My Stream is Live in OBS, but not showing on Noice.

When you're an avid gamer and streamer, encountering issues during your live streams can be frustrating. One common problem is when your stream is live, but there is no game available for your viewers to see. This issue can occur while using OBS Studios, a popular streaming software. In this guide, we'll walk you through various steps to help you resolve this problem and get your stream back on track.

Table of Contents:

Check Game Capture Settings
Verify Game Compatibility
Ensure Game is Running in Full Screen Mode
Use Display Capture as a Backup
Update OBS Studios
Update Graphics Drivers
Adjust Stream Key and Server
Internet Connection Check
Reboot Your Computer

1. Check Game Capture Settings

Sometimes, OBS Studio may not capture your game if the settings are misconfigured. Follow these steps to ensure your game capture settings are correct:

Open OBS Studio.
Go to the "Sources" section.
Right-click on your game capture source and select "Properties."
Make sure the "Mode" is set to "Capture specific window," and the game you want to stream is selected in the "Window" dropdown menu.
Click "OK" to save the changes.

2. Verify Game Compatibility
Ensure that the game you're trying to stream is compatible with OBS Studio. Some older or less common games may not work seamlessly with OBS. Check OBS forums or the game's community for compatibility issues and possible workarounds.

3. Ensure Game is Running in Full Screen Mode
Some games may not be captured properly by OBS if they are running in windowed or borderless mode. Switch your game to full-screen mode to see if this resolves the issue.

4. Use Display Capture as a Backup
If game capture continues to be problematic, consider using "Display Capture" as a backup source. This will capture your entire screen instead of just the game window.

5. Update OBS Studios
Outdated software can cause compatibility issues. Ensure you are using the latest version of OBS Studio by visiting the official OBS website and downloading the latest release.

6. Update Graphics Drivers
Obsolete or incompatible graphics drivers can hinder OBS Studio's performance. Visit your graphics card manufacturer's website to download and install the latest drivers for your GPU.

7. Adjust Stream Key and Server
Check that your stream key and server settings in OBS Studio are correct. If you're using a platform like Twitch, make sure you've copied and pasted the correct stream key and selected the appropriate server.

8. Internet Connection Check
A stable internet connection is essential for streaming. Run a speed test to ensure you have sufficient bandwidth for streaming. A poor internet connection can result in a loss of game capture.

9. Reboot Your Computer
Sometimes, a simple reboot can solve technical issues. Restart your computer to clear any background processes that might be causing conflicts with OBS Studio.

10. Check Noice Plugin
Be sure to check your Noice plugin for any issues. (If needed delete and reinstall the plugin) 


Streaming should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your viewers. When you encounter the issue of your stream being live, but no game is available, these troubleshooting steps can help you get back on track. By following these guidelines and checking your OBS Studio settings, compatibility, and hardware, you can minimize the chances of encountering this problem and provide your audience with the gaming content they love.

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