It doesn’t come with any sounds at the moment (I’m working on finding a decent MIDI library that doesn’t require the 15MB timidity download); however, you can play Ogg Vorbis files. Check out data/scripts/music.lua for an example of how to include music. If you want MIDI sound, you’ll need to download the Timidity GUS samples, and that’s a whopping 15MB. MP3 support is not included yet, maybe in a later version when I figure out why smpeg hates me 😉
Anyway, I programmed it in C++ using SDL, SDL_mixer, and the LUA scripting language. If you’re interested in its inner workings, check out data/scripts/xmas04.lua
The XMas04 Facts are not finished yet – I have over 2000 more entries to make.
I thought that since I was making this card for my family, why not share it with the Sierra family as well?