[SOLVED] Movement and continuous sound

How can I have a sound play and repeat itself when a movement key is held and stops when you let go? I’m still relatively new with writing scripts, so any help is welcome.

Hi @butternyke,

You would first get a reference to the sound slot of your sound component, for example:

const slot = this.entity.sound.slot('footstep');

And then you can use the play/pause methods to control it’s playback. Make sure you set the sound slot in editor to loop (to make it continuous).


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Here is a simpler version of what he said:
in your game you can make a sound slot. you can “call” it so it listens to you after the const slot = this.entity.sound.slot('footstep'); and after this code (phrase) you can put if (this.app.keyboard.isPressed(pc.KEY_W)) { this.sound.slot('footstep').play; } and then it should work. This is off the top of my head, so it MIGHT not work.

In the code editor, it states this:
'slot' is declared but its value is never read.
And when I launch the game, I can’t move and it gives this error:
Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'slot')
Any ideas? All I can think of is changing this.sound.slot('footstep').play; into this.entity.sound.play('footstep');.

Hi @butternyke!

I think it should be like below.


Looking at the manual, your suggestion should work.



I tried this and the sound only played/looped after I released the button.

It would be helpful if you share your code, because you probably have to change something.

Here it is:

The reason is probably that your sound is started repeatedly. Can you try the solution below?

if (!this.entity.sound.isPlaying('footstep')) {

Apart from that, line 93 of your script is not needed in this case.

Thanks again!

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