How make a custom sound in tf2

How to replace sounds with custom .wav files in tf2

Custom Sounds in Team Fortress 2

Made because i found out how and there wasn't a tut that i could find

  1. Download the program GCFScape. This allows you to see the way tf2 files are laid out.
  2. Go into steam>steamapps>common>team fortress 2>tf. You should now see many files labeled as VPK files. Open the one that says "tf2_sound_vo_english_dir.vpk" with GCFscape. (Screenshot A)
  3. Locate the sound you want to replace/ modify. Usually found in TF>sounds, then whatever category your sound is in. For example, to replace "GOTTA MOVE THAT GEAR UP!" with something, look it in root>Sounds>vo ("vo" stands for "voice" or "vocalization") for the file.
  4. Convert the sound file you wish to use into a .wav file with dBpowerAMP music converter available here. The wav should be converted with 16bit, 44100 Hz, 2 channel settings
  5. Rename your custom sound with the name of the file you want to replace (e.g. "Engineer_moveup01.wav").
  6. Save the sound in the same directory in a new custom folder with the same file name in your tf folder (Not in the vpk). If the file path does not exist, create the needed folders. This will overwrite the sound in the vpk with the sound in the Team Fortess 2 folder in-game.
  7. Open tf2 and load yourself up a map, then use whatever means to trigger the line you replaced. Consider asking a friend to help if it is a response such as "set on fire".

If the file did not play correctly, delete the .wav from steamapps and start over

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  • LuigIan2000's Levels
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    7 months ago:

    I got the sound file .wav now i don't know where to put it, I don't understand step 6, i might be missing something really obvious, but i need help.

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    Posted by lilstatik is it possible to make these team specific

    [sad face] [sad voice] your probably long gone by now...

    It's not possible..... heh I have an idea why you'd want it like that.

    To hear Spys of certain audio cues that'd give you an sight to something

    Less polys, More Fps, More Fun
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    is it possible to make these team specific

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    I don't know where to put the sound...

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    10 months ago:

    Only two problems....

    1. SHPEE.
    2. I don't know where to get teh sound I want to put in.
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    11 months ago:

    I'd just made a custom voice pack for the Soldier tonight, when I found the sounds were massively distorted, demonic-sounding, or just plain not playing. They work now, after I found this! Thank you! <3

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  • UrDreamyCream's Levels
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    11 months ago:

    My sound finally works! But I want to share this with my friends to, but I didn't work just to transfer the file over skype.. Do my friends have to do the same thing as me and one last thing.. How do I make my sound louder in-game ?

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    • Could someone possibly make a soundmod for me where if you stab someone with the stock knife for the spy, its silent? like the sound of the knife hitting someone is just nothing?
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    I'm in my laptop with Cracked Steam (the official Steam was on my computer) on it. I download GCFScape, well, the latest version. I don't know what I derped, all of the voice over files are grey (but not the music, weapons and halloween sounds). They are all 0MB and unplayable in Windows Media Player. I didn't convert my games with SteamPipe, I HAVE the .NET Framework, I even have Steam off. What am I gonna do with that? Voice these myself? No way.

    That's sad, I can't make Machinimas and stuff, nothing to do. :C

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    Posted by DarkDove Notes:

    • i can find everything else but weapons on gfcscape in sound its not there?

    Steampipe turned the GCFScape file into... Something that cannot be opened using it

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