[Wine] No sound in World of Warcraft - intermittant.

MacNean Tyrrell dardack at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 16:25:41 CST 2011

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM, JontomXire <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Ok, some more questions I'm afraid.
> When your other post about pulse duplex says "pcm "hw:0" #Or whatever your card # is " how do i find out what my card is.
> Also when it says "Open winecfg go to audio tab and make sure Alsa is checked and Emulation is selected" on the audio tab of my winecfg there is no check box to select Alsa, and nowhere to select "Emulation". It says "Selected driver: winealsa.drv" and allows me to select the device to use for output and input but that's it.

Yea wine 1.3.3 whatever changed that.  You should be able to safely
ignore this part, but you can also I believe set this in the registry.

If you only have 1 card, i'ts probably safe to say hw:0 should work.
But:  aplay -l

> Lastly, under Kubuntu 10.04 LTS, I found under "System Settings-> MultiMedia" a dialogue that allows me to prioritise devices to use. It also has a "backend" tab to prioritise back ends. The only one listed is "Xine". So now I'm confused. Am I not using PulseAudio then? I thought that was the default. What is this Xine? I've never heard of it before.

Xine is a multimedia player AFAIK.  So the MultiMedia must be to
prioritize multimedia programs, not actual sound devices.  I think
Xine can be a bankend to send sound to other programs, but I believe
it's still using either Pulse or Alsa. You might want to install the
pulse-audio manager thingy.  apt-get install padevchooser  (IIRC) will
show you your sinks/etc that are being used, along with what programs
are using pulse for sound.

If you do thhat Pulse goes through alsa, alsa devices won't show
(youtube/flash in chrome, Wine programs, etc.).


MacNean C. Tyrrell

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