I am relatively new to gaming on linux, but I was playing The orginal thief gold (Steam). And I wasn’t happy with the sound quality. There was to much popping and crackling.
I did eventually fix it and even got OpenAL to work.
This is a list of things i did not sure if all steps are needed,
- installed the Tfix for thief.
- winetricks d3d9_?? and vc 2008 (These are Tfix requirments)
- install the openal driver within the virtual desktop
At this point the above didn’t make any difference to the sound quality. It wasn’t unitl I set the prefix architecture to 32bit then the audio was much improved and EAX was no longer greyed out in the games audio setup page.
I hope this helps someone out.