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Old 10-15-2004, 05:41 AM   #1
theonebeyond
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Quake3: No sound or no game


Hi there!

I installed Q3A successfully today, with the great help that was given before in this forum. Thanks to those!

When I first started the game there was no sound. I continued and started a game. It ran very fast and without problems... except for sound.

The I had a look into the forum and saw, that it might be depending on the permissons of /dev/dsp. So I started as root and had sound. Wow.. great. So I changed the owner or /dev/dsp from root:root to root:audio; so I had permissions as user.

I started Q3A and wham!!! Sound! :-) I was so happy that it didn't take much to get sound working. I started a game and ... uurgghhhh .... it freezes on the first frame of the game itself. I see my gun and all the lightnings from being spawn but nothing more...

So I switched to console and killed it.

Have been trying around a bit by now, but nothing changed.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Sascha
 
Old 10-15-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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simplest fix is to throw in an cheap soundblaster card... otherwise, there was a post started by me (in this forum) that has a potential solution... I am not sure if it works or not because I had upgraded to a soundblaster card.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 03:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer, but...

We'll I can get sound to work by now.. and play it ... but I would not say the problem is fixed ... because it's the "turn soundbuffer down - start quake with artsdsp -m nice quake3" or something ...

It works, no matter what ... the lag is so minimal I don't recognize it, but it can't be the end ... this is not a solution ... this is like mounting a kickstart to your car if it won't run through turning the key ...

So, ... an clean possibilities or not at the moment? :-)

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 10-21-2004, 05:33 AM   #4
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Did you put the latest q3 patch on there? The one on id's site is not the latest... there's a 1.32b i believe.

My brother had these problems and i believe that fixed it.

The problem is all too familiar, I'm certain the solution's out there.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for your answer FatButtLarry ... which number is the latest than?

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 03-14-2005, 07:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for your answer FatButtLarry ... which number is the latest than?

Greetings, Sascha
1.32b
 
Old 03-17-2005, 08:58 AM   #7
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planetquake3.net is a good place to pick up point releases/patches and such...
 
  


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