Hi there, A big element missing from Crossfire is sound. While sound support has existed for quite a long time, it has consistently failed to work on newer installations. In addition, sound files have remained untouched for many releases. I intend to fix this.
A quick glance through the client sound sources show that a great deal of effort has been put through to make it work with several major sound systems out there. While supporting many sound systems is good, it has become overly cumbersome and makes the source hard to work with. For this reason, I propose that sound support should be discontinued for every system except for SDL_mixer. SDL_mixer is a high-level library that supports ALSA, OSS, and many other lower-level sound systems. SDL_mixer also supports OGG, which enables us to use a higher-level sound format other than the raw PCM file we use today. Hopefully this will make sound contributions easier, too. I would like to be able to start working on the code changes in the very near future. Questions/comments/hate mail? Thanks, Kevin Zheng _______________________________________________ crossfire mailing list email@example.com http://mailman.metalforge.org/mailman/listinfo/crossfire