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Dungeon Finder Bang

Version: 1.2.3
by: natch [More]

DFBang by Natch

Ever missed a Dungeon Finder queue because you were surfing and had WoW in the background? No more! This addon will unmute sound (if muted) and play a sound when the Dungeon Finder accept window pops up (even when backgrounded.)

There are a few configuration options for controlling
the volume of the playback, have a look in DFBang.lua for details.


4.0.1 patch update:
I have removed the ability to set your own soundfile in the configuration
until I can find a clean solution to a certain problem. If you really want
your own however you can still muck around in the code or overwrite bang.mp3.


6.0.2 patch notes:
It seems Blizzard broke PlaySoundFile() so only ogg files are working at the
moment.


FAQ:

Q: Will it re-mute (if originally muted) my sound after playing the sound?
A: Of course.

Q: Will it disable background sound playback (if disabled before) after playing the sound?
A: Indeed.

Q: Will it set my volume to what I had before if I enable loudness?
A: Aye.

Q: How many dungeon queues have you missed since you wrote this addon?
A: None!

Q: Is there a similar addon for battleground queues?
A: There is now! You can find it here.

Q: Background sound doesn't work!
A: There seems to be an issue for some where addons cannot enable background sound, so you have to do that manually unfortunately (check the Background sound checkbox in sound options). I've tried to fix it but nothing works. Sorry for the inconvenience.

v1.2.3: Ogg files are working so custom sound is available again.

v1.2.2: 6.0.2 update, custom sounds currently unavailable.

v1.2-1: Toc update.

v1.2: Should no longer turn off sound automatically when you don't want it to.

v1.1: 5.1 update and making sure SFX volume is above zero while playing the bang.

v1.0b: Updated for the sound effects change (better late than never?)

v1.0a: 4.0.1 update.
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11-17-13 08:08 AM
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06-20-13 02:50 PM
1.1
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01-26-13 09:36 AM
1.0b
10kB
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12-25-10 06:28 PM
1.0a
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10-19-10 08:14 AM
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natch
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Originally Posted by tednik
i know blizzard changed the way sound files play they need to be in .ogg format now
Thanks. I noticed ElvUI changed to oggs so I tried it and voilą.
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i know blizzard changed the way sound files play they need to be in .ogg format now
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I'm using the following in my "goodiebag" addon, and it breaks through the sound settings:

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PlaySoundFile([=[Sound\Interface\ReadyCheck.wav]=])
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In future could you make the addon's directory name the same as the addon name? Makes it much easier to find
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Originally posted by borbies
I don't think this is a problem with the code, rather Blizzard's handling of it.

This was my conclusion as well.
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OK... it seems like it is impossible to do what I was hoping. Basically, once WoW is in the BG, sound can not be re-enabled with "Sound in Background" until WoW is truely no longer in the background, even if the cVar is changed.

Also, volume is dynamic, so turning the volume back down immediately follow the playsound does nothing.

So the only part of this that truly works is EnableAllSound.
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I can confirm that the toggle of Sound_EnableSoundWhenGameIsInBG (and possibly others) is not working as intended (I am using Windows 7 32). However, I don't think this is a problem with the code, rather Blizzard's handling of it. The code retrieves and sets the CVar properly. The problem is that even when it is turned on before the sound execution, it still does not take immediate effect. I am working on a workaround now as I intend to something similar in an add-on that I am working on.
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Originally posted by SlashBlack
this addon saved my life, thank you!,
You are very welcome
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this addon saved my life, thank you!,
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Enable Sound: on
Sound in Background: on

With these two options on it works whereever, minimized, tabbed out and ingame.

Without those two the addon can't enable sound itself nor play when it's in the background.

Using Win 7 x64
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Not working

Hi natch, first of all I would like to congratulate you on adapting such an amazing idea!!

Unfortunately it's just not working for me

I'm using windowsXP. I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. The sound does play in-game but not when WoW is minimized. Please find a solution if possible

Thanks in advance!
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Not working

Just a note it's not working for me either and I'm on Win7 x64, it works fine in game or if I enable background sounds but if I turn off background sounds it doesn't work.
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Originally posted by natch
I'm sorry you're having issues as I have none of which you describe.
No point in replacing the sound file if the volume control does nothing . A shame you can't replicate the volume issue; oh well, on to something else.
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Originally posted by Zidomo
Part of the reason ...
I'm sorry you're having issues as I have none of which you describe. I get a very noticeable difference in volume when using loudness and changing loudness volume, I also chose the included bang.mp3 because it (to my ears) seems to cut through almost everything making it very easy to hear. You can easily replace it with something that suits you better though. Just copy something over bang.mp3 or copy a new file to the addon directory and edit mySoundFile in DFBang.lua.
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Part of the reason could be that the included sound (file) is fairly difficult to differentiate from the default sound WoW makes when a group is found. Play it outside of WoW and can hear what it sounds like, so is easier to notice it.

Which leads into the problem I've experienced on testing here. The local iRWantLoudness = (xx); & local iRHasLoudnessVolume = (xx); -- Volume in percent (lines 13 & 14) do nothing. At all.

I have my default WoW master volume set to 40% with the Ambience & Sound sliders set to High. Also have Sound in Background checkmarked.

First test, left DFBang.lua at its defaults. Upon getting a dungeon invite with WoW in foreground, the default WoW sound played and so did bang.mp3. Quite difficult to hear the MP3, as noted above, but could hear it.

Next test, changed local iRWantLoudness = to true from the default false. And local iRHasLoudnessVolume = to 60 from the default 50. Exited, restarted, queued up for another dungeon. Both sounds played but the MP3 didn't sound any louder at all.

Next, changed the value to 80. Same thing.

Finally changed it to 100. Same thing.

So the method you are using to adjust the volume doesn't work here in testing. And yes, the lines were set correctly with a proper text editor. At least the MP3 actually plays.
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