# Special Aircraft Service

## Individual Mods and Packs for IL-2 1946 => Other Mods => Sounds (Common) => Topic started by: victor639514 on April 30, 2020, 08:02:53 PM

Title: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on April 30, 2020, 08:02:53 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/sgf2V4Wq/VSM-logo-v7-alt1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

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Greetings again, my dears!

It's been yet another hot minute since I last came forth with an update on my audio work. Thankfully, quarantine and staying at home have given me the time and essentials to keep my creative gears rolling. After a month and a half, I am extremely happy to report VSM 7.3 is complete!

Designed with WW2 era modpacks specifically in mind, I cranked out an overhaul to the engaging aural experience for anyone looking to improve IL-2's soundscape. This time around, newer and more refined engine audio samples have been put into the framework of the mod. Having gathered bites from countless airshow videos and online sound sources, as well as assets from audio gods like Jafa and Tiger33, I've provided myself the nuts and bolts to give my mod a new breath of fresh air.

The result is a complete set of replacement engine sounds that will put any of the stock sounds to shame. You really must hear the new DB 600, BMW 801, Merlin, and Allison sounds - They are music for the ears! Don't forget the thunderous roar of US Radial engines - These will power through the skies with brute force! The Russian and Japanese piston engines have that familiar cool growl from the previous releases, but have been further refined and tweaked for greater flavor to your auditory senses! As for any familiar sounding engine sets, they too have been retouched in ways that bring out a greater taste!

All in all, the engine sounds in this version have been heavily polished and balanced to provide the best sound immersion possible, and I think you will enjoy them. Dare I say, I managed to make this mod even MORE fly-by worthy, without any classfile trickery of any sort! And as per tradition of SAS modding, all sounds are sampled at 22 kHz in Mono, for efficient operation and downloading!

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With the advent of it's own new buttons file and tools (courtesy of FL2070), I have made an even wider array of engine sounds to ensure diversity among IL-2's sound sets in the FMD and EMD files! Now with VSM 7.3 you'll get to hear more unique and distinctive engines at work, boasting a number 32 new audio presets! To get an idea of the variety you can expect, here's a list of aircraft families ( to name a few ;) ) you should consider trying out now:

- DBM-3
- Mig 3
- PBY Catalina
- Bristol Blenheim
- DeHavilland Mosquito
- Avro Lancaster
- Fokker DX
- Ki-45
- G4M
- BF109C and D
- BF110s
- Junkers-52
- Ju88
- He-111
- P-39 and P-63
- Hawk 75 and P-36
- R-5
- I16
- MC202
- Ki-46
- MS406
- D3A1
- B5N
- B-17 and B-24
- C-47 and DC-3
- F4U Corsair
- TBF/M Avenger
- Hawker Hurricane
- SBD Dauntless
- F2A2 Buffalo
- P-26
- Ki-27
- A5M4
- CW-21
- Lockheed Electra
- Ilyusin IL-2
- Peshka Pe-2-8
- and more...

Trust me, this is only a little list I could think of. You have to try and discover the rest on your own! Try out ALL the aircraft on your roster! I swear, you can make a virtual airshow with this stuff. You won't be let down ~ ^^

This buttons version has been tried and tested in BAT - World at War, and VP ModPack. Works in both of them! Keep in mind though, this version was made to work in 4.12 modded installations so that it plays friendly with your default buttons file. To that end, I'm sharing two versions for simplicity's sake:

- One WITH buttons for VP ModPack and BAT-WaW
- One WITHOUT buttons for general compatibility with other modpacks, or just other IL-2 versions besides 4.12

( Both versions will still carry the complete and new sound sets I've put it, just in case people wanna use or listen to the samples. )

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VSM - v7.3 - Buttons

= WORKS ONLY ON 4.12 MOD INSTALLS =
= Just open the .ZIP and drop the ! VSM Sound Mod v7.3 into your MODS folder (depending on your respective 4.12 mod installation: VPModPack or BAT #World At War) and enjoy!

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VSM - v7.3 - No Buttons

= Just open the .ZIP and drop the ! VSM Sound Mod v7.3 into your MODS folder (depending on your respective modpack: VPModPack, SAS, UP, HSFX, DBW, BAT #World At War, etc) and enjoy!

