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Sounds and objectives in SP (and COOP) maps

Adding sounds or objectives to SP maps while keeping them compatible with the standard SWAT 4 game bears some notable limitations. If you don't want to create a separate mod, you need to choose a label for the map. The setting can be found from View->Level Properties->Label. Then the map will be assigned automatically the objectives associated with that label. You can only choose sounds or music that have the same label.

The upside to this approach is obviously the fact that players can install the map very easily without having any hassle of installing new mods. The downside is that the sound world will be limited and objectives may not match 'the storyline' accurately.

One other approach, short of creating a new mod from scratch, is to use the Ambient Sound Mod v1.0 which lets you choose from any ambient sounds for any map, but then again all the players will need to have the same mod installed if you try to play in multiplayer instead of just single player. That causes a major hassle and may not be worth the inconvenience.

Sound system explained briefly

SWAT 4 does not use the standard Unreal sound stuff at all, so the UDN site won't help you, and Unreal's AmbientSound property does not work.

There are 3 main sound objects that are used to play ambient sounds and music in SWAT maps. They are AmbientSound (in the SwatEd class browser under Actor\Keypoint), SoundMarker (under Actor\SoundMarkerBase) and MusicMarker (under Actor\SoundMarkerBase).

AmbientSound

These are for playing 3D (positional) looping ambient sounds. The sound starts when you enter its OuterRadius (set in the Specification) and stops when you leave its OuterRadius. Within the OuterRadius, the sound gets louder as you near the marker and softer as you near the OuterRadius. They can be listened to in the SwatEd's Sound Browser by opening the package SW_ambients.uax.

SoundMarker

These are for playing 2D (non-positional) sounds. Unlike AmbientSounds, these don't start/stop based on the Specification's OuterRadius. In a SoundMarker, a Specification is triggered when you cross the marker and if looping will play forever or until a new SoundMarker is crossed. When a new SoundMarker is crossed that specifies a different sound, the new sound plays and the old sound stops. By default, the sound files can be found from Content\Sounds\StreamingAudio.

Here's an example of typical usage: To play a "Wind" sound outdoors and a "RoomTone" sound indoors, one could place 2 SoundMarkers on either side of a doorway. The marker on the outside specifies the "Wind" sound and the marker on the inside, the "RoomTone" sound. Now when you enter the building through this door, the "RoomTone" sound plays. When you go outside, the "Wind" marker plays and the "RoomTone" stops.

MusicMarker

These are for playing dynamic music, where the marker triggers the basic 'exploring' music and combat triggers the corresponding 'action' music. These, too, can be found from Content\Sounds\StreamingAudio.

SP map labels

Below is the list of all 'useful' labels found from System\MissionObjectives.ini. Some weird test labels that are probably of no use in serious maps were omitted.

Ambient sound and music marker tags are located in System\SoundEffects.ini. Because the file is several megabytes and thus quite hard to browse, all the available map labels and their corresponding sounds are listed below for convenience. Note that many (if not all) of the sound labels are identical in MP maps.

Map label Objectives AmbientSound labels SoundMarker labels MusicMarker labels
SP-FoodWall

Neutralize_Jimenez
Neutralize_GunBroker
Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Secure_Weapon

a01AirCond
a01Car
a01CeilingFan
a01Cooking
a01Dogs
a01Faucet
a01Freezer
a01Hollow
a01KitchenFan
a01NeonSign
a01RadioChatter
a01Refrigerator
a01Toilet
a01Traffic
a01Truck
a01Vending

s01Inside
s01Outside


m01Food
SP-FairfaxResidence

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Kline
Neutralize_Killer

a02CricketsLo
a02Drips
a02FaucetDrips
a02Furnace
a02Hollow
a02LightBuzz
a02Mobile
a02Radiator
a02Refrigerator
a02Waterheater

s02Basement
s02Downstairs
s02Outside
s02Upstairs

m02Fairfax1
m02Fairfax2

SP-ConvenienceStore

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Rosenstein
Rescue_Fillinger
Rescue_Victims
Neutralize_Alice

