View Full Version : Trying to mod electric engines submerged
07-14-2005, 03:33 PM
I always wanted my sub to have this swisch-swisch sound under water, like in Das Boot! I succeded to record this sound from the movie and created a new "Submarine_electric_exterior" file. (Yes its 16 bit mono and a wave file) Wich I thought was the file used when you listen to the sound from the boat submerged and e-machine on. Unfortunately this sound I created didn't appear. It was still this "hard" more noicy sound.
Does anyone know what file/-s are used to create this sound. (when I use F 12 and go under water and watch (+listen) to the boat from outside)
I really want to have this sound instead. If someone want this file I can post it.
Hoping for help
07-15-2005, 04:14 AM
I've listened to all the sounds in SH3 when I was trying out some replacements, and I'm fairly certain 'submarine_electric_exterior.wav' is indeed the sound of the electric engines from outside the sub when using free-cam. So long as you correctly named your new file and put it in the correct folder ..which I'm sure you did, then I cant understand why you wouldn't have heard it in game.
When I was trying out some different aircraft sounds I found that I had to convert 16 bit files to 8 bit in order to hear them in the game...otherwise I got no sound or a ctd. That could just be my system and soundcard however.
Send it here if you like and I'll test it for you.
07-15-2005, 06:59 AM
Thanks macstu23 for your answer.
I have done some hard work on this since i posted this and found out that there is in fact two files working at the same time:
2. Submarine propellers 2
The nr 2 was totally dominating, thats why I couldn't hear the other one!
I have make some hard work tuning these two files and now I have according to me, a very nice "Das Boot" underwater sound!
Realistic or not, but it sounds very close to the sound in the movie.
If you are interested I can send them to you if you like!
ps. I haven't tried to convert them to 8 bit sound. Maybe that had been a easier way!
07-15-2005, 11:26 AM
Sounds good. By all means, email them to me if you like or upload them somewhere.
07-15-2005, 11:40 AM
I have just emailed them to you.
Just let me know what you think, if they are worth upload somewhere
07-15-2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks for that rulle. I just tried your replacement wavs out in-game and I think they sound really good. I'm used to hearing just the default electric engine and submarine prop sounds so it seemed quieter than I was used to at first, but I do like it. Definitely more of a wet 'slosh' sound as the propellor blades churn the water.
If you were thinking of uploading somewhere, might i suggest http://u-boot.realsimulation.com/
I also heard a rumour that subsim.com like to host mods too :D
07-15-2005, 08:38 PM
Glad you liked it.
The purpose was to make the sound as in the movie Das Boot!
I just love that sceen when the boat comes towards you submerged and with that special "swisch-swisch" sound.
I agree that the boat is quite silent, but for me, I like the sound better the more I listen to it.
I do think that the stock sound is a little bit to noisy for being electric propulsion.
I'll make the mod ready for jsgme and try to upload it.
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