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Joetheeskimo
08-09-2006, 04:21 PM
First off let me say I posted this here because Holowan Laboratories doesn't have a forum dedicated to sound and I just had to pick between this and the KOTOR I forum. If a mod thinks this should be elsewhere, feel free to move it. :)

I need to extract the lightsaber sound effects from KOTOR I and/or II in .wav format. However, most of the sound files' names are nonsensical combinations of letters and numbers, and I have absolutely no idea where to start looking.
I need the lightsaber being activated, the hum as it swings, and the background humming when it's on. I also need "clash" sound effects, when two lightsabers meet, and the lightsaber turning off.

Can anybody help me out with this? Thanks. :)

ChAiNz.2da
08-09-2006, 04:55 PM
Hey Joe...

No worries, even if there is no 'specific' section... if it's about modding the game, then Holowan is your home :)

As for your question, I'm at work.. so I can't give exact paths, but I'm sure one of the other modders around can get you an answer ;)

EDIT: err.. duh. Forgot to mention that I moved the thread in case anyone gets confused about the first post.. :nut:

Fiestainabox
08-09-2006, 05:04 PM
I know, its a completely daunting task.

Personally, I've never actually worked with the saber effects, let alone found them with Miles tools, but the best I can come up with for you is download Shems USM (Ultimate sound mod) and Take a look at the files in there, or find another mod that changes the saber sounds.

As for finding the originals, that's as far as my expertise go....

Joetheeskimo
08-09-2006, 05:09 PM
Where can I download that? :)

Darth333
08-09-2006, 05:17 PM
The original saber sounds are not in the sound folder but can be extracted with Kotor Tool (look under BIFs->sounds.bif)

The lightsaber sounds names start by cb_ls_*

Joetheeskimo
08-09-2006, 05:20 PM
Thanks very much!

Exactly what I needed.