I have all of my slides set up with advanced actions that only allow the user to continue to the next slide when all buttons are clicked and listened to. I also have programming to allow for users to rapid-fire click through buttons on slide revisit without being "locked" in to listening to a certain button. The client wants a play/pause button, but the inbuilt playbar allows the project to continue and overrides my programming. Is there any way I can make a play/pause button that does not interfere with my advanced actions?
If you want to keep the Forced views for those slides, you never should use a default playbar.
You can create a custom Play/Pause button. Maybe have a look at:
Read the blog carefully, because in some circumstances even such a common play/pause button could be overruling your setups with advanced/shared actions. Since I have no idea about those setups, no guarantee.