I'm getting really frustrated with Mint 16! It seems almost every game I test in PlayOnLinux is having some kind of stuttering problem and its really getting on my nerves. i'm really leaning on Pulseaudio as the root of the problem but I am unable to confirm if it is. So far no one has posted similar problems with my guides, so I really think its my system. This all started back in January when I upgraded to Mint 16 I tried Borderlands 2 and Neverwinter first and PlayOnLinux debug would report "buffer underrun" errors all over the place. Both of them were running really slow even though previously on Mint 14 I didn't have any issues. I followed a few guides by Daerandin, Allenskd and Wine concerning .asoundrc modifications. I thought it was working because the "buffer underrun" errors are gone, but now I'm still getting stuttering problems again. Any native Linux games are not affected at all. So this is either a PlayOnLinux, Wine or Pulseaudio problem. Here is a list of games that have this problem: Fallout 3 Borderlands 2 Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force Neverwinter Tron 2.0 Risen Sid Meier's Pirates The only reason I havn't posted this earlier is because the last 3 guides were native Linux games and ran perfectly. Daerandin confirmed that Elite Force ran fine on his Arch machine. I really hope Ubuntu 14.10 is going to have a fix for this because I don't even want to test games with performance problems like this. Mint 17 is going to be based on Ubuntu 14.10 so we'll see. Daerandin has mentioned the Pulseaudio 5 is having a lot of problems too, so I don't know what really needs to happen to fix this, but its so frustrating.