How make a custom sound in tf2

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How make a custom sound in tf2

How to replace sounds with custom .wav files in tf2

Custom Sounds in Team Fortress 2

Made because i found out how and there wasn't a tut that i could find

  1. Download the program GCFScape. This allows you to see the way tf2 files are laid out.
  2. Go into steam>steamapps>common>team fortress 2>tf. You should now see many files labeled as VPK files. Open the one that says "tf2_sound_vo_english_dir.vpk" with GCFscape. (Screenshot A)
  3. Locate the sound you want to replace/ modify. Usually found in TF>sounds, then whatever category your sound is in. For example, to replace "GOTTA MOVE THAT GEAR UP!" with something, look it in root>Sounds>vo ("vo" stands for "voice" or "vocalization") for the file.
  4. Convert the sound file you wish to use into a .wav file with dBpowerAMP music converter available here. The wav should be converted with 16bit, 44100 Hz, 2 channel settings
  5. Rename your custom sound with the name of the file you want to replace (e.g. "Engineer_moveup01.mp3").
  6. Save the sound in the same directory in a new custom folder with the same file name in your tf folder (Not in the vpk). If the file path does not exist, create the needed folders. This will overwrite the sound in the vpk with the sound in the Team Fortess 2 folder in-game.
  7. Open tf2 and load yourself up a map, then use whatever means to trigger the line you replaced. Consider asking a friend to help if it is a response such as "set on fire".
If the file did not play correctly, delete the .wav from steamapps and start over

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    I can finally replace every Spy line with a velociraptor call.

    I'm serious. I did it.

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    1 year ago:
    I'm having a bit of problems with step #6. Could you use different words while describing where to save it? I'm having problems grasping it.

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    1 year ago:
    Posted by decayman123

    I have created a sound mod for mvm that does not seem to work. I am editing these sound files:

    mvm_start_wave

    mvm_start_tank_wave

    mvm_start_mid_wave

    mvm_start_last_wave

    These don't seem to work however, I tried other peoples MvM custom sound mods and yet it does not work for me still. Must I place these sounds outside the customs folder? Or is around 50 seconds too long for tf2? I tried it shorter however, decreasing to 20 seconds and it still wont work, what is wrong? Help?

    Make sure that you're not just putting the sound folder under your custom folder, it needs to be inside another folder inside the custom folder (name it whatever you want). For example, you'd go under your "tf" folder and into your "custom" folder, then create a new folder named, for example, "Man this pizza is delicious and this name is completely random Deadpool Pokemon Hotline Miami" (really doesn't matter what you name it), and stick your sound folder on in there.

    As a rule, if the folder is one that appears in the standard "tf" folder (materials, models, etc.) you should put it under your "My Custom Folder" or whatever you decide to name it.

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    1 year ago:
    I have created a sound mod for mvm that does not seem to work. I am editing these sound files:

    mvm_start_wave

    mvm_start_tank_wave

    mvm_start_mid_wave

    mvm_start_last_wave

    These don't seem to work however, I tried other peoples MvM custom sound mods and yet it does not work for me still. Must I place these sounds outside the customs folder? Or is around 50 seconds too long for tf2? I tried it shorter however, decreasing to 20 seconds and it still wont work, what is wrong? Help?

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    2 years ago:
    Can anybody please help me right now? I followed this tutorial and everything, and I want to change the sound where the announcer says "We have captured the enemy intelligence," but I cannot find the file anywhere. I have been looking everywhere but I can't find it D: Please help!

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    2 years ago:
    I got the sound file .wav now i don't know where to put it, I don't understand step 6, i might be missing something really obvious, but i need help.

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    2 years ago:
    Posted by lilstatik is it possible to make these team specific

    [sad face] [sad voice] your probably long gone by now...

    It's not possible..... heh I have an idea why you'd want it like that.

    To hear Spys of certain audio cues that'd give you an sight to something

    Less polys, More Fps, More Fun
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    is it possible to make these team specific

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    3 years ago:
    I don't know where to put the sound...

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    Only two problems....

    1. SHPEE.
    2. I don't know where to get teh sound I want to put in.
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