RAD Game Tools
is once again lowering the barrier for PC developers interested in supporting the Mac. The company has announced the release of the Miles Sound System for Macintosh. It’s a tool that has been used in 2,500 PC games since it first shipped for the PC a decade ago.
The Miles Sound System incorporates digital output using what RAD Game Tools describes as “a custom hand-optimized assembly” sound mixer, 18 DSP (Digital Signal Processing) filters, MIDI support with a built-in software synthesizer, red-book audio support, support for MP3 and ADPCM audio files, full 3D audio support, hard drive and CD-ROM data streaming, and other features.
More information on The Miles Sound System can be had from RAD Game Tools’ Web site, including demos and tools. The software development kit is available for sale — licensing fees vary depending on the user’s product development plans.
Last year, RAD Game Tools introduced a Mac version of its “better than MPEG-II” video codec, Bink Video. The software is used in various Macintosh conversions of popular PC games.