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Sound engine: AIL/Miles Sound System

Group Description

The Audio Interface Library (AIL) is a sound middleware system originally created in 1991 by John Miles for DOS systems, supporting the myriad of different sound cards on the market through a single unified API, for both synthesized music and digitized samples. Later versions added support for Windows.

The system was sold to RAD Game Tools in the mid-1990s, who renamed it to Miles Sound System. The system has continued to receive regular updates since then, moving along with the transition from synthesized to purely digital audio. Over the years, support for more operating systems and computer architectures as well as major video game consoles was added and the system remains widely used throughout the industry.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Unlimited Adventures1993DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.65
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.10
Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.36
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.39
The Lost Vikings1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, SNES, WindowsBallistic3.92
Shadow of Yserbius1993DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands1993DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.91
The Terminator: Rampage1993DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.32
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.64
The Terminator 20291992DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.86
Battle Chess 40001992DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.3.14
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Castles II: Siege & Conquest1992Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.83
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Wayne Gretzky Hockey 31992DOSBethesda Softworks LLC...
SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor1992DOSAsciiware3.48
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
Ultima VII: The Black Gate1992DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.13
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.94
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Selected Covers

The Dark Queen of Krynn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Queen of Krynn
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from The Dark Queen of Krynn
Title screen
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Game group created by Terok Nor (28780), additional games added to group by POMAH (59473), Kennyannydenny (115385), firefang9212 (64220) and lights out party (21995)