QUOTE (SleepingSirenx @ Dec 18 2011, 10:28 AM)
I may sound a bit newbish, but I'll ask anyways. What is the best file format for BGM's,BGS',ME's and SE's? And how can I reduce their file size ( My Audio folder already eaten 200MB and I don't plan to have a 1GB game you see ... ) All joking aside, thank you.
MIDI are generally the lightest format, since their weight it's around 30-50Kb... I reccomend you use it for BGMs and MEs
As regards SEs and BGSs, I actually have no idea.
In my opinion, you'll have to reduce the use of MP3 files, that are generally too large.
However, for MIDI-manipulating, you can use a program like TuxGuitar
(freeware) or GuitarPro
(not freeware at all...)
With that, you can import and modify your music, if you know something about notes, pentagrams, and so on...
I've heard something about .ogg files... the standard format of SEs in the standard RTP... they seems to be light enough...
MP3 are a serious problem, but if you plan to use them, be sure their Kbps rate to be lesser than 128. It means: low quality but low weight.
I think a 200 Mb folder is something just too big...