can i manually replace xp sounds?

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ccl0
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can i manually replace xp sounds?

Post by ccl0 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:28 am

i'd like to replace the default .wav files in xp with my own custom sounds. so this is what i've figured out is:

first i rename all my sound files to match those that windows uses.

then i make a cab file of them by this command MAKECAB FILENAME.WAV

which results in the file as cab with FILENAME.WA_

after that i just copy the cab files i have made and paste inside the i386 folder of my xp build and overwrite the originals when asked.


is there any problems with doing it this way?

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Post by cyberloner » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:14 am

yes u can that way...
my dvd is mod like that and they work as long as the wav and cab is the same name as the original....

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Post by nomadturk » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:37 am

Hmm, i'm putting the replaced media files within my $OEM$ folder, and it's working like a charm!
(:

(I don't know of any side effect affecting me, yet.)

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Post by ccl0 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:08 pm

does anyone know of a way to create multiple cab files without having to manually type in all of the file names? for example, i have 27 .wav files to replace, but i'm looking for a quicker method instead of doing them individually.

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Post by ccl0 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:06 am

ok this is what i've found so far. i'm sure there are other methods of doing this:


open up notepad and make a file with this:

@echo Off
title MakeCab all file in current directory

FOR %%L IN (*.*) DO makecab %%L /L ".\Cab"

exit


save the file as createcabs.cmd


place createcabs.cmd in the directory where you have your files located. double click on the createcabs.cmd and it should run a batch process and place the cabbed files in a folder named cab.



however, also in the cab folder is a "createcabs.cm_" file. i'm unsure what that file is or what it's importance is (or if i can just delete it)

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Post by TechnoHunter » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:10 am

-chuckle- the createcabs.cm_ would be the cabbed version of your cmd file.. since you told it to grab all files with your *.* in the for command :) so yup.. safe to delete

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Post by ccl0 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:49 am

lol i never thought of that. i guess that makes sense though :D

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Post by Wesmosis » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:32 am

ok can someone plz post the sound files which to be placed on my XP source CD?

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:16 am

Ummm like what kinda sounds do you want?


I can take some porno clips if you want... That will definatly make your XP more exciting!!!

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Post by Wesmosis » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:00 pm

Vista Sound Files Man ;)

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Post by bober101 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:27 pm

well there are a couple of xp sound replacement addons, why not simply take those?
XP theme source patcher
patches/overwrites ure default xp visual resources

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Post by ccl0 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:23 pm

bober101 wrote:well there are a couple of xp sound replacement addons, why not simply take those?

probably for the same reason when people post how to do things with rvm that nlite can already do much faster and easier.

anyway, Wesmosis i used the vista sounds from this http://oddbasket.deviantart.com/art/XP- ... k-47056403

i tried testing out quite a few different ones and i found these to sound the best. some of those vista sound packs sound downright awful.

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Post by bober101 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:36 pm

ccl0 wrote:
bober101 wrote:well there are a couple of xp sound replacement addons, why not simply take those?

probably for the same reason when people post how to do things with rvm that nlite can already do much faster and easier.
?? i dont understand what you mean.


1- dl a specific sound replacement addon
2- unpack it and take the sound files
XP theme source patcher
patches/overwrites ure default xp visual resources

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Post by ccl0 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:32 pm

bober101 wrote:
ccl0 wrote:
bober101 wrote:well there are a couple of xp sound replacement addons, why not simply take those?

probably for the same reason when people post how to do things with rvm that nlite can already do much faster and easier.
?? i dont understand what you mean.


1- dl a specific sound replacement addon
2- unpack it and take the sound files

simple:

a. i dont have to depend on the work of someone else.

b. i wanted to use the vista sounds that *I* wanted to use, not someone else's selection. not all those vista sound packs are equal. some are really bad. the one i found was the best in my opinion.

c. why re-invent the wheel when my method i outlined takes all of a max of ~maybe~ 10 seconds for me. if my methods works AND i am happy with it, then why go through the trouble of finding some addon, testing to see if the sounds are as accurate/clear as the ones i originally am using. all of that takes extra time, when all i do now is copy over my files to i386 in .5 seconds and be done with it


oh and also it just gives people other options about how to do things

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Post by bober101 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:57 pm

i just thought you were looking for the wave files so i simply gave my opinion(how to look for and get them from a pack, i never intented you to use the addon but only the files in it.)and btw work of others also includes:
http://oddbasket.deviantart.com/art/XP- ... k-47056403
XP theme source patcher
patches/overwrites ure default xp visual resources

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Post by ccl0 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:04 pm

bober101 wrote:and btw work of others also includes:
http://oddbasket.deviantart.com/art/XP- ... k-47056403
ok if you say so. all the other i had seen either used the vista sounds with the low volume(which sucked), or the ones with the artificially increased volume(which only resulted in distorted sounds). also none of the addons set the vista sounds to default. how i did it worked for me and got the results *I* wanted. if you want to do it differently, go right ahead. you can create your own topic and post the methods that you used.

i am not going to argue about this back and forth because it seems rather silly to be honest.

if you have nothing else to contribute to my thread other than 'why didnt you do it this way instead of that way?' comments, then please just dont post anything at all.

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