For whatever reason audio playback sounds much better via ALSA and not only in VLC but also in other media players....the audio in ETQW some times also simply disappear if using PA (that is not related to VOIP that simply crashes the game)
As for WINE new version, gonna compile it and try new version to check what happens with some of my STEAM and NO-STEAM games.
.....and when WINE will finally work with the Company of Heroes DVD installer ?!?
(I know that works with Steam version....or a pre-installed copy in Windows but is really amazing that no one solved this issue with one of the best RTS ever)