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Old 10-17-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Sound problems Starcraft/Wine on FC4

I've spent some time trying to make Starcraft work with wine on my FC4 installation. After some tweeks it almost works. The problem is the sound. When I play approximatly 2/3 of all sound effects are replaced by a terrible noise.

I had to use the option

"HardwareAcceleration" = "Emulation"

in my .wine/config. Otherwise Starcraft simply crashed on startup. Here's the complete configuration:

uname -a
Linux wasp 2.6.12-1.1456_FC4 #1 Thu Sep 22 02:11:36 EDT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Starcraft+Broodwar (Patch 1.13e)

wine --version
Wine 20050524

fglrx drivers (ati mobility x700)

ati (OSS drivers)

I found a couple of HOWTOs on the net, but most of them where outdated (old wine versions). Does anyone have a clue?

Old 10-17-2005, 04:11 PM   #2
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Noticed that it seems you are using oss as sound output... can you change it to alsa?
Old 10-19-2005, 06:35 AM   #3
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I"m agree with mebrelith.

When I was using OSS driver it doesn't work well. After change it to alsa driver my games and applications rocks .
Old 10-19-2005, 06:47 AM   #4
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Maybe I should try it. It sound like a weekend project. How will changing the driver affect my other applications (they work beautifully)? Do you have any pointers to useful howtos?
Old 10-24-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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alsa works a lot better when I use it with starcraft *after a few hours the music cuts out from time to time but thats easy fix by just getting into a new game or restarting the game all together* so give it a try with the 1.13 patch though I have'nt been able to get onto battle net can you?
Old 10-31-2005, 12:17 AM   #6
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I'm running FC4 but how did you get it to play? I installed it but it won't play off the disks.... it just tells me to make sure the disk is in.....
Old 11-05-2005, 09:08 AM   #7
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The main thing with the no cd issue was that it wouldnt detect it so I setup another "drive" in the config. I had to do the same just to install ryzom too. Now I've kept using the version of wine just before the winecfg tool was released so this is what I did:
[Drive H]
"Path" = "/tmp/starcraft"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "starcraft"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

And would cd to /tmp/starcraft and just do wine install.exe and select play to get into the game. I put the type as cdrom to "fool" it so to speak so it wouldnt ask at the time I did'nt know if it would work or not but it seems to do the job just fine. a lot of other games that need a cd and have trouble detecting it can do this too such as like I said ryzom I needed to do just the same for installing it. Hope this helps and sorry for the long wait for the reply.

*with winecfg you sould be able to do the same thing it should'nt be that hard to do*


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