On Sunday 09 June 2002 12:14, Bob Tanner wrote:
> Is there any reason why the cow sounds are 8 bit mono at 8000 Hz?
> Looking around the 'net, I'm finding most games are 16 bit mono or stereo
> at 44100 hz.

That has mainly historical reasons, since all the sound has been original 
written for Suns audio, compatible with most Unix hardware.

At least for the WAVs we are using now in Windows or under Linux, there is no 
reason not to switch to stereo sound. Simply compile all the files if you 
find better ones ;-)


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