[Openal] Some frustrations with openAL sample code
jdaly at ist.ucf.edu
Fri Feb 29 13:12:18 PST 2008
Scott Mayo wrote:
> Not being much of a Microsoft fan, I feel your pain. The bottom line is,
> it's openAL's job to handle this, even if it takes COM calls. I sympathize,
> I really do.
> But Vista's been out for over a year now, and it seems to me that if openAL
> is a serious
> offering, there's been time to get it to work with Vista. And that doesn't
> to have happened. And that's just plain frightening.
Don't be frightened!
One thing to keep in mind that OpenAL proper is just a specification.
Implementations are separate issues.
Creative has a native implementation that works fine with Vista on
Creative hardware. OpenAL-Soft works fine, as long as it can figure out
how many speakers you have (which seems to be a problem on Vista at the
At the moment, that's all we seem to have as far as Vista support. If
you've got a problem, either yell at your hardware manufacturer and let
them know you want a native implementation, or give people like Chris
some time to figure out Vista's nastiness.
We do this in our spare time, and we don't charge for it, so please be
Of course, you're always welcome to figure it out yourself, implement
it, and send a patch :-)
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