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Kenny

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Post Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:43 pm

***The Official Entity Authoring Request Thread***

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My idea for an entity:

name: level_forcevolume

Description/Helptext: An entity used to control game sound. Used to balance sound levels for the benefit of the game designer.

What I want it to do:

Essentially I wanted a way to have an entity in game that controls all level sounds that you hook it up to. For instance, if I have music in a map on loop or whatever, while it's playing I want the world sounds to be a bit quieter or the music just pretty loud as ambience to go with the soundscape. So then when a microphone that's hooked to the forcevolume detects gunfire or explosions, then we immediately fade out the music and pump up worldsounds to make the gunfire sounds louder. This way we can make the gunfights more intense without having musical accompaniment. (See the big gunfight sequence at the bank in "Heat" and pay attention to how they use the music. Something like that.)

It's probably not possible and not entirely essential to my mod but I would like to make something like this.
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Post Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:01 pm

Re: ***The Official Entity Authoring Request Thread***

It's very possible, probably even without coding it.
It'd be good to use a third party sound engine if you want better sound control, which we happen to be doing with DB :t3blkninjavanish:.

I think Source has enough options with all the soundscapes, you can control quite a lot in soundscapes by making your own.
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Post Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:21 pm

Re: ***The Official Entity Authoring Request Thread***

or by talking to the friendly composer here at the forums who is finishing his projects, and will have more time to work on music for mods!

yay!
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Post Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:33 pm

Re: ***The Official Entity Authoring Request Thread***

By sound engine I meant API, i.e. OpenAL, fmod etc.
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Post Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:37 pm

Re: ***The Official Entity Authoring Request Thread***

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Re: ***The Official Entity Authoring Request Thread***

its on my list of "things to look into"
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