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Discussion in 'POTC: New Horizons Mod' started by Pieter Boelen, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Yup. Plus the act of writing those messages probably does have some sort of impact on game performance (though this is probably negligible).
     
  2. LarryHookins

    LarryHookins Buccaneer Staff Member Storm Modder

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    In LogInterface.c, change the line that says

    switch (numBells)

    to be

    switch (9)

    and the bells won't play, but the rest of the processing won't be affected.

    Hook
     
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  3. LarryHookins

    LarryHookins Buccaneer Staff Member Storm Modder

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    Of course, a proper fix would be to skip the bell playing if your time compression is more than 1. Actually, only do the bells if time compression is less than 3.0, as normal time is not guaranteed to always be 1.0. Since some people don't ever want to hear the bells, we could have a define that would skip the bells included in the if() test for time compression.

    The fix in the post above is a quick temporary fix until someone writes a real one.

    Hook
     
  4. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    What real fix would be wanted?
     
  5. Grey Roger

    Grey Roger Sea Dog Staff Member Storm Modder

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    The ideal would probably be a setting in the "Options" menu to disable the bells. Personally I've never been bothered by them and I almost always have time compression set to at least x5, often x20, except when in battle or trying to do some difficult navigating.

    Bells should not be enabled/disabled according to time compression, partly for people like me who routinely use it and don't want to lose the bells, and partly for people who like to sail everywhere without time compression and don't want bells.
     
  6. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    For one person who wants it? Doesn't sound worthwhile to me.

    At best, if it is to have a toggle, it can be linked to the existing EXTRA_SOUNDS one in InternalSettings.h .

    Personally, if it is just one person, I'm fine with that person just editing his own code so it does what he wants.
     
  7. LarryHookins

    LarryHookins Buccaneer Staff Member Storm Modder

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    I personally like the bells and don't use time compression. @Grey Roger wanted the bells even during time compression, and others might as well. Maybe eliminate the bells only on the highest time compression?

    Or just have a switch to toggle them off entirely. The time compression comparison number could do double duty for this, with a person who never wants to hear the bells setting the number to the lowest time compression so the bells never play. I'd probably set it so it never played the bells on the highest time compression, which might be a good default. If the number is set sufficiently high the bells would play on any time compression.

    Code:
    // numbers are 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 and 20
    #define BELL_TOGGLE   20        // time compression below which bells sound.
               //  30=always sound, 0=never sound
    
    if (makeint(GetTimeScale()) < BELL_TOGGLE)
    {
        switch (numBells)
        {
            etc
        ]
    ]
    
    Hook
     
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  8. Cheeki

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    Thanks for everyone, folks, that is great help. I think I miss the sound of bells now, but it was too loud for me.
     
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  9. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    You can also edit the .wav files and reduce their volume.
     
  10. Benjii

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    Does anyone know how i can acquire a new ship in free play mode when playing as an officer?
     
  11. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    A NAVAL Officer, you mean?
    Keep playing until you're ready for promotion.
    Once you're ready, collect your promotion and you'll get a new ship.
     

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