FreeBSD Port: emulators/atari800 - Sound heavily distorted

Alexander N. Mueller alex at
Sat Jul 16 13:05:18 GMT 2005


there are some problems regarding the atari800 port for which I
couldn't find any explanation/solution in the project's mailing
lists on sourceforge:

Sound doesn't work as expected, at least in the X11 version.  After
installing the port, sound didn't work at all so I started fiddling around
with the "-dsprate" and "-snddelay" command line parameters.  Although I
finally found a combination of values that seemed to work, sound output is
heavily distorted.  It looks like a timing-related problem because moving
the mouse or dragging around windows seems to have a major influence.

After giving up on the X11 version of the port, I tried the SDL version.
Sadly, the SDL version is completely unusable because it's so slooooow.
First, I thought that the program had crashed, but then I noticed that
it was just unbelievably slow, even on an Athlon64 4000+ machine.

The affected version of atari800 is 1.3.6, although I`ve experienced the
same problems with 1.3.5 too.  I'm using FreeBSD 5.4 Release (AMD64).
Any advice?


Alexander Mueller

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