Removing that revolting Worgen sound

| December 20, 2010 | Reply

Has this happened to you? You’re in an instance or hanging around Stormwind and you hear this revolting noise which sounds like a cross between a bear sniffling snots and someone chewing with their mouth open? That’s the idle sound of a Worgen. Since Cataclysm has come out I’ve hated that noise. Now you can get rid of it.

There’s a mod on Curse gaming called Sniff-B-Gone. It’s not a true addon since it doesn’t modify your Interface folder. You have to do the work manually. I still need to do some research on this, but apparently Blizzard is allowing users to change the sounds in the game by putting their own in the <WoW>\Data\Sound subfolder. There was a post about it on the old forums which I can’t find now. I’ll link it if I can find it. There’s a hierarchy to these sounds which I don’t have in front of me right now, but the contents of the Sniff-B-Gone mod will remove the Worgen sounds for you by placing empty custom .wav files where the Worgen male and female sounds go.

A warning about this .zip file: DO NOT replace your Data folder with top-level Data folder in the .zip file. For some reason the .zip file’s top folder is “Data”. If you overwrite your Data folder, you WILL lose important files. You want to use the Sounds folder that’s one level lower.

Uncompress the .zip outside your WoW install and double-click the Data folder that was from the decompressed Sniff-B-Gone .zip file. Inside there you’ll find a Sounds folder. Copy THAT Sounds folder to your Data folder under your WoW install.

So, if your install is in C:\Program Files\World Of Warcraft, you’ll put the Sounds folder from the .zip file inside C:\Program Files\World Of Warcraft\Data.

Mac users can put the Sounds folder inside your <WoW Install>/Data folder.

If you already have a Sound folder, just follow the hierarchy from the .zip file.

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