Hi guys, I was really wondering about the music and sound folder.
We have two separate folders for all audio. Music and Sound folder. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but these are what I understand:
1: Sound folder is completely downloaded to the player side (is it because it is usually smaller in size?), whereas the Music folder is streamed only when it is played (larger size?).
2: There are audio limitations in mobile games. Sound effects (sound folder I presume) works fine, but musics (music folder?) has a problem in that it doesn't work on the start of layout event. It requires a player to initiate a touch before it plays.
Based on those two, would this be a correct?
1: So it looks like the sound folder and music folder are specially for games that are hosted on a server and require constant Internet connection to play, like on Scirra's Arcade, since they are partially downloaded and streamed.
2: But for mobile games, that isn't the case since the player needs to download everything to play the game even if he is offline.
So am I correct to come to the conclusion that since the Music folder for mobile games require player activity to start, is it not better if we placed all audio, even the music in the sound folder since it doesn't share the same problem as the music folder? Or am I missing something?