Vibrating and buzzing noise.

sinoako9

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to Exiled Kingdoms and loving it. One of the very few games I play on my phone which has caused me to lose sleep sometimes! Keep up the awesome job!

I did read the guidelines and don't see any similar post, or appropriate tag for this issue, or if it's something to report as a bug. I apologize if it has been addressed before.

I'm not quite positive if it is related to the game and device compatibility or my device is faulty. When I am playing EK, my phone vibrates randomly and there's buzzing/grinding noise. I don't even need to do anything specific to recreate it.
Can't possibly be the camera's auto focus since I can't be killing trolls and taking a selfie. Is it just the processor working overtime and nothing to be alarmed about? Or is it actually part of the game to create suspense?

Has anyone else encountered this?

Now, I'm no expert but I have not encountered this with other mobile games/apps.
I've tried restarting the phone, closing all other apps, reinstalling, turning off haptic feedback, turning off all other notifications and other isolation I can think of but that minor issue still lingers. And no, I have not tried factory reset, don't want to do that for something minor, yet.

Exiled Kingdoms BETA 0.6.882
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
SM-G925V
Android Lollipop 5.1.1
 

DavidBVal

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Hello... no, it is not the game, at least not directly. EK doesn't even have permission to use the device vibration, so even if I wanted to, I could not make it vibrate. Sounds to me like some other software is raising notifications, maybe?
 

Trasd

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It's your speakers. Turning the volume all the way down (muting) does not help.

Samsung has sound problems with certain apps. I even sent my device in for warranty repair, but they said there was nothing wrong with it as it doesn't do it with any Samsung installed apps.

I'm not sure of the cause, but about 25% of games do it. I did plan on, at some point, talking to David about it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

It probably has something to do with playing a bunch of short sound files one after another or certain frequencies and durations.

If you run any Trese Brothers games, you will hear the same problem. There are a few more, but I cannot remember them offhand. If you want me to, I will compile a non-exclusive list for you so you can test your device.

It is quite aggravating, but I've learned to live with it. Turning your volume down does help, some. If your device does it with any Samsung apps, I'd contact them.
 

sinoako9

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Hm. I did suspect the speaker at first, thought it was a notification but there is no notification. At closer inspection, it seems like something is spinning at irregular interval and creating a buzzing noise. Like a throttling processor. It is coming from the side near the power button, or so I think. I haven't really looked into the location of the processor on Galaxy S6 Edge though.
 

DavidBVal

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You should try to reproduce it and take it to Samsung support. An S6 Edge is an ultra-spec device, shouldn't do stuff like that.

Good catch Trasd.
 

Trasd

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DavidBVal":2ucjtk6c said:
You should try to reproduce it and take it to Samsung support. An S6 Edge is an ultra-spec device, shouldn't do stuff like that.

Good catch Trasd.
It shouldn't, and neither should my Samsung Galaxy TabPRO SM-T900 12.2", but if Samsung support cannot reproduce it with their pre-loaded software, they will dismiss it. The issue could be pushed, but the alternative is a refurbished unit. I got screwed with a refurbished once already, from ASUS.

Basically, buyer beware. Make some popcorn, Google "android Samsung speaker noise" sit back and enjoy the show....
 

Trasd

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Sorry, but BTW, my dad's father in law was able to reproduce the problem with the built-in apps and they switched it out with a new unit, no questions asked.
 

sinoako9

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I think I just found the solution.

Settings>Accessibility>Hearing and turn off "Auto haptic".

I never messed with accessibility options since I don't need any feature from there so I never thought to check it until now. But it was really annoying me since I started paying attention to it lol.

Been playing for a bit with it off and no vibration. Turned it back on, vibration came back right away. It apparently create a vibration if there is sound detected.
Never noticed it during a call or other games or music/video, but I'll keep tab.
 

Trasd

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sinoako9":3lhhq6al said:
I think I just found the solution.

Settings>Accessibility>Hearing and turn off "Auto haptic".

I never messed with accessibility options since I don't need any feature from there so I never thought to check it until now. But it was really annoying me since I started paying attention to it lol.

Been playing for a bit with it off and no vibration. Turned it back on, vibration came back right away. It apparently create a vibration if there is sound detected.
Never noticed it during a call or other games or music/video, but I'll keep tab.
Congrats! Then you definitely have (had) a different problem than what I was referring to.

Glad you got it fixed!
 

sinoako9

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Trasd":94523xui said:
Congrats! Then you definitely have (had) a different problem than what I was referring to.

Glad you got it fixed!

You helped me suspect sound/speaker, which is closer and minor than my initial diagnosis. I'd probably have a refurb phone by now if I went to tech support. Lol. Phew.

Thanks!
 

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