Audio (heard) output of a game.

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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 ...
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How does professional audio fit into game design?

Do game designers typically seek the help of specialized music/audio specialists for soundtracks and sound design? Is there a general need for professional audio work in game design, or is that ...
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What are the requirements for a sound file in android?

I am creating a game in Android and eventually I am going to outsource the sound effects. I have a few place holder sounds for testing and I have noticed a problem. I have an OGG sound file which ...
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Scaling Sound Effects and Physics with Framerate

(I'm using XNA and C#) Currently, my game (a shooter) runs flawlessly with 60 FPS (which I developed around). However, if the framerate is changed, there are two major problems: Gunshot sound ...
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music for an arcade game?

I'm thinking about music for my brick breaker game, but I don't know how to choose any. If I'd make a loop from a few seconds, I think it would get annoying very quickly. I also found some longer ...
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Sounds categories volume level in xna

I am preparing sounds system to my game in xna. I am using XACT Tools, and i got problem. There is class SoundCategory. I can change sound level for all sounds in that category easily. SoundCategory ...
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what making a good soundtrack for social game

there are many successful social games in Facebook and other social sites like brain buddies, who has the biggest brain and word challenge.both of them have a great soundtrack while playing and in the ...
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Playing a sound on collision?

I'm making a pool game. I've separated the gameplay logic and the physics into two systems, entities and physics. Each entity holds a reference to a body which the physics system uses. The body itself ...
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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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Best practices for playing sounds in iPhone games

What are the best practices for playing sounds in iPhone games? Specifically, what are the best practices while playing sounds simultaneously without affecting other processing much. Is there any ...
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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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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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Interactive music games

I've been seeing lots of simple interactive programs popping up all over the internet that generate basic music, usually quite nice sounding, from simple interactions from the user. Otomata is one ...
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Should I use one line per .wav or one scene per .wav for character speech?

I'm building a game in XNA and I wanted to know how I would organize the character speech portions of the game. These would include both cutscenes and anything else where characters interact. I ...
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Should I create generic bitmap/sound/et cetera wrappers for Allegro?

Basically, I have been writing a game in C++ using Allegro. I mostly just use the library to draw bitmaps, draw text, and play audio. My main concern as the game continues to grow code-wise, is that ...
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Sound activated particlesystem

I am trying to make a particle system that is activated by sound. Like emitting on the beat resizing on the beat and such things. I found some nice tutorials on how to make things like ...
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How can I get the instantaneous volume level of a sound at a particular playback point?

How can I go about getting the current volume output of an audio file in libGDX? By that I mean of the actual file at its current play position. Essentially I want to write my own version of a plugin ...
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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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Portable sound and music for XNA / MonoGame?

What is the best (recommended) way to integrate audio (both sound effect and music) in a game project (using C#/XNA) targeting multiple desktop platforms (W7, W8 Metro, Linux, OSX, ...) via MonoGame. ...
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Space & Sound? Defying Physics?

Why are there sound effects in space shooter games like asteroid and such? There is no medium in space for sound to travel by. Yet we get hear gun shots & explosion. I am not talking about the ...
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How can I avoid false positives with “blow” input?

I’m working on a game which uses blow functionality to move an object in the game screen. This screen also has background music in it. The problem is that the microphone is detecting the BGM as blow ...
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Continuous / speed affected sound effects. What is the industries de-facto solution?

There are various types of audio material we require in games. For instance, footsteps - these are very straight forward. We take some boinking sounds over metal, plastic, concrete and add to our ...
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Waiting specific time to increase sound libgdx

I want to wait a moment (.5 seconds) before I increase the sound, how can i achieve this without using Thread.sleep, because i want my game to keep runnig.
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Alternative to soundeffect.play()?

I have been using a profiler to optimize my game for the Xbox, my aim is as with any optimization to reduce excess CPU and memory usage. I have managed to cut down a lot of the processor time and ...
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2D game libraries that support positional stereo sound?

I would like my game to have semi-realistic sound, where the left/right channel volume depends on the position of the sound source within the world. I've looked and it seems that it's not possible ...
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Can I rely on SoundEffects being stopped when unloaded?

I am using XNA's SoundEffect class to play sounds. I have to unload all sounds from the corresponding ContentManager for technical reasons, while some of them are still playing. What happens to ...
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Is it possible to use ALSA or OSS on Windows?

