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I'm replaying Diablo2 once again and I would like to leave music and SFX sounds, but I want to mute the Amazon, her constant shouts when she shoots are going on my nerves. Does anyone knows how to disable character sounds and leave only music/sfx?

EDIT: I'm aware of MPQ readers available, but I would like to get more certain advice, such as "You need to get tool A, open file B, look for certain rows C and comment/replace them, save file and enjoy the game". Last time when I checked the tools they only could read and export MPQ contents..

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You probably need to "mod" Diablo 2. This includes getting a MPQ extractor, getting some silent .WAV files and putting them back into the archive. This will work on too (if I recall correctly), as sound effects and music are client-side.

You can get started by visiting the Phrozen Keep, the site for Diablo II modding. You're looking for

  1. How to read a MPQ archive
  2. How to replace files in a MPQ archive.
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I was looking for a more detailed answer, with tool names or maybe a mod link. Perhaps d2patch.mpq which overrides Amazon sounds? – Kromster May 21 '11 at 12:15
I'm have not done D2 modding for years, and this is the best answer I could give. I recommend you post in Phrozenkeep's forum there to get more accurate answers. – Extrakun May 26 '11 at 14:34
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I checked the Phrozen Keep site, but I could not download editing tools from there (WinMPQ to be specific), so I've downloaded latest MPQ Editor from (as was suggested in comments) and it was very easy to do the task.

  • Backup d2sfx.mpq file
  • Open d2sfx.mpq with the editor
  • Browse to folder with amazon combat sounds and delete those shouts (I had to delete Valkyrie shouts as well, they are equally annoying)
  • Close the tool (somehow it saves changes without asking - be careful!)
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