writes, "Loki, in conjunction with Creative Labs, has announced OpenAL, an LGPL'ed audio library for 3D sound generation. It's aimed for use in games as a cross-platform, nonproprietary means of accessing the 3D sound features on many newer sound cards. What's especially cool about it is that the API is designed with the same style, philosophy, and polish as OpenGL. Given enough time, it might very well become just as popular.
I've always been a fan of Loki
and it's great to see them supporting the community - someone also sent an interview with Michael Vance
, one of the developers behind OpenAL, who talks about the development of OpenAL and how it compares to other sound offerings.