Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Bee's North America Sound Pack
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Jun 4 @ 5:49am
Jun 16 @ 12:41am
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Bee's North America Sound Pack

This mod changes the siren sounds to North American style sirens (including the newer rumbler/howler sirens).

The mod currently includes the following sounds (vp=Variation Probability):
- BeePoliceSiren1(vp=36%): An older style wailer, wobbler, and WeOh mix with buzzhorn
- BeePoliceSiren2(vp=38%): Newer style with rumbler/howler mix
- BeePoliceSiren3(vp=26%): Newer style rumbler/howler mix with (NYPD) cop yelling "Get out of the way!" on his loud speaker (goes to show the frustration they experience in a big city).

Added June 10, 2017 (must be enabled manually in AST 2.0)
- BeeFireTruckSiren1(vp=35%): Siren/horn from the 50's with radio chatter en-route
- BeeFireTruckSiren2(vp=15%): Siren from the 70's, sparse horn usage
- BeeFireTruckSiren3(vp=50%): Modern pumper truck siren w/air brake purge(this guy really likes his horn!). I was going to add the radio chatter to this one as well, let me know what you think in the comments below.

- Added June 16, 2017 (must be enabled manually in AST 2.0)
- BeeAmbulanceSiren1(vp=60%): Typical older box van ambulance siren
- BeeAmbulanceSiren2(vp=40%): FD Paramedic big truck with newer "international style" siren

NOTE: You won't hear any new sounds until you enable them in AST 2.0. See step 3 in the instructions below for enabling these sounds.

This mod is a WIP. In the future I hope to add more for all cars, scooters, etc.

This mod requires BloodyPenguin's Ambient Sound Tuner 2.0 mod.

1. First subscribe to the Ambient Sound Tuner 2.0 (or greater) mod (see link above)
2. Subscribe to this mod
3. Load Cities: Skylines and click on Options->Ambient Sound Tuner 2.0
4. The Tuner options will come up... scroll way down to the Ambulance, Fire truck, and Police sounds and select "Bee Police Siren" (and the same for Ambulance and Fire truck when available)

Please note:
You can change the volume for ALL of these sounds in the Ambient Sound Tuner.

However you can't adjust the volume for each variation, so if you find one of the siren sounds exceedingly/annoyingly louder than the others, please let me know and I'll make some adjustments for a future update.

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imabusybee  [author] Jun 20 @ 8:19pm 
...As I said, I don't know how the Steam Workshop update system works. So I have no idea if those files will simply get overwritten by Steam the next time you load the game. Let me know if either of those worked.
imabusybee  [author] Jun 20 @ 8:19pm 
Method 2:
- Go to the sound folder (you'll see a bunch of .ogg sound files)
- Backup those files (in case you mess up)
- Delete BeeFireTruckSiren1.ogg and BeeFireTruckSiren2.ogg
- Copy BeeFireTruckSiren3.ogg and paste it twice (should end up with BeeFireTruckSiren3 Copy.ogg and copy 2)
- Rename one of the copies to BeeFireTruckSiren1.ogg and the other to BeeFireTruckSiren2.ogg

Now when the sound gets loaded, only Fire Truck #3 will get loaded.
imabusybee  [author] Jun 20 @ 8:18pm 
Method 1:
- Backup the files in this folder in case you mess up.
- Open the AmbientSoundsTuner.SoundPacks.xml file into notepad or your favorite plain text editor (right click the file and select Edit)
- Locate the entries for the fire trucks <Vehicle type="Fire Truck Siren" name="Bees Fire Truck Siren">
- Change the 15 after <Probability> to 0 (zero) - It's just above BeeFireTruckSiren2.ogg)
- Change the 50 after the next <Probability> entry (above BeeFireTruckSiren3.ogg) to 100 (so that it plays 100% of the time)
- Save and close the xml file
- Load the game

imabusybee  [author] Jun 20 @ 8:18pm 
@Fiskarn There are only 2 ways I can think of you doing it. I have no idea how Steam Workshop checks for mod updates, so if the game checks each time it's loaded for any changed files, then updates, neither method will work.

Regardless of each method, follow these steps first:
- Go to your SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\content\255710 folder
- In Windows Explorer Search, type in "Bee" (minus the quotes) to locate this mod's downloaded content

Fiskarn Jun 20 @ 2:59pm 
Can you make a version with only the newer sounds? Or make so the user can set the percentegase as he/she wants? I prefer the newer Fire department siren and i get quite annoyed when i hear the old ones. Other than that the soundpack is awesome!!!!
imabusybee  [author] Jun 16 @ 12:43am 
Ambulance sirens are up.
frostpot14 Jun 15 @ 9:30am 
Wish we had the ones from SimCity 2013.
dafrandle Jun 12 @ 9:13pm 
so we will hear the radio in the fire truck from like 4 blocks away?
imabusybee  [author] Jun 11 @ 12:41pm 
@Justus1999 I just started on the ambulance. Hope to be done in 3-7 days (depending on how much time I get). Shouldn't be too long since ambulance sounds are very similar to police car sounds (fire trucks are the hardest due to the (slow) pitch variation).
rmason4 Jun 11 @ 11:28am 
This is the best siren for cities skylines