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Once again, thank you all so much for the support and encouragement that led to this mod's growth! I hope you all enjoy hearing the new goodies as I had in making them happen! Happy flying!

Oh and wash your hands afterwards. ^_^
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Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) v7 by victor639514 of SAS1946.

All IL-2 Sturmovik modifications made by victor639514 are made under the DWTFYWWI lisence. They may be, and are
encouraged to be edited, redistributed, used for other
games or purposes, and improved.

If you make an edit of this modification, and you think it's
worth sharing, don't hesitate
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Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.0 =
Post by: azura on April 30, 2020, 10:17:38 PM
The first comment: Great thanks always.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.0 =
Post by: urmel on May 01, 2020, 06:53:09 AM
Great addition! Many thanks for sharing!!!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.0 =
Post by: Kelso on May 01, 2020, 07:37:35 AM
I'm afraid to install. After all, the ideal cannot be improved ::).
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.0 =
Post by: Kopfdorfer on May 01, 2020, 07:40:36 AM
Thanks Victor - Checking it out today !

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.0 =
Post by: Flying H on May 01, 2020, 01:26:13 PM
Great way to use quarentine time! Thank you!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.0 =
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 01, 2020, 11:30:41 PM
Great stuff, thanks a bomb Victor!

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: TXZCJSP on May 06, 2020, 06:26:42 AM
wow
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 06, 2020, 02:11:20 PM
Thanks so much, y'all!  ^ ^

Keep those birds flying!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: TXZCJSP on May 08, 2020, 10:28:50 AM
Missing J-42 sound samples
No sound when my F80 is flying
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 08, 2020, 11:14:41 AM
You sure?

I could work on a fix for that, though some jet presets are glitchy in their classfiles or code.

Some P-80 fighters have their corresponding working presets, while some of them use an older, more outdated sound format in IL-2's code.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: FL2070 on May 08, 2020, 12:11:01 PM
Can confirm VSM7 contains only one J42 sample:
(https://i.postimg.cc/rFYCjfTJ/image.png) (https://postimages.org/)

Fix is to copy samples from VSM6 JTW.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 08, 2020, 12:34:40 PM
I'll work on a proper fix for that.

In the meantime, copy and paste the J42 samples from VSM6 in the JTW version. That should work.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: Griffon_301 on May 09, 2020, 12:43:59 PM
great work first of all!
do you know if it is ok to take out that huge sound sfs file from the BAT03B folder if I copy in your new VSM 7.0 directly into the sounds folder in the modules folders?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 09, 2020, 12:53:05 PM
Thanks!

Hold your horses now! I never said anything about deleting any SFS files. XD
Besides, this version of my sound mod is only for WW2 eras. So naturally this goes into your #WAW3 folder.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: Griffon_301 on May 09, 2020, 01:51:46 PM
thats for sure :)
I was just asking if you know if its okay to delete the sounds sfs as your mod is now native to BAT...
for the time, i keep the sfs and the new 7.0 mod in my install :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: luftwaffe8523 on May 10, 2020, 09:30:29 AM
Hello, I downloaded and installed your mod after watching videos on YouTube. I am currently with the BAT 3.8 mod in version 4.12.2. However, all the machine gun sounds I hear after installing your mod correspond to those in CFS3 and they are absolutely awful and not what I saw on YouTube. Can you help me please?

https://youtu.be/QkF7UcB-kT4

Here is the video I saw about your mod and the sound of the shots does not match what I have. Thank you for your help
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 10, 2020, 09:53:59 AM
That's strange, since I used my own custom gun sounds for many of the weapons you hear in VSM since the 5.0 versions and onwards. Though I did use some CFS3 gun sounds as a starting point back when I first created VSM 3 years ago or so.

