Here's the solution to my sound issues.
First big round of applause to the Ubuntu forum user Kilz who created this 32-bit library:http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/ia32 ... _amd64.deb
I simply downloaded and installed using "dpkg --install"
However I find that I also have to do the following:
Then I can run the game normally from the command line and all is well. Here's the strange part. Once you have exported the above variable you'll see this message all the time:
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libaoss.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Which is very strange because the sound works just fine. And no, using "aoss" to run the game does not seem to work.