Quake2 crackling sound

Christian Brandt brandtc at psi5.com
Tue Aug 15 18:16:31 EDT 2006

I use Ubuntu 0606 on a intel-810 System (chipset, sound, video, etcpp,
all intel 8xx).

All my games run very nice (OpenTTD, Gnome-Games, TyrQuake1) and have no
problems with the sound, though I often have to kill the Sound-Daemon
esd. Except Quake2.

When playing Quake2 I have lots of soundproblems. With the
Ubuntu/Quakeforge-Quake2 port I have heavily stuttering sound.  With the
Icculus Port I had more success - the binaries have stable sound but
very bad quality sound quality and don't display a target-cross. My own
compilation has only the sound-problem:

The sound of the sdlquake2 binary crackles a lot and has some sort of
echo with crackling. All in all not very funny. The quake2 binary has no
sound at all.

Also doing something like echo "sdlquake2 0 0 direct" >/dev/asound/...
doesn't help.

I am really not sure what to do next.

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