Ventrilo Client

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All subversions of Ventrilo 2.3 including the ability to record conversations.

Application Details:

Version: 2.3.x
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.48.

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What works

Have not tested much, but ventrilo runs and can detect voice activation.

What does not

Shift, Alt, and Ctrl do not work as push to talk hotkeys.

Push to alk does not work outside Ventrilo window.


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFreeBSD 7.0Dec 11 20070.9.48.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentFedora 7Jul 12 20070.9.39.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 12 20060.9.25.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 15 20060.9.22.Yes Yes GoldAshley Davis 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20060.9.20.Yes Yes SilverIntangir 

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HowTo / Notes


2013-05-03 Admin note: the instructions below are very old and may not be applicable to current Wine. They are being left here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them.

HOWTO Ventrilo 2.3.x

1. Install Wine 0.9.26 (confirmed)

2. Install Ventrilo Client 2.3.2 Beta 3 or 2.3.0 Stable (both confirmed)

3. Copy the file msgsm32.acm from the system32 directory of an existing Windows installation (XP confirmed), or download it from the net at Place it in your fake windows drive under the ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system directory

4. Edit your ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system.ini file and add the following line under the drivers32 section:


5. Start ventrilo.exe from your fake windows drive and create your user profile.

6. Enter the Setup section of the program and disable all DirectInput options available. Turn on any DirectSound settings to be able to hear multiple voices at once.  You may have to set your mixer settings as well if they don't automatically fill in. To enable recording from your microphone, set your Line input in your hardware mixer settings to mic. You can test your mic by pressing the Monitor button. If you choose to use a Push-To-Talk key, you must disable "Use DirectInput to detect Push-To-Talk". This will allow your mouse to work inside the setup dialog again.

7. Go! Go! Go!

Known Bugs:
- Ventrilo window must be active to talk using Push-To-Talk
- Text-to-Speech does not function (libraries probably just need to be installed, will research)
- aRts and ESD drivers do not function properly


An experimental program has been hacked together by Toni Spets which allows using a Push-To-Talk key from outside the Ventrilo window. Please try it at: and give feedback.


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