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The Game Audio Tutorial by Dave Raybould, Richard Stevens

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Basic Training

In this chapter you’ll be introduced to the chosen platform for demonstrating the principles within the book, Epic Game’s Unreal Development Kit (UDK, available to all readers for free at www.udk.com). We will also begin to look at the importance of ambient sound in adding character and immersion to game environments.

Opening the Tutorial Level

The first step is to download and install UDK. While you’re waiting, go to the companion site www.thegameaudiotutorial.com and download the tutorial files. Once downloaded, unzip the package by right-clicking and selecting “Unzip to” (Choose a folder). See the README file in the zip package for full instructions on how to get everything up and running.

You will need to remember the UDK ...

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