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Sound Editor 2019 [Released: Version 1.2.0.1]

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Sound Editor 2019

Notice: Not all data for 2K19 has been collected yet.

!!! Please read !!!

SE 2019 won't be compatible with WWE 2K17 and previous games - You can't use your old converted wem files from previous releases, except for 2K18!!!

To inject menu music, please run the menu music patcher first! This tool is available via Tools => MenuMusic-Patcher.

What does this tool do?

It gives you the opportunity to export, play and replace sounds in the game WWE 2K18!

What you can't do

You can NOT add new sounds and it is also not possible to rename existing.

Changes

 

1.2.0.1

Added:

-- New: Named superstar call names in ra_m.pck (Thank you to Junaid Ahmed)

1.2.0.0

Added:

- New DLC themes
- Named superstar call names in ra_m.pck (Thank you to Junaid Ahmed)

Changed:

- FormWindowState (maximized, normal) and size/position will now be saved at closing
- Increased text size (bigger, the same as CCT)

1.1.0.1

- update server has been updated to a faster server

1.1.0.0

- All changes from previously data.xml updates + a fresh new auto updater, which checks for updates after starting the program and also shows a changelog

1.0.4

- data.xml update -> added missing entries for show intros. Thank you @Mizmond!Only available via internal updater

1.0.3

- data.xml update-> corrected some "misc" sound entries. Thank you@AznBlusuazn! Only available via internal updater

1.0.2

- data.xml update - added menu music names - Only available via internal updater

1.0.1

- data.xml update - Only available via internal updater

1.0.0
- Initial Release

Download (installer)

 

http://infopade.com/3hUx

This program is released as it is. Use it at your own risk! I don't take any responsibility for anything (good or bad) that may happen by using it! You should only use this tool on a clean game installation otherwise it could have some issues!

Tutorials

 

More details about the new pck files will follow soon. There are a lot of new files this year and also a lot of duplicates. Menu soundtracks are located in game_mode_m.pck. Most of the music are in music_x_m.pck and music_misc_x.pck for generic themes!

Ignore files with "e_s" because that files are only event files with soundbanks and no other sounds!

Would you like to make a tutorial? Please let me know!

If you find any errors in the collected data, please let me know or send me a corrected version of your data data.xml file. It is possible to change or remove the data from the data.xml in SE directly. See this little clip:

source.gif

Select the row and click on the column (Name / text) and edit or delete the entry!

FAQ

 

I get an error if I try to convert files to wem -> "File 0 conversion to wem failed.  Please check your Wwise settings!"

Do not install the latest Wwise version! It does not work with the template provided by SE. Instead, use the Wwise version which is included in SE in the "dependencies" folder and set the installation location as WWise main directory in Sound Editor Settings! The WWise templates included with Sound Editor will only work with that version, they are incompatible with other versions!

What do I need to run this tool?

Sound Editor 2019 is a .NET-Application. So you will need .NET-Framework 4.5 to run this application! You will also need a 64bit Windows version up to Windows 10, because the executable was build with 64bit support.

In order to run the "Sound-Converter" tool or to import wav or mp3 files, you will need Audiokinetic Wwise 2017. This setup in included in SE!

Please use only that version, version 2016.x or lower does not work!!!

OH NO!!! Your tool is a virus!!! I've get virus alerts from XYZ!!!

This tool uses methods to read and write to memory and file streams and also needs (admin) access to the registry because it gets its path information from there. Some Anti Virus doesn't like that and their heuristic scan recognizes it as a virus! So if you'll get that alert it is simply because of that.

I can guarantee you that there is no virus. It's only a "false positive". So you will have to add this application to your exceptions. If you don't trust me, no problem. You don't have to use this tool!

What audio format do I need for themes?

You can only import *.wem files! WEM is a custom audio format / container made by Audiokinetic!

Can I import my wav or mp3 files?

Yes, but you have to convert them to *.wem. There are 2 ways to do that.

1. Use the "Sound-Converter", which still uses Wwise but via CLI (command line interface). You can find this little tool in the top left corner of Sound Editor (Tools - Sound-Converter).

2. Easiest way: Import *.wav and *.mp3 directly and SE converts them to wem before. In that case, you'll also need Wwise!

It uses FFmpeg to convert all mp3 files to wav and then Wwise-CLI to convert from wav to wem! So you will need both tools. FFmpeg is already included, so no worries.

In order to make this happen, this program needs administrator rights! It will not work without them!

I can't convert something, because Sound-Converter can't find my Wwise version

That is mostly a  path issue. This program reads the path to Wwise from the registry. In some cases, it couldn't find that path so it won't work.

