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Old 11-25-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
BadReligionFan
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Thumbs down Gaming Problems - Audio (WOLFENSTEIN, etc)


I've searched around, and used all of the 'killall' commands to disable ESD and the like, also found out ALSA doesn't work well with games. I've switched the sound config around and tried to use the basic INTEL sound, switched sound options in games, and am on the brink of switching back to Windows XP. So far Ubuntu works decently, except gaming, it's utterly useless thus far. Whether it's WINE implementations of games, (CS, Jedi Academy, etc) or straight .run files downloaded from sites, and installed, I'm still having issues. At least Windows XP can install games and get the sound to work without using a terminal + Sudo/Su + entering a password everytime you try and alter the system + constant hours of config for something that should be Automatic... GRR

So far WINE install time is equivalent to using a Pentium 166Mhz, and the amount of config work required to make games work just isn't worth it.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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if you want to install games easy, my advice is to boot up the XP, install them, then re-boot linux and run them thru wine

its the most stressfree way of installing

As for sound, I made the mistake (and it took me AGES to find out) that I still had amarok open, which was holding the sound session or something, so exited that, and wine could play sound :S

Hope this helps

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Old 11-25-2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Wow

Thanks! I closed Amarok, and I have sound now. Good call about the XP install, then wine run... never looked at it that way.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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To jayla:
I don't understand how installing in XP will allow wine to use it and make them function correctly?
What guide did you follow to get this to work? Post link.

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Old 11-25-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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Hi Brian

I'm not entirely sure how or even why it has worked as I'm still new to Linux. But I was able to install games whilst in Windows, on my C Drive fine, then I loaded up Ubuntu, and used winecfg to map "D" to /media/sda2 which happens to be my windows C drive. I did originally try copying the whole game folders from my XP drive to linux, but couldnt get it working that way.

I installed opengl, and ran winecfg and set audio to ALSA, wineprefixcreate, and was able to run the games I installed via windows by running

wine "D:\World of Warcraft\wow.exe" -opengl
and
wine "D:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe" -opengl

They seem to function perfectly fine, in fact I get almost 3 times more frame rates than I did in Vista. The sound is crisp, and I'm able to run sound from Wine, amarok and kopete

In regards to getting that far, it was mostly help from IRC winehq and ubuntu, some of the posts in the Linux > Software > gaming section on LQ, and the WoW+Wine guide here (some audio troubleshooting at the bottom)

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install...raft_with_wine

Apologies for not being able to be more technically informative, but I can provide config files if needed so someone with better knowledge can explain it

Regards
 
Old 11-26-2007, 05:13 PM   #6
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Thanks Jayla. Interresting idea. May have to give it try sometime.

Brian
 
  


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