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Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.00
  Arguments of this scripting command don't have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the network

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Introduced in

Armed Assault


Creates a sound source of the given type (type is the name of the subclass of CfgVehicles which is pointing to the sound defined in CfgSFX). If the markers array contains several marker names, the position of a random one is used, otherwise, the given position is used. The sound source is placed inside a circle with this position as its center and placement as its radius. Some of the vanilla classes pre-configured in Arma 3:
  • "Sound_Alarm"
  • "Sound_Alarm2"
  • "Sound_BattlefieldExplosions"
  • "Sound_BattlefieldFirefight"
  • "Sound_Fire"
  • "Sound_SmokeWreck1"
  • "Sound_SparklesWreck1"
  • "Sound_SparklesWreck2"
  • "Sound_Stream"
Since Arma 3 v1.69.141183 it is possible to define sounds for use with createSoundSource in mission config. As mentioned earlier, the sounds needed for this command should be defined inside CfgVehicles class, which itself references CfgSFX class. If given class searched in main config and is not found, the search will continue in description.ext. Here is an example of suitable mission config definition:
// description.ext
class CfgSFX
	class MyOwl
		sound0[] = {"@A3\Sounds_F\environment\animals\birds\owl1", db-10, 1.0, 1000, 0.2, 0, 15, 30};  // path to addon sound
		sound1[] = {"@A3\Sounds_F\environment\animals\birds\owl2", db-10, 1.0, 1000, 0.2, 0, 15, 30};  // path to addon sound
		sound2[] = {"@A3\Sounds_F\environment\animals\birds\owl3", db-10, 1.0, 1000, 0.2, 0, 15, 30};  // path to addon sound
		sounds[] = {sound0, sound1, sound2};
		empty[] = {"", 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0};
class CfgVehicles
	class MyOwlSound // class name to be used with createSoundSource
		sound = "MyOwl"; // reference to CfgSFX class

_owl = createSoundSource ["MyOwlSound", position player, [], 0];

Note that the sound created by createSoundSource will always be looping. Also when CfgSFX sound definition contains more than 1 sound, there is no guarantee that the sound played will be the same on every PC in Multiplayer.


createSoundSource [type, position, markers, placement]
[type, position, markers, placement]: Array
type: String - CfgVehicles class
position: PositionAGL, Position2D or Object - Desired placement position
markers: Array - If the markers array contains any markers, the position is randomly picked from array of given markers plus desired placement position. If any of the markers were given z coordinate with setMarkerPos, the sound will also be created at given z coordinate
placement: Number - The sound is placed inside a circle with given position as center and placement as its radius
Return Value:


Example 1:
_soundSource = createSoundSource ["LittleDog", position player, [], 0]
Example 2:
[] spawn { _alarm = createSoundSource ["Sound_Alarm", position player, [], 0]; //starts alarm sleep 10; deleteVehicle _alarm; //stops alarm };

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