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Old 07-20-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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WINE: Unable to get microphone working

Whenever I startup a multiplayer game of Half Life it'll add about 10 seconds to the loading time and outputs the error message:

Unable to initialize DirectSoundInput. Trying Wave-In. The wave capture device is busy.
Unable to initizlize wavein device. You will not be able to use a microphone to communicate in game.

I have a microphone, and it works and everything, it's just that somehow the device doesn't seem to be passed to WINE properly (or else something is tying it up.) Do I have to change permissions on a device somewhere, or stop some sort of program?

I'm using a pretty recent CVS build of WineX by the way.

Oh yeah I'm using the ALSA sound drivers and I tried muting most of the wave in stuff in the alsa-mixer program. That didn't seem to help.

Old 09-18-2003, 06:57 AM   #2
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Try wine from winehq.
Use the OSS driver.
In yout .wine/config file. set:
"HardwareAcceleration" = "Emulation"
If that doesn't work, let me know and I will see what I can do.
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