a03Atm
a03Car
a03Crickets
a03Freezer
a03Hollow
a03LightBuzz
a03LightHum
a03Refrigerator
a03Traffic

s03Inside
s03Outside

m03ConvA
m03ConvB

SP-ABomb

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages

a04Amplifier
a04Car
a04CrowdMurmer
a04Freezer
a04Hollow
a04LightBuzz
a04MoveAlong
a04Pinball
a04Printer
a04RadioChatter
a04Refrigerator
a04Siren
a04SpaceHeater
a04Toilet
a04Vending

s04Inside
s04Outside

m04Abomb
SP-AutoGarage

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Altman

a05CarAlarm
a05Clock
a05CopyMach
a05Crickets
a05GameFF
a05GameFirehawk
a05GameSwat
a05Garage
a05Hollow
a05LightHum
a05MachGarage
a05MachRoof
a05Refrigerator
a05Toilet
a05Truck
a05WaterDrips
a05Vending
a05Wind

s05Garage
s05Inside
s05Rooftop

m05Auto1
m05Auto2

SP-RedLibrary

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_CEO

a06CopyMachBig
a06Garage
a06Hollow
a06Light
a06Muzak
a06Refrigerator
a06Server
a06Toilet
a06Watercooler
a06Vending

s06Upstairs
s06Garage
s06Bathroom
s06Downstairs

m06Red
SP-Casino

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Baccus
Neutralize_Grover
Neutralize_Kruse
Investigate_Laundromat
Rescue_Walsh

a07CeilingFan
a07Furnace
a07GamePoker
a07GameSwat
a07Hollow
a07LightHum
a07Neon
a07Pinball
a07RainDrips
a07RedLight
a07Siren
a07Spaceheater
a07Thunder
a07Toilet
a07TruckBarPullIdling
a07Waterheater
a07Vending

s07Inside
s07Rain
s07Downstairs

m07Casino
SP-JewelryHeist

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages

a08Car
a08CopyMachine
a08Hollow
a08Muzak
a08WallPanel
a08WindWhistle

s08BackStairs
s08Inside
s08Upstairs
s08Vault

m08JewelA
m08JewelPing

SP-Tenement

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Neutralize_CultLeader

a09DripsBsmt
a09Hollow
a09Radiator
a09RainDrips
a09WaterHeater

s09Rain
s09Inside

m09Tenement
m09TenementBsmt

SP-Hospital

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Diplomat

a10Beep
a10Hollow
a10HospMach
a10Light
a10Refrigerator
a10Shower
a10ShowerDrips
a10Siren
a10WorkLights

s10Inside
s10Basement

m10Hosp
SP-ArmsDeal

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Neutralize_Koshka
Arrest_Jennings

a11Crickets
a11Dogs
a11Drips
a11Hollow
a11Light
a11LightBuzz
a11LoTone
a11Siren
a11Throb
a11Traffic
a11Truck

s11Inside
s11Outside
s11Basement

m11Arms1
m11Arms2Beet
m11Arms3Thump

SP-Hotel

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Bettencourt
Rescue_Adams
Disable_Bombs

a12Alarm
a12BigFan
a12CeilingFan
a12CementMixer
a12ElevMuzak
a12ElevVo
a12Hollow
a12Toilet
a12Waterdrips
a12Vending
a12Wind

s12Inside
s12Outside

m12HotelA
m12HotelB

SP-DNA

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Sterling
Neutralize_TerrorLeader
Secure_Briefcase

a13Hollow
a13LabFlowhood
a13LabGlovebox
a13LabWetbench
a13LabWorkstation
a13LightBuzz
a13LightPanel
a13Refrigerator

s13Lobby
s13Lab
s13Hall

m13Dna
SP-Arcade

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Bogard
Neutralize_Arias

expm01AmplifierHum
expm01Car
expm01DripIntoBucket
expm01GameCluster01
expm01GameCluster02
expm01GameCluster03
expm01GameCluster04
expm01GameFF
expm01GameSwat
expm01JunkieLight
expm01Pinball
expm01RainOnRoof
expm01Refrigerator
expm01SmallHeater
expm01SpaceHeater
expm01Truck

