I'm new to Cocos2d-x and working on a mac. I'm trying to play music in my demo project but I'm unable to include "SimpleAudioEngine.h" in the default HelloWorld Project. I tried adding CocosDenshion to my project but I got more errors. Anyone who knows how to fix this please help.


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You need to add CocosDenshion, which is the audio library. Be sure the link is done correctly or copypaste it into your folder and use <> import just in case

#include <SimpleAudioEngine.h>

Once you have it correctly linked the functions used are quite trivial:


Be sure to be using the supported formats in each platform

  • \$\begingroup\$ In the default HelloWorld project CocosDenshion is not there so I'm unable to include SimpleAudioEngine.h I tried adding the folder to project in xcode but now I'm getting compiler errors. The best way i found till now is installing the template and then creating a new project. \$\endgroup\$
    – 2600th
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 4:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Don't add the folder, just the SimpleAudioEngine.h library in your Class folder, and include it with <>. The rest of the libraries are compiled and linked together and they don't have to be inside the HelloWorld folder. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 10:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe I'm doing something wrong can't get SimpleAudioEngine to work with HelloWorldpProject. Thanks for the help ! :) \$\endgroup\$
    – 2600th
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 14:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sadly I cannot send you my code, but the tutorial I used as reference is cocos2d-x.org/projects/cocos2d-x/wiki/… I solved the linking problem the way I showed you, but the include is probably the cause. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 14:39

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