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#1 szmatan

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hello. I'd like to report a problem with sound. After installing Fading Promises, the sound starts to stutter. Every time the party is moving into another area or when I'm loading saved game, a sound - maybe some kind of drum? - is heard right before the proper sound characteristic for particular location. It goes on and on, the more this sound repeats, the more I'm annoyed, to this extent that I must uninstall the mod. It happens even with the mod's hotfix installed.

May I ask for fixing this bug?

 

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#2 jastey

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:35 AM

I hear it, too, and I have absolutely no idea what causes this.

 

I listened to all the sound files with NI (none of them have this sound in them), I replaced the "blank.mus" with a working copy just in case it might be not as blank as it should be, I updated the songlist.2da patching. The sound is still there, as szmatan pointed out directly after loading a save or loading a new area after travel.

The only thing this mod does differently than others I know is that it also adds a TextScreen("B!AIDTXT") with connected sound (which is also ok if listened to).

 

If anyone has an idea what might cause this, I would be very happy for suggestions.

 

EDIT: Totally forgot: thank you for pointing that out, szmatan!


Edited by jastey, 01 February 2019 - 11:39 AM.


#3 Argent77

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:00 PM

I'd suggest to look for instances of the OnCreation() trigger. Script blocks with this condition will fire whenever a script is processed for the first time, which happens e.g. when a saved game is loaded, the party enters a new area or a new creature is spawned.



#4 jastey

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

You mean OnCreation() used in the mod? It's not used in the mod as far as I can see. :(

 

I don't even have a good idea where to start looking - should I disable all sound installation, for example? Or something else?


Edited by jastey, 01 February 2019 - 12:13 PM.


#5 Argent77

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

If you can identify the sound file you could look for PlaySound() instances referencing this file, or use NI's reference searcher to see where else this file could be referenced.



#6 jastey

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:53 PM

In the mod I don't find a sound file that contains this sound. It sounds a bit like the "plump" you hear on a standard Windows machine when clicking on a file in the Windows Explorer. Maybe it's some kind of "error" noise from the game because it's expecting something that is not there... I am clueless. I guess for debugging I would have to disable parts of the mod to be able to narrow down what is causing this.

Thank you for ideas, nontheless.



#7 jastey

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 03:43 PM

Oh, I found it! After some more intense debugging I replaced the "blank.mus" with a working copy from another mod and now the annoying sound upon loading and area transfer is gone. (I would have sworn I did that already but there you go.)

I am very happy to say that this is fixed locally now, too!



#8 The Imp

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

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I am very happy to say that this is fixed locally now, too!

Then you could do the next logical thing and upload a fixed file as a .zip archive to a post so there's no need to WAIT for the next version.


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#9 jastey

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 12:00 PM

I did something better: I updated the official download. ;)

 

Thank you again szmatan for reporting, I wouldn't have noticed this for this update, otherwise.



#10 The Imp

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

Better... hmm, and you just assume that installing a 100++ mods and yours, it is easy to just update your mod.

Not that I did that thing, but someone surely already did. 


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