Audio (heard) output of a game.

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What quality should my sounds be?

Sound and it's quality is something like religion. Never ending story. People will say, that MP3 320kbps is lossless, while experts will say that any MP3 is crap, but in the end, no one will hear a ...
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Playing repeated sound in Java

I'm trying to play sounds in a Java game with the following code: AudioStream audioStream = new AudioStream(stream); AudioPlayer.player.start(audioStream); The stream variable is just an ...
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Could not load sound (MonoGame)

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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2D Enemy AI reacting to sound

I'm currently working on a 2D top-down survival game and I'm trying to figure out a good method for enemies to detect player sounds. For instance - if the player fires his gun it should play a sound ...
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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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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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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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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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Sound Effect Delay occurs when game is deployed with GWT backend?

I've been posting my games on to my personal website recently and I noticed a slight hiccups with the LibGDX games I've made. Within the first few seconds following the loading of the game, there is a ...
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DirectX error with older XP systems

I am a blind programmer, working on an audio game for the blind. I am using SlimDX, and it has been tested on dozens of systems from XP to Win 8.1. My code works on most systems just fine, but I ...
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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 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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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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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's the difference between Pygame's Sound and Music classes?

What are the key differences between the Sound and Music classes in Pygame? What are the limitations of each? In what situation would one use one or the other? Is there a benefit to using them in ...
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How are sound effects made?

My friend and I are finishing up our first game right now and I have just discovered that even though he can make some decent music tracks, he has no idea how to make a sound effect. An explosion, for ...
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Where can I find free music for my game? [closed]

I'm in need of some tunes for my game. Where can I procure some, preferably for free?
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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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Sound Manager class in Unity

Starting with Unity having had experience of XNA im not sure if the way i want to solve my problem is the correct way. So id like the opinion of more experienced people. I am doing a 2.5D game and ...
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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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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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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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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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syncing multiple audio tracks on Android

I'm trying to create a music based game (similar to "my singing monsters). the idea is that I have a scene where I can place and remove a few different characters from the scene, each character has a ...
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LWJGL: Volume of playAsMusic() does not change?

I am having problems with the playAsMusic() method of the lwjgl (slick-util lib). No matter what I set for the gain, the second parameter, the volume remains the same (yes, I restart the song ...
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A common way to preparing sounds and musics [duplicate]

I'm new in Game developing and i want to set background music or some sounds like explosion in my game. But my question is generic. I want tho know how other game developers obtain their games sound ...
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How to correctly Dispose a SourceVoice once its finished

i am starting to play a sound with XAudio2 and SourceVoice and once its finished, it should be correctly disposed to not have any leaks. i was expecting it to be something like this: ...
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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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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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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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How does a one-man developer do its games' sounds?

Before anything, that's not a "oh, where can I find resources?" question. Well, I've been curious about one thing in the indie games industry. For the development of the game, such tasks like game ...
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How compatible is OpenAL?

I'm making a game that needs sounds and LWJGL uses OpenAL. I was wondering out of 1.0, 1.1, C 1.0 and C 1.1 which would be the best to pick? I don't know what the C is but it's there in LWJGL :). My ...
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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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Are there any open source projects for car engine sound simulation? [closed]

I have been thinking how to create realistic sound for a car. The main sound is the engine, then all kind of wind, road and suspension sounds. Are there any open source projects for the engine sound ...
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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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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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SFXR-Like Tool for Speech

Sfxr (and also Bfxr) is a great tool for generating sound-effects for games. Is there something like this for speech synthesis? Not every game development tool and platform has a speech synthesis ...
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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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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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Game Sound Effects Availability [closed]

Is there a need in the community for affordable game-focused sound effect packs? I am considering putting together some effects specifically geared toward games and indie developers that desire to get ...
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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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Where can i get the openal sdk for c++?

The OpenAL site I'm looking at is a crappy outdated and broken sharepoint portal and the SDK in the downloads section give me a 500 html code when i request it. ...
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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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Is there a sound library for C to generate sound samples from code? [closed]

I'm working on an engine for a retro-style game in C. I'm looking for a sound library that would produce chip sounds from code...I want to make my own simple chiptune tracker for the engine to create ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...