View Full Version : Option to disable muting of sound in background

14-02-2016, 02:11 PM
Whilst streaming this or any other game, one almost always has to alt+tab at some point and it is rather annoying - for production value reasons, to have the sound mute when the game window is deactivated or minimized. I would like to ask for a cvar to disable that 'feature'. Maybe 'cl_bgvolume' or something.


17-02-2016, 04:37 PM
This is an option I've wanted for a while but keep forgetting to implement. It's now made and working on our internal game, and will be available in the next update.

CVAR "s_mute_unfocused": True/false, if true sound is muted while the window is not in focus. Default ON.

This was very easy to implement.

17-02-2016, 04:52 PM
I think I remember there being a bug report about the sound not muting when deactivating the game, and now that it's "fixed" we have this thread :p (I also want the sound back, honestly).

Thanks for the cvar Adam. Now everyone can be happy.

17-02-2016, 04:59 PM
Ah that sounds familiar. This should definitely be a choice. It will appear in the advanced player options too, and doesn't need a map change or game restart to take effect.