I dont see a need to move to a FMOD Ex, FMOD 3 already has way too many features for my needs (Wav, Mp3, Ogg, XM, MID, 2d basic playback). I would like a 64bit binary, but I guess Ill use OpenAL for my 64bit users.
You know what would be nice? An FMOD Mini, almost like the one that does just XM, but with support for a few more common formats. (The ones listed above)
No fancy effects, no 3d audio, just extreme basic playback. It would make FMOD much more attractive imho.
Why do you think you need a ‘mini’ version? To save a few kilobytes? It doesnt hurt to have the features there, you dont have to use them. I don’t see what the benefit of stripping everything out is.
You just listed a bunch of formats, but what if someone wanted a format that wasn’t on that list? It doesnt work.
FMOD Ex has something perfectly suited to this anyway. Just use fmodexp.dll (stripped back plugin version) and then only include the plugins you want to use, ie codec_mp3.dll.
Again, this is an FMOD Ex feature.
Ouch! Thats even worse than just using the larger lib! You just increase the number of dependencies dramatically. Clutter!
I was thinking more about pricing then actual lib size
A stripped down version for hobbyists/small companies.
Your hobbyist license right now says 1 OS per fee, and doesnt include Linux64. A smaller lib could have say that same price, but be for all PC oses. For instance.
No. I want that $100 to include more than 1 platform.
Also you specify that the license applies to Win[b:232w7dh0]32[/b:232w7dh0] (you explicitly write 32) and Linux (you dont say 32, 64, or both…)
" * PC is classified as WinCE, Win32, Linux or Macintosh"
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