What do the sounds mean?

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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby youncs » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:31 am

That would be brilliant wouldn't it?

Location-based audible advertizing.

Drive by a bowling alley you hear pins falling,
by a water park - water splashing,
and by a McDonalds, a heart monitor flat-lining :lol:
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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby bulpup » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:30 pm

okay thanks. The first time I heard it I was driving past a place called Bottle King. I thought maybe there was a different kind of connection.
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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby youncs » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:27 pm

I think the cork noise is when road candy appears on the map,

then a ring-a-ling sound when you drive over it.
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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:31 pm

Sounds like Facebook chat, don't remember that one on Waze.

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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby bulpup » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:11 pm

What is the one that sounds like a cork being popped?
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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby invented » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:52 pm

There's the ping noise for that.
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Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby youncs » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:28 am

I'm not 100% on this, haven't been using Waze very long, but the two *sounds* I hear that don't correspond to on-screen prompts are:

a. Waze rerouting, either due to you passing a turn or street it was directing you toward or Waze losing your correct GPS position (Cell phone GPS's aren't very accurate. If you look at GPS points in the map editor you will see user GPS tracks all over the place) which can result in *multiple* reroutes until it fixes your position again, or -

b. Driving over "road candy", i.e. a points reward for meeting certain criteria. *Note, your vehicle icon will change briefly when you "eat" "road candy". It may also do this when "munching" (driving over unverified roads - shown on map as roads with consecutive blue dots.) Your vehicle icon will appear as a "pac-man-like" icon when "munching".

As far as I'm aware, any other audible cues will appear with a prompt on the display (i.e. hazard ahead, etc.)

Hope that helps.
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Re: Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby CrackedLCD » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:43 pm

cherianchris wrote:Did you manage to get the ding with the British voices, crackedLCD?

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Yes! All that you need to do is copy the "bonus.bin" from the US version of the sound files over to the UK directory. The sound files are at sdcard0 > waze > sounds > eng (for USA English) and eng_uk (for British English).

I got a new phone the other day and just re-did this now.
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Re: Re: What do the sounds mean?

Postby cherianchris » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:03 pm

CrackedLCD wrote:
xteejx wrote:How strange!
I expect the voice to be different but the actual sounds...
Don't blame you at all for not spotting that one.

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*facepalm*

It is indeed a different bonus sound with the UK voice data. I switched back to US, and the loud ding came back. I'm going to do some copy & pasting and see if I can get the ding with the pleasant UK voices. :geek:


Did you manage to get the ding with the British voices, crackedLCD?

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