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  • World of Warcraft
  • 77 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 3,231 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/22/2014
  • Created 12/25/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: v1.2
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About Core Hound Lava Sound Quieter

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I'm crazy about my Core Hound that I tamed in Molten Core, but the constant roar of the lava seam on his back drives me crazy! This tiny sound mod takes no memory. It simply changes the annoying lava sound to the gentle crackle of a small campfire.

To Install: Extract the "Data" folder contained in this zip file into your World of Warcraft folder. This will create a folder called "Sound" under (inside) the game's "Data" folder. When the game runs it will substitute any sounds it finds there for equivalent sounds in the game. (See screenshot images for illustration.) Do not use the Curse Client Auto-installer. It is a known problem that it does not handle sound mod addons properly.

To Uninstall: Rename or delete the "Sound" folder under (inside) your game's "Data" folder.

Notes on Installation: Zip/Unzip programs vary in how they work. The end result must be that a folder called "Sound" is created under (inside) your game's "Data" folder. Restart game after installation. (If your Unzip program is confusing you, try unzipping to your Desktop and then simply copying the "Sound" folder to your WoW "Data" folder.)

Other addons by Skulhamr:
-Evil Enters Azeroth - Announces to Azeroth that Evil Has Arrived with a Beat You Can Dance To
-Evil Enters Fight - Announces to Azeroth that Evil Has Arrived and warns "Prepare to Fight!"
-Evil Enters Whips & Hugs - Announces to Azeroth that Evil Has Arrived with Whips & Chains
-Welcome to Azeroth - Welcomes you to Azeroth with a driving beat & dead people
-Dead People - Visual & audio sightings of dead people on player death
-Resurrection - Welcomes you back to life with a rousing cheer & a cool movie reference
-ScreenShot - Confirms when your screenshots are successful (visual & audio)
-XP Gain - Cheers you on XP gain with a rousing cheer and print to scree
-Core Hound Lava Sound Quieter - Changes the roar of the lava seam on his back to a gentle crackle
-Core Hound Pup Silencer - Silences the barking of the Core Hound Pup
-Core Hound Pup Quieter - Keeps the antics but quiets the strange barking of by 20db
-Core Hound Puppy Sounds - Replaces the strange barking with playful puppy sounds
-Spectral Tiger Sounds - Makes all your tigers sound like they're Spectral
-Loque'Nahak Roars - Gives all your tigers the roar of Loque'Nahak
-Hush Up That Yawning - Silences the irritating yawning and slobbering of your tigers
-Yawn Roar - Replaces the yawn & slobber of tigers with the yawn-roar of the Swift Spectral Tiger Mount
-DeathWing Yawns - Your tigers will sound like Deathwing yawning
-No CardBoard Wing Sounds - Replaces cardboard sounds of Celestial Steed & Flameward Hippogryph
-Gondria Finds Her Voice - Gives Gondria the roars of Spectral Tigers
-Worgen Howls - Substitutes Eerie Wolfen Howls for Sniffs & Snorts
-Worgen Sniff Eliminator - Eliminates the Sniffs & Snorts of Worgen
-Snake Trap Death Screams - Replaces pitiful death sounds of snakes with a more lighthearted demise
-X-53 Rocket Quieter - Reduces the rocket roar while flying and she purrs while idling
-Deep Throat Shotgun - Gives a deep, throaty sound to your gunfire (Remington 12 gauge full-choke)
-Tiger Cub Roars - Changes your tiny tiger cub's slobber-yawn into the roar of the Swift Spectral Tiger
-Tiger Cub Silencer - Silences your tiny tiger cub's slobber-yawn
-Pandaren Vow of Silence - Reminds your Pandaren Monk Pet of his Vow of Silence
-Pandaren Vow of Quiet - Reduces the volume of your Pandaren Monk Pet by 20db
-Water Elemental Silencer - Silences the bubbling water sounds of Water Elemental Pets
-Fox Howls - Adds some foxy howls to your fox pet's attack growls
-Fox Wolf-Howls - Adds some wolf-howls to your fox pet's attack growls
-Pug Muzzle - Muzzles the yips and yaps of those frisky little Perky Pugs
-GyroCopter Quieter - Takes the volume of the GyroCopter sounds down by 20db
-GyroCopter Silencer - Silences the sounds of the GyroCopter completely
-Flameward Hippogryph Wing Whisper - Whisper wings for your Hippogryph
-Celestial Steed Wing Whisper - Whisper wings for your Celestial Steed
-Naga Quieter - Reduces Naga hisses by 20db
-Singing Sunflower Silencer - Silences the songs of the Singing Sunflower
-Singing Sunflower Quieter - Quiets the songs of the Singing Sunflower by 20db
-Pebble Silencer - Silences the rock-grinding sound of little Pebble
-Pebble Quieter - Quiets the rock-grinding sound of little Pebble by 20db
-Enchanted Broom Silencer - Silences the brushing sounds of the Enchanted Broom
-Enchanted Broom Quieter - Quiets the brushing sounds of the Enchanted Broom by 20db
-Frigid Frostling Silencer - Silences the grinding sounds of the Frigid Frostling
-Frigid Frostling Quieter - Quiets the grinding sounds of the Frigid Frostling by 20db
-Argent Gruntling Humanizer - Replaces the weird grunts with human child laughter
-Argent Gruntling Silencer - Silences the strange grunts of the Argent Gruntling Companion
-Mechano-Hog Quieter - Quiets the roar of the Mechano-Hog motorcycle by 15 decibels
-Mechano-Hog Silencer - Silences the roar of the Mechano-Hog motorcycle completely
-Loque'Nahak Quieter - Quiets Loque's roars by 5 decibels

