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Message arrives - make a sound

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Per the subject, when you get an in-game message, could the game make a sound? It's very easy currently to miss messages if your attention is else-where. A quiet, unobtrusive yet not-missible sound is what I'm thinking.
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This needs to be mde so that it can easily be turned off becuase there can be a large number of mesages if not continuous.

Oh and wih my knowledge of BASIC I would say that this probably won't be too much work but I don't know how different C is to BASIC
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When I say message I mean the chat messages you get in multi-player, not the in-game news messages.

And yes, I suppose it should be turn-offable.
It's unlikely to be more work than adding a call to the sound library with a reference to the relevent sound. It would actually be more work to create a decent sound. Unfortunately I can't help with either. :-)
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Well, I made a sound right now, exclusively for this topic :)
I never played in multiplayer, so I do not know exactly what kind of sound would I want. But you can do whatever you want with this sound, edit to suit you better, use it somewhere else, comment it or puke on it :). If needed, I can correct something or I can make a new one. It's all up to you.
As for the license, it's just a stupid sound so I do not retain any copyright on it, I put it in public domain. I hope that a text file with license is not needed and that's enough for me to say it here :)
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and this is a little smoother version :) although it seems that there is not that much interest in this. Or maybe my ugly sound made everyone to close their browser :D
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Play it faster and repeatedly and we 've got a sound for a gun! :lol:
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So maybe I should wait for OpenGTA and contribute sounds to them :D:D
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It's an interesting sound, but I don't think it'd go well with OTTD.
Maybe just a subdued beep would work. It already has repeating beeps for summarised messages.

I hope that a text file with license is not needed
If you put it in the public domain then no, you don't need to do anything else.

But thanks anyway. :-)
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If someone can explain to me what a subdued beep would mean, than I can make another sound. I do not care if any of my sounds would ever get in OpenTTD (or TTDP or wherever or just remain here, sitting alone in this topic :) ), you want it, I make it :))
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Heh. Well I sort of figured "subdued beep" was self explanatory. And it's only what I think would work. I'm not exactly a sound-knowing guy. :-)
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