Can't link to OpenAL

LordGeinova9 101 Feb 28, 2004 at 19:48

I downloaded the Open Audio Library Software Development Kit and it comes with .lib files instead of .a(Dev-C++ Static Library File). I was wondering where could I find a OpenAL Dev-C++ library file(OpenAL.a)?

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donBerto 101 Feb 28, 2004 at 20:39

i’m not sure if you’re familiar with *nix formats but .a [“archives”] are the same as .libs. I remember using dev-c++ before [3+ years ago] and I remember being able to just do “-lopenal”, being that the complier would automatically detect .lib. but if push came to shove, you can rename the .lib into .a and that should work.

i hope that helps


NinjaNL 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 14:36

You can also use the “check for updates/packages” option under Tools.

Or you can go here OpenAL.DevPak

Once downloaded, you (assuming that DevCpp was correctly installed) double click on the file, and package manager installs it for you.

Don’t forget to get the beat_wrap_dll.dll from the OpenAL site if you are going to be using OggVorbis with OpenAL.