Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Changing the World of Warcraft Gun Sound

Updated:  May 14th 2009

The World of Warcraft gun sounds have always been terribly annoying to me.  This insanely loud sound that guns make are the opposite of what I envision Hunters to be in the Warcraft setting.  For the first 4 years of Warcraft I would not touch guns because of the loud gun sound.

About 4 months ago this all changed when I found Silencer Reborn.  It is an "addon" that changes the sounds that all guns make in the game.

Now I call it an "addon" because it's not a normal addon that installs to the interface/addons directory.  It requires you to create a few folders if you have not meddled with game sounds before (this is not illegal or against the terms of service).

This is the required folder structure for all mods that change the gun sounds:
(wowfolder)\Data\Sound\Item\Weapons\Gun\

In the Gun folder you will need these six file types as .ogg (thanks people that commented) files (each addon gives you these files):
GunFire01, GunFire02, GunFire03, GunLoad01, GunLoad02, GunLoad03


4 Gun Sound modification addons:

Silencer Reborn
Makes guns sound more like lasers.

Gun Silencer/Suppressor 
A more realistic Gun Silencer sound.

EarPlugs
Same exact sound that the current Guns in WoW use, but quieter.

Make Guns Sound Like Bows
Self explanatory.


If it weren't for these type of addons, my character would never know the joys of using a gun.
 

11 comments:

amethyst114 said...

I need help installing gunsilencer/suppressor I am 65yrs old and dont under stand I tryed to load it into my wow data it dont work I looked in my wow files I can't find guns can someone please help me

Shaedon said...

You have the create the folders in your Data folder.

If you don't have the Sound folder create it in the Data folder.

In the Sound folder, create a folder named Item. In the Item folder create a folder named Weapons. In the Weapons folder, create a folder named Gun.

Now, within the Gun folder, you put the GunFire and GunLoad wav files.

Anonymous said...

I followed Shaedon's instructions and tried placing this in the Add-ons folder as well. Neither works as of August 2011.

Anonymous said...

Will there be updates for the new sound f-up by blizz ??? please :)

Anonymous said...

i cant get it to work using the path / fold structure mentioned above...

Anonymous said...

"In the Sound folder, create a folder named Item. In the Item folder create a folder named Weapons. In the Weapons folder, create a folder named Gun.

Now, within the Gun folder, you put the GunFire and GunLoad wav files." THIS DOES NOT WORK IN THE DATA FOLDER OF WORLD OF WARCRAFT IN MAC OS X

Anonymous said...

"THIS DOES NOT WORK IN THE DATA FOLDER OF WORLD OF WARCRAFT IN MAC OS X "

it work, just put de "Sound" folder in Data.....
mac is EAZ

Anonymous said...

it doesn't work

Anonymous said...

Convert .wav to .ogg

Have fun!

scenie said...

They have to be ogg files now, you can convert them to ogg files using the free software Audacity. Hope this helps for people who can't get it to work

Anonymous said...

I followed directions EXACTLY as explained with succesfull results. I love the silenced rifle now and take great joy in rapid fire. Use AUDACITY to convert the WAV files to OGG as I first went with a "free" download that added their own tag to the file so every time I fired it was a commercial.