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BigPickle 01-31-2012 09:24 AM

Whats Your Advice To install sound Mod
 
Hi all,

Just got my game today on the pc (had it on xbox on release) and its loads better on the pc but I've seen a good sound mod i want to install.

Firstly what would you recommend to install the sound mod with some advice on how to do it?

Sry if this has been asked over and over, i did search but i cant find any that describe how to do sounds :(

Also whats ENB ive seen it mentioned a lot with changing settings etc but cant find out what ENB is.

Killerfist 01-31-2012 04:45 PM

ENB is a series of graphics mod to make the game look better. the first advice I'd give you is backing up your entire game folder before starting with modding. Mods usually overwright original files and if you don't backup .. u'd have to reinstall the game when you're not satisfied with the mod.

Now for sound mods, you first need to install something called GtaIVAUD
(http://www.gta4-mods.com/tools/gta-ivaud-v115-f3996)

If you haven't already, you should also get either Spark IV or OpenIV (or both) these are programs for opening up your gta game and exporting (or importing) files

I suggest getting SparkIV, it's somewhat more user friendly (in my opinion)

link: http://www.gtagaming.com/downloads/gta-iv/tools/4774 (not sure if it's the correct version)

Now what you want to do is open up your game with SparkIV (or openIV) ,hit browse. Then navigate to pc/audio/sfx .. in there you'll see (on the right side) a file called resident.rpf, open it. (double click)

Then click resident in that file

You'll see a list of files (weapons, explosions etc) now let's say you want to install gun sounds. Export weapons.ivaud to your desktop (or any other location) open it up with gta-ivaud. Now you can import sounds 1 by 1 or .. you can replace the entire weapons.ivaud if a mod provides it (if so .. you can skip the exporting and just import the new weapons.ivaud).

If you're done editing the file just import it via sparkIV and hit save. Now you're done

If you want a suggestion for a weapons soundmod, I'm very satisfied about the one I have which is this one:
http://www.gta4-mods.com/misc/battle...on-sound-f9612

I personally don't like the melee sounds, but the explosion and gun sounds are very cool. For this mod you don't need gta-ivaud, you can simply open up resident.rpf like I said, click resident and import the files and then save.

BigPickle 02-01-2012 04:19 AM

Mate, excellent welcome post thank you.
I'm thinking of putting together a sound mod myself as thats what I'm into, so if i use this bit below it should be fine?
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You'll see a list of files (weapons, explosions etc) now let's say you want to install gun sounds. Export weapons.ivaud to your desktop (or any other location) open it up with gta-ivaud. Now you can import sounds 1 by 1 or .. you can replace the entire weapons.ivaud if a mod provides it (if so .. you can skip the exporting and just import the new weapons.ivaud).
I've got the importing of mods ok now so hopefully I'll be able to produce a decent sound mod for myself and if its any good i'll post it up for the community to try.

Killerfist 02-01-2012 06:29 AM

Okay, just keep in mind that altering speeches is not possible (so far), gta-ivaud doesn't support opening speech files. So if u'd like to give niko a different voice for example.. thats not an option.

Altering gun sounds etc is possible, when looking at weapon.ivaud u'll see there's more then 1 file per weapon. It might help downloading a similar soundmod to the one your planning to do just to see which sound files need to be replace. But the newest ivaud version has named soundfiles and u can preview them so I'd say you'll find the right ones. Good luck

BigPickle 02-01-2012 06:44 AM

cool,
well ive just altered the pistol sound as a test and saved it using "save as" to my destop, then pasted in my residents file yet my sounds are still stock in game :confused:

EDIT Got it working i probably didnt save it right :P

Killerfist 02-02-2012 03:24 PM

Okay glad it works, I've tried installing a sniper sound myself once but ingame it sounds alot different then your soundfile.

Well let me know if you run into any problems


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