Advanced Boat Hacking – Sounds

Posted by Atashi at 2015.05.06 11.00 in Customizations

Here is more information than you ever wanted to know, about hacking the Formula Wai racing boats. This edition covers the sounds.

The boats are Mod / Copy (*) so you can play around and customize your boat. However, be warned that the only support available for broken boats is a new un-modified one.

The Formula Wai mark 2 (FW-2) boats produce a number of noises. Many of them (but not all) can be customized, if you feel so inclined. This post outlines what can be customized, and how to do it.

The following sounds are included inside the boat. They are provided full-perms, so you can take them out and do with them what you wish.

If you want to replace any of them, just delete the one(s) you want to replace, and drop in new sound(s) with the exact same name. Sound names are case sensitive, so Collision_Bump is different from collision_bump.

~collision_bump
This is the sound you hear when you drive your boat into an obstacle – like another boat, or a pier or something. Ideally, it should be short, and loud.
~engine_idle
This is the sound the engine plays when you’re not moving. It needs to be a looped sound.
~engine_drive
This is the sound the engine plays when you’re moving at ‘regular’ speed. It needs to be a looped sound.
~engine_turbo
This is the sound the engine plays when you’re moving at ‘turbo’ speed. It needs to be a looped sound, and ideally should have a higher pitch or ‘faster’ sound than the _drive sound.
~engine_pitlane
This is the sound the engine plays when you’re moving in the pit lane. It needs to be a looped sound, and ideally should have a lower pitch or ‘slower’ sound than the _drive sound. The default pit-lane and reverse sounds are the same.
~engine_reverse
This is the sound the engine plays when you’re moving in reverse. It needs to be a looped sound, and ideally should have a lower pitch or ‘slower’ sound than the _drive sound. The default pit-lane and reverse sounds are the same.
~engine_destroyed
This is the sound you hear when your boat is destroyed (after health goes below zero.) Ideally it should be loud and crunchy.

If you delete a sound and don’t replace it (or replace it with a sound incorrectly named), the boat will continue to function – the script will revert to using hard-coded default sounds.

Have fun modding your boats, and remember to make backups of your boat!

(* Freebie boats are given away as Copy only.)

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