Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

210 ratings
Customized/able Vocalizer
Game Content: Scripts, Miscellaneous
Game Modes: Single Player, Co-op, Versus
File Size
0.081 MB
Mar 7, 2015 @ 2:20am
Aug 24, 2016 @ 2:20pm
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Customized/able Vocalizer

A modified version of Doktor Haus' Vocalizer. Credit to him for basically everything in this mod. I've edited, fixed, and otherwise added vocalizations to my liking, and hope you like it too.

  • 1. Subscribe to download, and make sure to disable other vocalizers.

Optional video guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGu4HR2OnZQ or up in the image list
Or....follow the below along with the video. After video skip to step 5.

Step 2 and 3 may be skipped by simply downloading the text file from pastebin, as long as you know to change it to a CFG filetype, and rename it to vocalizer.cfg. However, any file name will work, as long as the launch options match. i.e.; "testfile.cfg" for the config folder, and "+exec testfile.cfg" in launch options. Always make sure the file ends up in the "Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2\cfg" folder.
  • 2. Copy the text under "RAW Paste data" from the [RAW] button at the top, here: http://pastebin.com/7739iNyC
    Right click --> Select All --> Copy.

  • 3. Create a new text document in notepad. Paste all of the copied pastebin text into the text document. Click "File" at the upper left, then "Save As". Name the file you are about to save "vocalizer.cfg", without the quotation marks. Under "Save as Type", change it to "All Files". Save it at the below directory. (or wherever your game is installed)

  • C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2\cfg

  • 4. Type +exec vocalizer.cfg into your Steam Launch Options for the game. (Also works without .cfg at the end)
    Example look of launch options: -novid +exec vocalizer.cfg -high

  • 5. Bind your keys as you like in-game "Options ---> keyboard/mouse ---> Edit Keys"

  • 6. Enjoy, and be sure to select the Survivor you're playing as with the Survivor Picker hotkey.
Mod uses a keybinding menu. Use this menu to set your keys for the mod. Just make sure to set them all to get the full function out of the mod.

***Other notes***
Since a game update on 2/21/2017, configuration files may no longer be loaded from ".vpk" files. Now we must create the config file in the game "cfg" folder.

  • Make sure any config files such as "autoexec.cfg" in your 'cfg' folder don't have any of the binds you want to use set as something else. This will cause your binds to change every game start, possibly more often. Typing exec vocalizer in console will typically fix this, though it might be temporary.
The below are my personal keybinds. Should you choose to use them, make sure nothing else is occupying those keys so you don't run into issues. If these keys are convenient for you, I would also recommend using them.
  • F1 - Look, Hurry, etc.
  • F2 - Laugh, Grumble, etc.
  • F3 - Help, Choking, etc.
  • F4 - Survivor-specific
  • F5 - Survivor-specific
  • F6 - Survivor-specific
  • F7 - Survivor-specific
  • F8 - Miscellaneus.
  • F9 - Infected Calls, etc.
  • F10 - Survivor Picker
  • Z - Random, funny, useful.
  • X - Random, funny, useful.
  • V - Random, funny, useful.
  • B - More random funny commands.

If anyone has any questions about this mod, please ask in the comments section below. For private mod help please leave a message below stating that you're adding me, and are in need of assistance with the mod.

Like this mod? Feel free to rate it so that others may try it, too!
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Armos  [author] Jul 29 @ 7:22am 
Well, regardless of the path I personally used and showed briefly in the video, yours might be different. I'd go through and double-check everything just to be sure. It's rather simple when it comes down to it, chances are you missed something. Such as missing the "all files" option when saving the config file-- if missed, it won't actually function as that file type, and only .txt so it won't work.
JapanManDan Jul 28 @ 4:46am 
i checked it and remembered i used the same path
JapanManDan Jul 28 @ 4:31am 
alright thanks i'll try it
Armos  [author] Jul 28 @ 3:54am 

At around 0:29 in the tutorial video, I show part of the file path that I save the file into. Just pause the video at that point to see most of it. I wave the mouse over the file pathing to get viewers attention to that part specifically. (sorry it doesn't have any sound or text walkthrough in it)

My guess is that the file and exec command names are off, or the file is in the wrong place. Double-check those, and if nothing else, ask here again and I'll see how I can help.
Armos  [author] Jul 28 @ 3:54am 
It might be that you missed putting vocalizer.cfg into the right place. I know I went over it a bit quickly in the video, but what you're supposed to do is save the file directly into your "left4dead2\left4dead2\cfg" folder. If you check your console when it's not working, it'll likely give an error. Something along the lines of an invalid script, bind, et cetera.

To my experience, nothing should be case sensitive, at least in the case of vocalizer.cfg's file name. It can actually be named whatever you want, you just need to make sure the console is told to activate the file, and that the file is in the right place so the source engine actually sees it.

-continues on next above post due to text limit-
JapanManDan Jul 27 @ 9:31pm 
i did everything in the video but the keys i set it to wont do anything
Stormkas Apr 9 @ 10:04am 
This mod is well done! good job.
RoyalGreenBeret Apr 8 @ 5:18am 
@Armos The installation is quite easy once you understand it, I did have to dig in my own files though to find where L4D2 was and the cfg files lol. Using key bindings upto F10 man jeez are you crazy that's way to far to reach over especially if your in game lol. I use bindings from \ zx upto B, then have the rest from F1 to F6 and number 6, It just makes it easier to use I think. As you said eventually you get quick at it and it doesn't bother you but it's something I could nvr get use to at that distance. (Small hands) lmao
Armos  [author] Apr 8 @ 5:06am 
Yeah, the example is just what I've put in my launch options. Whatever works, I say. As for hotkeys, I personally use the F-Keys up to F10, and then Z, X, V, and B. Never found any necessity for anything else to use those keys, so it works out just fine. As for oddities of reaching F-Keys and such, it's just something you get used to. Eventually you get quick at it and it doesn't bother you much anymore.

I also agree it would be easier to just have it be subscribe and done. I think I've commented on this in the past, but it's not possible with this mod, quite sadly. :(

One workaround would be to upload the config file somewhere for everyone, and have them just place it where it needs to be. It's just, I don't want to make people get files from sources other than here in the steam workshop if I don't have to. Having people make it themselves from a copypaste source has been safer and more transparent so far.
RoyalGreenBeret Apr 8 @ 4:44am 
Very nice mod, with some funny voice commands in there lol, It's a little tricky to fully install with all those manual steps you have to do instead of just subscribing to it and it's done. However it's explained quite clear and if you read it carefully there should be no problem. Only instruction I didn't quite understand was part of step 4 "Example look of launch options: -novid +exec vocalizer.cfg -high" I ignored this and just put in "Exec vocalizer.cfg" seems to be working fine.

1 little problem I ran into though was how so many key bindings there are, you seem to run out of space on your keyboard for putting them close to wasd. You have to reach over with your thumb or index finger to actually use the bindings because there on the other side of the keyboard as there's so many key bindings- Not exactly ideal in game. None the less 4.5/5 Good work! :steamhappy: