VERC: Looping custom ambient_generic sounds Last edited 2 months ago2019-05-19 02:53:17 UTC by Penguinboy Penguinboy

The Basics

The hard part of this is finding a good sound file, as the beginning and the end of the file have to transition smoothly. Once you have, you need to make it conform with the following parameters to make it loop in Half-Life: To do all this, you need a sound editing program like Cool Edit 2000, which can make "cue points" for your wav and save in the required format. There are other audio editors if you didn't like Cool Edit 2000.

Example - using Cool Edit 2000

Then, in your map editor, create an ambient_generic using your new sound. By default it will now loop, playing it over and over and over... which is why the hard part is choosing a good sound.
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