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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 14. Playing Wave Sounds

In the previous hour, you learned that digital sounds are called waves in Windows, and that they can be easily recorded and edited using a sound utility such as Sound Recorder, which ships with Windows. What you didn’t learn was how to play wave sounds in the context of a game. This hour picks up where the previous hour left off by showing you exactly how to play wave sounds. You might be thinking that if wave sounds are anything like bitmaps, this hour will be fairly technical and include a lot of messy code for loading and interacting with wave data. You’ll be glad to know that waves are actually quite easy to play, and adding wave sound effects to a game is unbelievably simple to do. This hour shows you how! ...

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