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Old 04-07-09, 12:32 PM   #1
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CD Volume

I looked through the faq, and tried a search with 'volume' and didn't find it - so I apologize if this is somewhere else:

I am trying to figure out how to lower the volume of the alert notice you receive when one of your talents that has been on CD is now available again.

I tend to turn up the combat / music cause I enjoy it and well the CD avail notifier gets real loud hehe

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Old 04-07-09, 06:14 PM   #2
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there is no volume specific control outside of editing the code that im aware of. But there is this wonderful comand '/nui hud cdsound' which will turn the CD alert sound off completely.
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Old 04-08-09, 07:39 AM   #3
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To the best of my knowledge, WoW does not have a volume setting for individual sounds... it's all or nothing.

I'd love to know what this sound is so loud for some people... it's very subtle and "in the background" when it plays on my system.
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Old 04-08-09, 02:10 PM   #4
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Well yes and no scott.
You do have a lot of sound options you can mess with in wow and i played around with them a bit just out of curiousity to see if any of them would affect the CD sound. Here are the results.
Nothing in the sound options will affect the CD alert sound except for disabling sound entirely or master volume.
And the reasons why those 2 do are pretty self explanatory.
So the CD sound isnt being recognized by wow as:

1. ambience - which controls all the nice weather efects etc

2. sound - which controls sound efects like your mount running or you chomping away at food

3. music - ah the lovely music

None of the checkboxes have any efect on the sound of the CD either.

So wow is taking it as an unknown sound and playing it as is. The the only thing affecting it is the persons system, sound card, etc. I never thought to look and i guess i assumed this was a sound byte you had added yourself Scott, or is it a sound that has been borrowed from wow or users system? Ive never gotten into playing with sounds in my own dabblings.
Makes me wonder if there is a way to get wow to recognize it as belonging to one of wow's sound catagories.
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Old 04-08-09, 03:18 PM   #5
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Oh yeah... I knew that... I meant that I could use in the AddOn API to control the volume level of the sound I was playing for the cooldown alert as an individual sound.

EDIT: It is a built in sound, as well. It's the sound used for the Elven Wisp... which is supposed to be quiet. Wish I knew why it is ear piercing on some systesm.
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Old 04-08-09, 04:49 PM   #6
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yeah I play an NE and have heard that sound many times lol. For some reason the one the CD timer plays is very harsh. It does not sound the same. The wisp sound im used to is a fairly light tinkly sound. The sound played by the CD timer sounds like its running twice the speed it was meant too. Sounds like someone dropped a shoppingcart full of cymbals. Its aespecialy bad on a class where you have multi cd's expiring at the same time or if you get spell locked and you have many going off at once.
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Old 04-17-09, 10:49 AM   #7
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Red face Re: CD sound...almost woke the baby...almost

I just downloaded the new nUI yesterday and love it. Save one perk and that is the cd ding discussed here. In the mean time I will disable it through the slash command but I would love to see a somewhat muted sound as it is nice to know that a spell/ability/trinket is ready mid combat without looking expectantly at the buttons. I play a Death Knight and if just one ability becomes available it is'nt so bad, but if two or more pop it is loud enough my wife says she can hear it on the other side of the house...which is where my one-year-old sleeps Sure hope we can possibly come up with a nice solution or compromise somewhere. Maybe a low alpha mid screen flash of some sort? Thanks for the awsome addon and keep up the good work.
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I do like the idea of the mid-screen flash.

I would still love to know what the sound is so harsh on some people's machines... it's the same light tinkle you normally hear from a wisp on my machine, which was why I chose it.

I'll have to do some edumacating on the sound system and see if I can find a better way to do it.
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