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Environmental Effects Not Being Applied to Dialogue

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Environmental Effects Not Being Applied to Dialogue

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Tofu_Shark
01.10.2018 , 01:53 AM | #1
I have noticed recently that environmental effects/DSP, such as the slight reverb of my footsteps on my ship, aren't being applied to dialogue call-outs, and possibly other sound effects (difficult to determine this last one). I have seen videos where these effects are working but they are years old. The effects seem to be applied everywhere else in the game for me but not for these types of sounds . Everything has a flat EQ and is not altered by the game based on the type of environment the sound originates from. Based on videos I've found, this appears to have started sometime in 2016.

Very minor spoilers ahead if you haven't played through the very beginning of the Jedi Knight's story yet.

Attack of the Flesh Raiders
Voice Not Affected by Environment (What currently it sounds like)
https://youtu.be/9GvHYoYOHRU?t=169

Voice Affected by Environment (What it used to and should sound like)
https://youtu.be/VrIbElFjddU?t=321


Vault of the Gormak King
Voice Not Affected by Environment (What it currently sounds like)
https://youtu.be/dIS74JUr1Ok?t=847

Voice Affected by Environment (What it used to and should sound like)
https://youtu.be/FodzFEKdkM4?t=312


Hoth Bonus Series (Republic)
Voice Not Affected by Environment (What it currently sounds like)
https://youtu.be/hAw-yiOsdxo

Voice Affected by Environment (What it used to and should sound like)
https://youtu.be/hRiHrNduuDM?t=8

This is not an exhaustive list. It happens in every conversation. The Hoth Bonus Series is probably the one where it is clearest what this thread is about.

Specs:
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Sapphire RX 480X 8 GB OC
  • Asus Xonar Essence STX - running UNi drivers 1823
  • Windows 7

My graphic drivers are up-to-date. I don't know what could be the problem when I have environmental effects elsewhere. I tried running a repair on the game, but that had no effect. I have tried downgrading my soundcard's drivers to no effect. I tested every version available. There is nothing about this problem on the forum. I have also posted on the EA Answers forum, and so far, no one has said they've experienced this problem as well. I'm not sure if this problem is unique to me or others have experienced it and just not said anything.

Update
This problem is not unique to me, or I wouldn't have video evidence from other players to show.
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08.29.2019 , 07:24 PM | #2
It has been over a year since I posted this bug. Is it even a bug, or was it intentionally removed? If it was removed intentionally, then I will make another post in Suggestions once it is confirmed.
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03.12.2020 , 06:18 PM | #3
6.1a and this bug is still present.
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03.25.2020 , 08:23 AM | #4
As of 6.1c, this bug is still exists.
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04.23.2020 , 04:09 PM | #5
As of 6.1.1 this bug is still in existence.
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04.29.2020 , 09:39 PM | #6
As of 6.1.1a, this bug is still present.

(Yes, I know this was a minor update.)
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