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sean
10-25-2002, 10:12 AM
I can easily get the format for MIDI files and make those, but is there anyway of converting MIDI files to WAV files? Are there any programs that make WAVs directly, but in an instrumental form like MIDI? What about making your own sound effects?

Also (and this is completely unrelated), I've never used DLL's. I can probably figure out how to link it to my program using my Windows compiler, but there's another side to the story: DOS. I'm using SDL. I don't think I'll be needing any of the features of Windows, since I'l be designing my own API, so can I use SDL in DOS? And I know Turbo C++ 3.0 (for DOS) has a linking program - does it cover DLL's too? Thanks if you can help.

RoD
10-25-2002, 12:30 PM
CDEX from www.download.com

BMJ
10-25-2002, 12:41 PM
You writing an OS or what?

Fordy
10-25-2002, 01:20 PM
Running Dlls through a DOS compiler will probably be too difficult....

The Windows Loader does a lot of work to allow your app to use dlls...and you would have to simulate all that yourself as your app will be loaded differently to Win32 Apps....also your dll would undoubtably need at least kernel32.dll and probably more in the address space (which again wouldnt work on DOS as it doesnt use a linear address space).....Also, if your app is 16bit, you would then be confronted with using a 32bit dll :)........

My advice...get a new compiler...and fast!!!

sean
10-27-2002, 10:32 AM
Ride-or-die - Thanks!

BMJ - No. The other day I was trying to think of ideas for my next prog, and I realized that there're tonnes of flight sims, but I don't think I've ever seen a realistic (as in, based on actual Apollo, etc... mission as opposed to stuff that happenned a long time ago in a galaxy far far away). So I decided to do just that. I'll be making it based on all the manned mission ups until the space shuttle. With 107 or something space shuttle missions, at that point I'll probably just make some generic missions.

Fordy - OK thanks! Any suggestions? Preferably free downloads.

Fordy
10-27-2002, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Sean
Fordy - OK thanks! Any suggestions? Preferably free downloads.

www.bloodshed.net

sean
10-27-2002, 11:07 AM
Uh... Interesting name for a compiler...

I looked up CDEX and it's actually for converting CD audio to MIDIs MP3s, and WAVs - I need the MIDI to WAV conversion. I did however find in the same search, a program that did just that - so thanks anyway.

To change the question but not the subject - I'm using SDL for my program, and I'm still learning SDL - I only just downloaded all the documentation. Is it possible to write from the program directly to the audio device? I was wanting to get some background noises - just some static or something. I was also wandering if there're progs that can help you make synthesized WAV sounds - like a sonic boom or something - I need all this stuff for things like reentry. Another thing I'm looking at, is those programs that are passed a sentence, and they turn it into a voice that reads it. I noticed that sounded a lot like a radio transmission. Anybody know where I can get a small, shareware copy of a prog like this?

RoD
10-27-2002, 11:31 AM
I looked up CDEX and it's actually for converting CD audio to MIDIs MP3s, and WAVs - I need the MIDI to WAV conversion. I did however find in the same search, a program that did just that - so thanks anyway.


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