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I have wine1.4-rc5 installed on my Ubuntu 10.04. I tried to play Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and I got this error.

Error During Initialization: Miles sound system initialization failed. Make sure you have your sound card's latest drivers and DirectX installed

I opened Wine configuration and opened the Audio tab.

The Output device is set to System Default. There isn't any drivers detected in Wine. When I clicked Test Sound button, I can't hear the sound. My Audio Driver is NVidia [HDA NVidia]. Thanks in Advance.

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Why 1.4-rc5? Where is it installed from? –  Oli Sep 20 '12 at 12:50
    

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You've got a unsupported version of Wine already and that doesn't seem to be working for you so I'd suggest another unsupported version from the ubuntu-wine PPA. The repo has taken to adding Pulseaudio patches for Wine so that the sound is much more reliable. It's the version I've been using for ages and it does Just Work™ 99% of the time.

Unfortunately for you the PPA doesn't support Lucid any more but you can grab the for-Oneiric packages directly from:

If you're on a 32bit install you want the two files:

[ ] wine_1.5.13-0ubuntu1_i386.deb       14-Sep-2012 21:02   916
[ ] wine1.5_1.5.13-0ubuntu1_i386.deb    14-Sep-2012 21:02   1.0M

Or if you're on 64bit:

[ ] wine_1.5.13-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb      14-Sep-2012 21:02   918
[ ] wine1.5_1.5.13-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb   14-Sep-2012 21:02   1.1M

Obviously those filenames will change with time but the concept is you want a wine_<full-version>.deb and a wine<major-version>_<full-version>.deb file. The first depends on the second and is there to fulfil dependencies for other things that require wine.

Anyway, download what you need. Open a terminal, cd to where they downloaded and run sudo dpkg -i wine*.deb (assuming there are no other Wine debs lying around - delete them if there are).

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