Left 4 Dead 2 Icon L4D2 Thread

L4D2 Sound Modding

Hey, you! We are one of the oldest mod sites on the Interwebs. Sign up and maximize your browsing experience.

  • Subscribe: Get notified of new submissions like this.
  • Say Thanks: Show your appreciation by sending cmyk points.
  • Post: Give cmyk your thoughts on this Thread.
  • Flag: Alert moderators and warn members of a problem with this Thread.
  • Watch: Get notified when this Thread is updated.

Sound fun?

Become a Bananite

Already a Bananite? Login

So, recently I have been trying to make L4D2 sound mods and even followed Valve's official guide on how to do so. But I am still getting glitchy sounds, especially reload sounds. So I would like to ask you guys how exactly you do it without any glitches, because I really hate L4D2's sound modding system, help is much needed as I am making a big sound pack.

Valve's tutorial:



  • 1y
    Stark Raven avatar
    Member Joined 5y
    3,519 points Ranked 1283rd
    12 medals 3 rare
    • 8-14 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2015 Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • 8-14 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Medal icon
    • 6-10 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2014 Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 2,500 Points Medal icon
    Report post
    I used Doktor Haus' sound mod tutorial to get me started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0WcF0btSZU

    Generally what you need is to make your sound the exact frequency (say 44100hz, etc), number of audio channels (stereo, mono), length and format (.wav, mp3) of the sound you want to replace.

    I believe you can fudge the length of the sounds a bit, but in general try and keep to the limits. If your sound is short, add silence to match length. It's important to get the other items right, though.

    I use Audacity for my sound editing, I find it more useful than I can actually utilize.

    • Helpful x 1
    • Thanks x 1
    Default User
  • 1y
    Slartibarty avatar
    Slartibarty avatar Offline
    Member Joined 3y
    1,661 points Ranked 2743rd
    16 medals 2 rare
    • GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2015 Day Twenty-One Winner! Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 Skins Medal icon
    • Unlocked Treehouse VIP clearance Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    Report post
    Just type:


    In the console, it makes all sound files work perfectly.

    You don't even need to make the sound the original frequency or length as the sound you're replacing.

    Glod Menber avatar
    Glod Menber


Shareable Image:
Share banner
HTML embed code:
BB embed code:
Markdown embed code:

More embeddable images

Bookmark and Share


cmyk avatar
cmyk Dead
Member Joined 4y
585 points Ranked 7329th
18 medals 1 legendary 3 rare
  • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
  • Submitted 50 Sounds Medal icon
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • Reached 50 subscribers Medal icon
  • Submitted 10 Skins Medal icon
  • One month a member Medal icon

Send a Private Message to the submitter



Date Added


  • Today's Pick Jan 15 2016