[Mario Kart 8] - Hack to lower sound effects volume

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  1. martygng
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    Mario Kart 8 is well known to have sound effects that are too loud which drown out the music. I've seen that the music can be replaced with new files. Has anyone looked into extracting all the sound effects and lowering the volume on them?
     
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  2. apachehavok

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    Ive never heard of that problem and MK8 sounds great with clear sounds AND music on my surround system. I would make sure your audio is set correctly on the wiiU.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say.
     
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    ive never noticed this, and still dont see it even after you mentioned it
     
  5. Harmonia

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    Not only is replacing sound effects not possible right now but that would take a hellish amount of time the way you described, so no.
     
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    This is like the guy complaining about the game running at 59 fps all over again.
     
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    Well, it probably has to do with a low quality speakers of your TV. They're either low spec or simply worn.
    It's likely to cause an issue, where sound effects and music are hard to distinguish from each other.
    Try to plug in some headphones (at least mediocre, ultra-cheap earbuds won't help at all) into your TV and check if there is any improvement.
     
  8. KiiWii

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    It shouldn't be too hard these days

    Extract all > batch convert > batch lower volume > batch convert back > repack.

    Not too difficult but then again: it's not needed as MK8 sounds just fine to me :)
     
  9. apachehavok

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    "Mario Kart 8 is well known to have sound effects that are too loud which drown out the music."

    I'm just wondering where this is coming from? First I have ever heard of it and google turns of nothing...

    OP, if you want help then let us know your exact sound setup.
     
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    On my TV it sounds amazingly well, music and everything. First time I'm hearing about this :S
     
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    If only the game could be hacked to get rid of the 59 fps issue with AI present, MK8 Deluxe resolve that however. But sound-wise, never had any issues personally.
     
  12. Don Jon

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    i think he means when you add custom music, the music needs to be edited to be louder over the sfx
    so he is looking for a code to control the sfx so that the music does not require editing

    i for one would love to have a code to increase/decrease music volume for this same reason,
    but than again only a few like to listen to "move bitch get out the way" custom track while racing in mk8