Football Manager 2023 No Sound: Let There Be Sound

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Sound problems can really ruin your experience in Football Manager 2023, the ultimate football management simulation game that offers unparalleled depth and control to its players. Don’t worry; we’re here to help you fix the sound issue in the game.

Why don’t I have a sound in Football Manager 2023?

Sound in Football Manager 2023 will most likely not work for the following reasons:

  • Poor headset/speaker connection
  • Wrongly selected audio device
  • The audio driver is out of date or corrupted
  • The OS or the game is not updated
  • Corrupted game files

How do I fix sound in Football Manager 2023?

We recommend to do these preliminary steps first:

  • Close any tasks in the background related to sound or video playback or processing.
  • Restart the game or your PC to eliminate any temporary glitches.

If you still have problems with sound in the game, try our following tips:

  1. Update audio driver
  2. Check the default audio device
  3. Delete the Football Manager 2023 Preferences folder
  4. Turn off the Spatial sound
  5. Change the sound quality

1. Update audio driver

For Football Manager 2023, ensure your sound driver is up-to-date to avoid potential sound issues caused by outdated or corrupted drivers.

1. Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type; “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

Run dialog for device manager

3. Double-click on the Sound, video, and game controllers to expand.

Football Manager 2023 No Sound - Update Sound driver

4. Right-click on your preferred sound device and select Update driver.

5. Follow the on-screen guide for searching, downloading, and installing the latest sound driver.

Football Manager 2023 No Sound - Search Updated Sound driver

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2. Check the default audio device

Before playing the game, check your system for the number of active audio devices. Disable all except the primary one used for input and output.

1. Press the Win + R keys to show the Run dialog box.

2. Type; “mmsys.cpl” and press Enter to open Sound settings.

Run Command for Sound

3. Select the Playback tab and disable audio devices you do not use.

Football Manager 2023 No Sound - Disable audio device

3. Delete the Football Manager 2023 Preferences folder

Time needed: 2 minutes

Sometimes, you may have sound problems in Football Manager 2023 because of the wrong settings in preferences. If you want to set your preferences to default, delete the Preferences folder.

  1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog box.

    Type “%localappdata%” and hit Enter.


  2. Search for and open the Sports Interactive folder.

    Football Manager 2023 Sports Interactive

  3. Delete the Preferences folder.

    Football Manager 2023 Delete Preferences

  4. Relaunch the game

    Check if the sound issue is gone.

4. Turn off the Spatial sound

Spatial Audio is worth trying out if you want an immersive sound experience. It creates a 360-degree sound field similar to a 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound system or virtual surround sound. However, sometimes for gaming, it may cause more problems than benefits. If you encounter any issues, we recommend turning off Spatial Audio.

1. Right-click on the Start and select Settings.

Windows Settings

2. Under Windows Settings, click on the System.


3. Select Sound from the left pane and click on Device Properties

Football Manager 2023 No Sound - Sound - Device Properties

4. Select Off from the drop-down menu to disable Spatial sound.

Football Manager 2023 No Sound - Spatial Sound Off

 5. Change the sound quality

Sometimes, the chosen sound quality can cause issues in Football Manager 2023. Consider changing it with these steps:

1. Right-click on the sound icon in the systray and select Sounds.

Sound icon

2. Select your default speakers and then click on the Properties button.

Speaker Properties

3. Select the Advanced tab and choose lower sound quality under Default Format.

Football Manager 2023 No Sound - Change Sound Quality

4. Run the game and check if the sound issue is gone.

🔊Extra steps:

If Football Manager 2023 still has sound issues, here are some additional options to consider:

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If you’re having issues with sound in Football Manager 2023, rest assured that we have some troubleshooting steps to help. First, close any background tasks related to sound or video playback. Afterward, restart either your game launcher or your PC. Additionally, ensure that your audio driver is up to date, check your default audio device, or delete the Preferences folder. You can also try turning off Spatial sound. However, if you still require further assistance, don’t hesitate to comment below.

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