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

Install, PTT, sound, mic. 

What does not

Had to change ALSA to OSS in wine config.


What was not tested

Only basic use was tested.

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Additional Comments

I did put the windows file from my system 32 folder into the .wine system folder. I was having a lot of issues with PTT, however I then changed it from ALSA to OSS and it's working fine. That was the only change I made in wine config. It seemed that when it was trying to use ALSA it would stop working about 1 second after using PTT.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 14 x86_64Apr 15 20121.4-rc5Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 15 x86Sep 23 20111.3.24Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20101.3.10Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20111.3.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumDieuwe de Boer 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Sep 21 20101.3.1Yes Yes NoGoldan 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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