Sound elements that represent in-game events. Traditionally abbreviated as SFX.

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How do engine sounds for vehicles work?

How does the engine sound for a car (or whatever has an engine) work? When you increase the throttle the engine sound changes but it's never quite the same. When programming such a system what is the ...
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XNA - SoundEffect with SpeedOfSound

SoundEffect has SpeedOfSound property. I'm trying to use it, but it doesn't work: SoundEffect.SpeedOfSound = 600.0f; SoundEffectInstance soundEffectInstance = stepsSound.CreateInstance(); ...
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How could I make the character sound beeps like in old school games?

I've been searching around, but I haven't found any resource on how I could achieve this, like those old school character beeps. I want to have my characters talk with beeps like in Undertale, or ...
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How to decide the divisor for an HRTF algorithm FIR Filter output?

I am currently working on a program which plays 3-D sound in a virtual world using HRTF algorithm. For the sake of quality and freedom, I don't want to use OpenAL or DirectSound3D. What I have done is ...
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How should player be able to hear 2D spatial sound?

Let's say there is a multiplayer 2D game and a 2D spatial sound system, in which sound volume decreases, when distance to the sound position increases. E.g. explosion happens. Should player hear it if ...
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How do I make dialogue text appear with a beeping effect?

I'm interested in old-school RPG dialogue boxes, where text appearing in dialogue boxes is accompanied by a subtle beeping sound. This is demonstrated in a video here. Is this morse code translated ...
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Sound and Unity 5

I want to work on sound in games, but I don't have any experience in scripting, only in sound design for film. Some friends that do know scripting are starting to learn in Unity 5, and my part would ...
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How would I add a sound variable to my code?

I am writing some code in JavaScript for a ray cast shooting program. I have all the variables I need except for sound, and I'm not too sure on how to add that variable into my code. I would really ...
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In Game Maker Studio, how do I make a sound play only once when I jump on a block?

In my Game Maker Studio game, jumping on a musical block should play a note. Currently, if I step on it, the note keeps repeating. How can I avoid that? I only want the note to play once.
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How can a one-man team create game audio? [closed]

I am basically a 14 years game programmer. I am using Unreal Engine 4. I can't make a game without 3D models. So , I started to learn how to draw (for reference images) and how to make some 3D models....
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How does sound effects being in tune affect the game?

Many sound effects have a dominant frequency, especially for artificial sounds (UI, "powerups") and short effects that get repeated (machine guns). Whether by design or accident, these sound effects ...
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Where do I start if I want to make music and audio for video games? [closed]

I am a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, as well as a video game lover. I have some basis in informatics but I have spent 1000x the time on music in comparison with programming. I came to think that ...
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XNA SoundEffect won't stop playing

For my HND I've got to re-create Frogger, and everything was going swell until I tried adding some collision detection and sound. Whenever my player intersects a vehicle, the sound file just starts ...
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Recording equipment for game sounds, music and dialogues [closed]

I've checked this question but I wasnt satisfied. So basically I'm a one man indie team and I wanted to have custom sounds, dialogues and maybe music (I have a few friends who are musicians) in my ...
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Can I use sounds from UT2004?

What if I use some sounds from the game Unreal Tournament 2004? I can export them from .uax archives via UnrealED tool into .wav files. I could (and very would like to) import them into my game I am ...
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Unity: stop/play only background music

I have a music sound clip simply drag-n-dropped to my hierarchy. I also have other sound effects in my game. I want to pause/play background music on button press but only music, not all sound effects....
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How to prevent overlapping of gunshot sounds when using fast-firing weapons

So I am now trying to find sounds for my guns but when I grab a gun sound effect and play it in my game a lot of the sounds are either terrible sounding or have this horrible echoing effect because as ...
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I need some help with stopping individual sound effects in OALSimpleAudio

I'm trying to find out how to stop a specific sound effect rather than having to stop all of them. I'm using OALSimpleAudio. I can't seem to find how to do it. simple google searches result in ...
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How do I prevent clicking at the end of each sound play in OpenAL?

I have put together a basic sound handler class for use in my game. It uses OpenAL. It's a simple method at the moment to play sounds - here's an extract from a switch block: case "EATEN_PILL": ...
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How can I apply an effect to a sound to simulate hearing it underwater?

I'm using XNA 4.0 and trying to reproduce an "underwater effect" for every sound played. How can I apply an effect to a sound, and what effect should I use to make it sound like as if the player is ...
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What is the standard way to synchronize sound effects with sprite animations?

Let's take a situation where you have an RPG with spells and each spell animations have a different number of frames and they have very different requirements for sound effects. Let's assume that each ...
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XNA soundEffect is null in when loaded in main class and called in another class

I have loaded a sound effect file into the main class in xna, but when I try to run it in another class I am given this error {"Object reference not set to an instance of an object."} I am new ...
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How should I attenuate sound in a 2D game where you can zoom in and out?

In my 2D game, I have some ambient sounds like the noise of a waterfall or the humming of a generator. However, it is not practical to play these sound all the time at full volume as in a large level ...
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What makes game sound effects “good”?

