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Author Topic: Any way to disable the "change of sound" when using Fortress Shield?  (Read 547 times)

Euphytose

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Hey,

When piloting a ship with Fortress Shield, when I activate it, I really dislike the sound effect it adds. There's a lot of clipping with it, it's just not good for me.

Is there a way in the config file to disable that "change of sound", or is a mod mandatory?

Thanks.
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Amoebka

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Re: Any way to disable the "change of sound" when using Fortress Shield?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2024, 05:18:27 AM »

starsector-core\data\shipsystems\fortressshield.system

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"soundFilterType":"LOWPASS",
"soundFilterGain":0.75,
"soundFilterGainHF":0.0,

Can probably just remove the whole block. Make a backup, just in case.
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Re: Any way to disable the "change of sound" when using Fortress Shield?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2024, 12:32:46 PM »

starsector-core\data\shipsystems\fortressshield.system

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"soundFilterType":"LOWPASS",
"soundFilterGain":0.75,
"soundFilterGainHF":0.0,

Can probably just remove the whole block. Make a backup, just in case.

Thanks a lot, will try that next time!
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Re: Any way to disable the "change of sound" when using Fortress Shield?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2024, 03:00:19 AM »

Sorry for double posting, but unfortunately it didn't work.

I made a backup with CTRL + C then CTRL + V in the same folder, edited the file and removed the block, saved, launched the game and tried with a Paragon, the "sound dampening" still happens.

It's a bit strange because it should definitely have worked. By removing this block I removed everything that was sound related in the file.

Any other possible solutions?

Thanks!
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Re: Any way to disable the "change of sound" when using Fortress Shield?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2024, 05:31:41 AM »

I made a backup with CTRL + C then CTRL + V in the same folder
Might be the reason it didn't work. The game doesn't load files based on their names, it loads everything in the folder, and you now have two files defining the same system with the same ID. The unmodified one seemingly loads later and simply overwrites the changed one.
Move the backup outside of your starsector\data folder or any of its subfolders.
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Re: Any way to disable the "change of sound" when using Fortress Shield?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2024, 06:31:24 AM »

I made a backup with CTRL + C then CTRL + V in the same folder
Might be the reason it didn't work. The game doesn't load files based on their names, it loads everything in the folder, and you now have two files defining the same system with the same ID. The unmodified one seemingly loads later and simply overwrites the changed one.
Move the backup outside of your starsector\data folder or any of its subfolders.

Alright, will retry that as soon as I get my hands on another Paragon since I started a new playthrough and deleted the old save.

Edit: Ok, removing the backup file worked. The sound is almost normal now. I think I need to remove the bottom part too, which seems to add a continuous sound effect.

But this is already very good, no more sound clipping. Thanks again.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2024, 07:00:43 AM by Euphytose »
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