Not a practical option. There are only so many slots in the sound file, and while it’s supposedly possible to add more in ShapeFusion, I haven’t yet gotten that feature to work. (Evidently it only works correctly using newer builds, but I haven’t gotten one running yet. The version on the SourceForge page is several years old.) There aren’t any slots free in Chronicles’ sound file, and I believe Eternal only has one.
In any case, even if I could get that ShapeFusion feature to work, I suspect there are probably only a small number of slots that can be added without problems (my guess is 256, and IIRC there are something like 215 sounds in vanilla Infinity), and I would want to use them for something more important than volume changes for otherwise identical sounds. Most would probably be used for different weapon/ambient/platform/monster sounds.
A final problem is that this approach would require that everyone using a given script have something other than the vanilla Infinity sound file, which essentially negates its being used in any net maps that anyone would ever actually play – 99% of the net games anyone plays are on maps requiring players besides the gatherer to have only the A1 app and the vanilla Infinity files.
To be fair, it’s not likely that too many people are as attuned to sound things like this as I am, but nonetheless, if it’s practical to program in without messing up something else, I’d appreciate it.
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· Where Monsters Are in Dreams
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