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Scid vs PC has limited sound capabilities, It can speak moves in English, or play a tock sound with every move. Alternatively, FICS can also play a tock sound to announce your opponents move.

The feature relies on a slow and poorly maintained Tcl package, Snack, which should be installed by default on Windows and OSX. On Linux this package is known as "libsnack" and "tcl-snack". For more info, see below.

To see if sound is enabled, examine the Startup Window. The sound options are configured from the Options--> Sounds menu.

Sound may be disabled by selecting an invalid folder.

Linux Snack Issues

If Scid only plays every second move, you have a buggy libsnack, and should compile snack-2.2.10 from source.