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#1 - 2017-03-14 11:46:34 UTC
I run PCLinuxOS which you may know is a rolling release distro.

After an update which installed new FFMpeg and dependencies the sound in EVE stopped working. Everything else on my system is OK, with better sound for some reason. Probably new sound libs.

Has anyone else had a problem with the audio in EVE?

Not that it's a real problem as it eliminates the new Aura voice, I'm just interested to know if it's just me.
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#2 - 2017-03-14 11:56:08 UTC
Jaxon Grylls wrote:
I run PCLinuxOS which you may know is a rolling release distro.

After an update which installed new FFMpeg and dependencies the sound in EVE stopped working. Everything else on my system is OK, with better sound for some reason. Probably new sound libs.

Has anyone else had a problem with the audio in EVE?

Not that it's a real problem as it eliminates the new Aura voice, I'm just interested to know if it's just me.


Could it be sound server related? If your sound card have only one PCM output, You have to use a sound server to send more than one out in the same time. You have to have wine compiled and configured to use the sound server your using. Also, if you have a sound server, it might be blocking the only available output (that will prevend EVE to have sound as the sound server will have hooked the card.)

Check for pulseaudio, jack, dmix...

#3 - 2017-03-18 18:47:24 UTC
After fiddling around with things it appears that the problem lies in the audio part of Wine.

There is no server shown and no way of setting one up, all the options are greyed out.

EVE works, without sound of course, but Skyrim refuses to run with an error message that it cannot find a sound device and when I try to set up the sound Wine crashes with an unhandled exception error.

I have reinstalled Wine, EVE and Skyrim but to no avail.

I will keep trying but any thoughts would be welcome as I may be missing the wood for the trees.
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#4 - 2017-03-19 05:06:32 UTC
If your distribution does not provide it, you might need to recompile wine with support for your sound server. I can't help more than that as I use the same fix than 15 years ago : I put a sound card with hardware mixer in my computer so no need of sound server. Currently it's an SB Audigy 7.1 "something" PCI-e that I got on amazon for 30$.

All sound blaster since the Live have an hardware mixer, All the other card that I ever tested did not have one.
#5 - 2017-03-24 09:26:42 UTC
According to people on the Winehq forum my problem is Playonlinux.

The customisations made by POL seem to be messing up the sound server detection. I have tried to post a request for help from POL but so far I can't even register with the site let alone ask for help.

The only reason I use POL to run EVE is that so far I have had no luck getting EVE to run under plain Wine. I've obviously got something wrong. like a missing dll or suchlike but so far it has me stumped.
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