Sound Effects
pix1p2.gifIf you have CyberBuddy version 2.10.18, 3.10.18 or 4.10.18 or later,
you can add some sound effects to your Instant Messages and other text.
Here's how it works:

There is a special Animation Gesture Tag called a sound effect tag. It is &&sfx followed by a sound effect file name. For example &&sfxhooray.wav
When CyberBuddy sees this tag in text, it will look to see if that file is in your CyberBuddy Sounds folder, CuberBuddy Files Received folder, or Windows Media folder, if not, it will go to the CyberBuddy Site and look for the sound on the server. CyberBuddy will then play the sound effect.

One way to add sound effects to your messages is with the "Animate" button. Click the Animate button on the 'Send" tab. This will bring up a list of animations. Now, right click in the animation window and select "Sound Effects". A list of sound effects will be shown. Double click on a sound to add it to your message. Or, select the sound and click "Add". You can also select the sound a "Try" it.

This list of sound effects is contained in a file called SoundFX.txt in the CyberBuddy folder. You can edit this list with notepad. To update the list with all the latest sound effects that are on the server: Make sure you are online. Right-click in the Animation Window when Sound effects are shown, then select "Full Sound Effect List". CyberBuddy will update the Animate Window with the full list of sound effects available.

You can view the list of sound effects on the CyberBuddy Sounds Server.

In addition, you can use the AutoAnimate feature of CyberBuddy or the AutoCorrect feature to play sounds when certain keywords are entered. Some of these keywords are already set for you:

Sound effects short cut words:

bellylaugh : sounds a big laugh
tvsoap : sounds a soap opera music file
playsuspense: plays a suspense organ file
moo : makes a cow noise
fanfare : trumpet fanfare
applause : sounds applause
bigbell : sounds a big bell
yo : says Yo!

Tip: Note above that CyberBuddy will look for the sound in the CyberBuddy Sounds folder or Windows Media folder. This means that you can use common Windows Media sound effects. For example &&sfxDing.wav or &&sfxChimes.wav  Remember that not all computers have all the windows media sounds loaded. For example, your buddies may not have the Windows Jungle sounds, so if you use them, they may not hear them. Also sound effects file names cannot have a space in them. Many of the Windows sound effects have spaces in the names. Simply change any space to a : (colon). For example, to play the Windows sound effect Jungle Critical Stop.wav use the following command: &&sfxJungle:Critical:Stop.wav

Tip: To test your sounds, use the "Preview" button on the Send tab before sending.

Note: CyberBuddy automatically does "housekeeping" of the CyberBuddy sounds folder. When CyberBuddy exits, it will check and remove any sound files in the CyberBuddy Sounds Folder, that have not been used in more than 14 days. This keeps the folder from getting too cluttered.

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