The Steam version of Titanfall has an audio bug, but there's a fix for it

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Titanfall, Respawn's multiplayer-only mech FPS from 2014, arrived on Steam out of the blue yesterday. Its user reviews are mixed right now, with some of the negative feedback coming from players who are having server issues, and others who have encountered an "unexpected parameter" error during installation that results in sound effects being replaced with a hissing noise.

Fortunately there's a fix for that, as explained by Dj Sonic on the Steam forum. Find the file cam_list in your Steam\steamapps\common\Titanfall\vpk directory, then drag it onto the audio_installer in Steam\steamapps\common\Titanfall\bin\x64. That should extract the audio files you're missing, and although you'll still see the error message, you should be able to hear actual sounds instead of static. Thanks, Dj Sonic.

As for being kicked out of servers, some players are reporting success by switching to servers in Asia, and there's an active Discord community, TF Remnant Fleet, happy to help.

If you left a negative review because you didn't realize the first Titanfall doesn't have a singleplayer campaign until after you bought it, nobody can really help you there. Sorry.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.