Bluish Coder

Programming Languages, Martials Arts and Computers. The Weblog of Chris Double.


2007-02-03

Space Invaders gets Sound

Following up on my previous post, I’ve added sound to my Space Invaders Emulator written in Factor.

I used the .wav files obtained from the Space Invaders Didactic Emulator and also used the hardware information from that site to work out how the Space Invaders sound system worked.

If you have OpenAL and ALUT installed you should be able to run it with:

"apps/space-invaders" run-module

You’ll need the Space Invaders ROM file, which you’ll have to obtain, and place it in the ‘apps/space-invaders/resources’ directory.

So far it has only been tested on Windows but the sound support does work on Linux so it should be fine there. There is an issue with Mac OS X due to it having an older version of OpenAL. That issue is being investigated.

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