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DirectSound in DX8?

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dacrisxp    122
I''m interested in finding out what has happened to DirectSound with the release of DirectX8? has it been exterminated like DirectDraw, and integrated into DirectX Audio? If so, then how would I use DirectX Audio to play a sound? Thanks.

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John Reynolds    122
No, DirectSound and DirectMusic are still seperate. However, they now come under the term "DirectAudio". DirectSound has changed very little whereas DirectMusic has many more features. In the future I could see DirectSound being made redundant by DirectMusic but, for now, DirectSound still has its place.

I would suggest getting the DX8 SDK and checking out the "What''s new in DirectX Audio" section of the help file. This will give you the full list of changes.

Cheers,
John

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