Sound FX and Sprites / tiles / textures

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trinode(Posted 2011) [#1]
Does anyone know the best places to get half sound effects collections, sprites and tiles etc legally with royalty free distribution?

I see plenty of 3 - 10 sets on ebay, I used a site called a1 free sound effects before, but the site is gone, I don't want to spend loads if at all possible, IIRC the a1 free sounds collection was around 25.

I'm not too fussed if it's a physical CD/DVD or download.

- Anthony


Jesse(Posted 2011) [#2]
see if this site fits your needs:
http://opengameart.org/


dave.h(Posted 2011) [#3]
for sound try here
http://www.freesound.org/

and for graphics i use twisted brushes ( a good demo is available)
it is 99 dollars though.Not exacly free sprites but very good for creating seamless backgrounds for scrolling and many other things
http://www.pixarra.com/

timelinefx for creating explosions,fire water in fact almost anything.its the best tool i ever bought and makes spritesheets in png format
http://www.rigzsoft.co.uk/


AdamRedwoods(Posted 2011) [#4]
Retro (easily make your own) sound effects:
http://www.superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/
http://blitzmax.com/Community/posts.php?topic=94502

For great sound effects:
http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml

Synthetic, but ok sounds (you can buy individual sounds):
http://www.soundrangers.com/


Sprites/Tile sets:
http://www.garagegames.com/products/adventure-kit
http://www.garagegames.com/products/browse/artpacks
http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/resources?cat_id=1
http://gamebeep.com/sprites

Questionable legality:
http://hasgraphics.com/category/sprites/
http://www.lostgarden.com/search/label/free%20game%20graphics
http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/60284-Free-2d-sprite-animations
(big list) http://www.gamedev.net/topic/272386-sprites-sprites-and-more-sprites/


matty(Posted 2011) [#5]
My signature has sprites that I created a while ago...mainly fantasy character sprites. you may need a convertor to convert from tga to png though...

edit - bizarre - I haven't checked that webspace for a long time but it seems to be offline? oh well...


Bladko(Posted 2011) [#6]
what kind of sound do you need ? i am doing them by my own (record, process, synthesis, produce) check some of my samples here (very low quality though)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSk4izaYGPk or here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6bZpHBObU0


trinode(Posted 2011) [#7]
Thanks very much everyone that's responded, there's some great resources there.

I'm mostly seeking arcade sounds / puzzle whooshes dings and so forth.

I particularly like the online sound generator.

are there any good sprite editors that can do animation at a reasonable cost? What do you guys use?

- Anthony


dave.h(Posted 2011) [#8]
Cosmigo pro motion 6 is very good


matty(Posted 2011) [#9]
For character animations poser is good for exporting images which can be joined together as sprites...not sure if that's what you're after though.


Neuro(Posted 2011) [#10]
I prefer to use Paint Shop Pro 9.0 over anything else. But this particular version was before Corel bought out Jasc so i'm not sure what the licensing is for it anymore.

However, there are few other simple spriting tools to check out :

Pro Motion (Windows, $78) - http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/
GraphicsGale (Windows, $20) - http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/
Pixen (Mac, free) - https://github.com/philippec/Pixen
Allegro Sprite Editor (Windows, Mac, free) - http://www.aseprite.org/