I have been working on this problem for a while now and havent found a good solution, this seems to be one of the larger problems coming from windows for me...The problem is that the sound is crackly and sounds terrible in any 3d games. Playing MP3's or video seems to work fine.
I have 3 sound cards now, my X-Fi of course doesnt work at all
Onboard sound (Asus m2n32MB) which is a via chipset worked fine, but presents problems in any type of 3d games (Supertux and all others ive tried)to ry and fix this I have installed the latest ALSA drivers, and tried a number of things I found on forums...nothing worked, but some made it worse..
Given that the onboard sound seems to suck even in windows I opted to try a different soundcard...
SO I got a soundblaster audigy SE. I just finished installing this with the latest ALSA drivers, and was quite disapointed upon loading a game and finding it does the exact same thing as the onboard sound (which is now disabled in the bios)
For the Audigy card I added this to my .asoundrc file per the ALSA doc for this card:
With or without the .asoundrc addition the sound is terrible in games. I have also tried setting the mixer volumes low, and muting what I dont need, this also had no effect.
I am at a loss of what to do next, please help me
I want to play some of these very interesting linux games without the oh so annoying snap crackle and pop!