[openal] some beginner questions

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Sat May 9 15:37:14 EDT 2015

On 05/08/2015 07:56 PM, Victorious wrote:
> I've pretty new to openal-soft. I've came across a utility library called
> allure, and it says that its meant for use with openal applications. Does
> that refer to the openal from creative's site or does it work with openal
> soft as well? I had a bit of trouble with trying to build it because it
> wanted to link with the openal 1.1 sdk's include files.


Alure should work with OpenAL Soft, as they were made by the same person 
(me) and that's what I use it against. What version of OpenAL Soft and 
Alure are you trying to use, and what's the error?

> Also, what's the current status of enabling hrtf without using files in the
> apdata folder? I found some posts last year discussing the possibility of
> allowing the program to change that at runtime.

The current Git version will look in the current working directory for 
such files. So, unless the user has reconfigured where to look for the 
mhr files, you can place default-*.mhr files in the directory the app is 
run from rather than the %AppData% directory. Unfortunately there still 
isn't a way to select HRTF data sets from in the app.

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