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 Post subject: (Playstation 2) Virtua Racing Flat Out Sound Effects Mod
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:49 pm 
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Hello Everyone:

I'm new here, so I apologize in advance if I failed to observe any forum-specific rules by posting in this manner.
I'm trying to remove a specific sound effect (of tires screeching) in Virtua Racing Flat Out for the PS2, which is almost game-breaking in its nature. To see what I mean, feel free to play a few seconds of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqK8hjJcc7Q . The sound can be heard any time the car is turning, making an unbearable mess of sound.

The sound effect itself is bundled with a bunch of other sound effects. It's inside a file less than a megabyte in size, named "SE01.BD", which has a companion file with an "HD" extension. I want to edit this sound effect and replace it with silence, so the game will still have something to playback, but I haven't been able to pull this off correctly. Can anyone give me some pointers? I feel like this should be an easy enough task and I've been missing something.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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 Post subject: Re: (Playstation 2) Virtua Racing Flat Out Sound Effects Mod
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:42 pm 
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Posting to let you know that I've found a working solution to this issue: The .HD file contains a lot of settings for each one of the samples contained in the .BD file. One of the values is, easy enough, sample volume. In this case it was set to 7F, and by hex editing that value to 00 and rebuilding the ISO with the modified .HD file, Virtua Racing Flat Out is now a whole lot easier on the ears. I might try setting that value to something lower than 7F but higher than 00 to hear if the sfx becomes enjoyable at lower volumes. But for now I'll consider this a win. Hope it helps, cheers! :)



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