Yes, very annoyed. I got a reply from lucas tech team that went like this. It didn't help me, but it may give you some luck.
Please attempt to run the game with the sound code modified to see if you might
be experiencing a sound hardware or sound driver related problem.
To do this, locate the BattlefrontII.exe file in the game's GameData folder on
your harddrive and create a special shortcut to this file to start the game. If
you installed the game to the default folder (C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star
Wars Battlefront II) use the following instructions:
- Open My Computer
- Open the "C:" local drive
- Open the "Program Files" folder
- Open the "LucasArts" folder
- Open the "Star Wars Battlefront II" folder
- Open the "GameData" folder
- Right-click the "BattlefrontII.exe" file and click Create Shortcut
- Right-click the new "Shortcut to BattlefrontII.exe" file and click Properties.
- Go to the end of the Target field and add /audiomixbuffer so it appears as
"C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData\BattlefrontII.exe"
- Click Apply and OK
- Right-click the new "Shortcut to BattlefrontII.exe" file once more and click
- Close the window and right-click an empty area of your Windows desktop and
click paste to place a copy of this new shortcut on your desktop. You should
right-click the shortcut and rename it "BattlefrontII audiomixbuffer".
Place the Battlefront II Disc 1 in the drive and exit the launcher menu when it
appears. Next, launch the game using the new "Battlefront II audiomixbuffer"
shortcut on your desktop to see if the game runs fine (while using this