Enemy Territory Quake Wars sound works again on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

As I mentioned briefly before, on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 /dev/dsp no longer works exist so you can’t simply solve problems with sound lagging behind ( the delay a pulseaudio issue) while playing on ETQW specifying OSS devices at game start with set s_driver oss.
The et-sdl-sound trick by¬† Nullkey.ath.cx won’t work with ETQW, there’s no hook to the binary version (et-sdl-sound uses binary CRC32 hashes to determine game version and ETQW has not been included).
I solved my problem with

pasuspender path_to_ETQW/etqw +set s_alsa_pcm plughw:0

and sound works flawalessy now. Ubuntu 10.10 is a 64bit.

Quake Wars sound delay on Ubuntu

I found my fix without changing pulseaudio configuration (which works fine otherwise)

try launching etqw as such:

> etqw.x86 +set s_driver oss

UPDATE(6/11/2010): on Ubuntu 10.10 the kernel is shipped without OSS support. So unless you are going to compile your own kernel, I suggest you to avoid updating. Good work, Ubuntu, we had 2 professional games on Ubuntu (ETQW &RTCW) and you just screwed them all.