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LinuxPR: Loki Spearheads OpenAL

Mar 09, 2000, 00:24 (1 Talkback[s])

"Open-Source, Cross-Platform 3D-Audio Library Debuts at the Game Developers Conference."

"Loki Entertainment Software... today announces a multi-company project to create and distribute OpenAL, an open-source, cross-platform 3D-Audio library."

"'OpenAL represents a milestone for Linux and for the game industry in general,' said Scott Draeker, president, Loki Entertainment Software. 'Until now, games running on Linux have not had access to the advanced 3D-Audio features available on other platforms. OpenAL provides those advanced features with an open-source, nonproprietary implementation...'"

"Creative Technology, the leader in providing advanced PC audio hardware, plans to release Linux drivers that will work with OpenAL, and which natively support the advanced 3D-Audio effects which OpenAL enables. In addition, Creative is evaluating MacOS and Windows implementations of the OpenAL standard."

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