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Author Topic:   Open Source Audio Library!
LDA Seumas
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posted August 25, 1999 09:35 AM           
If you're looking for a fast, easy to use, cross platform 2D audio library, have a look at SEAL, which has recently been made Open Source under the LGPL:
http://www.dcc.uchile.cl/~chasan/files/seal107.zip

The LGPL license means you can compile the library and distribute it as a DLL along with your program, whether your program is open source, closed source, free, or commercial, as long as the source to the library (and any changes you make) is made available.

Pretty cool, I think.

It's a little tricky to compile (needs Turbo Assembler or probably MASM if you want the ASM mixer code), so if anyone's interested I can e-mail them a pre-built DLL and LIB for SEAL v1.07.

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JaZzBrE
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posted August 29, 1999 06:01 PM            
Yes, Seal is pretty cool, I have the lib lying somewhere around here. Though I didn't have a chance to test it.
Btw Seamus you used A3D in TradeMarks right? Does that sound engine driver all sound cards and d3d?

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Ales Mlakar

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LDA Seumas
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posted August 29, 1999 06:23 PM           
Yes, A3D 2.0 does output 3D sound on any sound hardware, including under Windows NT. It uses software emulated 3D sound if it needs to, DirectSound3D if it can, and some sort of more direct interface to Aureal based hardware if available.

We had a lot of reports of sound problems with the Test, which only had A3D2.0 output, though some of those problems could have been related to driver bugs and the way I was using the library. I've fixed up the way I use A3D2.0 to be a little more "normal", so some of those problems may be gone now, but just to be safe I've added SEAL support back into Tread Marks as a fallback (it's what I used initially to begin with).

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Kaeto
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posted September 23, 1999 02:45 PM            
Hey Seumas could you email me the lib and DLL @ ultimate_nerd@grolen.com. I checked it out and it seems pretty cool. I'd like to play around with it but I can't build it because my nmake is busted up <g>

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LDA Seumas
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posted September 24, 1999 03:35 AM           
I sent it in e-mail, but I just realized it probably won't hurt to put it on-line, so here are links to both the SEAL source code release and my compiled DLL:
http://www.longbowdigitalarts.com/seumas/seal107.zip
http://www.longbowdigitalarts.com/seumas/seal107dll.zip

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