Are you sure you're not using any other conflicting audio packs? I can assure you clear as day that my MG sounds are tested and work without issue.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: luftwaffe8523 on May 10, 2020, 10:17:07 AM
I believe you, to my knowledge I only use your mod however the rendering that I have does not correspond in anything to what I could see on this video. I installed your mod as you explained and in JSGME it is the only mod to activate. I tried to find where could be wrong but I do not see since it is the only mod I have installed since I BAT. However, I noticed that I had SAS Engine mod installed by default and that there were sound files, can this be a problem with your mod ?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 10, 2020, 10:24:13 AM
Well, my sound mod doesn't carry not use any classfiles at all. I don't know how you're handling your BAT installation so I can't purely know what seems to be the issue on your end.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: luftwaffe8523 on May 10, 2020, 02:47:32 PM
It is very mysterious all that .... I installed BAT and the various updates on a clean installation of IL-2 without encountering errors during the installation. Well, I would continue with these sounds too bad even if I assure you that they are horrible compare to what you do. thanks anyway  :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: Papy_Pitivier on May 10, 2020, 04:32:47 PM
Good morning, sir,

Great! I love what you're doing, but I'll have a question, not a criticism. Shouldn't the sound that pilots hear be attenuated by the headphones and earphones and in the case of WW2 pilots, by the leather of the headphones. I've watched a lot of videos, flying in the cockpit, open and closed, but I haven't had the chance yet to hear the difference in sound with or without headphones.
Of course hearing a nice engine noise is nice and pleasant, but I'm not sure the pilots would have liked to put up with that during the whole flight, which sometimes could last a long time.
So there should normally be a new type of sound, with or without headphones in addition to the open or closed cockpit or outside view. As well as for the voices through the headphones which should be better perceptible, the engine sound being muffled by the headphones.

Again, no criticism, but a simple question in order to perfect the immersion.

Thank you again for your work.

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Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: luftwaffe8523 on May 10, 2020, 11:33:42 PM
Hello, I finally managed to activate your mod and I must tell you, hat for your job! The game has entered a new dimension, I love it!

However, I encounter only one problem: during machine guns on the ground, the game freezes for 2-3 then after it comes back, and it does so on each pass as well as during normal flight.

I have an MSI GL72 laptop with 8GB of RAM, 2.60GHz Intel Core I7 processor, Nvidia GTX950M graphics card. What setting would allow me to reduce / fix this problem?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 11, 2020, 07:34:22 PM
Still busy as usual!
Expect the 7.2 update in a week or so!  ;)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: wern moldy on May 14, 2020, 03:18:08 PM
Thank you. All the sound upgrades are first class. Unexpected was the new tyre squeek upon landing, nicely done, and the irrelevant 'boom' sound at the start of a new mission is gone too.
Something I don't understand about the updates; I have no VSM folder after the patch install, so I installed the previous update to this one using the same path as the main patch. It seems to work correctly, and I do have a back up of the BAT sounds folder, so if you could point out what I may have done wrong, I can easily re-install the whole lot.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: urmel on May 14, 2020, 03:34:31 PM
Thanks again Victor!!!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: FL2070 on May 14, 2020, 04:27:56 PM
W.M., you must install base VSM7 from first post to get VSM folder.

Example from by BAT 3.8.3 #WAW3 folder:

(https://i.postimg.cc/sXY9RBnD/image.png)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: wern moldy on May 14, 2020, 06:01:23 PM
I thank you for the the trouble you went to on my behalf. And to be sure, I just checked the #WAW3 folder again just prior to this post and let me say again with absolute certainty, there is no VSM folder.
I did install the base VSM as per the first post, and the mod works! Right from the opening screen during load up, the sounds of F4F's sitting on the carrier deck, right down to the skid noises on landing at the end of a mission.
It does make me wonder whether the first update patch worked at all given the situation.
All I can do I suppose is replace the #WAW3 folder with the back up and repeat the whole process.
Thanks again for trying
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 15, 2020, 03:52:28 PM
Are you sure you're not muddling something up?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: Phoenix on May 15, 2020, 08:01:46 PM
Is there a 44 kHz version?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: FL2070 on May 15, 2020, 08:03:54 PM
VSM has been 22khz from the start - sadly, there is no 44khz version.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on May 15, 2020, 08:06:07 PM
I've always personally stuck with 22hz for better filesize, while still delivering quality audio.

