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    Default Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    how to deactivate the ing ocean sound that I hear all the time in the background in every map? I think it is the ocean sound. But I cannot remove it or lower it's volume. I even deleted the "descr_sounds_enviro.txt" file and the sounds are still there. Someone help please!

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    Default Re: Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    Open descr_sounds_enviro.txt, find this:
    Code:
        type ocean
            event mindist 60 fadein 1 fadeout 1
                folder data/sounds/SFX/Environment/water
                Ocean_Distant
            end
    and add a semi-colon in front of "Ocean_Distant".

    Or add "volume -200" somewhere in the 'event' line...

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    doesn't work! Didn't you read my text!? Even by deleting the text file, the sounds are still there.

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    Default Re: Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    I did read your text. Deleting a file isn't really the safest way to go about it. I wonder why the game didn't crash when you did that. Are you playing vanilla or a mod? Have you changed anything else in the game? If you're on Vista and above, have you empted the Virtual Store (in case your system draws the game files from there)?

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    Default Re: Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    I don't know what you mean. Yes it is vanilla.

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    The sound you're hearing is probably not the ocean, but the wind. Just go to the 'enviro' file, and add a semi-colon in front of every wind-related sound file name.

    Code:
        wind calm        15, 30
            season spring, summer, autumn
                climates test_climate, temperate_grassland_fertile, temperate_grassland_infertile, temperate_forest_open, temperate_forest_deep, 
    
    swamp, highland, alpine, sub_arctic
                    event volume 0
                        folder data/sounds/SFX/Environment/weather
                    ;Wind_Calm_01 
                    ;Wind_Calm_02 
                    end
        wind breezes    20, 40
            season spring, summer, autumn
                climates test_climate, temperate_grassland_fertile, temperate_grassland_infertile, temperate_forest_open, temperate_forest_deep, 
    
    swamp, highland, alpine, sub_arctic
                    event
                        folder data/sounds/SFX/Environment/weather
                    ;Wind_Breezes_02 volume -15
                    ;Wind_Calm_01
                    end
    
    etc...

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    Default Re: Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    Nah, it doesn't help. Every change you make, doesn't effect the game at all.

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    I forgot to mention that after changing the text file, you need to create a blank (0 byte) text file and rename it to events.dat (the "dat" should be the extension, replacing the "txt"). Then put it in data/sounds, replacing the existing one (back the old one up first, just in case). That should do the trick and allow your changes to register.

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    man. Are u serious!? Replacing the whole "events.dat" with a blank file is a stupid idea. I don't want to lose all the ambient sound, just make the wind sound quiter or go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlautusLeo View Post
    man. Are u serious!? Replacing the whole "events.dat" with a blank file is a stupid idea. I don't want to lose all the ambient sound, just make the wind sound quiter or go.
    You're so ungrateful. Aradan is trying to help you here, and all you can do is be a total tool because it isn't exactly what you want. After about four times repeating the question in different parts of the forum and essentially on anyone giving you a response, you've shown yourself to be a total jackass. Stop being a whiner and be thankful that someone was trying to help you.

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    Default Re: Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    Quote Originally Posted by PlautusLeo View Post
    man. Are u serious!? Replacing the whole "events.dat" with a blank file is a stupid idea. I don't want to lose all the ambient sound, just make the wind sound quiter or go.
    Why don't you ask why instead of assuming it is a stupid idea and criticizing someone with more knowledge of RTW modding than just about anybody else. Making the file a 0kb file forces the game to read the corresponding text files instead of the contents of the events.dat. If you do not create the 0kb file it will never look at the changes you are making to the files. You don't need to delete the original events.dat, just rename it and create a new blank one.
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    wow, just wow

    OK, anybody knowledgeable here who knows how to lower the volume of the wind sound instead of disabling the ambient sounds totally ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlautusLeo View Post
    wow, just wow

    OK, anybody knowledgeable here who knows how to lower the volume of the wind sound instead of disabling the ambient sounds totally ????
    With that sort of attitude, I highly doubt anyone is going to answer you.

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    Just add "volume -X" to the event line of the relevant events (if it exists, just lower the volue further) *and* delete the .dat file (so that your changes are read by the game).

    eg

    Code:
        type forest
        season winter
            event mindist 5 rndvolume 0 volume -80 fadein .25 fadeout .5
                folder data/sounds/SFX/Environment/Ambience
                Wind_Trees_Gusts 
            end

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    Default Re: Annoying ocean sound in every custom map

    Quote Originally Posted by PlautusLeo View Post
    wow, just wow

    OK, anybody knowledgeable here who knows how to lower the volume of the wind sound instead of disabling the ambient sounds totally ????
    After reading your various posts and visitor messages, I'd suggest that in the future you shouldn't troll this part of the forum as its intended specifically to help and encourage people to mod (or any part really).
    Nevertheless if you really did have a problem then I'd recommend following Aradan's advice, if you really don't trust him back up your files first before trying it.
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    That is weird. I thought the DAT file was the sound file, just like Music.dat, even the text files says something like /data/sounds/enviro

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