[quake2] Choppy Sound; 0.15 binaries; Suse 8.1

brendanburns at attbi.com brendanburns at attbi.com
Sun Dec 29 19:05:21 EST 2002

I've not seen this before.  Quake2 does not have a alsa native driver right now
(although its a good project to do...), so I'm not sure if there's a fix for you
right now.  (quake2 does support aRts if you're running KDE) 

> I am new to this list. so sorry if the question has already been answered; I 
> could not manage to find an archive.
> I have installed Quake2 (full) with the binary installer from the website. 
> Video works fine (glx) with my nvidia GeForce 2TI.
> But the sound is delayed, broken and choppy.
> I am using Suse 8.1, alsa 0.9 RC6 and have the following onboard sound 
> Hardware:
> "Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 04)", 
> using the intel8x0 driver.
> The console shows the following:
> "olaf at linux:~> quake2
> Quake 2 -- Version 3.21+rCVS
> Added packfile ./baseq2/pak0.pak (3307 files)
> Added packfile ./baseq2/pak1.pak (279 files)
> Added packfile ./baseq2/pak2.pak (2 files)
> Added packfile ./baseq2/maxpak.pak (40 files)
> using /home/olaf/.quake2/baseq2/ for writing
> execing default.cfg
> execing config.cfg
> Console initialized.
> ------- sound initialization -------
> sound sampling rate: 11025"
> Btw, I had the same problem with quakeforge; I solved it by explicitly using 
> the alsa0_9 output option, instead of OSS. Is there a way to tell Quake2 to 
> use alsa instead of OSS or another solution to my problem?
> Olaf

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