soundVol# = POW(0.5, 2.7182818285)
LOCAL ch% = PLAYSOUND(menu_click%,0,soundVol#)
Nothing Kitty, not a whimper, even with it as soundVol# = POW(0.8, 2.7182818285)
, with 0.8 being audible when used without POW!
I uninstalled what I coould find and just have VLC player and media player installed, and it worked fine.
Well, thats all well and good, and indeed a fix then, but alas, no good if your planning to sell your game... No customer is gonna want a faff like that, some of them can barely open a zip file never mind fannying on with codecs!