1.12 game start sound

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What sound to play when an MP game begins in wesnoth 1.12?

Status quo. https://github.com/wesnoth/wesnoth/blob ... s/join.wav
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Use the first horn signal from the data/core/sounds/horn-signals folder: https://github.com/wesnoth/wesnoth/blob ... horn-1.ogg
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Use the fourth horn signal: https://github.com/wesnoth/wesnoth/blob ... horn-4.ogg
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Play a random horn signal.
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Use the sound created by Gwren1, see this thread: http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=40268
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Other (please post in thread to explain)
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1.12 game start sound

Post by iceiceice » September 10th, 2014, 9:43 pm

In 1.12, two small features which I added were to have two new sound events when mp games are started. (1) is that the turn bell plays for the host when the game is full. (2) is that a "game start" sound plays on all client machines when the host actually clicks start.

The reason to add (2) is that for many custom scenarios, the scenario begins with a message dialog / info screen, and this screen will generally block the turn bell from playing. If a person joined a game and went afk, they won't get any sound when it's their turn because of this, leading to many abandoned games.

Right now (2) just has a placeholder sound, and I don't think the turn bell should be used, because then we are playing quite a few turn bells. Since 1.12 will appear soon I need to pick a final sound for this purpose. I generally don't feel strongly about cosmetic stuff like this so I thought I would just make a little poll. Feel free to point out other options.

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Re: 1.12 game start sound

Post by Dunno » September 11th, 2014, 2:46 pm

I voted for the fourth horn signal, but I think it's a bit too long. It might get annoying after a couple of games... If someone could make a shorter version in a similar style, that would be perfect.
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Re: 1.12 game start sound

Post by Paulomat4 » September 11th, 2014, 4:50 pm

I voted for playing a random horn signal. this way you have a bit of variety.
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Re: 1.12 game start sound

Post by Pentarctagon » September 12th, 2014, 1:27 am

I really like Gwyren's sound.
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