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Upgrade Sounds

Discussion in 'Content Suggestions & Proposals' started by TrainFreak1994, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. TrainFreak1994

    TrainFreak1994 New Member

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    I don't know why we have all this technology and resources at our disposal and are using these underwhelming sounds on the locos. The GE P42DC and Caltrain F40PH-2 are a couple prime examples. The prime mover, horn and bell are just a few glaring examples of the sound deficiencies present.
     
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  2. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    Are you aware of RailWorksAmerica? You could try there for sound mods.
     
  3. Buynot

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    Nevermind the sounds, as pointed out by Cat, RWA is a thing, and I would highly recommend it, but a lot of the older DLC that's available could use a visual upgrade as well. While locomotives like the NKP S-2, or the SP GS4 are good for something that came out 5 or 6 years ago, they are still pretty painful to look at when compared to some of the newer locomotives that have been released in recent years. If anything looks should be priority 1 when it comes to upgrading DLC.
     
  4. TrainFreak1994

    TrainFreak1994 New Member

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    Why weren't these sounds added in the first place? Why so cheap? At Trainz we have third party partners who put more effort into getting the most realistic sounds and even provide some of the built-in content and dependencies. I'm not here to rant but it's kinda ridiculous
     
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    So does TS, look to Armstrong Powerhouse as an example
     
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    Indeed, AP produce some excellent add-on sound packs, which I'm using. Hopefully, they'll continue to produce more sound packs of this high quality. However, they're for UK stock only.
     
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    More to counter the "well trainz does it" argument rather then say that it's blanket. If no american companies are doing this then that's up to them.
     
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  8. TrainFreak1994

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    So how do you install those third party files without jacking everything up?
     
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    Let's take the P42 from the standalone pack (comes with Marias Pass scenarios) and let's switch out the horn. First, let's find a decent recording - my personal favorite is http://railworksamerica.com/index.p...p42-horn-and-bell-replacement&catid=25:sounds as it has a good, clean sound. Next, you'll need to install a program called "RW_Tools" - you can get it here - http://www.agenetools.com/downloads.html

    Now that the groundwork is done, let's install the horn. Navigate to your Steam installation (usually the C: drive) and drill down to ProgramFiles(x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\P42Pack01
    Inside, there will be two files - "blueprints.pak" and "P42Pack01Assets.ap". Open the .ap file with 7Zip or similar program and navigate to Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\P42DC\Cab

    Here is where things start to get complicated - open the file downloaded from Railworks America and inside you will see files named K5LA_Start, Loop, and End, plus some suffixed with "cab". Copy and paste all of the sound files into the .ap folder that you (should) still have open. Go find in the Cab folder "P42DCHorn.proxyxml" and open it. Press CTRL+F and search for "HornLoop". Replace the file reference to point towards "K5LA_Loop.wav" and repeat the process based on what the files are called - the "Cab" versions of the files are replacing the "int" versions in the default.

    For a more 'visual' representation of this, watch this -
     
  10. TrainFreak1994

    TrainFreak1994 New Member

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    My antivirus is blocking the page
     
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    Which site?
     
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    RW_Tools should be safe - it's not necessary for editing the proxyxml, as you can use Notepad, but it's not quite as easy. The process should be the same, though.
     
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