I'm making a small game, and I've found some free sound effects that I'd like to use. The issue is that I can't get the sound effects to sound like they "belong" in my game. I don't know what to look ...
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Common structure for MIDI systems? [closed]

I'm thinking of writing a MIDI system for my game that would take in an instrument and a note, then play a sound. Considering so many rhythm games have already been made, I am curious as to how ...
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XNA - how to prevent a sound from looping

So in XNA I have this code: Variables: SoundEffect optionSelected; In the LoadContent() method: optionSelected = Content.Load<SoundEffect>("gameSounds\\selectOption"); In the Update() ...
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XNA soundEffectInstance set to loop, does not loop

Using the code below I can play background music, this works. Eventhough I've set 'IsLooped' to 'true', the sound won't loop. What Am I doing wrong? protected override void LoadContent() { ...
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How to prevent multiple playing sounds from destroying your hearing?

The problem is that when I play 100 sounds almost at same time, all I hear is noise. It's not very attractive to listen it for 30 minutes straight. I tried to fix this by allowing only 1 sound of ...
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How can I load 24-bit audio as SoundEffect?

When I try to load .wav file I get an error: Audio file *.wav contains 24-bit audio. Only 8-bit and 16-bit audio data is supported. Here is my code: SoundEffect menuSelectionChange = content....
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Is there any game engine capable of true binaural positional 3D audio? [closed]

I am by no means a game designer, so I apologise in advance if I fail to use the proper jargon. Feel free to correct my mistakes. My understanding is that, at the moment, in most if not all first-...
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Music and SFX Question on Memory Efficiency [closed]

What should I recommend: MP3 or WAV for the SFX? Also, what should I do to handle the memory in music or SFX?
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Best source for sound effects? [closed]

What is a good source for sound effects for use in an indie game production (C#, XNA)? The sounds do not need to be free. They, however, should have a clear licence for commercial use. The website ...
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Sound effects system design

I'm creating a RPG/RTS game in Unity. There are a lot of characters and potentially a lot of different environments. I'm fairly confident with the coding part (so this question isn't really tied to ...
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SFX Played Once per Collision or Hit

I have a question about using Box2D (engine for LibGDX used to make realistic physics). I observed on the code that I've made for the physics here below: @Override public boolean touchUp(int screenX, ...
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how to make a continuous machine gun sound-effect

I am trying to make an entity fire one or more machine-guns. For each gun I store the time between shots (1.0 / firing rate) and the time since the last shot. Also I've loaded ~10 different gun-...
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What is this type of sound effect called?

There is a sound typically associated with a bright flash of light, which starts with a lower whirring noise, then breaks into a higher pitched sound. What is that type of sound called? I'm not sure ...
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XNA: Check if the sound is playing

Quick question: I have a SoundEffect instance, and I would like to know if it is playing at the moment or not. But there's neither a method, nor a property that would allow to check it... So, is ...
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Application to record sound effects for games

I'm having kids record sounds using their PCs (a few have Macs as well) for use in the games they create. The built-in windows 7 sound recorder is surprisingly poor, didn't older versions of windows ...
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What would make a good cursor movement sound effect?

I know specific questions like this are very borderline on acceptable - but I am having massive trouble finding a non-annoying sound effect for moving the cursor in my game. The game is a Fire Emblem ...
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Acceptable sound quality: stereo needed for an Android game?

I have various simple short sound effects (damage sound, dying sound, thunderbolt, fanfare, breaking) for a game that is developed for Android currently. I use OGG files: 96kbps VBR, 44.1KHz, 2 ...
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How to play the sound of an object sliding on another object for a variable duration

I would like to add sound effects to a basic 2D game. For example, a stone sphere is rolling on wood surface. Let's say I have a 2 second audio recording of this. How could I use the sample to add ...
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Positional sound with headphones?

I've have read this interesting question, where is explained how to simulate positional sound with the left and right channel; but still I wonder: is it possible to simulate positional sound (with ...
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With an iPhone game, can I allow music from other apps to play while my game is being played?

My game doesn't have any music but it does have sound effects. Right now if I power up Pandora and then start a song and then switch to my game it will stop the Pandora song. Is there a special way I ...
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What is the best digital audio editing software for sound effects for games [closed]

What is the best audio editing software to edit sound effects for simple games, like beeps, chimes, taps, button clicks etc. I'm a noob so I will prefer an easy and cheap one before I delve deep ...
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How do I simulate a doppler effect in a game?

I am trying to simulate the doppler effect in a game (a car racing game). I am not using a specific sound library that simulate the effect, I only have a callback function where I mix the data. I ...
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Avoiding lag when playing sound for first time using Cue.Play

In my code I'm using SoundBank.GetCue("cuename") and Cue.Play() to play my sounds. On the xbox whenever I first play a cue I get lag of about about one second. How can I avoid this? I'm thinking I ...
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How should a one-man team do game audio?

Most game development (game design, art, programming, etc.) can be done by one person with relatively little equipment: A game designer needs a pencil and paper, an artist Photoshop or Paint, a ...
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Microphone sound into game propagation

Had been any efforts made to stream real-time sound from the microphone (user's voice) into the game currently played? This way you could hear echo of your own voice when you walked into enclosed ...
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Sounds for Car racing game [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Car engine sound simulation M working on 3d car racing game . Being assigned the task of creating sound effects for the car. I have all the sounds with me like idle engine ...
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Tailoring sound volume for different speakers

Different sound effects are played differently across different speakers. For example, when I use my laptop speakers, sounds are notably softer and low pitch sounds often become inaudible unless I ...