You can change the path by your own. You will find that in the left top corner (Settings / Settings). If the program has found your path, it should include some text with path info. If not, please select your path manually. There is a button ("..") next to the text field for that.

Wwise path should be something like that:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Audiokinetic\Wwise 2017.1.2.6361

This path can vary. Please make sure you have the correct path to your Wwise directory!

1. If you have injected a new theme and it won't work in-game, make sure that you haven't injected something while the game is running.

2. If that does not work and your theme is still not playing, even in entrance editor, it is a rarely issue with SE and some configurations. I've had it last year, too with some users but never find a reason or fix for hat. Because I couldn't reproduce this issue. I'm sorry. Maybe it's your system (Notebook?) or some software which prevents the correct injection.

I need further information for that case.

Do you like my work and want future updates? Here you will have the chance to donate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CHM6HN9Y4D44N

That helps me to make future updates and supports my work!

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Skeemo

TheVisitorX    i think we have to download Wwise 2018 version,

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TheVisitorX
17 minutes ago, Skeemo said:

TheVisitorX    i think we have to download Wwise 2018 version,

No, I think a Wwise update is not necessary this year. Wwise 2017 continues to work. Even the old wem files from 2K18 still work.

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11 minutes ago, TheVisitorX said:

No, I think a Wwise update is not necessary this year. Wwise 2017 continues to work. Even the old wem files from 2K18 still work.

that mean's  we can used 2k18 themesongs directly inject for 2k19 !  , Wonderful

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3 minutes ago, Skeemo said:

that mean's  we can used 2k18 themesongs directly inject for 2k19 !  , Wonderful

Yep, that's possible this year (Thank God!).

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vigymuh

last year's sound editor still works completely fine right? no sound bug or anything?

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TheVisitorX
28 minutes ago, vigymuh said:

last year's sound editor still works completely fine right? no sound bug or anything?

Except for menu music, which I couldn't test yet. All others should work (all wem files created with Wwise 2017 or extracted from 2K18).

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Tidal

Awesome. Will be testing out Sound Editor 2018 when I get home from work 

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Fawuwu

that is fantastic news 

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Dat Blizz

Sweet, if last years WEM files still work for 2K19, I need to get my Theme Thread updated over on the 2K18 side of the forums and bring it over to 2K19.  

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Robin Everheart

I noticed one little hiccup with reusing my WEM files from last year's game in 2K19. In an entrance using a modded song, the music just abruptly cuts off at the end instead of fading out. All untouched vanilla songs fade out properly.

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21 minutes ago, Robin Everheart said:

I noticed one little hiccup with reusing my WEM files from last year's game in 2K19. In an entrance using a modded song, the music just abruptly cuts off at the end instead of fading out. All untouched vanilla songs fade out properly.

Thanks, I will check this and I will see if I can do something about that. Maybe a Wwise update is needed or it has something to do with the Wwise export template. Could you try the following?

- Export a song as wem(!) file from 2k18 with SE and inject it in 2K19 - Does the song fade out properly?
- Export a song as wem(!) file from 2k19 with SE and inject it again - Does the song fade out properly?

It could be possible that they have changed the files with 2K19.

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GloveSave33

First, let me say thanks for your annual work on this.  Been playing since 2K16 and this is one of the best things about the game for me.

 

I've never gotten it this early before, so the tool was always ready when I got it.  How long approximately does it take after launch to get a version up?  I look forward to it.

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TheVisitorX

My current schedule for SE is the following. I've planned to release a new version of SE in the next week or at the weekend. But it depends. There are some reported issues with last years tool and I want to check that first before I release a new version, so it could be a bit longer.

The first version will not have an updated data.xml file, but if someone has the time to update this for 2k19, I would integrate it :).

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powersource

TheVisitorX, thank you for your hard work my friend, I have tested the SE for 2018 on WWE 2k19, although it works, this is the main problem the game is having, it will play the custom entrance songs perfect EXCEPT for this issue, if I have a 3 man or more match, the game would play a random song from the playlist at the same time as the custom song is playing, meaning the first wrestler's Entrance song will play perfect, maybe the second wrestlers custom song will play perfect, but when the Third wrestlers custom entrance theme plays, the game will play the custom entrance song for a few seconds then a random song from the wwe 2k19 playlist will start playing along with the custom song, ( 2 different songs playing at the same time) when the next wrestler (wrestler #4) comes out the game will play that wrestler's custom song but after a few seconds the game again starts playing another song from the wwe 2k19 playlist over the top of it, sometimes playing 2 other songs along with/ and over the top of the custom entrance song all at the same time. ( 4 songs playing at once ☹️ ) what would be causing that? if anyone can solve this riddle, it is you VisitorX. I am counting on you my friend! 

