City Car Driving is a realistic car driving simulator game that lets you improve your driving skills and learn road rules. However, some users have reported an audio.dll error that prevents them from launching or playing the game. This error may be caused by various factors, such as corrupted or missing audio.dll file, outdated or incompatible sound card driver, incorrect audio device settings, or Steam cloud synchronization issues.
In this article, we will show you some possible solutions to fix the audio.dll error in City Car Driving. Please note that these methods are not guaranteed to work for everyone, and you may need to contact the game developer or support team if nothing works.
Method 1: Update Your Sound Card Driver
One of the common reasons for audio.dll error is an outdated or incompatible sound card driver. To update your sound card driver, you can follow these steps:
Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open the Device Manager.
Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category and right-click on your sound card device.
Select Update driver from the context menu and choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest driver for your sound card.
Restart your computer and try launching City Car Driving again.
Method 2: Select the Proper Audio Device as Your Default Playback Device
Another possible cause of audio.dll error is an incorrect audio device setting. To select the proper audio device as your default playback device, you can follow these steps:
Right-click on the speaker icon on your taskbar and select Sounds from the context menu.
Click on the Playback tab and select your preferred audio device (such as speakers or headphones).
Click on Set Default and then click OK to save the changes.
Try launching City Car Driving again and see if the error is resolved.
Method 3: Turn Off Steam Cloud Synchronization for City Car Driving
Sometimes, Steam cloud synchronization may interfere with the game files and cause audio.dll error. To turn off Steam cloud synchronization for City Car Driving, you can follow these steps:
Open your Steam client and go to your Library.
Right-click on City Car Driving and select Properties from the context menu.
Click on the Updates tab and uncheck the box next to Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for City Car Driving.
Click OK to apply the changes and close the Properties window.
Delete the folder \"Forward Development\" from your \"My Documents\" folder.
Try launching City Car Driving again and see if the error is fixed.
Method 4: Reinstall Audio.dll File
If none of the above methods work, you may need to reinstall the audio.dll file manually. To do this, you can follow these steps:
Download a new copy of audio.dll file from a reliable source (such as https://www.dll-files.com/audio.dll.html).
Copy the downloaded file and paste it into the game installation folder (usually C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\City Car Driving).
If prompted, choose to replace the existing file with the new one.
Try launching City Car Driving again and see if the error is gone.
If you still encounter audio.dll error after trying all these methods, you may need to contact the game developer or support team for further assistance. You can send them an email to email@example.com with following information:
Your order ID or serial number to identify you as their customer.
Detailed problem description and steps, which you've done to cause the problem.
A screenshot of the error (if there's one).
A DirectX diagnostic file from your PC, where the problem is. To create this file, please follow these steps:
From your Windows \"Start\" button, select \"Run...\"