thanks