In this campaign you will visit the fictional city of Dawn, visit Anna's house, and of-course arrive at a carefully recreated Crossroads mall where an ever charming CJ will send you on a wild zombie hunt with custom created events and crescendo's optimized for a fast paced left 4 dead experience.
Left 4 dead doesn't automaticly plug custom sounds of a custom made campaign within the addon vpk architecture. The sound cache needs to be manually updated with the extra dirs and files of our sound dir before the level sound scripts can access them and produce sounds. In this campaign it is very important to have a fully working sound cache because there will be many story elements told to the user via voiceover.
Posted by CosmicD on Oct 3rd, 2010
To make custom sounds working in Dead Before Dawn / Left 4 Dead 1, do the following:
Method 1: (for users that do not have the development console enabled ingame)
1, Make sure you have Dead Before Dawn installed (this is very important) (click the vpk if you downloaded it from any source available on this mode page and double click to install it to the correct folder.
2, Launch Left 4 Dead
3, In the options > multiplayer menu, enable the developers console
4, press the ~ key and the console will appear
4, type snd_rebuildaudiocache and wait from 10 to 30 minutes (you will see a progress bar)
5a, When the progress bar is full, open the console and type quit and relaunch the game, you are now ready to play
5b, if your game freezes press ctrl+alt+del, and bring up the task manager (bottom option of the ctrl+alt+del screen); Choose the processes tab and right-click on the left4dead process and end it.
Method 2: One-Time solution (for those who don't intend to use the console)
1: Right click left 4 dead in your steam games list and select the “properties” window
2: Choose “configure command line options
3: insert +snd_rebuildaudiocache and press enter
4, Launch Left 4 dead. You will have to wait 15-30 minutes for the progress bar to completely fill as the soundcache is being rebuilt.
5, If the progress bar is full and the game seems frozen press ctrl+alt+del, choose the task manager (bottom choise) and choose left4dead.exe from the processes tab and kill it (right click, end process)
6, your soundcache should now be built for dead before dawn.
Things to remember when playing those campaigns are:
I hope we made it a bit easier to play dbd as it is intended.