On top of that, this sampling rate gives IL-2 better performance and breathing room when processing LOTS of sounds going off at once, like large air battles for instance.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: Griffon_301 on May 22, 2020, 01:59:40 PM
great sound mod, but I get a lot of "cannot load sample: null" errors when I use it instead of the integrated sfs sound from BAT....
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: Proto on May 29, 2020, 05:47:30 AM
Hallo,
Thanks for this Mod and thanks for the and the continuation of mods. :-*
I have been playing the game since 2001 when I was still at school...Hard to believe...how good a game can be.

But I haven't found one thing yet.
Is it possible to get 12mm & 7mm hitsmokes in version 4.10 ?

My Il2 is so big that it would fill up an old hard drive, and I cannot update it to version 4.12 because it crashes.
it is impossible to find the cause here, but I would like to have the smoke effects.
Thank you

Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: frontmann on June 03, 2020, 12:01:20 PM
I was having something of a  problem, just like lufwaffe8523...actually, i DID have some custom sounds installed. I disabled them and now i'm crying with joy! Your sound mod  is GREAT! Thank you so much! If i wanted to try and fiddle about with wind sound, which file should i pick out? I'd like to hear them louder and at slower speeds (after all if you take a ride on a bike you usually already hear a nice wind roar while as slow as 100 kmh!)
Anyway: thank you again, great job and new life to our game!

Riccardo
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: FL2070 on June 03, 2020, 12:11:27 PM
Find the sections in presets/aircraft.common.prs called [sample.wind_(...).speed]. Files called wind_rear_(...).wav refer to open cockpit wind, and wind_int1.wav is the closed cockpit wind. In the [(...).speed] sections, find the minlo, minhi, and value entries. The minlo entry is the onset of the wind in knots, and the minhi is the speed at which it is heard at full volume. You can make the wind louder by increasing the value.

Example in current VSM7:
Code: [Select]
[sample.wind_int1.wav.speed]minlo 25minhi 135maxlo 600maxhi 600value 2.0pmin  0.8pmax  1.5
This is the same section, but with the values changed to make the wind heard louder and at lower speeds:
Code: [Select]
[sample.wind_int1.wav.speed]minlo 15minhi 110maxlo 600maxhi 600value 3.0pmin  0.8pmax  1.5
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: frontmann on June 03, 2020, 04:00:23 PM
Of course i forgot to thank you too for this fantastic mod! And for your quick reply! Off topic: i always follow your feats in Fishyy's video!! ;D
All the best!
Riccardo
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on June 05, 2020, 05:42:32 PM
Hey y'all! Quick update:)

Thanks to the generous help of FL2070 and some technical wizardry, VSM 7.3 will feature it's own new buttons file with enhaced FMD and EMD sound features.

This will ensure a far greater diversity of engine audio for these WW2 birds! However, this buttons file will work best with 4.12 modded installations.

That is all for now. I'll see you in the skies sometime soon! ^_^
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7 =
Post by: victor639514 on June 24, 2020, 02:23:19 PM
I've been hard at work on VSM 7.3, so apologies for having gone quiet for a while.

The new version will carry it's own buttons file for the WAW module in BAT (it's also been tested in VP ModPack and it works there too). Don't worry, this won't affect flight model and engine performance. Just the sounds. ;) It's always been the sounds. I won't reveal too much, but I have a feeling you'll enjoy the engine sound diversity once it's released. ^ ^

I will still make another version of 7.3, but without the buttons file. This should ensure general compatibility with modpacks like UP, DBW, and HSFX, etc.
Title: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 01, 2020, 06:41:54 AM
-= VSM 7.3 has been released! =-

Go visit the first post!
Go visit the first post!
Go visit the first post!

>>> https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,63977.0.html <<<
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Kelso on July 01, 2020, 08:40:36 AM
Thank you for a great job! The effect is excellent as usual.
I'm using the 4.13.4 version of the game with the buttons file from mod activator 6.4 with small updates needed for some mods. Can you specify - which emd files you modified in your buttons - I would add to mine.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 01, 2020, 09:14:51 AM
Sent you a PM.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: urmel on July 01, 2020, 10:02:15 AM
Splendid job Victor! Many thanks.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 01, 2020, 02:12:53 PM
Anytime! ^^
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Griffon_301 on July 03, 2020, 12:56:14 PM
that sounds are just insane! after first optimizing the sound in the game (enabling EAX following a mod and guide found here) and then adding the first rendition of the sound matrix unlocker together with the previous version of VSM, this new version is just - well, insane! the sound when using proper earphones (plugged in my Sennheiser earphones) while doing carrier circuits in those big radial powered Grummans and Voughts is music in my ears!
that new version of VSM MUST GO into the next BAT patch!!!!
thanks a lot for compiling it and doing all this work!!!!