I downloaded WWISE 2018 but the problem is still there, maybe I did something wrong. 

 

the test would be to set up a 5 man or 6 man match after using SE 2018 injector and see if after wrestler 2 comes out does the audio overlap issue happen for you too, you may have to try it a couple of times.  VisitorX? YOU RULE!  I hope you can solve this riddle for us. 

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TheVisitorX

@powersource That sounds like a strange issue. Which themes have you replaced? Are you sure that the issue does not occur with stock audio files? The game has audio issues since the beginning, that's why I'm asking. It could be possible that it's a bug in the game and has nothing to do with SE. But I'm note sure. Could you check that out?

We've had a similar issue with sounds playing for just a few seconds with menu music last year.

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powersource

I have changed Lex Luger, Big Show, Jinder Mahal, and Sin Cara so far

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TheVisitorX

Could you please test it without modded audio files? Would be a big help :).

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powersource

would i have to reset the changed entrance music to default, or should I use different wrestlers?

I am testing it now using default wwe 2k19 entrance music in a 6 man elimination chamber match, so far no audio problems

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TheVisitorX

Ok. I will try to reproduce your issue. Thank you. Is it enough to inject some modded files with SE or do I have to setup something in the game? Except for the match type.

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Ok i just tested the game entrances 3 times in 6 man Elimination Chamber matches, the first 2 tests were done with only the default entrance music, it worked without any problems, on the third time I added 4 custom themes and 2 default themed wrestlers, wrestler 1 (default music) came out perfect, wrestler 2 ( default music) went perfect, wrestler 3 custom music ( the default music from wrestler 2 was played along with the custom music (glitch), wrestler 4 custom music played perfect, wrestler 5 custom music glitched playing both the custom theme and the theme of the previous wrestler at the same time. ☹️

I changed the music for Lex Lugar, Big Show, Jinder mahal, Godfather, and steamboat, didnt change any other options in match, I will try and place a video on youtube showing the audio glitch, give me about 30 minutes please and I will send you the link. I tried also setting SE to the original WWise 2014 folder, but when that didnt work, I tried moving it to the WWise 2017 folder and is still having the same problem, I have tried to get SE to work from the WWise 2018 folder but I get an error message. ☹️  Im going to put up a youtube video of the issue and send the link, I will write you here once it is uploaded.

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13 minutes ago, powersource said:

Ok i just tested the game entrances 3 times in 6 man Elimination Chamber matches, the first 2 tests were done with only the default entrance music, it worked without any problems, on the third time I added 4 custom themes and 2 default themed wrestlers, wrestler 1 (default music) came out perfect, wrestler 2 ( default music) went perfect, wrestler 3 custom music ( the default music from wrestler 2 was played along with the custom music (glitch), wrestler 4 custom music played perfect, wrestler 5 custom music glitched playing both the custom theme and the theme of the previous wrestler at the same time. ☹️

I changed the music for Lex Lugar, Big Show, Jinder mahal, Godfather, and steamboat, didnt change any other options in match, I will try and place a video on youtube showing the audio glitch, give me about 30 minutes please and I will send you the link. I tried also setting SE to the original WWise 2014 folder, but when that didnt work, I tried moving it to the WWise 2017 folder and is still having the same problem, I have tried to get SE to work from the WWise 2018 folder but I get an error message. ☹️  Im going to put up a youtube video of the issue and send the link, I will write you here once it is uploaded.

Thank you for your help! Did you skip one of the entrances or did you let each entrance play to the end? A video would be great :).

Regarding Wwise: SE doesn't allow to use Wwise 2014, because it does not work with 2K18 and above. I will try to allow Wwise 2018, maybe it helps to fix some issues.

Edit: Could you try another thing, if you have some time? Export one of the original sound files as wem file with SE and inject the exported file with SE, but into another sound file. Does that work without issues?

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powersource

i did not skip any entrances, it helps to identify which songs are being played over other wrestlers custom themes, i will do the same for the youtube video (full entrance), sorry if the video turns out a bit long, but it may help solve this audio issue, I am working on making the video now, I will post a link once it is up :) hopefully about 30 minutes or so

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TheVisitorX

Unfortunately I can't reproduce that issue with my files or I did something wrong/different. I have replaced 3 themes with wem files from AZNs last years Hogan mod and they were all played fine during 6 man Elimination Chamber. So I will wait for your video.

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powersource

I am almost finished the video, i am adding as much info as I can to help us squash this audio issue, what version of SE are you using, what settings is it set to? which WWise folders etc? 

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