Music in Main Menu from Splashscreen (Solved!)

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Music in Main Menu from Splashscreen (Solved!)

#1 Post by Heiden » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:11 pm

Hi!

Is there a way to start a music track within the splashscreen that then rolls over into the main menu?

Ideally I'd like for the main menu screen to check to see if there is already a song playing and if yes then continue to play that song (without missing a beat), but if not, then it would start playing a song.

I wanted to do something like:

if renpy.music.is_playing(channel='music') == False:
play music ["music/folkinstrumental.mp3"] fadein 5.0

But the only way I know to fiddle with the music options in the main menu is through the define config.main_menu_music section in the Options file.

Thank you!
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Re: Music in Main Menu from Splashscreen

#2 Post by expenseroso » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:04 am

If your main menu music is the same file as the music you start in the splash screen it should simply continue without interruption--no need to do anything. Don't know if there's a way to test for music playing, but I believe using 'queue' instead of 'play' would work for the purposes you describe.

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Re: Music in Main Menu from Splashscreen

#3 Post by Donmai » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:05 am

expenseroso is right. (Examples are from my game "The Other Question") You simply define your main menu song as usual.

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config.main_menu_music = "bgm/yeah.OGG"
Then you play the same song in your splash screen

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label splashscreen:
    scene black
    show logo:
        truecenter
    with Dissolve(1.0)
    play music "bgm/yeah.OGG" #same song played on the main menu
    scene black
    with Dissolve(2.0)
    return
Ren'Py will keep playing the song when reaching the main menu screen.
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Re: Music in Main Menu from Splashscreen

#4 Post by Heiden » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:15 pm

It worked! Thank you so much! :D
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