Has nobody written a wrapper over DirectSound or something yet?
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Sound Delay With AVAudio Player

I'm using the following code in my viewDidLoad to load a sound: NSURL * url = [NSURL fileURLWithPath: [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@/Moto - Hit Sound.mp3", [[NSBundle mainBundle] ...
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SDL_Mixer .xm file loop not working correctly [closed]

I am working on a little game in my spare time using C++ and SDL and I have encountered a problem with a .xm file playback. The music is supposed to have an intro of a couple patterns and then ...
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Panning in Direct sound wthout using SetPan function [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible to pan a WAV file in direct sound without using the SetPan function. If so how? That is change the volume on 2 different speakers, right and left, to simulate that ...
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Could not load sound (MonoGame) [closed]

I am using the Window Project (in MonoGame 3.2) which is uisng DirectX instead OpenGL. If I run a game, so its show me: "Could not load wind asset as a non-content file" I think, that is no ...
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How do I remove unwanted areas while keeping the animated keyframes and wav in sync?

I recorded a motion-capture along with voice as fbx and wav. How do I remove unwanted time periods while keeping the animated keyframes and wav in sync? 3DS MAX 2012 is being used. Standard plugins ...
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IrrKlang with Ogre

I'm trying to set up sound in my Ogre3D project. I have installed irrKlang 1.4.0 and added it's include and lib directories to my projects VC++ Include and Library directories, but I'm still getting a ...
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Python/PyGame mixer.music playback of OGG file has intermittent clicking sound - how to proceed?

I have a class within my python + pygame game that handles sound - it worked well until I tried use pygame.mixer.music to switch between streaming .ogg music files. The class switches between them on ...
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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 ...
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Sound composition/compilation softwares [closed]

I'm a one man developer company. I'm working on a game for which I need some variety of sounds. I searched online stock music and it does not give me what I'm exactly looking for. As a desperate and ...
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Reproducing several sounds in AS3

I'm trying to reproduce several sounds in a game I'm developing in AS3. The game is like a TD game, and when I got 10+ of the same tower firing at the same time, I hear a horrible: ...
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Master sound volume in LibGDX

I have been searching everywhere for master volume for sound and music in LibGDX but to no avail. Can anyone tell me if it is implemented somewhere or do i need to implement such functionality myself? ...
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Proper Order to Process Each Frame

I'm writing a rudimentary 2D engine and am wondering what the proper or generally accepted order is for handling graphics, user input, sounds, and then other systems like physics. If you have written ...
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XNA SoundEffect with offset

I've been trying to make a soundmanager recently which has several functions which fits my needs. But one thing I can't solve, is the offsetting the soundeffects. Is it possible to play a soundeffect ...
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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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Voice recognition libraries - C++ [closed]

I need to implement voice recognition in my game, the target is that the user speaks into the microphone and the game responds accordingly to some commands. What libraries could help me with such ...
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Free sounds for game like geometry wars [closed]

anyone who knows where can I download sounds that are like in geometry wars for free? Public domain or license which can I use in game which would be free for phone?
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Sound plays several times upon collision

Upon collision, my sound effect plays several times. How can I fix this? public Sprite charAlive, charDead; public AudioClip popAudio; void OnCollisionEnter2D (Collision2D col ){ if ...
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How to move around in a map and remember position?

I am working on sound labyrinth game. My game is about a person getting trapped in the basement and the only way to navigate and get out is through sound. I have created a map over the basement and ...
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Unity Sound effect playing too many times

In the class PlayerControl I have this if (Input.GetKey("space")) { soundManager.PlayBleep(); sword.SetActive(true); } In my soundmanager I have this public ...
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Play .mp3 with Craftyjs

I want to play .mp3 sound files in a game I built with Crafty.js. Is this possible without converting the sound file?
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Repeating Sound with Timer in Actionscript 3

I'm working on a Flash game and am trying to figure out how to repeat a sound periodically every 17 seconds. Instead, of having the sound repeat once the .mp3, .wav, finishes. The problem I'm running ...
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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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Drawing an animation over an already drawn screen

I am working on a XNA WP7 card game whose basic prototype is complete. In game screen, 6 cards are displayed at a time (3 for each of the two players say 1,2 and 3). If player A attacks one of player ...