How To Get Sound Working On Gridwars2

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

7 thoughts on “How To Get Sound Working On Gridwars2”

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

    Any guesses?



  2. 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. 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. 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.

  5. 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]

  6. 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.

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