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Listening to the Companion Cube
By Veteran fisher
Did you know that your favourite metal box makes noises? In this guide I will tell you almost all about it.
Finding the listening spot
In the Companion Cube chamber (Test Chamber 17), pick it up and bring it to this place:

Put it down and be quiet. You may notice that it occasionally makes sounds. Before you comment anything like "Gaym theoreh said thes alredy nub" , let me say this: The sounds it makes are not said by some human, but rather a machine. More proof:
This info can be found in the script folder: these are some of the sounds of a Headcrab canister/rocket. So yeah, I guess Valve added that so the cube would give you the sp00ks. If you're in a quiet chamber and hear all that, it would be creepy.

A Headcrab canister. They're fired like rockets, so I really don't know are they canisters or not.
What does all that technical stuff mean?
By all that they mean that the cube makes selected noises on every 4 seconds. It also changes pitch randomly between 70 and 90, where 100 is the default pitch. More specifically, it has a background sound looping everywhere, ambient/atmosphere/corridor2.wav , and a set of sounds:
  • ambient/levels/canals/headcrab_canister_ambient1.wav
  • ambient/levels/canals/headcrab_canister_ambient2.wav
  • ambient/levels/canals/headcrab_canister_ambient3.wav
  • ambient/levels/canals/headcrab_canister_ambient4.wav
For every 3-7 seconds, it chooses one of those sounds to be played on position 0, and the position 0 is the cube in this scenario.
Wait, it's over already?
No, it isn't. I'll be adding stuff to this guide whenever I have time, so this isn't the final version.
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gaming kitty Dec 22, 2017 @ 4:35pm 
Wolƒe Strider Shoσter Dec 15, 2017 @ 1:22pm 
The ball also does the same thing in the advanced version of the test.
Wolƒe Strider Shoσter Dec 15, 2017 @ 1:17pm 
You know, I always thought that was an soundscape. Amazing the new things you can find in a game you've been playing since your childhood. Awsome gide!
LazyChickens Dec 10, 2017 @ 2:11pm 
Gaym teres sed thes alredy nub
skywalker882 Oct 7, 2017 @ 6:27am 
TAC0CAT May 6, 2017 @ 1:34pm 
You can use commands
jubwablebalbubwehbuh Apr 1, 2017 @ 1:55pm 
Gaym theoreh said thes alredy nub
Hræð Mar 26, 2017 @ 9:31pm 
Isn't there a way to save the companion cube?
MadDummyOnline Jan 7, 2017 @ 3:07pm 
Bastion Jan 6, 2017 @ 3:24pm 
gaym theoreh said thes alredy nub