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CaptainJei



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Bad sound on almost all games 

Since some snapshot between stable versions 1.9 to 2.0 I started getting bad sound on most games, and this continued onto stable version 2.0 and up to the current snapshot.

Basically, sound skips frequently and is moderately distorted. This applies to digital sound, Ad-lib emulation, and MT32 emulation. The only games it seems to not be affecting are AGI games.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Or could this be a bug?

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:53 am 
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CaptainJei



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By the way, I tried out a variety of games on different engines, including multiple Lucasarts and Sierra games, Beneath a Steel Sky, Blue Force, Kyrandia 2, and Myst.

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:59 am 
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criezy
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On what system are you using ScummVM? Windows?

You could try to change the audio buffer size to see if it helps. See http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/User_Manual/Appendix:_Config_file_description

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 am 
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CaptainJei



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I'm using the Windows32 snapshot.

I tried changing the audio buffer to every setting mentioned on that page, but the sounds still sounded distorted and crackly. On some of the higher settings, there was a regular sound drop-out in addition.

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:32 am 
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CaptainJei



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Also, I tried this on both my internal sound card, and on a USB sound device, with similar results.

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:33 am 
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CaptainJei



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If I switch back to stable version 1.8.1, everything sounds good again.

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:34 am 
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filipetolhuizen



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Try using an older version of SDL2, previous than 2.0.6.

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Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:26 am 
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CaptainJei



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quote:
Originally posted by filipetolhuizen
Try using an older version of SDL2, previous than 2.0.6.


I'll try it, but could you please tell me how I could go about doing that? Thanks!
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Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:50 am 
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CaptainJei



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Is this something I should post a bug ticket about, or is it more like a personal problem?

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