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I installed WorldOfGooSetup.1.41.deb and it didn't work. There was a segmentation fault error (core dumped) in terminal. I fixed that with:

sudo cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/* /opt/WorldOfGoo/libs32
sudo cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/* /opt/WorldOfGoo/libs64

That error is new for me as I have never had it before with previous releases of Ubuntu.

The game starts now but no sound effects or music is played.

I can hear music with my computer, videos, etc, so it is not a volume control problem. I am using ubuntu 12.04 final release.

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hi i had this same problem and found the answer here:

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – fossfreedom Apr 28 '12 at 16:28
This works but sets the resolution of the game to something in 3:4 that's really not nice on my display. Before, I could use it without sound when copying the config.txt from /opt/WorldOfGoo/properties to ~/.WorldOfGoo/config.txt and setting the Sound Server to pulseaudio with the right resolution. This doesn't work anymore. Very strange. – jPlatte Aug 19 '12 at 20:25
Works for me on 12.04.1 LTS 64 bits. Thanks! (The resolution can be changed in config.txt) – Andres F. Sep 9 '12 at 23:19
Worked for me on 12.04.1 LTS 32 bit. No issues whatsoever. Thank you! – TenLeftFingers Oct 28 '12 at 20:30

The solution works, but changes the screen resolution when you exit the game.

To correct this check what your screen resolution is with the "monitor" tool then run

gksudo gedit /opt/WorldOfGooDemo/properties/config.txt  

Change the figures for screen resolution from 800 and 600 to whatever you have and save the file.

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I find that

padsp /path/to/world-of-goo-binary

works. It puts a Pulse Audio wrapper around the w-o-g's use of the sound card.

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