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I am using very outdated software(SlumpEd) to mod Doom, and I would like to know what format the sounds are in. NOT MUSIC, I already know those are in MUS or MIDI.

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Sound lumps in the WAD file are stored in the DMX format; which consists of a short header followed by raw 8-bit, monaural (PCM) unsigned data, typically at a sampling rate of 11025 Hz, although some sounds use 22050 Hz. Each sample is one byte (8 bits).

https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Sound

 

Also:

https://doomwiki.org/wiki/DMX

 

And for ZDoom specifically:

https://zdoom.org/wiki/Sound_format

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No, of course not, that'd be ridiculous. You can use .wav files, DMX supports them.

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DMX supports its own native sound effect formats, two of which are used in Doom: format 0 is used for PC speaker sound effects while format 3 is used for digitized sounds. Formats 1 and 2 are reserved for MIDI-based sound effects, known in the DMX library as GSS. DMX can also play Microsoft WAVE format effects, but Doom does not use the API required for it.

 

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44 minutes ago, PlanetaryDoomDev said:

By Each sample is one byte, does that mean I have to constrain myself to only REALLY SHORT sounds?

There are 11025 samples each second (11025 Hz), and each of those are one byte, so a one-second sound would be about 11 kilobytes in size, which is tiny for today's computers.

 

I expect that Slade would be able to convert sounds into the format used by Doom. I know it can for graphics, so I assume it can for sounds, too.

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They should be able to. If vanilla Doom can read the sound, then it should work in DOS.

Also, SLADE is a much more modern version of SLumpEd, so I think you should use it, but looking through it real quick suggests it can't convert sound types. It seems like you'd have to do that yourself. Here's a thread on that:

It's ancient, but it should have the answer you're looking for here.

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