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dota2 native linux : sound problems

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  1. dem

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    Hi,

    I tried DOTA2 on steam (native linux), and I heard that the sound is crackling during the intro scene and menus (everyting except gameplay scenes). Is anybody noticed this issue too ?
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    I did not have this symptom. Everything ran perfectly for me. I went through the tutorial and everything.
    I have seen this problem in the past with some games, but never found a solution.
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    Perhaps it's caused by my old audigy soundcard. This card (first gen) is really old, and maybe the linux drivers aren't up to date.

    I keep it for digital djing and DAW (24bit, full duplex, 4 stereo out, still a decent asio sound card)
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I have an Audigy on my Vista machine. Its about 5 years old. I would think Linux could handle a 5 year old dedicated sound card.
    Yeah, look for some newer drivers
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    There is plenty of audigy models, mine is one of the first released (with gold plated jacks, etc...), I believe at least 10 years old or more :)


    edit : according to wikipedia where second gen audigy 2 is already 11years old, I can say than mine is even older :D I used it on 3 generations of PCs, and at least 4 pcs (2xPCs with athlon single core, and 2xPCs with athlon dual core).

    Working great with JACK and alsa on music apps, by the way.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Wow, really? Thats pretty cool...
    I still have a couple Sound Blasters. In that case... 10 years old may be the problem.
    How old is your motherboard?
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    I don't know, my best machine (used for gaming and music) is the one I'm tpying this message, you've got the specs in my forum signature ;)
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    Wow, I'm dumb! I didn't even notice. So you have no idea what motherboard you have?
    Maybe crack open the case and take a look.
    I'm just curious if the onboard audio would work better for games?
    Nice Video Card by the way
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    I tried the internal sound device (probably a standard ac97 or something), and no more crackling sound. I still don't know why my good old audigy works with everything (including gaming) except the tiny DOTA2 intro. I bet we'll never know ! LOL
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    Yeah, very interesting. Oh well, no biggie... if Audigy is happy with most games, then you have it made!
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    Anyway, changing the sound config in Ubuntu take about 2seconds (click on sound title bar icon, click settings, click sound device, and that's it). :)
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    I had a strange problem over the weekend...
    I am trying to make a video with recordmydesktop so we can have video guides and there was no audio.
    So I tried setting the output to onboard, which I thought was already set because I can obviously hear my games and now I can hear sound in my video.
    Who knows?

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