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Turn off death sound/music

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Juanholio, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Juanholio

    Juanholio Warlord

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    Generally I like the Civ5 SFX but that death music annoys the hell out of me. Any way to kill it without turning off all sounds?
     
  2. Socratatus

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    I agree. I find it hugely annoying.

    `Yea, my units been killed, I know, it`s depressing enough, I don`t need it shoving down my throat!`

    I wish it could be removed.
     
  3. sav

    sav Prince

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    Couldn't you just replace the WAV file with a blank one, or something? (I know nothing about game coding, but I do record my own music... not sure if it's as simple as this...)
     
  4. thegingerninja

    thegingerninja Warlord

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    I hate the music. When a unit dies i'm more annoyed by the music than the death of one of my loyal soldiers [pissed]
     
  5. Juanholio

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    Glad I'm not alone! Depending where the sound resource was stored it probably could be replaced by a blank but I don't know much about modding CiV so wouldn't know if it would be a trivial task or not.

    Shame it counts as a 'sound effect' rather than 'music.'
     
  6. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    Not an ideal solution, but I turn the volume knob down on my speakers when I get this, and turn it back up after all the notifications have loaded.

    But yes, it's annoying. Like a mini-funeral march for every dead unit.
     
  7. Hammer Rabbi

    Hammer Rabbi Deity GOTM Staff

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    i just drop the sfx sounds to very low. im usually playing other sounds like my own music or the tv is on and i dont hear any of it. i dont really need any audio. it was nice for a bit but hundred of hours later its not necessary for me. same with animations. i'll turn them on for certain cool things now that i can do that in game.
     
  8. Biologist

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    The particular sound they used is what makes it so annoying, in my opinion. Why does the sound effect for unit death alerts sound like somebody sat on a whoopie cushion? They should have made all the alerts stack together under one icon (the way allied city state DoW notices currently do), and play the first three notes of "Taps" once for the whole thing. That would be less irritating and more appropriate.

    Edit: I should clarify.... I had the unit death sound effect mixed up with the "Other civ beat you to a wonder" sound effect. I still think my suggestion would be better than the current sound effect.
     
  9. Smokeybear

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    Yeah. I think of it as the "haha, up yours, you lost a unit!" tune. I often want to B-slap whoever made that sound clip and put it in the game. It should be possible to let you know you lost a unit, without being crass about it.
     
  10. omnivore

    omnivore Chieftain

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    You can indeed replace the file in the code; I have no idea how to do it if you're really motivated I'm sure you can google it.
     
  11. s0nny80y

    s0nny80y Emperor

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    Do you mean the music that cues when the game figures out no matter what you do you are going to lose a unit? Because in that instance, it's n entirely different musical score rather than a whoopie sound effect. Just wondering.
     
  12. Biologist

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    Right. See my edit above... sorry for the confusion.
     
  13. LordTightPants

    LordTightPants Chieftain

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    I hate that too, so I just turned the effects down real low...I hate that ! I would love to replace it somehow. :D
     
  14. killmeplease

    killmeplease Mk Z on Steam

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    just dont lose your units
     
  15. Juanholio

    Juanholio Warlord

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    It's sage advice like this which keeps me coming back to these forums ;)
     
  16. Socratatus

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    It`s far from sage. More like dumb. How are we supposed to never lose a unit?

    Maybe one day someone will have an actual wise solution to removing that sound.

    But not yet it seems.
     
  17. Juanholio

    Juanholio Warlord

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    I was being ironic.
     
  18. alysenne

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    I modded off the sounds for all the animals (and other various unnecessary sounds) that was bothering me so much. So I'm pretty sure this should be moddable too.

    But I didn't use the ingame mod system. The changes apply to normal non-modded games too, so it's more like changing a setting, rather than modding the game.

    assets/Sounds/XML/Audio3DScripts.xml

    That's the file I changed. Try looking through it and see if you can find the sound you want disabled.
     
  19. tnick777

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    Dun-dun DUNNNNNNNNNNNN
     
  20. Juanholio

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    lol, I do that everytime it sounds!
     

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