I need a good API for playing sound. More specifically, does anyone have an old version of FMOD (like 3.70) to send me, OR an OpenAL library, that is compiled for MinGW. The current OpenAL windows SDK contains libraries only for the Microsoft compiler.
If compiling the library your own is an option (I wouldn't know why not, it's like 5 minutes) then you can go with OpenAL-Soft. It compiles just fine and is perfectly usable under MinGW, and it has much better functionality than the cruft reference implementation that you get from Creative.