Note: That's the first 50 ... but on Curse.com, you can see the rest of my addons (arranged alphabetically) by doing a search for Skulhamr or by simply clicking my name.

http://home.comcast.net/~skulhamr-skulshock/netpics/4stars_skul_avatar_180.gif - Skulhamr of Trollbane

2009-12-25 Release
2010-09-28 Update (Fine tuned sound resonance)
2012-05-11 Update (Fixed missing ogg file)
2012-05-25 Update (Tweaked replacement sound to a gentle fire crackle)
2012-08-31 Update: Compatible with MOP
2013-08-21 Update: tweaked sound
2014-04-22 5.4.7

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Comments

  • #20

    I downloaded about eight of your add-ons as a lot of the noises bug me but none of them are working. I'm not very good with computers so I use the Curse Client to download all my add-ons. I saw your post below about it not working that way so I tried to follow your instructions for manually downloading them but couldn't work it out. There are already files in the World of Warcraft folder titled 'sound' and 'data' and it kept asking if I wanted to merge or overwrite them and I wasn't sure if that was wise so I'm stuck. Would it be possible for you to rename the sound files as Corehoundsound.wav or whatever so Curse Client can download them that way? No idea if that's possible; it just popped into my head. Thanks anyway. Awesome idea! =)

  • #21
    Quote from weirdunclebob »

    I downloaded about eight of your add-ons as a lot of the noises bug me but none of them are working. I'm not very good with computers so I use the Curse Client to download all my add-ons. I saw your post below about it not working that way so I tried to follow your instructions for manually downloading them but couldn't work it out. There are already files in the World of Warcraft folder titled 'sound' and 'data' and it kept asking if I wanted to merge or overwrite them and I wasn't sure if that was wise so I'm stuck. Would it be possible for you to rename the sound files as Corehoundsound.wav or whatever so Curse Client can download them that way? No idea if that's possible; it just popped into my head. Thanks anyway. Awesome idea! =)

    Ah, sorry you're having trouble.  Here's my suggestion.  

    1.  Try unzipping the file on your desktop.  That will create either a folder by the same name as the zip file or a folder named "Data"

    2.  Next double click on the "Data" folder that has been unzipped for you and you should see a folder named "Sound"

    3.  Browse to your World of Warcraft folder (If you need help with this, see the images I've uploaded show you how to do it).

    4.  Double click the folder you see named "Data" in your World of Warcraft folder.

    5.  Copy the "Sound" folder from the zip file into the "Data" folder in your World of Warcraft folder.

    6.  Now you should see a folder named "Sound" under (inside) your "Data" folder.

    7.  For each sound addon you want to add after that, simply follow the same directions.  You may be asked if you want to "merge" the "Sound" folder you're copying with the "Sound" folder that's already there under your "Data" folder.  If so, say yes and it will add the files.

    Explanation:  Unfortunately the Curse Client does not handle sound mod addons.  I've asked the administrators to look into this and I'm waiting on a reply.  There is no other way at this point to add sound mod addons except to manually copy the "Sound" folder into your World of Warcraft folder.

    I do understand how difficult something like this can be for one who isn't familiar with Windows' folder structure, so I'm sympathetic.  Just know that although it can be frustrating, it's not rocket science.  Once you figure it out you will wonder why you thought it was so difficult.  

    Please leave me a private message if I can be of further help.  (Click the little envelope at top right if you want to do that, or click on my contact link in the file description.)

    -Skul

     

    Last edited by Skulhamr on 7/9/2012 8:44:37 AM
  • #22

    Hey Skul!

