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Old 11-23-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question Help for Extracting sound files,please help i'm becoming crazy

Hello guys
i wanted to find some audio files from KOTOR using KOTOR tool

Tatooine's dune sea wind ambient sound

i've tried to play the file in the modules files,but it gives me an error that says

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"Exception not handled by the application,Click Continue to ignore the error and try to proceed,click Exit to exit from the application immediately

The output char buffer is too small to contain the decoded characters, encoding 'Unicode (UTF-8)' fallback 'System.Text.DecoderReplacementFallback'.
Parameter name: chars"
and if i try to import the wav using Audacity like described in this thread http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=210546

File>Import Raw

it only makes a loud buzzing if played as if was corrupted,but it's not,i don't know why
and the audio gauge instead of being like this



it's completely blue

i want to find the background ambient wind sound in this video that plays in a loop from 2:24 to 3:37
it also plays in the Tatooine Dune Sea

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but i can't find anywhere,i looked every thread,i asked in other forums but never replied,i searched for hours in the KOTOR sound files,but i can't find it

please help
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #2
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It sounds like that file might be compressed? Try decompressing the file using Miles Tools which is discussed here.

Please report your results if it does or does not work. Thanks.




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Old 11-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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holy s*it,
Sith Holocron in my thread

thank you for having replied,it's taking me forever and i'm going nuts
yes it could be,but i don't even know which file plays that specific sound effect
i was just trying to play that sound to know if it was the right one
but unfortunately unless i find out how to decompress that file,i'm screwed

no Miles doesn't work,although i was searching for that tool forever,it dissapeared unless you paid money for it

i've tried renaming it mp3 and decompressing it but it only has a silent file of 1 sec and that doesn't do nothing else

i have to convert it with something?
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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I was once able to "convert" the game music by simply renaming the .wav files to .mp3. Afterwards I could play them with every player like Windows Media Player or iTunes.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #5
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I was once able to "convert" the game music by simply renaming the .wav files to .mp3. Afterwards I could play them with every player like Windows Media Player or iTunes.
i tried that,but it simply opens it leaving a blank media player without any error
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:24 AM   #6
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It sounds like that file might be compressed? Try decompressing the file using Miles Tools which is discussed here.

Please report your results if it does or does not work. Thanks.
bump

i've tried to test another file by renaming its extention in mp3 and decompress it,but somehow the file from 1.7 Mb(al_nt_Starforge,or the main background ambience sound of the Star Forge) shrunk to 4 Kb
WTF?

but the file i was searching for is called "Al_nt_duneseabed" located in the folder Streammusic
i've tried "playing it" by using the launcher and it works by renaming it "click.wav",but somehow Miles shrinks the file to 4 kb when decompresses,it shouldn't be like this when the original was 978 Kb
how can i fix this bug?
or it's that specific version of Miles that has that specific bug?

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Old 11-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #7
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i tried that,but it simply opens it leaving a blank media player without any error
Well, I just looked through KotOR Tool and listened to the video you linked in the first post.

The files you want can be found in KotOR Tool, in KotOR 1->BIFs->sounds.bif.

They are:

as_nt_dunwind_01
as_nt_dunwind_02
as_nt_dunwind_03
as_nt_dunwind_04
as_nt_dunwind_05

And alternatively, you might also check out:

as_nt_windgust_01
as_nt_windgust_02
as_nt_windgust_03
as_nt_windgust_04
as_nt_windgust_05


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Old 11-25-2014, 02:09 PM   #8
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Well, I just looked through KotOR Tool and listened to the video you linked in the first post.

The files you want can be found in KotOR Tool, in KotOR 1->BIFs->sounds.bif.

They are:

as_nt_dunwind_01
as_nt_dunwind_02
as_nt_dunwind_03
as_nt_dunwind_04
as_nt_dunwind_05

And alternatively, you might also check out:

as_nt_windgust_01
as_nt_windgust_02
as_nt_windgust_03
as_nt_windgust_04
as_nt_windgust_05
thanks for replying,but they're not the right files

you can hear in that video that the sound in the background it's a single wav file looping over and over,the files that you speak,not only they sound different,but i think they are single wavs triggered in-game randomly(just a theory)because you hear them occasionally,while this plays in the whole loaded area regardless of events

what i was interested in was Al_nt_duneseabed but the problem that the Miles Sound tool while it decompresses the file,it reduces the file's size from over 700 kb to 4 kb
so the result is that when i open the file in the media player,it's like playing an empty track
the problem now it's how to actually decompress this file without shrinking it

what do you think is causing that bug?
do you guys have that problem with Miles?

there's some advanced tool that can find easily area specific audio besides KOTOR tool?

where i can find the Black Rakatan audio speech files?

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Old 11-26-2014, 03:47 AM   #9
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i tried that,but it simply opens it leaving a blank media player without any error
Just checked and I get the same result.
But I'm still able to play the music by doing just that... weird
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:37 AM   #10
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Just checked and I get the same result.
But I'm still able to play the music by doing just that... weird
as i've said,the file shrinks to 4 kb so it's unplayable
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:04 PM   #11
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHRot4LaCqE

this is the sound i want,the background loop.
I've tried again today but it simply shrinks to 4 kb from 973 kb,when decompressing it should grow in size,not reduce it
that's why it's unplayable,if i try to convert it to raw,it leads to the same result.
i copied directly the file from the game folder
Windows media player says it's 04:26 minutes long,but when i rename it click.wav the launcher successfully plays the file (without modifications) that looks to be a 20-30 seconds loop.
Can someone give me a link to the latest version of Miles? because the main site doesn't show any download option anymore

EDIT:I suspect that the reason of this buggy conversion may be because this version of miles sound i'm using gives an error "no codec found" while trying to decompress a .wav file on my 64 bit system but if you rename it Mp3 the decompression "works" (no error) but ends up with a 4 kb file

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