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Mic in Overwatch broken after update to Fedora 33
calvin 16 Nov

After I upgraded from Fedora 32 to 33, I can't use voice chat in Overwatch. When I join a group, the message that I joined the group never appears, and for the other members of my group, that I'm not in the voice channel. If I go to the screen for group voice chat, I have a mute icon applied I can't remove.

Also worth noting that it doesn't appear as using the mic in Gnome Shell (if an app is using the microphone, I have mic volume controls appear; other apps like Mumble and Firefox work).

I'm using OW installed via Lutris. The Wine version is 5.21 Staging. I've tried both ALSA and Pulse (default) in Wine.

whizse 17 Nov
  • Supporter

This is probably not the issue if recording sound in other apps work, but check the sound settings in GNOME when Overwatch is running and see if what the volume level for that specific application is.

There's also a privacy setting for the microphone in the GNOME control panel, might be worth checking if it's turned off?

calvin 17 Nov

I checked pavucontrol; Overwatch used to open a separate audio stream (in/out for the voice channel), but I don't see it anymore in Fedora 33 (prob because it can't join the voice channel), so it has no volume level for that.

Good point on microphone settings. It's set to on, but I don't see anything that's asked for access in there.

whizse 17 Nov
  • Supporter

The privacy thing was a red herring, in reality it seems to do squat:
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-control-center/-/merge_requests/851

calvin 17 Nov

Yeah, I agree. I'm leaning towards it being a Wine issue, but I don't want to look like a fool on a bug tracker if it isn't.

calvin 7 days ago

Ok, I managed to get some advice and it seems the following command actually did it for me (something to do with this:

 
sudo update-crypto-policies --set LEGACY


Might need to reboot; I didn't seem to have to.

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