    I just followed the instructions you gave me and it worked fine. No more annoying sounds! Yay! Thanks a lot for the details. =)

    Bob

  • #19

    Well I finally found the right utility to convert a WAV soundfile I had been wanting to use for the replacement sound for this addon.  CoreHoundLavaSound-2012-05-25.zip is the updated file.  It converts the boiling lava sounds of the Core Hound hunter-pet to the gentle crackle of a small campfire.

    If you prefer complete silence, download the CoreHoundLavaSound-2012-05.zip file.

    I like the gentle crackle much better than the silenced version.  It's barely audible but it lets you know the Core Hound is a hot puppy.

  • #16

    Update completed: May 11, 2012 @ 12: 03 PM EST.  Please note that "CoreHoundLavaSound-2012-05" is the updated file.

    On one of the patches, an "ogg" file was apparently added to the folder so I had to add an appropriate match to the file.  Should be good to go.  Make sure to extract the "Data" folder included in the zip file to the "World of Warcraft" folder.  Don't use the Curse auto-installer or the files will wind up in the "addons" folder instead of the "data" folder where they belong.

    Note: Mega-thanks to Megathraxx for posting the problem.  I might not have noticed until the next time I used my own Core Hound.  Thanks!

    -Skulhamr of Trollbane

    -Skulshock.com

    Last edited by Skulhamr on 5/18/2012 9:52:57 AM
  • #11

    I have the file in the correct location in the WoW folder but it doesn't seem to be working.  It had been working fine for me in the past.  Any suggestions?

  • #12
    Quote from Megathraxx »

    I have the file in the correct location in the WoW folder but it doesn't seem to be working.  It had been working fine for me in the past.  Any suggestions?

    You're right.  It's broken.  I'll have to dig out my wad reader and see if they changed the path.

  • #15

    Yeah, the sound is horrible.  I don't want to get rid of the hound, but I can hardley play with that sound.  

  • #14

    I found an MPQ reader and found the OGG files but I'll need a little time to get to next steps.  Sorry for the delay.  I can't stand my own Core Hound sound either so I'm motivated.

     

  • #13

    Cool.  I will keep checking back to see if it has been updated.  Thanks.

  • #10
    **Read Me**

    Strictly speaking, "Core Hound Lava Sound Quieter" is not an addon for the game. Instead it is a simple substitution of one sound for another. That is, it substitutes a quieter flame sound for the roaring and sizzling of the Core Hound. If you have one, you will know exactly what I mean.

    The version that is available now (4/5/2011) works perfectly with the game and is not affected by game patches or updates.

    To INSTALL: Simply download the zip file and unzip it into your World of Warcraft folder. It will create a folder called "Sound" under your World of "World of Warcraft/Data" folder.

    Within the "Sound" folder is a file called "FireElementalLoop.wav" that is the substitute sound. Start up the game and instead of hearing the roar of the Core Hound's conflagration, you will hear the polite flickering flame of a Fire Elemental.

    To check to see if the installation is correct, look in your "World of Warcraft/Data" folder and see if it has a folder named "Sound"

  • #9
    Updated: 2010-09-27
    Fine-tuned the sound file to resonate better on speakers and headphones and clarified the installation path instructions. You will have an easier time if you understand how the computer uses file paths but the end result should be a new folder under your /world of warcraft/data folder called "sound" The full path to the file that does the work is:

    World of Warcraft/Data/Sound/creature/Elementalfire/FireElementalLoop.wav

  • #3
    I'm finding that the Curse Client doesn't seem to work with this file. It's not surprising since the "Sound" folder (that does the work) goes in the "Data" folder instead of the "Addons" folder. So I would recommend simply downloading the zip file and unzipping it in your "World of Warcraft" folder.

    Windows XP users should find their World of Warcraft folder under the folder "Program Files" in the root directory.

    Windows Vista users will likely find their World of Warcraft folder under "Users" then "Public" then "Games" folder. c:\users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft

    The reason I say "likely" is that Vista's security functions make decisions on where program files (and data files) are located. If you don't find your World of Warcraft folder as noted above, I suggest looking under Program Files or the X86 version of Program Files.
  • #1
    From Skulhamr: The Core Hound lava noise has kept me from enjoying one of my prize pets that was by no means easy to tame. No rocket science in this fix. I simply created a folder under (World of Warcraft/Data) called (Sound) and beneath it I recreated the path that Blizz uses in their compiled files to locate the lava sound. In the bottom folder is a (wav) file with a filename identical to the one Blizz uses to make the lava noise. The game simply locates and plays that file instead of the one in the compiled file.
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