Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins

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Missing sounds FIX (non-English languages aren't used by the game with this fix)
By -3xA'Lu©κy
The Steam version of this game contains a "CondemnedA.Arch00" file which is a bit smaller than the retail release's respective file. As a result of this, and some audio files even being reversed within this .Arch00 file (such as the ones for Chapter 4 which cause the train or subway car to be silent), many sounds are simply not heard in the game.

Most of the other files from the Steam version are exactly the same size, except for another file that's similarly named "CondemnedL.Arch00". However since "CondemnedA.Arch00" contains most of the game's files, "CondemnedL.Arch00" might not even be needed. Regardless of this: I've included both .Arch00 files from my retail game to download which will address this issue for the Steam version.

* Credit goes to Steam user Naked Raiden ( ) for creating an alternative xdelta patch that people can now use, Steam user b2007929 ( ) for providing an alternate mirror which people can use and Steam user Genesis ( ) for providing alternate mirrors on Mediafire.
The two methods

Both of the methods below will work -- Method A is a 3.13 GB download compared to Method B's smaller 1.5 GB download but Method A is far more simple. Choose and use only one and don't continue a save game afterwards that's in the middle of a chapter (make a "New Game" or use the "Load Chapter" feature instead) so you can avoid possible bugs!!

Method A:

Step 1. I recommend using 7-Zip ( ) to extract the file we're about to download.
Step 2. Download my retail "CondemnedA.Arch00" file from either of the links below:
Step 3. Although this file is probably not needed, you should also download my "CondemnedL.Arch00" file from either of the links below:
Step 4. Extract both files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Condemned Criminal Origins\Game\ , and overwrite both of the original files that exist there.

Method B (includes the "CondemnedL.Arch00" file from Method A and I cover what the "Readme.txt" file tells you to do, that comes with the patch, in this section):

Step 1. I recommend using 7-Zip ( ) to extract the file we're about to download.
Step 2. Download Naked Raiden's patch file (based off Method A's "CondemnedA.Arch00" file and compressed to 1.5 GB):
Step 3. Download xdelta (it's best to use version 3.0.11-x86_64 for this method) which you can grab from here:
Step 4. Extract the contents of the "Game" folder from Step 2 AND the "xdelta3-3.0.11-x86_64.exe" file from Step 4, to the main game folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Condemned Criminal Origins\).
Step 5. In the same directory path, rename the "xdelta3-3.0.11-x86_64.exe" file you just extracted to just "xdelta3.exe".
Step 6. Sticking again to the same directory path, run the "Install.bat" file.
Step 7. Finally, press any key on your keyboard when the new window comes up and simply wait for the window to close (this indicates that the patching process has been completed).
Alternate mirrors

Make sure to remove spaces from the URLs below:

CondemnedA.Arch00: http://www . mediafire .com/file/eqhdtx6vresrrdw/CondemnedA.rar
CondemnedL.Arch00: http://www . mediafire .com/file/q97rxdaclejbudc/CondemnedL.rar

Naked Raiden's patch: http://www . mediafire .com/file/6d7gq3c9dyi89ca/Condemned%20Criminal%20Origins%20Steam%20Patch.7z
Extra details

Inside the main game folder (Steam version) you've got 19 files. Most of these are similar to the retail release's, with the exception of 3 files. Readme.txt file for the Steam version is essentially blank, the Condemned.exe file is different in size and my retail game lacks an "installscript.vdf" file for obvious reasons. I've also got 2 shortcuts the Steam version wouldn't have: Uninstall Condemned - Criminal Origins and View the player data folder.

Inside the "Game" subfolder of the main game folder: ClientFX.fxd, GameServer.dll and Interface.asset00 are all the same size. GameClient.dll, however, is different and so are the 2 Arch00 files. Here are the Arch file sizes for anyone that's interested:
Retail CondemnedA.Arch00: 6.21 GB (6,679,167,735)
Steam CondemnedA.Arch00: 6.14 GB (6,601,846,380)
Retail CondemnedL.Arch00: 658kb (674,576)
Steam CondemnedL.Arch00: 649kb (664,748)


It should be noted that MAPTbiLLIKA ( - page 1, post #7) noticed that there was something wrong with the Steam version before me and was one of the first to report the very issue that this guide deals with:
"I think, the problem is not in hardware. I unpacked the archive CondemnedA.Arch00 and compared there with files from other retail version of this game. All audio files are present, but the contents of the folder containing this audio files for the mission three (Metro Tunnels) are reversed. That's why we do not hear the sound of a train and where huge spinning generators no ambient playing. Sorry for my bad english)))".
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-3xA'Lu©κy  [author] May 26 @ 2:22am 
Make sure to dim the lights and slap on some headphones :)
Butterbean May 26 @ 2:21am 
-3xA'Lu©κy  [author] Mar 22 @ 4:33pm 
Happy to hear it. Enjoy!
★nd★ Mar 22 @ 2:30am 
I used method A and I'm really impressed. Thank you so much for this. Now I can enjoy the game with full sound! :2018salienpsychic:
Genesis Jun 22, 2018 @ 5:42pm 
You're welcome :).
-3xA'Lu©κy  [author] Jun 22, 2018 @ 4:34pm 
Legend. Thank you very much.

I've included your links in the guide and given you credit as well. Thanks again :)
Genesis Jun 22, 2018 @ 5:29am 
I reuploaded all files on my Mediafire (remove the spaces in the URL):

CondemnedA.Arch00: http://www . mediafire .com/file/eqhdtx6vresrrdw/CondemnedA.rar
CondemnedL.Arch00: http://www . mediafire .com/file/q97rxdaclejbudc/CondemnedL.rar
Naked Raiden's patch: http://www . mediafire .com/file/6d7gq3c9dyi89ca/Condemned%20Criminal%20Origins%20Steam%20Patch.7z
KekecDrekec Jun 21, 2018 @ 12:22am 
-3xA'Lu©κy  [author] Jun 20, 2018 @ 3:44pm 
That sucks. I might look into hosting it somewhere else.
KekecDrekec Jun 20, 2018 @ 7:30am 
yeah no. it dosen't work