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sound while paused

Post by spud42 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:57 am

Not a bug but i was wondering why the music and sounds keep playing while the game is paused? can it be stopped? I have a 2 monitor setup and from time to time i will pause the game to do something on the other screen like play a youtube video linked to one of the forum posts. But i get the game sounds mixed in with the video sounds.
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Re: sound while paused

Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:30 pm

Interesting.. because while it used to be this way, ever since 1.80 was released, I've noticed that once paused, the sound will stop, at least once whatever had been playing at the time of hitting 'pause' had ended, after which no more sounds will be heard..
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Re: sound while paused

Post by StathisR » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:57 pm

It is still the same on my Win7 64bit. The music and background sounds don't stop when paused. Did a change occured in 1.80 regarding this?

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Re: sound while paused

Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:19 pm

Hmm.. perhaps this is a Windows thing.. it used to be like that with 1.77.1 on Linux, but now the sounds stop after pausing.
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Re: sound while paused

Post by Tricky » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:07 pm

Yeah! On Windows the sound carries on playing. For instance the engine sound (with BGS).

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Re: sound while paused

Post by another_commander » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:09 pm

Sound streaming stopping while paused was a bug that was reported and resolved before the release of 1.80 (commit 8d7536b).

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Re: sound while paused

Post by Thargoid » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:29 pm

Personally I'd also like a way to turn off the sound from the spinning Cobra opening screen. NoSleep's anthem is nice, but sometimes a bit loud and inappropriate. Just to save having to dive for the windows mute key before going into the F2 screen to quiet things down that way...

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Re: sound while paused

Post by spud42 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:48 pm

im running Vista ultimate 64, and Oolite 1.80. i do have BGS (who doesn't?).
doesnt matter where i am space or docked... sound never stops.. I also agree that the sound on the spinny cobra page is too loud...
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Re: sound while paused

Post by Smivs » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:35 pm

spud42 wrote:...i do have BGS (who doesn't?).
Lots of people I suspect. I do, but everything except the hyperspace and tunnel effects are disabled. :wink:
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Re: sound while paused

Post by Wildeblood » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:09 pm

Smivs wrote:
spud42 wrote:...i do have BGS (who doesn't?).
Lots of people I suspect. I do, but everything except the hyperspace and tunnel effects are disabled. :wink:
I don't. As Smivs wrote elsewhere, the best thing to do with BGS would be to split it into three (or more).

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Re: sound while paused

Post by Cody » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:14 pm

Wildeblood wrote:... the best thing to do with BGS would be to split it into three...)
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Re: sound while paused

Post by Venator Dha » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:24 pm

Smivs wrote:
spud42 wrote:...i do have BGS (who doesn't?).
Lots of people I suspect. I do, but everything except the hyperspace and tunnel effects are disabled. :wink:
I don't use it - these^^ are the only bits I want from it, so if anyone split them into a standalone OXP I at least would be happy. :D
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Re: sound while paused

Post by spud42 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:29 pm

Smivs wrote:
spud42 wrote:...i do have BGS (who doesn't?).
Lots of people I suspect. I do, but everything except the hyperspace and tunnel effects are disabled. :wink:
but does the sound stop when paused?
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Re: sound while paused

Post by Smivs » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:39 pm

spud42 wrote:
Smivs wrote:
spud42 wrote:...i do have BGS (who doesn't?).
Lots of people I suspect. I do, but everything except the hyperspace and tunnel effects are disabled. :wink:
but does the sound stop when paused?
I don't know...I don't normally pause half way through jumping or docking 8)
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