Red Dead Redemption 2 – Workarounds for low sound volume in-game

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This guide will provide a couple of methods to reset volume of the game. Due to a bug in a patch causing the game to set it’s own volume very low in Windows, every time you run the game.

 

Introduction

There are 2 ways you can go about fixing the volume. The simple way is also the most tedious since it requires you to jump out to the desktop to set the volume each time you run the game.

The other uses software to set the volume, but you can bind it to a macro key (if your keyboard or mouse has one). You need still need to do this every time you start the game.

The Simple (but tedious)

After starting the game (after reaching the main menu is a good spot), Alt+Tab out of the game (or press the Win key to reveal the taskbar).

Right-click the Speaker icon (Red arrow) and select “Open Volume Mixer” (Yellow arrow)
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Workarounds for low sound volume in-game

Now turn the game volume back up to 100
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Workarounds for low sound volume in-game

You can close the volume mixer and return to the game.

Sadly you need to do this every time you run the game (until Rockstar fixes it).

Using software to set the volume (and bind it to a macro)

For this one you need to download a program called ‘SoundVolumeView’ by NirSoft.

Download it from here (download links are near the bottom of the page)
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/sound_volume_view.html

Extract it to a folder some where on your PC.

To make it set the volume of RDR2 to 100%, the command would look like this.

SoundVolumeView.exe /ChangeVolume "RDR2.exe" 100

If you want to make a desktop shortcut you can right-click ‘SoundVolumeView.exe’ and mouse over ‘Send To’ and click on ‘Desktop (Create Shortcut)’

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Workarounds for low sound volume in-game

Now find the shortcut on your desktop (should be called ‘SoundVolumeView.exe – Shortcut’)

Right-click it and select ‘Properties’

In the ‘Target’ field add
/ChangeVolume "RDR2.exe" 100to the end (note the space after .exe)

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Workarounds for low sound volume in-game

Click ‘Ok’ and you’re done.

Now when you run the game you can Alt+Tab out and run the shortcut.

Alternatively you can copy the contents of the ‘Target’ field in the shortcut and add it to a macro key on your Keyboard or Mouse and run it from a dedicated key.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Workarounds for low sound volume in-game

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