Hi, fyi ... experiencing the same sound behaviour on Linux Mint / Lenovo X1 laptop (no VM).
Thanks for the info! Will pass this onto the engine devs. Hopefully something we can sort out soon!
I've tested it on my main desktop with PulseAudio running, no sound problems on this machine - also running Linux Mint latest. I think it narrows this down to some driver the engine uses (OpenAL maybe)