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Offline jg18

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OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
It looks like the Creative OpenAL download site is down, possibly permanently, since it doesn't even come up in a Google search. I can't look into this more at the moment, so what other options exist?

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
if anyone has a copy of the download it could always be hosted on FSmods at least for now
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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Here you can download, the OpeanAL installer 32-64 Bits and the " openal-soft-1.15.1-bin" as well.

Link

http://www.mediafire.com/?o62dmdbabg8wl8o

Mirror

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ksw1p3prblp8b8/OpenAL.rar


 

Offline Fury

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Interesting. Well, one more reason to support OpenAL Soft instead.
http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal.html

It's better than Creative's outdated POS too.

 

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
OpenAL Soft is a drop-in replacement for Creative OAL, or does FSO need to be made compatible with it?

 

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Drop in replacement, FSO on Linux & OSX already use it exclusively :)

Now, if we can only manage to statically link in OpenAL on Windows as well.....  :D
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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Actually, OS X uses Apple's OpenAL library, which ships with OS X. Dunno if it's completely theirs or based on OpenAL Soft or something else, though.

 

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
 :blah:  sorry about the misinformation  :(  (I *am* sure about Linux though, it's OpenAL Soft on every distro I've looked at)
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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Here you can download, the OpeanAL installer 32-64 Bits and the " openal-soft-1.15.1-bin" as well.

Link

http://www.mediafire.com/?o62dmdbabg8wl8o

Mirror

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ksw1p3prblp8b8/OpenAL.rar

Additional mirror
ftp://kopachr.is/OpenAL
(Folder contains a .zip for the regular installer and a .zip for openal-soft)
« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 11:14:03 am by Kopachris »
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Offline Fury

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
OpenAL Soft is a drop-in replacement for Creative OAL, or does FSO need to be made compatible with it?
Drop-in replacement.

http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal.html
--> openal-soft-1.15.1-bin.zip
From the zip, extract Win32\soft_oal.dll to your FS2 directory and rename it to OpenAL32.dll.

To my surprise it even fixed blue-screening problem on one guy's X-Fi card.
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84849.0

Seriously, I don't know why SCP still insists on recommending Creative's OpenAL when OpenAL Soft could even be statically linked to the FSO executables. And if there is really need to, add a flag to disable the built-in OpenAL Soft to use external dll from Creative's or whatever.

 
Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Thank you for linking to Open Al I lost everything when I reloaded my computer and now I have it back
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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
Additional mirror
ftp://kopachr.is/OpenAL
(Folder contains a .zip for the regular installer and a .zip for openal-soft)

My mirror has been down for a while since I never bothered to reconfigure FTP after moving to a new server...  Is fixed now.
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Offline est1895

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Re: OpenAL download site down (permanently?)
I have a question.

My brother's OpenAL dates back to 2008.  He now has a Win 7 64bit system as well.   Should he download a newer version?  Also, which file do I download from Kopaschris's mirror?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 09:52:15 pm by est1895 »