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David have been working hard on the animation system, but he have also worked on sound effects lately, wind sound effects to be specific.

Posted by Silverfisk on Mar 20th, 2009


This video demonstrates the wind sound effects, there are two looping sounds in there; one constant background sound that increases in volume as you increase your altitude, and one swooshing sound that increases in volume and pitch as the camera speeds up. You might also notice a small camera shake at high speeds, there was a blur and FOV (field of view) effect earlier but they were removed for being distractive.

This feature ties in with David's basic game design philosophy; that everything in a game should be rewarding at a low level. It's more fun to play a game when there are small things like this giving your every move that extra juicyness.

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sajber
sajber Mar 20 2009, 3:49pm says:

Very cool! Good job! :)

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Tex1090
Tex1090 Mar 20 2009, 3:54pm says:

Very Nice! love how the sounds change as you pick up speed and go up or down in altitude.

That terrain looks so awesome lol, bright green fields and such, looks nice :D

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stenchy
stenchy Mar 20 2009, 9:04pm says:

I notice the terrain is coming along too, awesome.

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ausbushman
ausbushman Mar 20 2009, 11:44pm says:

Haha! That's so cool!

Great basic game design philosophy there, David.

The terrain is looking really good too.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 21 2009, 12:43am says:

This will making falling off a ledge to my death a lot more entertaining.

And I love all the green. Nice change from plain gray. ;)

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Mar 21 2009, 2:18am says:

looking great...

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SinKing
SinKing Mar 21 2009, 6:44am says:

I'm a little bit confused, because wind seems to depend on height and movement speed. Yet, you'll probably not fly above the ground very often, so you won't notice this effect. - Or does it also get more windier, when you approach something high on a mountain (like the building).
I couldn't really tell a difference. It was either on full or on muffled volume, but it didn't seem to change dynamically, except when it's connected to player speed (gets louder).
I don't even know if that's right, but that's why I believe to have heard. I guess its okay, but that's really not a great feature to me. At least we get to see the map and scale, and that's incredible. Will the trees be as large as the one in the demo, or was it overscaled for some reason? Seems a lot larger than the statue in the vid.

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Mar 22 2009, 1:41pm replied:

There are two sounds, one swooshing sound that just gets louder pitch shifted as the camera increases it's speed, this might be a bit noticeable when just running normally but it will more noticeable when you jump around.

The other sound is a normal wind sound that increases in volume as you increase in altitude, so if you're on the top of a mountain or on a high building you'll hear the wind sound more than if you're in a pit.

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Theon
Theon Mar 21 2009, 5:22pm says:

Awesome!!! XD

..But: Will it be free? Open Source..? Please??

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Mar 22 2009, 1:34pm replied:

It won't be free or open source, but you'll be able to easily mod the game.

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ZiroBurno
ZiroBurno Mar 21 2009, 7:37pm says:

you guys rock. Keep it up

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