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Alpha Centaury Error.

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franjocm Dinsdag 14 Augustus 2012 om 15:44
franjocmAnonymous

Hello when trying to install Alpha Centaury, the program show the following error message:



What is sox-osx.zip¿¿¿?
The program is installed but the game does not start correctly. Black Screen.

Sorry for my
English. Thank you for the incredible work in playonmac.
franjocm Dinsdag 14 Augustus 2012 om 15:46
franjocmAnonymous

I think to the error message it doesn´t show, is this: Fallo al ubicar playonmac/tmp/alphacentauri_gog/sox-osx.zip
petch Dinsdag 14 Augustus 2012 om 16:18
petch
Developer


That's a typo (I don't have a Mac to test the scripts under OS/X), I'll fix that this evening and tell when it's done.
petch Dinsdag 14 Augustus 2012 om 19:09
petch
Developer

Should be fixed.
And to answer your question, sox is a command-line sound effects tool.
The only issues I had while trying to make this game work under Wine are sound related (clipping, loops). I use sox to lower sounds amplitude to avoid clipping issues. Some sounds would start looping over their last 1 or 2s so I excluded them from sox change.
The only sound I've found so far that would loop with or without change is the music behind the initial menus; And since in addition it needs to be played in a loop (but over the whole sound!), I replaced it with 6 copies of itself (around 5 minutes of play time, should be enough to find your way thru the menus I hope) followed by a few seconds of silence.
Yup, making things look and sound good under Wine can get tricky sometimes ;)
Feel free to report any extra sound issue, but I've played this game several hours already without any problem.
Regards,
Pierre.

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franjocm Dinsdag 14 Augustus 2012 om 19:13
franjocmAnonymous

Thank you very much, tomorrow I will try to install again.
franjocm Woensdag 15 Augustus 2012 om 12:29
franjocmAnonymous

Ok now I can install the game without problems, but when I start the game I can hear the sound without problems, but the image is in black.
petch Woensdag 15 Augustus 2012 om 13:57
petch
Developer


Since I know next to nothing about Macs, here's some suggestions (with some help from Tinou):
- Right-click on game shortcut then "Configure Wine"
- In "Graphics" tab, try unchecking "Allow the window manager to decorate the windows". If it doesn't work, try enabling "Emulate a virtual desktop" (I think the game only supports up to 1024x768 anyway).

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phimath Donderdag 20 Juni\ 2013 om 0:51
phimathAnonymous

I am trying to install Alpha Centaury but after selecting it I get the error

[main] Fatal: Please install sox before installing GOG.com - Alpha Centauri

How do I go about installing sox?

EDIT: [SOLVED] Sorry didnt realize this was a library not related to playonlinux

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