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Can you reduce Vaccinator sound volume in casual?
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Is it possible to reduce the volume of the vaccinator in casual / sv_pure servers?

Whenever I use it the sound is so obnoxious it quickly becomes very annoying. There is the static sound that plays when you have a charge and then when you get another charge the sound is super loud and sounds distorted. E.g https://youtu.be/9ar3VndoBhE?t=51

At first I thought one of my settings was causing it but seeing it on the tf2 wiki I guess that's the way it's supposed to be? I can't believe how bad it is.

Is it possible to reduce the volume of the vaccinator in casual / sv_pure servers?

Whenever I use it the sound is so obnoxious it quickly becomes very annoying. There is the static sound that plays when you have a charge and then when you get another charge the sound is super loud and sounds distorted. E.g https://youtu.be/9ar3VndoBhE?t=51

At first I thought one of my settings was causing it but seeing it on the tf2 wiki I guess that's the way it's supposed to be? I can't believe how bad it is.
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#2
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Short answer: no, not by normal means.

Long answer: you can edit basically every sound in the game afaik (I'm not here to discuss the legality of doing it, in fact it boggles my mind that Valve still hasn't fixed this to this day, if you play in leagues I would advise against doing this). I think mods like the one that change the original sound to the rocket launcher's do it like this as well, but it doesn't take a genius to realize how easily this can be abused.

I don't know the specifics for the Vaccinator but try the following:
1. download GCFScape
2. look for a file called game_sounds_weapons.txt in tf2_misc_dir.vpk (located in tf folder)
3. extract/copy that file
4. CTRL+F and look for 'vaccinator'
5. tweak the volume/soundlevel parts to your desire
6. place the file within your tf/custom/foldernameofyourchoice/scripts/game_sounds_weapons.txt (this will override the one TF2 uses)

Short answer: no, not by normal means.

Long answer: you can edit basically every sound in the game afaik (I'm not here to discuss the legality of doing it, in fact it boggles my mind that Valve still hasn't fixed this to this day, if you play in leagues I would advise against doing this). I think mods like the one that change the original sound to the rocket launcher's do it like this as well, but it doesn't take a genius to realize how easily this can be abused.

I don't know the specifics for the Vaccinator but try the following:
1. download GCFScape
2. look for a file called game_sounds_weapons.txt in tf2_misc_dir.vpk (located in tf folder)
3. extract/copy that file
4. CTRL+F and look for 'vaccinator'
5. tweak the volume/soundlevel parts to your desire
6. place the file within your tf/custom/foldernameofyourchoice/scripts/game_sounds_weapons.txt (this will override the one TF2 uses)
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Thanks for the instructions. I'm not sure if this will work on casual servers though because it says game_sounds_weapons.txt is from a trusted source. I'll give it a go.

Thanks for the instructions. I'm not sure if this will work on casual servers though because it says game_sounds_weapons.txt is from a trusted source. I'll give it a go.
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Update, I tried it and it works but not on casual servers with sv_pure enabled unfortunately.

Update, I tried it and it works but not on casual servers with sv_pure enabled unfortunately.
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#5
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it'll probably work on pure servers with preloading

it'll probably work on pure servers with preloading
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