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I just got Skyrim bought off of the internet, but it's missing the sound files, or maybe they're just corrupted.Either way none of the voices or sounds work but I can see the chat animations.

Anyone know where I might find them?

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Welcome to the site. It might help some regular responders if you put a bit more detail in your question. Like your sound card, whether other games play fine or not etc. –  ヴァイシャリ Jan 5 '12 at 16:39
    
Make sure you check your default sound device too. Mine defaulted to my Turtle Beach headset and not my speakers. Took me a few minutes to figure that out. –  Adanion Jan 5 '12 at 16:47
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Where did you buy Skyrim from? Was it a legitimate retailer or a scammy site? Is it a digital download? The physical media? Does the physical media look authentic? –  George Stocker Jan 5 '12 at 17:02
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if its from steam, try verifying the integrity of your files: support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335 –  z - Jan 6 '12 at 1:15
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Some people have sound problems unless you change your selected audio device to the basic setting: 16bit 44.1KHz. The game sometimes crashes due to 24bit audio. More likely one of the other comments about the wrong audio device being selected is the problem.

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