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Sounds - A Wiki

Rules and guidelines that apply to sound submissions.

1. Purpose

The Sounds section is the section for sound effects, music & voices.

2. Site Rules

In addition to section specific rules listed below, sounds must also follow the main Site Rules. This includes, but is not limited to, no warez and no mods from the porting blacklist, no commercial advertising, no extreme graphic content, NSFW content must have the NSFW setting enabled, no spam, and no unreasonably low quality or low effort submissions.

3. Submission Title

Make sure to use a title that succinctly summarises your sound. All caps titles are not allowed. Generic titles like "My sound" are not acceptable as they provide no real description of what the sound is.

4. Category

First, make sure you choose the correct game section. Next, choose the most appropriate category for your submission. Please look at all of the available choices before making your decision. Do not simply submit the sound in a random game or category.

5. Submission Body

The body of the submission is the area to provide your main description of your sound. You should provide details about your sound and explain more about it.

6. Author(s)

The author box should include the names of anyone involved in the making of your submission. This would include original artists, companies, and any person who may have rights to anything used in the submission. Please make sure that your credits are complete and do not include anyone who did not have a role in the creation of the content.

6.1. Did you create the submission?

If you are a person directly involved in the making of the submission, then check "Yes." If you simply converted a picture, are redistributing the item, or are submitting the item for someone else, then you would check "No."

7. Studio Submissions

If you are the member of a studio, and wish to make this submission a studio submission, use the pull down menu to find your studio's name. If you wish to keep the submission out of any studio, leave the selector on "Non-studio". Do not put any submissions under a studio that were not made by any member of the studio.

8. MP3 Preview

A sound preview (maximum allowed size : 300 kb) that the user can listen to in the submission profile is mandatory. Please note that the sound preview must reflect the submission accordingly and give a proper sample of what's included in the download.

9. Files

The archive which you upload for others to download. The files should only include the files required to mod the game, as well as certain related items you choose to include, such as installation instructions, and author's notes. You should not include excessive game files that are not required for the sound to function.

10. Loud/Low quality sounds

Unnecessarily loud or "earrape" sounds are not allowed. They fall under the low quality rule due to the fact that they have no actual use other than being extremely loud. Posting "earrape" sound submissions will result in your submission being trashed.

11. Compliance

If you fail to comply with one or more of the rules, your submission will be withheld or deleted. If you have a doubt, please contact a moderator or an administrator before submitting a sound.

If you are having trouble understanding any of these rules, please contact a moderator or administrator before submitting. To view a list of moderators and administrators, head over to this page.

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  • Posted by deadman22

    Posted by Stryker 2000

    So no more uploading sounds? :(

    What made you think that?
    Yes, I'am sorry for the comment I made. I uh, heh, well at first I thought, I wouldn't ever knew how to upload a sound. Until then, I managed to find a way to upload sounds. Roflcopter...
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    Posted by Stryker 2000

    So no more uploading sounds? :(

    What made you think that?
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    I did all the rules but my entry got removed.
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    > **Posted by DXZ** > > Yeah.. these get broken all the time and nothing happens. Expect for me. Late reply but I don't care. It's because the sound section, for the past two years, has had hardly any active moderators as of right now. The only (really active) moderator is my good friend KillerExe_01, and believe me when I say he has a tough job to do.
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    Yeah.. these get broken all the time and nothing happens. Expect for me.
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    Can someone please explain to me about the sounds mixed with the original TF2 sounds being allowed, because it says nothing about it in the rules, and technically without it being there, those type of uploads violate the rules.
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    > **Posted by resist_this13** > Ok these rules can't possibly be true, people are still uploading sounds that are against the rules. These are the rules, if you find something that breaks them just report it.
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    Ok these rules can't possibly be true, people are still uploading sounds that are against the rules.
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    > **Posted by resist_this13** > I do not completely understand these rules. Where are we supposed to get sounds from if we cannot take them from television shows or other games even IF we use a license that should cover it, and the original authors listed. How exactly do you just randomly come up with a sound that was never used before. Also on another note, most of the sounds on this site disobeyed these rules anyway, most stay up, but a few are removed, how can it be explained that s sound disobeying these rules still stays up even if it is posted today, yet when I post one, it's removed immediately. These rules do not seem very apparent to me since I still see some being posted, disobeying these rules, and no actions are taken against them. I just need an answer of how I find an allowed sound, and why sounds disobeying these rules can still be posted without removal (except by me apparently). Stay within "Fair Use Act", Record your own, or use a royalty free library. There are thousands of websites out there with CC licenses that allow modification and re-distribution. Ripping sounds from games will violate the TOS for said game 99.99999% of the time.
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