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monkeyfetus

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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2010, 01:31:16 pm »

Do you have plans to integrate sound into adventure mode at any point? I don't think it's something that would be high on anyone's list, but it would still be interesting. It might be a bit chaotic though, the way things seem to work with everything that happens between your actions seemingly occuring all at once.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2010, 05:49:53 pm »

Yeah, the only way it worked in Dragslay was that you had to press enter for every single line of text.  In DF adv mode, you'd have to do something like playing only the most important sound for the entire turn's announcement dump, and I'm not sure that would be satisfying, or you'd have to play them in sequence and just have them going on while you think about your next move, which also seems sort of weird.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2010, 06:06:25 pm »

Yeah, the only way it worked in Dragslay was that you had to press enter for every single line of text.  In DF adv mode, you'd have to do something like playing only the most important sound for the entire turn's announcement dump, and I'm not sure that would be satisfying, or you'd have to play them in sequence and just have them going on while you think about your next move, which also seems sort of weird.

Couldn't it just play them as they occur, while it's still churning through the combat calculations?  You'd probably have to multithread it, but that would probably be really simple in this case.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2010, 06:43:48 pm »

The combat calculation time is negligible compared to the length of a sound effect (I can churn out ~500 lines of combat log in 5 seconds in the arena while it is logging 2MB of debug data), but in adv mode overall, with the general delays that accompanying each phase, playing a sound from each strike might work, though there'd probably be some weird overlap at times if there isn't some time spent on delays/spacing.  If it's just you fighting one guy, the delay would be fine.  If there are other guys around, you'd want more overlap -- I guess it could allocate a channel to each ongoing combat within reason, though distributing that around might get messy if there aren't clean pairs of combatants.  I probably wouldn't need to mess with any threading myself, the way fmod seems to work.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2010, 11:07:05 pm »

Slowing down adventure mode combat, if done well(and with an init toggle), might actually help. If combat nearby within sight were louder and slower while the rest would be quieter and generally combined into a faint overall noise that passed quickly, it might focus the players on the nearby fight, and make it more immersive(how m any people notice everything with equal clarity?)...
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2010, 06:55:00 pm »

Haha voice acted weapon sounds, somebody did something with Half-Life 2 where they replaced all the sound with their voice, pretty funny.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2010, 05:57:43 am »

Haha voice acted weapon sounds, somebody did something with Half-Life 2 where they replaced all the sound with their voice, pretty funny.

Which I believe was done even earlier with a cheat in Timesplitters where all the weapon sound effects are replaced by voiced sound effects.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2010, 07:52:50 pm »

Those death noises are awesome. Course, I like the uurrrgh, ERK (Armok1) better.
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Re: Nice Music!
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2010, 09:12:19 pm »

Oh god it's like runescape
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