Meeting reminder, and a nice OpenAL tutorial

Hey just a reminder that the meeting today will be at 4 pm rather then 6 pm.

For those that were checking out the OpenAL audio engine that Dan mentioned here’s a very nice tutorial to get you started: http://www.devmaster.net/articles/openal-tutorials/lesson1.php and http://www.edenwaith.com/products/pige/tutorials/openal.php (warning the coding was written for MacOS but the author mentions Windows and Linux code).

If you have seen the programmer’s guide in the OpenAL site, you would see that the guide is missing a bit of information in the exact initialization so these 2 tutorials will help out on that.

Also if you guys have any code or tips you’d like to give out, post them in the BSS here: OpenAL

Problems Solved

There were two large problems:

  • User names with spaces in them weren’t working with bbpress
  • Registration emails were not being sent out

I’ve fixed both of those with new plug-ins, and so they should now both work. If you have any problems say so, or email

Bulletin Board

We now have a working BBS. It is integrated with this wordpress install, so you should have the same user name and passwords. I think that there is a plugin to facilitate single logons and if so I’ll have that working next week.

The link is on the top right of the header. Go, enjoy the forums. And email me, or post any problems.

Programming: Audio

I looked up an audio engine–I found OpenAL. I haven’t done any in depth study of it, but it’s cross-platform, and it looks like it will fit all of our needs for any project. When I have time I’ll look into it a little more. If anyone else is curious about it feel free to take a gander.