Arcade_Amb_Rain_Outside
Arcade_Amb_Outside_Random_Thunder
DrugLab_Amb_Backyard
Warehouse_Amb_Passages
Warehouse_Amb_Offices
Hostel_Amb_Bathroom

expm01Arcade1
expm01Arcade2


SP-HalfwayHouse

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Macarthur

a09Light
exp02WaterDrips
expm02BathroomShower
expm02Hollow
expm02KitchenFan
expm02KitchenSink
expm02Light
expm02Projector
expm02Shower
expm02ShowerDrips
expm02Toilet

Hostel_Amb_Bathroom
Hostel_Amb_Kitchen
Hostel_Amb_Outside
Warehouse_Amb_Passages
Warehouse_Amb_Offices

expm02HalfwayHouse1
expm02HalfwayHouse2

SP-Backstage

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Neutralize_Norman

a00Hollow
expm03Amplifier
expm03DripsBsmt
expm03Freezer
expm03Hollow
expm03KitchenFan
expm03LightHum
expm03LoTone
expm03Pinball
expm03Refrigerator
expm03Server
expm03Toilet
expm03Watercooler
expm03Waterheater
expm03Vending

Theatre_Amb_Freezer
s04Inside
s04Outside

expm03Backstage1
expm03Backstage2

SP-Office

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Winston
Disable_Office_Bombs

expm04BasementDrips
expm04Collapse
expm04Fire
expm04FireHoses
expm04HoleGust
expm04Projector
expm04Siren
expm04Sprinkler

Office_Amb_Basement
Office_Amb_Hole
Office_Amb_Basement_Drips
Office_Amb_Hole_Random_Gust
Office_Amb_Offices
Office_Amb_Siren

expm04Office1
expm04Office2

SP-DrugLab

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages

expm03Traffic
expm05CeilingFan
expm05ChemBubbles1
expm05ChemBubbles2
expm05Cicada1
expm05Cicada2
expm05Cooking
expm05Crickets
expm05Dog1
expm05Dog2
expm05DownstairsFridge
expm05DripsBsmt
expm05Faucet
expm05Furnace
expm05GrowLight1
expm05GrowLight2
expm05Light
expm05TelevisionStatic
expm05Toilet
expm05Traffic
expm05UpstairsFridge
expm05Waterheater

DrugLab_Amb_Backyard
DrugLab_Amb_Frontyard

expm05Druglab1
expm05Druglab2

SP-Subway

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Neutralize_Georgiev
Rescue_All_Hostages
Rescue_Wilkins

exp06WallPanel
expm06AirCond
expm06Atm
expm06Car
expm06CrowdMurmer
expm06Freezer
expm06LightBuzz
expm06LockerRoom
expm06MoveAlong
expm06RandomTrain
expm06SecurityMonitors
expm06Sirens
expm06SubStation
expm06SwitchGear
expm06Toilet
expm06Traffic
expm06Vending

Subway_Bathroom
Subway_Kitchen
Subway_LockerRoom
Subway_Tunnel
s01Inside

expm06Subway1
expm06Subway2

SP-Warehouse

Neutralize_All_Enemies
Rescue_All_Hostages
Neutralize_Kiril
Neutralize_Todor

expm07AirCond
expm07Clock
expm07Faucet
expm07Faucet
expm07Foghorn
expm07Harbor
expm07KitchenFan
expm07Light
expm07Neon
expm07RainOnRoof
expm07Refrigerator
expm07Seagulls
expm07SpaceHeater
expm07Toilet
expm07Truck
expm07Watercooler

Warehouse_Amb_Offices
Warehouse_Amb_Outside
Warehouse_Amb_OutsideWithRain
Warehouse_Amb_Passages
Warehouse_Amb_Stairwell
Warehouse_Amb_Warehouse

expm07Warehouse1
expm07Warehouse2

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