ps.: I have one question though: the buttons file in your mod is way smaller than the one I am using which came with the soundmatrix unlocker-which one is the better to use?
the one from the unlocker does work properly with your mod it seems, no troubles on P&W and Merlin and Allison engines... ;)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 03, 2020, 02:43:13 PM
Thank you so much!! ^_^ Happy you enjoy it!

I pretty much used the exact same buttons file from the Sound Matrix Unlocker, and modified it from there to use more sound Presets to work with. Even while packing and unpacking the file to test ingame, the size kept fluctuating. Nothing went wrong and all works fine, though it was weird to see.

Still, my buttons file for VSM 7.3 contains far more engine sound diversity, which I'm pretty sure is going to make WW2 aviation fans and audiophiles very happy.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Sarge992 on July 03, 2020, 03:01:50 PM
Evening All.

So was wondering if I could have a little help here, I installed VSM 6.0 (base pack) then all the way to VSM 7.3
Unzip, drag and drop, overwrite as required but.... nothing... sounds dont match the ones from the samples unzipped from the downloaded folder.

I dont know if there is anything to be changed in confi to activate the mod?
I have done it through JSGME, paced directly, everything but nothing seems to be working.

Running latest BAT installation with Pegasus.

Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Griffon_301 on July 03, 2020, 03:03:30 PM
Ah so your buttons contain the same stuff and more compare to the unlocker one?
Good to know, will test it tomorrow then :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on July 03, 2020, 03:46:01 PM
VSM7.3 vs. BAT SoundMatrix Unlocker

VSM7.3 was made by Victor with a custom buttons to expand the variety of engine presets available to a further extent than has ever before without presets from the the my_presets folder (in which presets can be made per-engine, i.e. different sound for each of DB605A, AS, AM, ASM, B, D, D with C3, etc). There are many presets which have never existed before, and sample sets for the new presets Victor created. VSM 7.3 does not modify the gun sound matrix.

BAT SoundMatrix Unlocker, on the other hand, doesn't do anything "new"—it allows modders to use varied engine and gun presets as were used before but were since deprecated. For example, motors like the R1820 (and its heavy bomber variant), the DB700, etc, all have their own presets. It also separates guns of similar parameters to their own individual presets named like the ones used in UP3's gun classes.

This means that while the VSM7.3 buttons is more varied than the BSMU buttons, its new soundmatrix is not compatible with other sound mods, unlike the BSMU.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 03, 2020, 03:54:22 PM
This is a far more detailed explanation. Thank you.

Also @Griffon_301, don't forget that my buttons version works best with VP Modpack and BAT's World at War module (#WAW3)...
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on July 04, 2020, 06:02:39 AM
Unpacking my 7.3 download (4.12 Buttons) in 7Z returned a 1 :Data Error! ?? It appears to have unpacked ok after cancelling 7Z through task manager tho? Win10

The button file crashes my CUP #WAW 4.12.2m install (something about a FM_156 button problem) - if disabled ok!

Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 04, 2020, 06:29:40 AM
Dude, this buttons version is for BAT #WAW3.

Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on July 04, 2020, 07:29:49 AM
Hmm download page defo states 7.3 button version for 4.12 mod installations?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 04, 2020, 08:03:24 AM
True, but make sure you're not using any other sound mods, or even older versions of VSM.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on July 04, 2020, 10:15:46 PM
No worries just a wee bit of confusion on my part - great sounds dude!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: vegetarian on July 26, 2020, 05:55:22 AM

I'm having a seniors moment  :-[  In a BAT installation, do I place the complete folder ! VSM Sound Mod v7.3 into the #WAW3 folder. Does the buttons file in the included gui folder thus take precedence over the buttons file in STD>gui folder?

