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Feature request => music/sound => Topic started by: Cliff3D on 2010-Sep-02

Title: BEEP
Post by: Cliff3D on 2010-Sep-02
Is there a simple "Beep" or "Bleep" command? Nothing complicated like playing an orhestral-quality symphony, just a simple "Beep - I'm done!" noise that can be called from a single command?

If not - could we maybe have one?
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: MrTAToad on 2010-Sep-03
Unfortunately no - and using CHR$(7) wont work...

The only way around it is to either use C and interface with the Windows sound system or load & play a beep sample...

Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: Cliff3D on 2010-Sep-03
That would explain why I can't find it. I'm starting to think we could save everyone a lot of reading if I just PM'd you an incessant series of questions ;)

Thanks again - I think playing a .wav sound is where it's going to have to be at :) Just seems more hassle then a "Beep" type command would be. Or even something more complex (like BBC BASIC has)
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: Neurox on 2010-Sep-03
Under Windows the answer is easy :
Import the DLL "kernel32.dll" for using Beep function :
public static extern bool Beep(Int32 freq, Int32 duration)

but in other platforms/ maybe our Gernot will make a new function using a similar SDL library :  :whistle:

http://www.dgames.org/beep-sound-with-sdl

Bye bye,
Neurox
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: Cliff3D on 2010-Sep-04
That would be nice :)
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: MrTAToad on 2010-Sep-04
But would it be used enough to justify coding it ?
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: Cliff3D on 2010-Sep-04
I've no idea. I know I appreciate quick simple ways to get my programs to report that they are working and not somehow stalled, during the writing process (I'm not a musician, which is the other use for such a feature). I would put JPEG as a higher priority (years ago!)
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: Neurox on 2010-Sep-04
But would it be used enough to justify coding it ?

In recent times has been requested by several programmers to create a function
like this. We talk about retrogames, but thanks to BEEP many old pc-games have had some beautiful soundtracks.

Bye bye,
Neurox
Title: Re: BEEP
Post by: S. P. Gardebiter on 2010-Sep-15
A BEEP command would be nice.
You can indeed do nice music with just a BEEP command.
I used ConsoleBeep to make a melody with multiple instruments in VB.NET:

http://tile44.org/files/ConsoleBeep.zip

Would be cool to have something like this in GLBasic too :)