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==Introduction==
 
The audio part of the Dark Mod has been divided into the following three sections:
 
The audio part of the Dark Mod has been divided into the following three sections:
 
<ul>
 
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<li>[[Voices]]</li>
 
<li>[[Voices]]</li>
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
==Terms and Explanations==
 
'''Soundeffects (or SFX)'''
 
We have adopted this term for any sound that is played from within the code. That basically means leveldesigner wont have to bother about them. Ex: footsteps, impact sounds, weapon sounds, the pickup-loot sound, porcelain-cup-dropped-on-marble sounds etc.
 
 
'''Ambients'''
 
Sounds which are added by the leveldesigner in order to bring life to the map. Mood enhancers, if you wish. Ex: machines, birds, waterfalls and background music/loops.
 
 
'''Voices'''
 
Things spoken or expressed by the inhabitants of the world. That includes:
 
Humans, zombies, belchers, and any other creatures we might come up with.
 
 
  
 
===The folderstructure===
 
===The folderstructure===
 
This structure and all the soundfiles can be found in doom3/darkmod/sound.
 
This structure and all the soundfiles can be found in doom3/darkmod/sound.
 
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<ul>
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     <ul>
 
       <li>ambience</li>
 
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   <li>voices
 
   <li>voices
 
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     <ul>
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       <li>n/a</li>
 
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I'm in the process of editing this page.. It looks kinda weird atm. :)
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'''Ambient'''
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Sounds which are added by the leveldesigner in order to bring life to the map. Mood enhancers, if you wish. Ex: machines, birds, waterfalls and background music/loops.
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  <ul>
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    <li>Ambience - Sounds not tied to an object. Music/background hums. Added purely to enhance the atmosphere.</li>
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    <li>Environmental - Sounds that imitate an object from the world. Such as machines, birds, crickets and other animals, a stream of water, churchbells, rattling chains etc.</li>
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  </ul>
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</li>
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<li>'''SFX (or Soundeffects)'''
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We have adopted this term for any sound that is played from within the code. That basically means leveldesigner wont have to bother about them. Ex: footsteps, impact sounds, weapon sounds, the pickup-loot sound, porcelain-cup-dropped-on-marble sounds etc.
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  <ul>
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    <li>Game - Certain "special" sounds as levelstart, objective_complete/failed, main menu sounds etc</li>
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    <li>Movement - Footsteps etc</li>
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    <li>Tools - Weapons and gadgets</li>
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    <li>World - Collisions, objects (open doors etc)</li>
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  </ul>
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</li>
  
Now you don't really need to care about the SFX, but I'll give a short explanation anyway:
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<li>'''Voices'''
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Things spoken or expressed by the inhabitants of the world. That includes:
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Humans, zombies, belchers, and any other creatures we might come up with.
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</li>
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</ul>
  
    * Game - Certain "special" sounds as levelstart, objective_complete/failed, main menu sounds etc
 
    * Movement - Footsteps etc
 
    * Tools - Weapons and gadgets
 
    * World - Collisions, objects (open doors etc)
 
  
  
Now on to the important part, the ambients. They are currently sorted in two folders:
 
  
    * Ambience - Sounds not tied to an object. Music/background hums. Added purely to enhance the atmosphere.
 
    * Environmental - Sounds that imitate an object from the world. Such as machines, birds, crickets and other animals, a stream of water, churchbells, rattling chains etc.
 
  
  

Revision as of 12:56, 6 December 2005

Introduction

The audio part of the Dark Mod has been divided into the following three sections:

The folderstructure

This structure and all the soundfiles can be found in doom3/darkmod/sound.

  • ambient
    • ambience
    • environmental
  • sfx
    • game
    • movement
    • tools
    • world
  • voices
    • n/a


  • Ambient Sounds which are added by the leveldesigner in order to bring life to the map. Mood enhancers, if you wish. Ex: machines, birds, waterfalls and background music/loops.
    • Ambience - Sounds not tied to an object. Music/background hums. Added purely to enhance the atmosphere.
    • Environmental - Sounds that imitate an object from the world. Such as machines, birds, crickets and other animals, a stream of water, churchbells, rattling chains etc.
  • SFX (or Soundeffects) We have adopted this term for any sound that is played from within the code. That basically means leveldesigner wont have to bother about them. Ex: footsteps, impact sounds, weapon sounds, the pickup-loot sound, porcelain-cup-dropped-on-marble sounds etc.
    • Game - Certain "special" sounds as levelstart, objective_complete/failed, main menu sounds etc
    • Movement - Footsteps etc
    • Tools - Weapons and gadgets
    • World - Collisions, objects (open doors etc)
  • Voices Things spoken or expressed by the inhabitants of the world. That includes: Humans, zombies, belchers, and any other creatures we might come up with.





File formats

The format we are using for SFX: Ogg, 44100Hz, 96kbps, mono
The format we are using for Ambient: Ogg, 44100Hz, 160kbps, stereo OR Ogg, 44100Hz, 96kbps, mono depending on what kind of sound it is. (That means, use your common sense. Does the sound really benefit from stereo format?)