The audio quality in the pc port of Silent Hill 3 on Pc is subpar to say the least. Audio is converted incorrectly due to oversights and unique nature of these sounds. Under normal circumstances converting a sound to a new format is just that and it plays fine without issue. But due to the PS2’s unique nature the playback speed of these sounds could be changed in real-time from what the original speed is.

This creates entirely new sounds on the fly. This technique is also used in Silent Hill 2. When it came time to port this game to pc the porting house simply converted the sounds from .vag(Sony’s preprimary format to wav and ADX respectively) without going back and adjusting the playback speed of each sound individually. This oversight leads to sounds not playing at the right speed or pitch or some sounds being lower pitched then they should be. Going forward these sounds would be used for the Xbox port of the game as well as the dreaded HD Collection which is a conversion of a conversion of a conversion (PC>Xbox>Xma/atarc3) Furthermore the sounds of the PC version are also highly compressed compared to their PS2 counterpart leading to a muddy sound. This is most likely because the game had to fit on CD-ROM. However the files for the cutscenes and background music are actually copy pasted from the PS2 version byte for byte. And are already converted to ADX and AHX properly. SO the only issue that was left to fix were the in game sound effects.

The Pc Version of Silent Hill 3 uses wav…. Yes regular wavs and ADX files for it sound effects. A small little fix by Pscyho-S initially fixed the pitch for a lot of the sounds but the compression still remained.

So I extracted all PS2 audio using some old python scripts and set out to recreate the sounds perfectly. The result is this little project I put together alongside the Silent Hill 2/3 HD Voice Packs. I hope you all enjoy! If you have any issues feel free to contact me.

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Silent Hill 3 Audio Enhancement Pack Version 2.0

Silent Hill 3 Audio Enhancement Pack Version 2.0

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This mod aims to improve the overall audio quality of Silent Hill 3 on PC, by porting the Ps2 Audio to PC.

Silent Hill 3 Audio Enhancement Pack Steam006 Widescreen Mod Reloaded Version

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Silent Hill 3 Audio Enhancement Pack Version 1.0

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This mod aims to improve the overall audio quality of Silent Hill 3 on PC, by porting the Ps2 Audio to PC.

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

Quick PSA: if you updated earlier tonight you might have to re-install the mods again and re-update due to a sudden change in Reloaded II's configs. Sorry about that.

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

The Steam 006 Fix has been overhauled. If you're using any of my mods with the steam006 fix delete everything and start from scratch. Thank You!!

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

Alright the steam 006 updates are live for both the HD Voice Pack and the Audio Enhancement Pack. Please grab them from here instead of Reloaded II.

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

SO! Quick Update, this project is NOT dead. I've been having some issues with my main rig since October of last year, but finally they'll be fixed tomorrow. Future plans are fixing some more bugs and just cleaning up. I'm really hoping to make the installation process simpler in the future.

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Guest
Guest

Hey, thanks a lot for this! Is there any chance you would be able to restore the missing Silent Hill 1 lines from Harry and Lisa?

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

The steam 006 version of the mod does this by default already. So please use that version. read the readme on how to install the steam006 fix for further details.

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Guest

Thanks a lot!

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

You're welcome.

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

Pushed another update, the previous update had ini typos so get that one here or via Reloaded II if you haven't uploaded yet.

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MarioTainaka Creator
MarioTainaka

Mini update is live which fixes the flashlight SFX via Reloaded II for both the main branch and the steam 006 branch

you can also get the mini update for the steam 006 branch here.

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