[ut2004] Strange text-to-speech issues: Same Here.

Kristopher Kersey augustus at linuxhardware.org
Thu Apr 1 15:22:14 EST 2004

This actually makes a lot of since but I don't know really how to fix it.
The problem is that the game grabs your "single stream capable" sound card
when it starts and doesn't release it until the game exists.  During that
time speechd/festival is waiting on the sound card to be able to output
its buffer.  So when it grabs the card after game exit, it dumps that

The only real fix for this is to buy a new sound card that handles
multiple streams (ie - SB Live!, Audigy, etc.) or use a daemon (ESD, etc.)
that will handle multiple streams.  Does ALSA have this built-in?  Are
you using the ALSA or OSS driver?  Anyone with some more concrete
sugggestions would be helpful to these people.  I will look into it when
time permits if noone else comes up with any solutions.

Kris Kersey (Augustus)
LinuxHardware.org Site Manager
augustus at linuxhardware.org
Gentoo Linux AMD64 Developer
augustus at gentoo.org

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 stuartb at thelinuxlink.net wrote:

> > I'm trying to get text to speech to work on my machine and I've installed
> > festival and speechd, /dev/speech works fine from the console, I edited
> > UT2004.ini as the lgfaq suggested, but in the game I get no text-to-speech
> > conversion. However, when I quit the game, then all of the sudden it seems
> > like all the text gets dumped to /dev/speech and I hear all the messages
> > from the game. Anybody got any ideas on this?
> >
> > -matt
> >
> I have the same problem. Using Gentoo Linux, I emerged festival and speechd.
> I can echo "Hello World" > /dev/speech and it works fine.
> As the same user, when I run the game, it doesn't speak until I exit the
> game, then I get all the sounds.
> Stuart

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