First off, let me say, I love flying your 8's! I found out about them by accident two years ago and tried one just to see what they were like. Two years later, I have 14 of them in my flight sim!
Anyways, I just got the new sound sets from the Classic British Files website. From what I've heard, (previewed in media player), they sound fantastic.. But there is one problem... The sounds don't work on my 8's.
I have the DC-8 panels that I downloaded from this site, (which are great by the way), but the sound files from the panel are the only ones I can hear. The ground crew voices and avionics fans are the only sounds that seem to work, now. When I switch to spot view, I expect, (since the engine sounds aren't working), silence. But instead I hear the avionics fans loud as ever.
I was wondering if anyone else has these sound sets, and maybe encountered the same problem. Can someone help me sort this out so I can bring my 8's back out of storage?
hmm, i do not have those sounds,iirc, but,are you sure you installed them correctly? does the sound.cfg reference the correct location? if you get no engine sounds at all, it means there is something amiss in your sound folder,as, afaik,the sounds from the hjg dc8 panel are played through the panel.cfg,thus having nothing to do with the sounds of the engine. the soundfiles of the panel are also in the main fs sound folder,whereas your engine sounds should reside in either the aircrafts soundfolder, or the fs aircraft folder,called by the sound.cfg. anyway,if you still understand me(guess not...i'm blabbing ) you should check your aircrafts sound folder,and the sound.cfg,to see if it is correctly installed. the panelsounds are irrelevant here
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 8, 2006 0:53:27 GMT
I just got the new sound sets from the Classic British Files website. From what I've heard, (previewed in media player), they sound fantastic.. But there is one problem... The sounds don't work on my 8's.
OK .... having developed all these sounds in partnership with another colleague for over 1 year, they have each been extensively tested on a variety of compters, Windows versions, and both FS2004 & FS2002.
As a result I can confirm all the CBF supplied soundpacks are indeed fine.
This is most definitely one of those innocent little installation errors/misunderstandings which sometimes does ocurr .... so .... let's see if we can get it sorted out for you
With regard to the particular soundpack you have downloaded we need to know precisely where you have installed the folder named "SOUND"
Each soundpack you download from the CBF website will comprise of a principal folder named for a particular aircraft type/s .... e.g "dc8_10_20_30".
Within that folder is a seperate folder simply named "sound".
This particular "SOUND" folder ONLY should be installed intact inside you DC8 aircraft folder and is intended to completly replace the deafult "SOUND" folder which already exists there.
This is the easiest and most straightforward installation method for all our AEROMUSICA soundpacks.
If you have followed precisely the above recommended installation procedure and are still not getting engine sound then there must be an error on the "SOUND=" entry of the AIRCRAFT.CFG file inside your particular DC8.
Again .... following the above recommended installation procedure the "SOUND=" line in your particular DC8 AIRCRAFT.CFG file should appear as hilighted in the specimen below :-
[fltsim.0] title=DC-8-11 Delta 1959 sim=DC-8-10_2k2 model= panel= sound= texture=delta59 kb_checklists=DC8_Checklist atc_id=N801E atc_airline=DELTA atc_flight_number=811 atc_type=DOUGLAS atc_model=DC-8 ui_manufacturer=Douglas ui_type=DC-8-11 ui_variation=Delta 1959 description=Douglas DC-8, Series -10, -20 and -30, version 5.2 Copyright 2002 by Historic Jetliners Group http:\/\/www.avsim/hjg
I think the only other possibility is an error in the "ALIAS=" entry inside the SOUND.CFG folder of any of your DC8's which are not being used to host the main soundpack .... but .... one thing at a time I think. We'll try'n deal with the above routine first then look at this other possibility later on .... only if need be
I hope that helps get you sorted out so you may appreciate these superb soundpacks
I finally figured out what went wrong. *blonde moment*
I installed them correctly, I knew that much. I'm always chopping and changing things in flight sim. I spend more time modifying it than I do flying it. lol So I knew there was no way I bolloxed up the install of a simple sound set..
Here's what happened:
I downloaded the sound sets for the different series of aircraft. Series 40,50,60, and 70. I installed the actual sounds in the sound folder of the varient with the lowest number. So like... 42, 53, 61, and 71. Then I aliased the sounds to the other varients in each series. Here's where it went pear shaped..
For the aliasing, I used FlightSimManager. I entered the new alias and saved each aircraft. Then I went to test them out in flight sim. No sound! I went through everything with a fine tooth comb. I even checked to make sure the .wav files matched the file names in the sound.cfg. Everything looked fine.
I don't know why, but I opened one of the aircraft.cfg files to look for something, and found the OLD alias still in place, even after it had been changed by FSM.
let this be a lesson! Don't trust FSM to do all the dirty work! (Normally I do it manually, but I was lazy today).
Anyways, they work now and I'm happy. I LOVE the sounds, especially the ones for the 70 series.