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Matheus Santos

it is possible to play a sample for a given time? using the sample instance for example?

Trent Gamblin

You can either loop it or set the speed so that it'll stretch to the time you want.

André Silva

If you want it to play for a shorter amount of time than what it normally lasts for, shouldn't al_init_timeout work? I have to be honest, I don't quite know what timeouts in Allegro are, and a quick read through the manual didn't help much, but I'm guessing that they're a bit like Javascript's setTimeout()?

Edgar Reynaldo

I think the ALLEGRO_TIMEOUT is only used for the event queue when waiting for an event.

ph03nix

Are you using Allegro 5? There's a function called al_set_sample_instance_length. I haven't ever tried it but it seems to do what you want.
https://www.allegro.cc/manual/5/al_set_sample_instance_length

If that doesn't work you could easily just program an integer to iterate and stop the sound when it reaches a specified value, but this can become desynced if the program stops updating while the sound keeps playing (for example while switching to full screen)

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