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SDKs for A3D and EAX, where at?

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Has anyone run across (free-as-in-beer) SDKs for doing EAX or A3D audio programming? I'm trying to find such and I'm getting nowhere.

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I'm quite adamant about going down to the bone here. Particularily with A3D.

Drew: Thanks for the EAX link!

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It's a bit of a tangent, but did the A3D technology ever make it into EAX? I remember that when Creative finished killing Aureal off, Creative had the far inferior technology and didn't seem in any rush to add the A3D side of things into EAX.

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I'm quite adamant about going down to the bone here. Particularily with A3D.


Well I did some research and it seems tha A3D is now non-existant! All of the links and references that I found did not exist. Finally I saw some mention about how it was defunct and saw this:
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During 1999 and the first part of 2000, the major rivals for the most popular gaming 3D standard were Aureal's A3D and Creative Labs' EAX (Environmental Audio Extensions) technology. A3D, especially in version 2.0, was frequently regarded as superior to its Creative Labs rival. However, most developer support went to EAX. When Aureal closed in mid-2000 and was later absorbed by Creative, this spelled the end for A3D as a viable game API.


So looks like your stuck with EAX.

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I just got a cold, chilling vision of the 3dfx logo as I read that excerpt...

I would recommend going with OpenAL, if you're even slightly interested in cross-platform development.

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I you have an ftp site i can upload the following file: A3D30SDK.exe.

Its a little over 5megs, self-extracting to installer, haven't installed it myself or if I did it was way back when aureal went out of business. Anyway just post an address I can upload to and its all yours.

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I you have an ftp site i can upload the following file: A3D30SDK.exe.


Thank you! AP, that filename was all I needed [grin]. You can get the SDK for 2 and 3 here.

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