Re: product system requirements

"Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <bvoigt@newsgroup.nospam>
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 00:10:42 -0500
"Nathan Mates" <> wrote in message

In article <4ac929c6$0$1654$>,
Starglider 4 <> wrote:

The real issue is: OpenAL. Can you tell me more about OpenAL
support? I have already limited the systems to XP/Vista, so that
would cut out a lot of potential problems. (I haven't yet included
wrap_oal.dll. I suppose this could present problems with some users'

  Better include an installer for it in your game's installer.

Actually, to save on the size of your download, and to handle users who
actually use Add/Remove Programs (and might have removed this OpenAL thing
they never run), I'd put a check for it in your startup sequence and offer a
download link if it's missing.

Nathan Mates
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