[ut2004] ALSA and ingame music

Andrew Pilley ashridah at icculus.org
Sun Feb 15 06:11:18 EST 2004

On Sun, 2004-02-15 at 21:14, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
>     I don't know if this has been asked before (just joined the list as 
> of 1 minute ago). The problem I am experiencing is the following: The 
> music volume is just too low, unperceptible on my regular speaker system 
> (unless I blow up all the way up the volume, externally) and nearly 
> unperceptible with my earphone system (which is what I use for gaming). 
> Anyway, the volume sliders in the game seem to work right for the speach 
> (anouncer) and the sound (FX?), but not so for the music (Ok, it 
> acutally works, but since you can't hear almost nothing...

It's a known bug (it's in bugzilla) and it's not limited to ALSA. i'm
using the OSS-style emu10k1 driver here on 2.6.2, and it similarly has
very quiet sound effects.

no other warfare-based game has the same effect here.

Andrew 'ashridah' Pilley

> My system is this:
> Hardware:
> Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1800+
> Memory: 512 Mb PC-2700 RAM
> MoBo: ECS K75SA Pro
> Graphics: Radeon 9500 128 Mb (non pro)
> Sound: Sound Blaster Live! Value. (onboard sound, sounds like crap)
> Software:
> Distribution: Fedora Core 1 Yarrow
> Kernel: Custom 2.6.2 compiled with sound support as module, no drivers 
> compiled with the kernel.
> Graphics Drivers: ATi bianary drivers version 3.2.8
> Audio Drivers: ALSA driver 1.0.2 (with all libraries installed, compiled 
> from source *with* OSS & MIDI support).
> Relevant applications: UT2004 Demo (of course!), Xine, mplayer, XMMS, 
> ReZound, Audacity.
> ***Note: UT2003 does *not* exhibit this problem, the music slider just 
> doesn't work with this game, and the music has adequate volume.
> Gian Paolo Mureddu
> AKA Thetargos.
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