I have installed the linux native version of Civ 6 in steam, with the launch option:
it runs fine. However i’m having an odd problem with sound. I’ll just have to describe what happens because i’ve no idea whats going on technically speaking.
So when the game launches and the splash screen comes up I hear a small static burst in the right ear (heaphones), that incidentally is the same sound i hear if i restart pulseaudio. Then the audio from the game comes through in bursts, so there will be several second of silence, then a few seconds of game audio.
The really odd thing is that if I have other sound playing in the system when I launch the game, say a youtube video, then it seems to work flawlessly, once the game has started I can stop the video then the game audio will behave normally.
The only similar experience i’ve had to this was a sort of buffer problem when I had too few fragments set, but the audio for the rest of the system seems fine, even other games.
I’m running manjaro-xfce with the standard alsa/pulseaudio. I’m using the built-in intel/realtek sound chip on my motherboard (Asus). I’m exclusively using the toslink out so my sink is IEC958 output.
As its toslink I have some defaults overriden in ~/.config/daemon.conf
high-priority = yes nice-level = -11 realtime-scheduling = yes realtime-priority = 9 resample-method = speex-float-5 flat-volumes = no default-sample-format = s16le default-sample-rate = 44100 default-sample-channels = 2 default-channel-map = front-left,front-right default-fragments = 4 default-fragment-size-msec = 15
[jamie@manjaro-rig ~]$ inxi -A Audio: Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.13-1-MANJARO running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
[jamie@manjaro-rig ~]$ aplay -l | grep -A2 Intel card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC1150 Analog [ALC1150 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 1: ALC1150 Digital [ALC1150 Digital] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
[jamie@manjaro-rig ~]$ sudo lspci -v | grep -B1 -A12 -i audio [sudo] password for jamie: 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller (rev 31) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8691 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 147 Memory at df940000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Memory at df920000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 3 Capabilities:  MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel 00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SMBus (rev 31) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8694 Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 16 -- 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1) Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1b80 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17 Memory at df080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 3 Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel 02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM951/PM951 (rev 01) (prog-if 02 [NVM Express]) Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd PM963 2.5" NVMe PCIe SSD
[jamie@manjaro-rig ~]$ sudo lshw | grep -B4 -A10 -i audio capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:149 memory:de000000-deffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff *-multimedia description: Audio device product: GP104 High Definition Audio Controller vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0.1 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1 version: a1 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0 resources: irq:17 memory:df080000-df083fff *-usb -- clock: 33MHz (30.3ns) configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:df944000-df947fff *-multimedia description: Audio device product: 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1f.3 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3 version: 31 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32 resources: irq:147 memory:df940000-df943fff memory:df920000-df92ffff *-serial
Oh I should mention, i’ve looked though the Arch guide for pulseaudio troubleshooting
and the specific game notes: