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    Sound design, music composing, ice cream eating.

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  1. GRiN_desmond22

    Hearing everything except my own gun

    Yes, please do - that would be much appreciated.
  2. GRiN_desmond22

    Hearing everything except my own gun

    Well the soundcard might be good for music production (I have an M-Audio myself for music production, although that's on a Mac), but that doesn't mean it's suitable for game audio output, which is a blend between mono sounds played in 3d, mono sounds played in 2d and stereo sounds played in 2d. Creative have had some problems with their OpenAL (which our sound engine is built around) having soundcards treat those different kinds of sounds (mono/stereo, 2d/3d) differently, but an updated driver is coming by the end of this month I've heard. If Creative doesn't fix it soon enough, we'll fix it - although that means we have to identify each and every soundcard that produces the bug. The fact that you post here on the forum and let us know you have the problem, and also state what sound card you have, is great. Integrated sound cards generally produce the same problem, but you can try. I, however, would suggest you run the audio in general software mode until we have a fix for this.
  3. GRiN_desmond22

    Hearing everything except my own gun

    Thanks for the replay! EAX is disabled already, and the speaking settings are set correctly.... It's your soundcard. It's treating 2d stereo sounds differently than other sounds, making the 1st person weapon (which is a stereo sound played in 2d) lower. We'll patch this for any soundcard that we are informed has this problem - although I suggest you get a better sound card because that would not only fix this issue but make the game sound a lot better overall. Ask anyone who has upgraded to an Creative X-Fi card.
  4. GRiN_desmond22

    Swedish Games Awards

    Give them Grin Dudes a tap on the shoulder from me He did. Very nice. Larsa, I'm glad to hear you enjoy the beta. I guess it's even easier to enjoy the game when you've gotten some behind-the-scenes info on the amounts of thought and effort that is put into the product. Hope yesterday's lectures were interesting.
  5. GRiN_desmond22

    GRAW @ 90FPS + X-Fi Sound

    Thanks Sleepdoc and everyone else for the commendation - it's very much appreciated. I've said it before and I say it again: Sound is so very neglected in games. Screenshots are of course the first media that is released for an upcoming game, and from that point onwards it seems graphics is pretty much all that the game's about, what's everybody's interested in and measuring the game by. Being a tactical shooter with lots of emphasis on scanning your environment, I felt GRAW was the right game to put a lot of work into the sound not only quality-wise but also in terms of how the sounds are handled by the engine. You can only go so far to make a recording of a grenade sound like a real grenade - then when you've reached that quality limit, you have to expand on the handling of that recording in the game, by the engine, to increase the quality of the sound design. The echoes are one example. It's the kind of thing you don't find in any other game, and took me a lot of work to create - I'm surprised it actually took so long (ten months since release) before someone commented on the fact that all weapon fire actually produce their own individual echo sound. Great to hear that when someone actually did notice, it became a real "wow, stop and stand in awe"-moment. That's really inspiring for me, to hear those kinds of stories - so thanks once again, Sleepdoc. I'd pass the commendation on to the audio team if there was one. The truth is it's only me and a programmer who developed the engine features needed for the sound. I wonder oh I wonder why other games in their credits list so many members in their audio teams. What are they all for? I was one single guy working on the sound on GRAW, a 14 month project, and if I may say so myself I created quite and impressive audio profile for that game. I guess in other game studios, they all take 19 minute coffee breaks every twenty minutes..?
  6. GRiN_desmond22

    Soundbanks for Dummies

    It's all described in detail in this thread (a thread linked from the very beginning of the first post of this thread you're reading right now). I can't waste time helping people who can't even follow step-by-step instructions. However, since I am so kind, I'll still give you a quick answer: 1. Don't touch anything in the /data/sound/folder. Period. 2. Make duplicates of the .xml files (grenade_frag_wave.xml & grenade_frag_sound.xml in you case) and put them in the corresponding folder in the /local/ folder (/local/english/sound/weapons/grenade/ in your case) 3. Delete all wave header data in the *_wave.xml (instructions in point 10 in the thread linked in the beginning of this post). 4. Put your own sounds in the same folder as your edited .xml file (that is, the /local/english/sound/weapons/grenade folder in your case). The sounds should be in .wav format - as that is how they are specified in the *_wave.xml file. Did you even check any xml file, or the thread linked in the beginning of this post? If you did, you wouldn't have to ask whether the file format of the sounds should be .ogg or .wav. 5. Rename your sounds so that they correspond to the ones listed in the *_wave.xml. You have to replace all sounds - you can't just put new explosion sounds in the folder and leave out, say, the sounds of the grande landing on the ground, because then the greande won't make any sound when it lands on the ground. Missing sounds might even crash the game. 6. Read my previous posts before asking for personal help: 6-A. The thread you're reading right now, from the beginning (since it seems you haven't read even that). 6-B. This thread 6-C. Once again, the thread linked from the beginning of this post.
  7. GRiN_desmond22

    Soundbanks for Dummies

    Yes, haha, you should be getting warmer...
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    Soundbanks for Dummies

    In the data/sound/weapons folder, you have subfolders for all weapons in the game. These subfolders contain xml files (e.g. "g36_sound.xml") which you can view to see what different sounds compose the character of a weapon (single shot firing, full auto firing, echoes, reload sounds, trigger click, equip, unequip, go to ironsight, go from ironsight, etc). It's an xml document though, and not a list "per se". These sounds are "called for" from the wave-bank belonging to that sound-bank (e.g. "g36_wave.xml"), and these are the wave files you need to exchange if you want to mod the weapon sounds. Good luck with the modding.
  9. GRiN_desmond22

    GRAW2 & VoIP

    Ditto.
  10. GRiN_desmond22

    Some last minute suggestions

    It does make sense, because in the animation the soldier has one knee in the ground which he drags after himself. I know that anyone who goes into crouched position does that to become a harder target, to not be seen as well, and when someone doesn't want to be seen he probably doesn't want to be heard either - but it's a balance between realism and gameplay. Some scream for realism, some - such as yourself - have the sense to understand that total realism doesn't always cater for a fun game. In the sequel, we'll lower the sound you make when dragging your knee across the ground in that manner. So that's one point off you list.
  11. GRiN_desmond22

    The GRAW Soundpack

    That piece of music isn't any longer than the part that's in the webkit, although in the webkit I let the song loop on the final beat. It's not used anywhere in the game but maybe in the ending credits. If so, it's in the "menu_music_wave.bank" file.
  12. GRiN_desmond22

    The GRAW Soundpack

    It's not in lossless wav format in the game - it's ADPCM compressed waves, which are far from lossless. Wav is not necessarily a lossless media type, so in this case the 192kbps mp3's in the webkit are in better quality than you can find the music in the game. Same goes for the sound effects. The music is also looped to fit on a website. I doubt that the skills needed to extract the sound from the game and edit it to make it loop seamlessly, and the urge to make a website, are often contained in a single person - so I put up "the effort", that you apparently sarcastically appreciated, for anyone with lacking mod/sound editing skills who still wants to make a website with music on it. In other words, it's not for people's Ipods, and yeah, if you want the whole song on the Ipod it's better to extract the music from the game. Once again though, the wavs in the game are far from lossless.
  13. GRiN_desmond22

    Soundbanks for Dummies

    Thanks, it's good to be of help to anyone who is interested in sound modding. Merry Christmas to you too, and a Happy New Year! /simon, aka "Desmond Tutu"
  14. GRiN_desmond22

    Soundbanks for Dummies

    If you've followed my instructions in this thread you wouldn't have any "offset" attributes in the wavebank to ask questions about. I don't know any nice way to say this, but here goes: I refuse to help you if I can't trust that you've done things the way I've instructed you to - the array of possible mistakes from your end would just be endless, so I wouldn't know where to start when addressing your issues. So, once again, check this thread - and pay extra attention to point #10.
  15. GRiN_desmond22

    Soundbanks for Dummies

    I don't follow. How do you mean there's a "glitch"? If the glock is set to full auto (by the player, in the game) and the player presses fire, "loop" will start playing, and once the player releases the fire button, "loop" will be cut off by "end". If the glock is set to semi outo (single shot), the sound "1shot" will play every time the player presses the fire button. This is all handled by the script, not by anything in the soundbank or wavebank. What glitch are you talking about? You have to be describe in more detail what the problem is, I don't see how this could be one.
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