I have a rather stupid question?
why don't they use something similar to what we all hear in real life? that is,
the closer you get to a wall, the stronger the echo of the surrounding
soundscape will get (along with a corresponding change in pitch of the white
noise in said environment). this near wall warning seems like its a little too
arbitrary (one step away and it sounds? you can hear a wall in real life a lot
further away than 1 step).
I know, it sounds stupid, but thats how I hear the world. btw, I don't play a
lot of FPS games as I am on a mac. I used to play WoW before 5 months ago
before the last of my eyesight went away. so I am not unfamiliar with computer
FPS and MMO games.
On Dec 9, 2010, at 5:46 AM, Phil Vlasak wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> One thing to consider, the GMA engine does collision detection one step
> before hitting a wall. It then plays the near wall sound if available.
> That is why you get a boarder sound in SOD and the different footstep sound
> in Sarah before hitting a wall.
> In the automatic walking feature, it also detects when you are a foot or two
> from a wall and stops you before hitting it.
> This leaves the player to decide when to hit a wall and when not to hit a
> In Sarah, I take the stereo step sound with echo and reduce the echo and make
> it into mono to give you the feeling you are up against a wall.
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