it seems like a simple problem to fix, but no matter what i do i simply cant get sounds to play in the game engine!! blender 2.53
Same problem here
To play sounds in the Game Engine the Sound Actuator can be of use. Try importing a sound into the Video Sequence Editor. Go to the logic editor and plug an Always Sensor to an And Controller and finally to a Sound Actuator. Choose the imported sound and go hit P in the 3D View to listen to the sound in the game.