Team Fortress 2
AirFox Apr 7, 2013 @ 9:28pm
TF2 Voice chat not working
I can't hear anyone in TF2 Voice chat.
I don't know what the problem is, I have it on. Plus I noticed that I cannot test my mic on TF2 either, and I join alot of servers, so it can't be the server disabling it. I need help on this.

Edit 3 years later: The issue is usually cause by a command voice_enable. If its set to "voice_enable 0" Change the number to 1 and see if it works, if this was the issue then look ahead of time of what config file you get from the internet. some of them might have this set to 0. If this isnt the issue, see if it works in other programs, and if it does, check the configs in your tf2 folder, (autoexec file especally) as it may turn voice chat off in some way. I have no other help here if any of those dont help. Sorry!
Last edited by AirFox; Jul 1 @ 5:24pm
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Jaffa Apr 7, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Have you tried turning it on and off?
Yes I have, still not working.
Orange Bitflip Apr 8, 2013 @ 4:49pm 
Can you use your mic in other programs?
figure out what button you want to hold down when sending your voice.
here is an example where its the 'p' button:
bind 'p' '+voicerecord'

Type that on the console and then its good to go.
You use mic boost? It might be working properly but the input is low. Try turning boost on.
Does it work when you test it in Options. Although if using mic and speakers instead of a headset, that would tend to echo.

In game you do not hear yourself, so that avoids the echo when using mic and speakers. And you do not see your own name, just an exclaimation point (!) on the right. Whatever key you set is "push (and hold) to talk" like a walkie talkie. Just ask on a server if anyone can hear you. It took me awhile to figure that all out.
AirFox Apr 9, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
Originally posted by Orange Bitflip:
Can you use your mic in other programs?
Yes, my mic works fine, i cant hear anyone in Team Fortress 2 Only.

Originally posted by DarkCrystalMethod:
figure out what button you want to hold down when sending your voice.
here is an example where its the 'p' button:
bind 'p' '+voicerecord'

Type that on the console and then its good to go.
I know what my button is (V) but remember, I can't hear anyone else.


Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
You use mic boost? It might be working properly but the input is low. Try turning boost on.

I can't hear anyone else, I was trying to say I can't hear onyone in TF2.


Originally posted by efflandt:
Does it work when you test it in Options. Although if using mic and speakers instead of a headset, that would tend to echo.

In game you do not hear yourself, so that avoids the echo when using mic and speakers. And you do not see your own name, just an exclaimation point (!) on the right. Whatever key you set is "push (and hold) to talk" like a walkie talkie. Just ask on a server if anyone can hear you. It took me awhile to figure that all out.

I said the game wont let me test my mic, I can test it on any other game and on steam options.
Wrost Jun 5, 2013 @ 5:43pm 
I'm having the same exact problem as you. hopefully me, you and others with this problem can find how to fix it.
AirFox Jun 5, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
Originally posted by Dispentry™ (can't hear voice):
I'm having the same exact problem as you. hopefully me, you and others with this problem can find how to fix it.

I have been looking around in commands and found command "voice_enable" if it is set to 0, set it to 1, and you can hear people again.
Wrost Jun 6, 2013 @ 5:21pm 
Originally posted by AirFox:
Originally posted by Dispentry™ (can't hear voice):
I'm having the same exact problem as you. hopefully me, you and others with this problem can find how to fix it.

I have been looking around in commands and found command "voice_enable" if it is set to 0, set it to 1, and you can hear people again.
Thanks.
-vG- The Beef Nov 28, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
Originally posted by AirFox:
Originally posted by Dispentry™ (can't hear voice):
I'm having the same exact problem as you. hopefully me, you and others with this problem can find how to fix it.

I have been looking around in commands and found command "voice_enable" if it is set to 0, set it to 1, and you can hear people again.

Thank you!
You can also try going to OPTIONS, then to VOICE, and see if the Voice Receive Volume meter is down. This means that you lower any sounds coming from players' mics.
sívo Oct 31, 2014 @ 4:56am 
I still can't hear people or use voice communication :(
Suurge Jan 13, 2015 @ 12:31am 
Originally posted by Expand Dong:
I have been looking around in commands and found command "voice_enable" if it is set to 0, set it to 1, and you can hear people again.

Thanks Dude this worked for me! I can now hear and speak again! XD
gRim Feb 11, 2015 @ 5:33pm 
umm... when i press right enter, my bound key for talking, i see the speech bubble in bottom right of the screen, but i hear nothing from myself and no one else hears me either. i can hear everyone perfectly. my mic is on my laptop and is turned on. i tested it in steam and it works. when i tested in tf2 i didnt hear anything. i think i messed something up in console. can you guys please tell me console commands that might help and what they do?
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Date Posted: Apr 7, 2013 @ 9:28pm
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