Jim,hmmm, well it will be either a small learning curve, you still will need to learn the functions available with the Microsoft media (MM) control if you use it, not a ton to learn but as V T, said, a few things,.
or the larger curve for direct x, but its a good one to have under your belt and at your fingertips. direct x gives you far more control and versatility, and depending on how complex your sounds needs are, you may well be able to still find enough of them on the web or out of things like themes and such! I had/have quite a collection myself, if I can get at them, unfortunately I can't even get at the computer I need to see if there accessible yet, due to some moved items by the owner of the place, which are supposed to be moved by this weekend but, well... the person will be late to there own funeral so it may be a few more days.
jaffer offered his collection and I have access to a few, what would you need wav wise?
and I have found it much simpler actually to use wav filesanother item, I have a copy of Justin Daubenmire's tutorial on direct x, and he seems to have boiled the basics down to a point where, me, the not a programmer, was getting the jist of it without having to strain my brain and cook the hair on my head from overheating.
I can give you the URL as well it's: http://www.bscgames.com I don't recall the link on the page but it was fairly easy to find it.and although I'm no dx guru, I may be able to help out finding sounds, so think on what you want to do and ask away, smile
take care, inthane. For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and Links to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at:
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:39 AM Subject: Re: Questions About Making Or Controlling Sounds
Hi, I don't have expensive music software or an orchestra at my disposal, so I was thinking that I needed to go with the lowest common denominator, which would be whatever sound card someone might have on board. Am I thinking correctly? Some game music does sound pretty cheesy. And, this is a first effort, so I didn't want to have to learn everything at once. Thanks. Jim James D Homme, , Usability Engineering, Highmark Inc., james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx, 412-544-1810 "It's more important for me to start to do the right thing than it is to wait until I think I can do it just right." "inthaneelf" <inthaneelf@roadr unner.com> To Sent by: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx programmingblind- cc bounce@freelists. org Subject Re: Questions About Making Or Controlling Sounds 10/17/2007 03:55 PM Please respond to programmingblind@ freelists.org hey Jim, there is, or is, a Microsoft media control in VB, and I think itsavailable in C#, but for all you wish to do I think direct x is the way youwant to go, and MS has a nice sdk with examples and all that you should need ready to download. I'm sure that there are many others you can use, but DX seems to satisfy all who have needed it to my knowledge. and to modify and or generate sound yes you will need something, gold waveshould be able to satisfy your needs, though I would go with either .wav or.ogg files instead of midi's, they sound so flatly artificial HTH, inthane. For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and Linksto Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at: http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com . to be able to view a simple programming project in several programming languages, visit the Fruit basket demo site at: http://fruitbasketdemo.alacorncomputer.com ----- Original Message ----- From: <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 11:49 AM Subject: Questions About Making Or Controlling SoundsHi, Does anyone know where I can read about using C# to manipulate sounds? At this point I'm unsure of specific questions about code, but here is some general direction about what I want to do. I have a game I'd like to try to computerize if possible. Create a sound if necessary. Possibly use my sound card to play music using its standard MIDI sounds. Play a sound. Pan a sound as it is playing. Control how loudly or softly a sound plays. Play a background sound loop. Make sounds play based on an event like a key press. I guess it would be good if I could find some sounds I could just use royalty-free, but that would be a bonus. Would I need to use a program like Goldwave to work with my sounds? IhaveGoldwave already. Thanks. Jim James D Homme, , Usability Engineering, Highmark Inc., james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx, 412-544-1810 "It's more important for me to start to do the right thing than it is to wait until I think I can do it just right." __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind__________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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