How to add music?

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    How to add music?

    Ok I am pretty new to programming, but I know enough to make a text based game. Being text based, its pretty boring just sitting there and reading. I mean you get to decide what t odo on certain parts, but thats about it.

    So I would like to add a music file to it, just to spice it up a bit. Does anyone know anywhere that has a good tutorial on how to do this? Or you could explain it here(which would probably take to long).
    Code:
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/
                               // INSERT CODE HERE
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/

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    I would use an API like fmod (there are others but I can't remember them). FMod is really simple from what I remember.
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    Also check out OpenAL.

    FMOD is, IIRC, just a layer of abstration to DirectSound/DirectMusic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123
    Also check out OpenAL.

    FMOD is, IIRC, just a layer of abstration to DirectSound/DirectMusic.
    Perhaps the windows version. But the FMOD library is available for many platforms, including consoles (if your a registered developer )

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    I honestly did not know that about FMOD!
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    I just wonder, can you loop the sound using PlaySound()?
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    Ok I downloaded FMOD...and their help file kind of sucks. Being pretty new to programming, I may be missing something that makes it easy, but I dont know. Could anyone explain it to me(by like PMing me or something)? I dont need every little thing explained just like a 'big picture' thing would be nice.
    Code:
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/
                               // INSERT CODE HERE
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/

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    I never miss an opportunity to link my favorite FMOD tutorial.
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    So, FMOD is pretty cool.
    @ Sircrono: do u know how to loop the FSOUND_stream?
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    Nevermind, found it!!!
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