No sound in game (installed with Wine/ X11)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Virtue, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Virtue macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2012
    I recently bought Heroes of Might and Magic IV for Windows. I installed it with the newest version of Wine (after downloading the newest version of X11). Everything works fine, except there is no sound :(.

    Searched the web for answers, none their seemed to answer my problem, one suggested changing the sound settings in wine, which I can't seem to find? Also when the game is running, it is the X11 that shows as active application (in top left corner).

    Anyone got any suggestions?

    Macbook air/ newest version OS X. - 10.8.2

    Kind regards
  2. iThinksimple macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2012
    sorry i'm not running wine, i think it doesn't good enough for playing a game and with limited supported software,
    btw, why you don't try to install windows on bootcamp partition, for just playing a game ?
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I would not use ithinksimple's words, but he is essentially correct. WINE is a clone of a subset of Windows APIs. If your application uses only APIs within the supported subset, then it probably compatible. If not, then it is not. CrossOver is a commercial version of WINE with additional cloned APIs. As such, more applications run using CrossOver than WINE. CrossOver has an extensive list of compatible Windows applications. Determining which applications are compatible with WINE is more problematic.

    As a class of applications, I would expect games to be the most problematic. You are to be congratulated to get your game to work at all. Getting it to work well may be too much to hope for.

    That said, you may check CrossOver's list of compatible applications. If it is not there, then it most certainly cannot be expected to work [properly] with WINE.
  4. Virtue thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2012
    Thanks a lot for the answers..

    It seems I'm over my head with this one, wine just seemed a lot smarter than bootcamp. Also I don't own a copy of any windows, and it seemed rather expensive to buy one, just to play that game.

    After playing it a bit, it also crashed.. Again, it seems that it is bootcamp or no game, Ill figure it out later..

    Over and out
  5. ring macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    this appears to be the case for no$gba as well...
    The sound worked fine in lion, and now it is ****ed over.

    I hope that an x11 update will fix it, because paying $60 for commercial software to fix it is absurd.

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