Ventrilo Client

New version of ventrilo client

Application Details:

Version: 3.0.x
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc5

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Test Results

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What works

Okay before you run the program after it has been installed you've gotta add msgsm32.acm to

download it here

Then run ventrilo create your username and open setup. it will spit out some crap about not being able to find a mixer... just ignoor that. and just make sure you've set you have set your microphone and your output, set. for example
my output is set to 'Default DirectSound device'
and my Input device is set to '081d Analog Mono' which is my Logitech C510 webcam.

And yes, once that is sorted I have everything working. Much to an acceptable quality too

What does not

Nothing to my knowledge.


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

I've given it platinum because it it does work RIGHT out of the box, but it has always been my understand for audio pass through on wine to function you need to copy that file to the system32 directory and well its just common sense to check your settings.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 14 x86_64Apr 15 20121.4-rc5Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 15 x86Sep 23 20111.3.24Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20101.3.10Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20111.3.9Yes Yes PlatinumDieuwe de Boer 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Sep 21 20101.3.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes




You must place a copy of msgsm32.acm in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system for Ventrilo to work. This file can either be obtained from an existing Windows installation (C:\WINDOWS\System32), or it can be downloaded from Filefront (recommended) or Driverguide(free registration required).

Edit ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system.ini and add the following under the drivers32 section: MSACM.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm

Set winecfg audio settings to use ALSA, choose emulation for the acceleration, and tick the driver emulation box.�


Start Ventrilo.exe from where it was installed, create your user profile and enter setup. Disable all DirectInput and enable all DirectSound options. You may test your configuration in the test area and adjust any mixer settings as needed.


If you desire TTS, download and install �SpeechSDK51.exe.

If you are having problems with PTT outside of Wine, an experimental program has been hacked together. You can download ventriloctrl-0.5 or ventriloctrl-0.4 or ventriloctrl-0.3.

If you are having problems with multiple soundcards, you may find this WoW forums thread helpful.

Make sure your microphone is working elsewhere on your system before troubleshooting Ventrilo specific issues. You should be able to use alsamixer to enable/boost/test your mic if it doesn't work already. Audacity may also be helpful for advanced mic troubleshooting.

WARNING: Pulseaudio

Pulseaudio is installed by default on recent versions of Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and Fedora Core. It is known to conflict with Wine (among other applications) on a hardware-dependant basis. Some people have reported success with using padsp and setting winecfg to use OSS, but this is not a guaranteed solution.

You may have to remove Pulseaudio via your package manager to get working sound. You may also have to remove a Pulseaudio-related file in /etc/X11/Xsession.d, set winecfg (and possibly other applications) to use ALSA, and possibly remove an asoundrc or asound.conf file in your home directory or in /etc.


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