I am a fan of the Gridwars2 game. If you have problems installing Gridwars2 in Ubuntu, see my post about installing it HERE.  I have been successful in installing Gridwars2 in versions from 10.04 to 11.04.

After installing it in a test version of Ubuntu 11.04 Unity install, the sound would not work.  I found this solution that worked:

sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

Then, run Gridwars with this command:

aoss ./gridwars

If you are not running the command from within the Gridwars directory, adjust the path to point to the Gridwars executable.

Have fun with Gridwars!

— John – K7JM

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8 Responses to “How To Get Sound Working On Gridwars2”
  1. MarkTheMorose says:

    I’m running Linux Mint 13 64-bit; not getting any sound here, even after installing alsa-oss and libstdc++5.

    Any guesses?



  2. John says:

    I’m sorry, but I don’t. Are you running Gridwars with the command “aoss ./gridwars” (from the command line)? I have never run Linux Mint, or a 64 bit edition.
    – John

  3. Gustavo says:

    I’ve done the same as John (install libstdc++5, alsa-oss and run it from terminal) but the sound doesn’t came :S

  4. Gustavo says:

    It works :) install also the package libbio2jack0 (I have ubuntu 12.04) many thanks.

  5. John says:

    I also have ubuntu 12.04 and everything works without having to install libbio2jack0. It is strange that there are so many differences between similar installations.

  6. xvan says:

    aoss didn’t work for me…
    but padsp did on linux 32…

    Unfortunately padsp isn’t multiarch, so in 62 bits you need to:
    1) Download:

    Extract all the packages to a directory:
    mkdir /tmp/dummydir
    dpkg -x /tmp/dummydir

    now move the contents
    sudo cp -r -i /tmp/dummydir/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

    sudo cp /tmp/dummydir/usr/bin/padsp /usr/local/bin/padsp32

    4)run with
    padsp32 ./gridwars

    for gamepad
    ln -s /dev/input/js[0-9] /dev/js[0-9]

  7. anu says:

    To get it running in Ubuntu 13.10 AMD64 (64-bit)… you need the 32-bit versions of libstdc++5 library and alsa-oss…

    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5:i386 alsa-oss:i386

    aoss ./gridwars

    Should apply for other 32-bit OSes based on Debian, too.

  8. milo says:

    anu’s solution worked for me. thanks :)

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