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Trouble With Scripting Sounds To Play

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Hi Lads,

I have hit a road block, I would like to trigger a sound to play in a script but have had trouble doing so.

I receive an "identifying has not been declared" error when trying to play the sound through the script when "#include SNDINFO.txt" is not included. That changes to an "Invalid Declarator" error when I do include it.

Sorry for my poor explanation, I have a tenuous grip of scripting as is.

Thanks for any help :)


Attached are the errors I receive when trying to compile.
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Please, take a look on how you should use the LocalAmbientSound() function. The first argument is a string. Strings have to be enclosed inside "double qoutes", otherwise will not work.
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ramon.dexter wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:16 am Please, take a look on how you should use the LocalAmbientSound() function. The first argument is a string. Strings have to be enclosed inside "double qoutes", otherwise will not work.
Thanks for the reply,
I'm still getting the same error regardless of double quoting.
Any other suggestions?
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You have it in front of your eyes! Just take a look at the other sounds defined and try to find a difference. Lets check, for example, THUD2.

The first line has way too many quotes...
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ramon.dexter wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2023 2:09 am You have it in front of your eyes! Just take a look at the other sounds defined and try to find a difference. Lets check, for example, THUD2.

The first line has way too many quotes...
I removed the other lines just to test if quoting fixes it does.
The error pointed to the first line, so I presumed that it was still the issue.

Writing it like this does not give me an error, but it does not play a sound when the script is triggered.
Any ideas?

I am very new to scripting...
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Yes, you are still making an error. Study the following link, since it seems like you don't know what you're doing.
https://zdoom.org/wiki/SNDINFO

The thing is, you either define the sound like this:
soundname soundlump
Or
soundname "path to lump/in pk3"

So yours
Thud1 "thud1" is just wrong. If you're using a wad file, just do it like:
Thud1 thud1
And it should work.
When using pk3, I prefer to use the following:
soundname "sounds/sound.ogg"
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ramon.dexter wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2023 4:51 am Yes, you are still making an error. Study the following link, since it seems like you don't know what you're doing.
https://zdoom.org/wiki/SNDINFO

The thing is, you either define the sound like this:
soundname soundlump
Or
soundname "path to lump/in pk3"

So yours
Thud1 "thud1" is just wrong. If you're using a wad file, just do it like:
Thud1 thud1
And it should work.
When using pk3, I prefer to use the following:
soundname "sounds/sound.ogg"
Thanks for replying.
No longer getting any errors when the SNDINFO is written as you've shown.
However, I'm not hearing any sound when the script is triggered. I've copied your example verbatim but still no luck.
I read in another thread it may be an issue with GZDoom builder: viewtopic.php?t=58294

Could it be a technical error, or am I still just stupid?
Any extra help would be appreciated :)
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Grasping at straws here, could the issue be the map and sounds not being the same PK3?
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Yes, the sound should be in hte same archive...when using pk3, why multiple archives?
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ramon.dexter wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:56 pm Yes, the sound should be in hte same archive...when using pk3, why multiple archives?
It was just how everything was organised
Regardless, I've placed the sounds into the same .wad as the map and still nothing...

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