Also, in my VPMod installation, do I place the complete folder ! VSM Sound Mod v7.3 into the #SAS folder?

Cheers

Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on July 26, 2020, 07:16:18 AM
Yes to both of these! ^^

Just drop it into #WAW3 and bam! Done!

My modified buttons file is based on BAT - WAW's default buttons file, so it will take precedence, but I can assure you it's safely compatible. :)

And yes, drop it into #SAS and boom! Done! The buttons file version also works safely here in VP.

Hope this helps ~ ^^
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: vegetarian on July 26, 2020, 06:05:34 PM
Thanks for getting back to me. All done, and the sounds are bloody fantastic - love the Wildcat! Congratulations on a great mod.
Cheers
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Pani93 on August 06, 2020, 02:43:21 AM
Hello guys.

Does this mod work on the vanilla v4.14m patch? And how i´ve got to install this one correctly?

greetings from Germany
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: DESPEREAUX on August 08, 2020, 01:35:45 AM
Thanks for the great sounds!  :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: azura on September 20, 2020, 04:09:14 AM
Request for making rocket shooting sound much louder,thanks. Or is it any idea to make it louder manually?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on October 10, 2020, 06:44:32 PM
To all VSM 7.3 (Buttons) users, I should probably warn you that my sound mod MIGHT not be compatible with other sound mods, like Tiger's flybys for instance.

Reason for warning this is because both mods carry their own modified buttons file. Tiger's works in that it incorporates flyby audio functions for IL-2 1946, meanwhile mine works at adding more WW2 aircraft engine sound variety to the game's roster.

Conflict with both buttons files might crash your game.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: PA_Willy on October 18, 2020, 10:44:37 AM
Thank you Victor! Awesome work.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Candyman0756 on December 07, 2020, 02:15:50 PM
How do you install this mod in some simple steps? I'm quite new to modding here in 1946, and I need some help.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on December 07, 2020, 02:24:23 PM
Move the "! VSM Sound Mod v7.3" to your active mods folder. The mods folder will be called #SAS, or #WAW3, or something else like that (always has a hashtag as its first character). and resides in your main game folder, the folder with il2fb.exe in it.

If you don't have that folder, you need a modpack (like BAT or VPmod) OR a modactivator first. If you don't have a modact or modpack, you should ask for help in the New Member Safety Area (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/board,204.0.html).
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Candyman0756 on December 07, 2020, 07:21:09 PM
Ah, thanks FL2070. I'll make sure to get VP.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Jazzy77 on January 25, 2021, 02:56:37 AM
Hi there, Ive been trying to install this mod but Im having issues. I downloaded the No buttons 7.3 version for my VP modpack IL2 on version 4.12.2m. I only have this mod however Im unsure which place to put the VSM Folder, Ive tried in SAS and it doesnt work and no luck in putting the samples and presets in their own "my_presets" and "my_samples" folder. Do I need to disable the Jivers sound mod included in VP modpack for this to work? Or do I need to install something else like a base mod?

Any help is much appreciated, its been doing my head in as I've been struggling with this for the past few hours.

Thanks
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on January 25, 2021, 11:58:20 AM
Ive tried in SAS and it doesnt work

You had the right idea—the #SAS folder is indeed the right folder. If you've put VSM there and still see no difference, then you the issue could be:
(1) You have directly put the presets and samples folders into the #SAS folder
(2) You have inserted VSM into the #SAS folder under a subfolder, like this:
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   #SAS/      VSM/         VSM/            presets/            samples/  instead of how it should be, which is like this:
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   #SAS/      VSM/         presets/         samples/(3) The loading priority of VSM is lower than that of the other sound mod which was put in by vpmedia.

Hope you can solve your problem :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Jazzy77 on January 25, 2021, 09:14:29 PM
Hey, I apprectiate your help. I've tried doing what you said with putting the VSM into the #SAS folder directly and still no luck. The VSM is at the top of the folder list within #SAS so it should have priority, which is strange that it wont work. I still have the folders my_presets and my_samples in main il2 folder directory filled with the contents of the VSM aswell, as told by someone else that was all i needed to do. Should I take these out and only have it in #SAS, rather than both?

