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Hello all, hope you`re all well. I wonder if you can help me. I`m trying to add a .wav file to a control logic Blue Event. I`ve downloaded a mission from this site with .wav files and they work, however my .wav file I`ve got does not work. Please help.

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1. Is the .wav file placed in the Media folder?

2. What is the wav quality? (44khz, stereo)

3. How are you testing it? (MP/SP/Editor)

4. Are you sure the event/condition is working? How?

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Many thanks for your reply, it`s much appreciated. Hopefully this should give some more detail.

 

1. Is the .wav file placed in the Media folder?  YES

2. What is the wav quality? (44khz, stereo)  How do I find this out?

3. How are you testing it? (MP/SP/Editor)  Editor and SP

4. Are you sure the event/condition is working? How?  I`m checking it through the Control Logic; Blue Event. When I load the .wav file, when I hit the play button, it doesn`t work. However I`ve loaded a .wav file from a downloaded mission from this website from someone else`s mission and it works.

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Just opened in VLC player and it seems its in mono.

 

sound.png

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5 hours ago, Bat said:

Just opened in VLC player and it seems its in mono.

 

sound.png

44khz mono is fine.

 

Sound file works in media player?

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Yes it works fine, just doesn`t seem to work in game. I`ve attached the file.

smell.wav

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Hopefully this is what you want if I`ve understood you correctly.

 

1.jpg is showing how I loaded the sound file (smell). 2.jpg is showing I can`t depress the button to play the sound file.

 

3.jpg and 4.jpg is showing the same procedure to upload a different file (Brief) but now you can see on 4.jpg that the play button has been depressed and the sound file is working.

1.jpg

2.jpg

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Are you certain that it is "Destroyed" and not merely "very badly damaged"?

(change it for a trigger, and test that. If it plays, it must be a matter of the condition)

 

If not even a trigger causes the playback, check the file path. It's probably not the wav file as such, and if not even a manual trigger launches the playback, what's left (other than a bug) is a problem with the path name. Is it the correct folder? Does the path contain problematic characters?

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Hi Ssnake,

 

Just to recap for you. The wav file is in the media folder as are others. I have added other wav files (Brief.wav) and this works. this wav file was downloaded with a mission from this site. The smell.wav doesn`t work. So would it be a condition that is causing the problem, as other wav files do work with the current condition set?

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I`ve just created a simple condition with a rectangular box and a vehicle. When the vehicle moves into the box the wav file should play. I used the Brief.wav and the smell.wav. The Brief.wav worked, the smell.wav did not work. Very strange. i`ve attached the two wav files for you to experiment with if you do not mind. Many thanks.

Brief.wav smell.wav

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I will take a look at the smell.wav today and get back to you.

 

It may be an unsupported .wav type (?), as there are a few different .wav types (ACM and PCM vs Windows)

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Many thanks Apocalypse31, much appreciated.

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That's true, there are a number of rather crazy sub-type combinations, e.g. with 32 bit floating point numbers. The easiest solution is probably to look at Brief.wav which demonstrably works, and then to convert Smell.wav to the same sub-variant.

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My thoughts too. How do you convert it though?

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19 hours ago, Bat said:

I`ve just created a simple condition with a rectangular box and a vehicle. When the vehicle moves into the box the wav file should play. I used the Brief.wav and the smell.wav. The Brief.wav worked, the smell.wav did not work. Very strange. i`ve attached the two wav files for you to experiment with if you do not mind. Many thanks.

Brief.wav 6.68 MB · 1 download smell.wav 234.41 kB · 1 download

As suspected - your smell.wav is in ACM waveform. This is a sub-format of .wav (there are a bunch, see below). I converted it to a Windows PCM .wav and it worksimage.png.7374d86ea753ed24ac7cbf84a832c6d4.png

 

 

smell.wav

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That`s outstanding guys, many thanks for your help. As a matter of interest Apocalypse 31, what program did you use and is it easy enough to convert or do you need to pay 100`s of $/£ for a program to do this? Again many thanks to you both for your help.

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9 minutes ago, Bat said:

what program did you use and is it easy enough to convert or do you need to pay 100`s of $/£ for a program to do this?

I'm using a program called Cool Edit Pro. It's 20+ years old and no longer made. 

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You`ve all been a great help. Can`t thank you enough.

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