I’m at my wit’s end and I hope someone can give me some pointers on this. I’m trying to export a project that uses Unreal 4.12.5 and FMOD 1.08.08, and the audio, which is completely made in fmod runs fine in the editor but not in the packaged build.
I’m on a Win10 64bit machine.
I found this http://www.fmod.org/questions/question/ue4fmod-studio-sound-in-editor-but-not-in-package/
and thus I added all .dll files to
This includes all .dll files specified in the plugin.txt file as well as the binaries found in
I even added all .dll files from my fmodstudio installation to the binary/thirdparty section of the packaged game, to no avail.
I’ve been trying these things all day, any help or pointers are appreciated.
You’ve done the right thing by adding FMOD to the “Additional Non-Asset Directories to Package” setting.
For Oculus (or any other plugin), you’ll need to create a plugins.txt file in the Plugins\FMODStudio\Binaries\Win64\ directory with the following line:
Packaging up plugins is mentioned with a link in that deployment page, but its easy to miss. You should see that plugin file being included in the packaged build by checking the Output Log, look for a line like this:
You won’t see the banks since they’ll be packaged up into the pak file. You mentioned the Development build, that prints a log, so you can look for errors such as failing to find banks, or failing to find and load the Oculus plugin. Look for log messages here:
Looking through the log was the key however, as I noticed I also got
LogFMOD:Warning: c:\jk\workspace\Build__1.8__UE4Libs_Win\studio_api\src\fmod_effect.cpp(189) - Missing DSP plugin ‘OCULUS SPATIALIZER’
LogFMOD:Warning: c:\jk\workspace\Build__1.8__UE4Libs_Win\studio_api\src\fmod_bankmodel.cpp(240) - Creating stub DSP plugin model and continuing.
which led to this solution
So I basically added the ovrfmod.dll to allmost any plugin and binary folder in my project, as well as the fmod studio standalone and the unreal core engine (for good measure).
Packaging it now gives me now fmod related warnings however I still hear no sound .
I solved this by adding the ovrmod.dll and .lib to the packacked project manually, under \Plugins\FMODStudio\Binaries\Win64
Now I got all the sounds, so I’m happy enough for the work-around.
Still strange I have to add the file manually.
Thank you for your help again, you saved me from another day of stagnation.
One thing to be aware of is to make sure you have the same ovrfmod file in the FMODStudio UE4 directory as the Studio plugins directory. If the versions differ then banks exported with one version may not properly play with another version. Perhaps you had a mismatch and in copying have ended up with a consistent version.