[aquaria] [patch] Positional audio support

False.Genesis false.genesis at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 26 15:33:27 EST 2011

This patch adds support for sound panning, distance volume control, and 
pitch shifting. This affects the following cases:

- shot fire/impact sounds
- Entity::sound(): death sounds, entity_checkSplash sound, and some 
other cases

- entity_sound (now deprecated - but correctly plays positional audio, 
at least)
- entity_soundFreq (now an alias for entity_sound)
- playSfx (added optional x,y position and max distance)
- entity_playSfx (now with many additional parameters in the same style 
as playSfx)

Fun fact: Most of the code was there, and *would* have worked if there 
were no float->int truncations all over the place, and the actual 
Channel::setPan/setFrequency() calls had been there.

Support for this could probably be improved in various places of the 
code, but i am happy enough with what already works.
The effect of this patch is very noticeable with moneye entities - their 
thrust sound was cut off after a distance of 1024, now it gets more and 
more muffled with an increasing distance.
And audible feedback from which direction a shot is coming - try this in 
a fight with a greenseadragon.

Attached is an entity script for quick sound testing - it sticks to the 
mouse and produces sound with random pitch.

I figured it would be necessary to split stereo OGGs into mono to suport 
L/R panning, because OpenAL outright refuses to apply distance to stereo 
tracks (At least my OpenALSoft/win32 version does).
But since that would require 2 channels per stereo sound, additional 
hackery to split each sample pair into seperate buffers for L & R, and 
the sound system is not made for more than one channel per playback 
instance, i didn't attempt to implement this. At least the volume fades 
with the distance.

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