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Steam Audio comes to Unreal Engine 4

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Steam Audio, the new feature-filled audio solution from Valve is now supported directly in Unreal Engine 4 Valve just announced.

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The Steam Audio plugin now ships with Unreal Engine 4.16 Preview 2 by default, so anyone using that engine will get access to it. It's not locked to a particular platform, or VR device, so it's pretty open for developers, which is great.

Find the full announcement here.

About Steam Audio
Steam Audio delivers a full-featured audio solution that integrates environment and listener simulation. HRTF significantly improves immersion in VR; physics-based sound propagation completes aural immersion by consistently recreating how sound interacts with the virtual environment.

I think it's a pretty great move by Valve to bring it out completely free. If you don't remember what it is, you can read more about it here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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DamonLinuxPL 3 May 2017 at 10:56 pm UTC
Steam Audio in Unreal Engine 4,16 is not available for Linux (yet). So we need wait for it. I hope not too long.
S1: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Unreal-Engine-4.16-Preview
S2: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?142071


Last edited by DamonLinuxPL at 3 May 2017 at 10:58 pm UTC
slaapliedje 3 May 2017 at 11:42 pm UTC
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I wonder if they fixed the Steam Audio for Dyimg Light yet.

You have to tweak settings, or it says your microphone is makimg too much noise, and you will draw zombies toward you. Funny thing is, it isn't muting it, it is like the motherboard mic input has to be left at full volume, and you have to turn down the steam audio mic.
elmapul 4 May 2017 at 12:33 am UTC
that is great, we dont lisen about inovations in audio as much as we see in graphics
Leopard 4 May 2017 at 1:02 am UTC
slaapliedjeI wonder if they fixed the Steam Audio for Dyimg Light yet.

You have to tweak settings, or it says your microphone is makimg too much noise, and you will draw zombies toward you. Funny thing is, it isn't muting it, it is like the motherboard mic input has to be left at full volume, and you have to turn down the steam audio mic.

They fixed that.

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/techland-claim-to-have-finally-fixed-linux-co-op-in-dying-light.9539
Kohrias 4 May 2017 at 6:23 am UTC
It is not free as in freedom but just gratis, right? Or do they use an open source license?
bubexel 4 May 2017 at 7:27 am UTC
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slaapliedjeI wonder if they fixed the Steam Audio for Dyimg Light yet.

You have to tweak settings, or it says your microphone is making too much noise, and you will draw zombies toward you. Funny thing is, it isn't muting it, it is like the motherboard mic input has to be left at full volume, and you have to turn down the steam audio mic.

They fixed that, i was playing for 8 hours in a row with friend in coop, and it was the best experience i had with this game since i bought it. No problem with mic, solid 60 fps with max settings and zero network problems. Was really funny and perfect. We had to wait really long time but now game works perfect on multiplayer. Finally!

PD: btw, steam audio is not that. Steam audio is a new 3D audio, sounds that work with environment, raytracing, etc


Last edited by bubexel at 4 May 2017 at 7:28 am UTC
Doc Angelo 4 May 2017 at 7:29 am UTC
Yes, it is gratis, not free.
Liam Dawe 4 May 2017 at 8:18 am UTC
slaapliedjeI wonder if they fixed the Steam Audio for Dyimg Light yet.
As mentioned by someone else, Steam Audio is not in-game audio on Steam games, it's an entirely new thing. I urge you to click the more info link ;)
STiAT 4 May 2017 at 10:12 am UTC
Very nice. I didn't even know Valve had something like Steam Audio. Cross Platform Audio is one thing, but that one seems pretty much different. Audio based on physical parameters, materials and geometry ... that has a lot of potential (for saving time during development).
BdMdesigN 4 May 2017 at 12:02 pm UTC
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slaapliedjeI wonder if they fixed the Steam Audio for Dyimg Light yet.
As mentioned by someone else, Steam Audio is not in-game audio on Steam games, it's an entirely new thing. I urge you to click the more info link ;)

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