What is the best alternative to FMOD Studio?
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While there is plenty to read in their docs, there is not much help in for getting started with implementing game code. Particularly, with game engine integrations and best practices for working in different ways (components vs code vs both) with each. The docs in general are weak on crosslinking, screenshots, and example code. Some integration stuff simply isn't documented anywhere and requires trial and error in hopes to figure out. Well, their course materials have some more info but they are pain to try to use as reference material (very long and very basic). See More
How many languages are needed to write a game??? Python must be installed to convert Wwise_IDs.h to Wwise_IDs.cs. Really?! Shouldn't that script have been written in C# to begin with? Or, any other Unity-compatible language or DLL for that matter. Or, just skip the .h and later conversion and provide an option to generate a .cs file in the original function. How hard could that be? Then again, Wwise Types pretty much eliminate the need for Wwise_IDs.cs if you choose to use them. See More
As compared to FMOD's integration with Unity, Wwise's makes soooooooooo much more sense! From their Unity components, to Wwise Types for simplified access the API, or just straight-up API calls, it all just makes much more sense than FMOD's confusing and incomplete Unity component implementation. Too bad the documentation for this is sorely lacking and the Unity components waste too much UI space by wrapping every field in a frame for no apparent reason. See More
Wwise Launcher is one of those pain-in-the-butt applications that wants to help you use the various features of Wwise but usually just gets in the way requiring more startup clicks than necessary to get things done. It logs you out at least once a day (even if you check "Keep me logged in") and can become uncooperative very quickly if you are not logged in. I have no idea why it is so demanding about being logged in in the first place. If you're working offline then parts of it will just spin forever leaving you unsure how what to do next. Expect to restart it regularly if you move around a lot. On the other hand, it handles things like upgrades and game integrations really well... but these are also actions that are rarely executed and don't need to be in a project-blocking application. See More
Which can also be fairly daunting to use as this forces stuff to be buried in tabs, popup dialogs, and other views. It is hard, for example, to see the big picture of a single event like you can in FMOD. But, it feels like you also have more control over details because of it. Thus, Wwise appears more geared towards hard-core sound engineers. See More