[0.16.51] Sound Stops Working When Audio Focus Changes

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[0.16.51] Sound Stops Working When Audio Focus Changes

Post by electricOzone » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:05 pm

1. Run Factorio, start up a map or join a server
2. Hear sound
3. Open another program that uses sound, like Google Chrome, or Discord.
4. Sound in Factorio suddenly cuts out.

In the provided logs, I had followed these steps and lost sound when opening Discord.

Manjaro Linux 18.0.2
4.14.91-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Dec 29 15:40:39 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: [0.16.51] Sound Stops Working When Audio Focus Changes

Post by electricOzone » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:35 pm

This issue continues to occur. I was watching Nilaus on YouTube today and audio cut out in Factorio. Are there any updates?

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Re: [0.16.51] Sound Stops Working When Audio Focus Changes

Post by Zavian » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:08 pm

It's been a while since I played any games on linux (and never Factorio), and I'm not familiar with Manjaro, but at least some linux sound servers used to only support a single source (ie program) at a time. If that is the cause of your issue, then you will probably need to fix it on your end. eg see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=126710 for ideas on where to start looking.

Also there are major under the hood changes coming in 0.17 in a few weeks. If I recall correctly that includes moving windowing sound and input over to SDL, so I don't expect the developers to make any changes to 0.16 at this time. (It is possible that the switch to SDL might fix it, even if the problem is on your end, just because SDL might change what order (and with what options) it attempts to connect to the available sound engines).

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Re: [0.16.51] Sound Stops Working When Audio Focus Changes

Post by Rseding91 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:19 pm

Thanks for the report however what ever issue you're having is almost certainly related to the version and configuration of Linux you're using and outside of our control.

Regarding 0.17: it uses the same sound engine as 0.16 and all previous versions.
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Re: [0.16.51] Sound Stops Working When Audio Focus Changes

Post by electricOzone » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 am

Thanks for the info, I'll let you know if I'm able to figure anything out on my side in the meantime.

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