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Need Help Ambient/seashore folder empty

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by robinzon, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. robinzon

    robinzon Powder Monkey

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    After a long time I reinstalled this game (inspired by recent rewatch of the movies - yes Elizabeth/Will still annoys me, lol) and noticed there was something wrong with sound. I remember there being ambient sounds when anchored near shore, for example hearing birds and other things. Now there is nothing. These sounds were really the thing that made POTC stand above AoP2 for me, the immersion they gave me.

    It turns out my RESOURCE/SOUND/AMBIENT/SEASHORE folder is empty even after a new and clean install of the game. How is it possible that the install procedure created a folder, but left it empty instead of putting files into it?

    How can I get these missing files?
     
  2. Hylie Pistof

    Hylie Pistof Curmudgeon Staff Member QA Tester Storm Modder

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    Hehe. You have it even worse than I do. I just looked and there are 3 .wav files in there. Fanfare, fanfare2, and steam engine. o_O

    What do trumpets and a steam engine chugging along have to do with a seashore? :nerbz
     
  3. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Same in my own game folder.
    And I'm pretty darn sure my game folder is a fully correct install of the Saturday 7 January 2017 version of the mod, so that's nothing to worry about. :doff
     
  4. Grey Roger

    Grey Roger Sea Dog Staff Member Storm Modder

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    Those three files would seem to be the work of @Jack Rackham as they're used in the "Woodes Rogers" and "Goldbug" storyline code.
     
  5. Hylie Pistof

    Hylie Pistof Curmudgeon Staff Member QA Tester Storm Modder

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    In resource/sounds/nature there are seagulls.wav and such.
     
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    If you stand on deck, near the coast, you will hear birds. I think they stop singing
    when you goes to land.:bird:
     
  7. Jack Rackham

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    In stock POTC that folder is empty and I used it for 3 of my sounds which occur on seashores.
     
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    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Thanks for confirming, Jack! That's what I expected. :doff
     
  9. robinzon

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    That's the thing, I don't hear any birds. I did hear them the last time I played this game, many years ago, but no more. :(

    Why would devs create a folder and leave it empty?
     
  10. Pieter Boelen

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    Game was rushed to release. :shrug
     

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