I've been referencing this persons video for what the sounds should sound like in mine, and I cannot get the same as his for some reaosn (specifically the flyby sounds he has), unless that isnt the sounds of this mod, rather something hes added in after?

https://youtu.be/jRQ82XRjQjs?t=330

I have attached screenshots of the folder structure.

Thanks

(https://i.postimg.cc/L5YQP54B/VSM-1.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/x8wx3Qcr/VSM-2.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cJ1SnRpR/VSM-3.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/R0PzQ3mj/VSM-4.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on January 26, 2021, 02:19:26 PM
According to those screenshots, you have done everything right. There is absolutely nothing I can think of that would prevent VSM from working properly with the setup you have.

As for steven197106's flyby sounds, he gets those from a different sound mod (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,3258.0.html) which uses scripted flyby sounds.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Jazzy77 on January 26, 2021, 10:49:25 PM
Ah I see, this is what I was afraid would be the case, that I was actually getting the correct sounds and the fly by sounds etc are from something different  ::( So it must work then, and I was fixing something that was never broken hahaha  o_O

Jazz
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Treetop64 on March 13, 2021, 02:40:35 PM

By far the best sounds ever made for this game.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: TheOligopolist on March 26, 2021, 03:57:05 AM
At low speeds, the damaged engine sound is played, irrespective of engine condition.

I recorded a video here:

BAT 4.1.2 - VSM 7.3
I tested both the buttons and no buttons versions, behavior is the same.

Absolutely terrific work btw.
You've improved on what was already a very impressive sound mod.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on March 26, 2021, 04:25:31 AM
Thank you kindly! ^ ^

As for the engine sputtering sounds, there are two types:

-Damage backfires
-Low speed coughs

This low speed cough was my attempt to replicate how inline prop planes make pops and bangs when reducing throttle while landing, however I knew something was missing from the motor presets using this sound.

Not to worry though, as I fixed this little issue by adding the missing sound control to the presets. That way your plane won't make sputtering sounds while flying at low speeds with the throttle at max, or when gliding slow with the engine off.

I'll make sure to upload this fix sometime soon, and thank you for the feedback. :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on March 26, 2021, 09:13:16 AM
=GO TO FIRST POST=

Both download links have been updated with a fix for inline prop sounds when they slow down to land. Now you can hear your Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts, Mustangs, etc sputter while spooling down and descending for the runway.

Thanks to @TheOligopolist for pointing out!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Kelso on March 26, 2021, 10:35:48 AM
Thanks a lot! Nice to see the mod is still being developed and improved.
Is it possible to release a package only with files that have been modified? Looking at the mod's structure, it shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on March 26, 2021, 11:16:39 AM
True, but for now I'm sorta' focusing on updating the full package rather than separate little patches. That way everyone is up to date with this mod each time they download it.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: TheOligopolist on March 26, 2021, 05:13:21 PM
=GO TO FIRST POST=

Both download links have been updated with a fix for inline prop sounds when they slow down to land. Now you can hear your Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts, Mustangs, etc sputter while spooling down and descending for the runway.

Thanks to @TheOligopolist for pointing out!

Great stuff. Very nice touch.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Fegelein on June 12, 2021, 03:26:34 PM
doesnt seem to be working with BAT v 4 "Red Core"  :(
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on June 13, 2021, 02:56:06 AM
Im ditto with kelso about a separate download for the 'fixes' but if theres a version 7.4 on the horizon I will wait for that victor - with great anticipation :-)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: RAMPAGE1986 on June 26, 2021, 03:15:52 PM
Hello victor, your mod is very good ,I have bat, and the sound of the engines is amazing, but the sound of the weapons remains the same, is it a mod only for engines or should I change the sound of the weapons too?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on June 26, 2021, 08:26:15 PM
Hello victor, your mod is very good ,I have bat, and the sound of the engines is amazing, but the sound of the weapons remains the same, is it a mod only for engines or should I change the sound of the weapons too?

