Before PH under-goes another forum upgrade, I suggested we divide the forums I moderate to provide better help and easier searching without running across different APIs in the same board. One of these was to have a general sound programming board, and then a DirectSound and OpenAL board seperatly. This will make it easier to search and find answers to questions relating to the API you're using without having other API info pop up in your search. The AL board is on a trial run to see if many people will use it. If it gets popular, it will become permanent as well.