@mrxak, on May 14 2006, 05:06 AM, said in Getting the game music:
Heh, enter the fanatics.
Look, if a format is so obscure that none of the major players can play it by default, regardless of whatever plug-ins may be available, then it's being irresponsible to release stuff only in that format.
This is for in-game audio. It's not inteded for use out of game. It's only in mono (because they couldn't get stereo into the Darwinia engine properly), whilst the originals are stereo. If IV had used MP3, they would have had to have paid $2.5k for the pleasure of using an inferior format. If they'd used MPEG4 AAC, they would have also had to pay money, for a format which is roughly equivalent to Vorbis. So instead, they did what Epic, id Software, Croteam, IO Interactive, Ion Storm, 3D Realms, Crytek, Lionhead, Rockstar North, and many more did, and used the completely free Vorbis.
And just one other question; would you think that people are being highly irressponsible to only release software for the Mac? I don't want to assume an answer from you on this, so I'm interested to see what you say.
(EDIT)I also forgot to point out that QuickTime and WMP are the only two major software players I can think of that don't do Vorbis, though my latest Mac is an 8500/180, so I don't know the current status of Mac players.(/EDIT)
This post has been edited by Dave2 : 14 May 2006 - 04:49 AM