No, VSM has weapons sounds as well. It's that VSM comes included with BAT, so, by installing VSM, you're essentially replacing the sounds of BAT with the sounds that are already there. The engine sound difference is only because Victor put in special code in a version of VSM that BAT doesn't use (which is also apparently the one you downloaded), and this special code adds more variety to engine sounds. If you're looking for more options for weapons sounds, check the Sounds (Arms) (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/board,96.0.html) section.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on June 26, 2021, 11:07:17 PM
The download doesnt state its already in BAT? I musta missed something? Will now disable VSM in my JSGME
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on June 27, 2021, 08:57:29 AM
The download doesnt state its already in BAT? I musta missed something? Will now disable VSM in my JSGME

It's still worth installing VSM 7.3 buttons edition—it has features that BAT's version of VSM doesn't have (the more various engine sounds).
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: RAMPAGE1986 on June 27, 2021, 07:46:03 PM
The download doesnt state its already in BAT? I musta missed something? Will now disable VSM in my JSGME

It's still worth installing VSM 7.3 buttons edition—it has features that BAT's version of VSM doesn't have (the more various engine sounds).

o thank you very much for your help.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Atoka220 on November 07, 2021, 05:14:24 PM

Just listen to that roar kicking in
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: DONAGHY on November 09, 2021, 11:50:34 PM
i have clean install and enjoy your sounds but no wing fold or bomb bay door sound or  aresstor hook sound any ideas
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Sekij on November 14, 2021, 12:04:23 PM
Damn i wish i could use this xD downloaded both and both wont work for me... at least it seems so, i tested a BF109E3 and the gun sounds are for sure the same as before where 7.92 sounds like a 9mm Uzi

I just put it in my #WAW3 where also are my other extra mods like water=4 and "! ! ! NG-PAL_v1.2"
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on December 17, 2021, 06:24:47 PM
https://youtu.be/iLiaWCBvw0I
https://youtu.be/RdxzyJ_jufM
https://youtu.be/GZu0ruyhdB0
https://youtu.be/Jf4MPqd5Hfw
https://youtu.be/sGt8XqETuzY
https://youtu.be/1zCzNmzQQNQ
https://youtu.be/LK5ozto7mIc
https://youtu.be/xCu6OFcBpBY

Just thought I'd share all my VSM demonstration vids here.
Enjoy!  ^ ^
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Flying H on December 19, 2021, 08:27:23 AM
Great sounds! One thing though, the Texan sound lacks a deeper drony base sound I remember from when they flew here in Sweden decades ago. They were called Sk16 in the swedish air force and were used as trainers, hacks and liason aircrafts for a long time here. Otherwise the sounds are top notch to my ears!
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on December 21, 2021, 05:48:29 PM
Thank you so much, H! ^_^

I'll try replicating those details in my upcoming update for VSM 7. :)
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Jolly Green on January 03, 2022, 08:03:04 AM
Hello

I’m using VP mod pack, I would like to victors sound mod the video clips look amazing
Do you need to load earlier versions first or can you go straight with 7.3.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: victor639514 on January 03, 2022, 10:29:43 AM
No early versions are required for v7.3 to work.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Jolly Green on January 03, 2022, 10:40:33 AM
Thank you Victor
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Chess100 on March 14, 2022, 01:14:08 PM
I found this mod and I think it is superb! But, it doesn't want to work.... I still hear sounds from basic BAT 4.2.1 with modact 5.3.
But, when I choose stock game version, everything is hearable clearly.
All files are paste in #WAW folder and used by JSGME. Of course, I downloaded with buttons version of mod.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: FL2070 on March 14, 2022, 08:48:44 PM
I still hear sounds from basic BAT 4.2.1

That's because VSM--or, at least, an older version of it, 6.0 I think--is the sound mod which is used by BAT. Some things have changed since 6.0, and some things haven't, and those things that haven't are probably the "sounds from basic BAT 4.2.1" that you're hearing. The mod is most likely working fine.
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Chess100 on March 15, 2022, 12:54:11 AM
So, It is as I suspect.
Is there anything I can do to make It work?
Title: Re: = Victor's Sound Mod (VSM) Version 7.3 =
Post by: Atoka220 on March 15, 2022, 11:39:17 AM
All files are paste in #WAW folder and used by JSGME.

What?
I pasted the ! VSM Sound Mod v7.3 folder into all the era folders separately (i have all modules)
It has nothing to do with jsgme