Terik Majahara Feb 20 @ 1:10pm
Snd_rebuildaudiocache
Ok, I don't know what it really does but i've heard it fixes static sounds.
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Terik Majahara Feb 20 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by I Wanna Smell Your Wet Punani:
You type that into the console in game.
You can access the console by hitting the tilde key the key right below the esc key.
If it don't work hitting the tilde key go into the game options and check enable dev console.
Or you can right click on l4d2 in your library and chose properties and look for a button called launch options and type in there -console. Also you can add -novid to get rid of the start up videos.
It does work and takes awhile to complete it may look like it is frozen but let it run as it is still working it will take a while. After its done restart the game.

I asked what does it do not a how to enable dev console and others. I'm talking about what does it do like a demonstration.
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 1:26am 
Originally posted by Fatality:
What can of demo you want? A video of the generic poster with the 4 loading circle? It would be the most boring video ever on you tube. Every thing it does it does not show you its all done behind the scenes. All you get is a generic poster to look at while you watch a half circle spin around. BTW you didn't have to be a total ***hat.

Ok, I get it, but when the white bar is full it dosen't seem to be complete. What do I do?
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Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 1:28am 
Originally posted by Fatality:
Originally posted by Terik Majahara:

Ok, I get it, but when the white bar is full it dosen't seem to be complete. What do I do?

Bring up the console and type exit.

Ok, i'll try...
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 1:36am 
Ok, I couldn't open the console. I had to open task manager to close the program.
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 1:38am 
Originally posted by Fatality:
That's weird always worked for me.
Awwww. Man I'm stuck with static sounds is their another solution?
Fridge LargeMeat Feb 21 @ 1:46am 
If you're getting static sounds it means either your sound files are corrupted or a mod you're using is not formatted properly. snd_rebuildaudiocache will help in the latter case, but as stated it will take some time. It's best to mute the sound/take headphones off and read a magazine or something while it runs its course.
That is, if you don't want to learn how to make proper sounds.

For the former issue, try verifying your game cache.
Bulldogs Feb 21 @ 1:55am 
You have to wait until it says %99 complete, then type exit in the console, on slower machines it can take 10-20mins though or more
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 2:14am 
Originally posted by no more room in my pants:
You have to wait until it says %99 complete, then type exit in the console, on slower machines it can take 10-20mins though or more
Thanks for the information.



Originally posted by Those Dirty Blues:
If you're getting static sounds it means either your sound files are corrupted or a mod you're using is not formatted properly. snd_rebuildaudiocache will help in the latter case, but as stated it will take some time. It's best to mute the sound/take headphones off and read a magazine or something while it runs its course.
That is, if you don't want to learn how to make proper sounds.

For the former issue, try verifying your game cache.

Ok I verified the cache and they were 2 files. Ok I think that's problem i'm gonna test the game now.
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 2:21am 
Ok, that fixed some static sounds but there is still some static sounds when I'm in adrenaline mode and firing with a auto shotgun. They don't really bother me very much.
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Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 2:51am 
Ok I verify the cache again 1 file failed to validate. I'm gonna verify cache again.
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 3:27am 
Ok the the shot makes static sound again. >.<
Bulldogs Feb 21 @ 3:29am 
remember to restart steam aswell after using the verify cachce etc just to rule that out as an issue, also in your windows desktop sound manager (if it is realtek HD audio manager or such for example ) try disabling anything like DTS or digital output devices also in the windows audio device manager and change the default audio format to say 24Bits 44100Hz see if any of that helps
TheMasterBlaster™ (Banned) Feb 21 @ 5:03am 
Do you have any mods installed? If you do, unsubscribe or move them out of the ADDONS folder. Delete your addonlist.txt file and start L4D2. It could be one of these is causing your problem.
Terik Majahara Feb 21 @ 5:12am 
Originally posted by TheMasterBlaster™:
Do you have any mods installed? If you do, unsubscribe or move them out of the ADDONS folder. Delete your addonlist.txt file and start L4D2. It could be one of these is causing your problem.
Wait, If i delete addonslist.txt will the game will be messed up?
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Bulldogs Feb 21 @ 5:53am 
No it will only fix a bug in workshop that makes the workshop / game keep looking for an addon.

Themasterblaster is correct, a few addons / mods / workshop items whatever u wish to call them do cause audio issues even after using rebuild cvar, i ahve gotten to the stage i test them one by one before i am satisfied with addons.
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