I am aware that you can try and set your localization of you Hearthstone client in client.config and several sources claim it changes in-game text and spoken language. I set it to spanish (having an english client) - the texts did change accordingly but the voices remained english.

Is there any known workarounds this problem apart from uninstalling Hearthstone and downloading a spanish client?

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    What's Spanish for "Taz'dingo!"? ;)
    – au revoir
    Jun 2 '14 at 21:57
  • It stays the same :-)
    – Evgeni
    Jun 3 '14 at 6:31

Ok, I did it:

You can always switch between english and the language you downloaded Hearthstone in (if different from english) using the client.config in you Hearthstone directory. For example, I downloaded it in spanish so I can always change between enGB and esES in the file and it'll work flawlessly.

For any third language you will need additional files. Those files are contained in the archive base-Win-LANG.MPQ where LANG is your language (e.g. base-Win-ES.MPQ). But those files do not have any effect unless copied to Hearthstone/Data/Win. They are 2 files named soundslangLANG0.unity3d and spellslangLANG0.unity3d. Example of additional files I pasted in this directory: soundsdeDE0.unity3d and spellsdeDE0.unity3d.

"Where do I find additional language files?" Only from downloading the whole client to get hold of base-Win-LANG.MPQ or asking someone who has them on their drive. The archive itself is 37-39 MB, while the 2 extracted files are 40+ MB.

Extract the 2 files and copy them into Programs (x86)/Hearthsone/Data/Win. And do not forget to still edit client.config accordingly.


EDIT: I uploaded the soundfiles I had to Dropbox, so feel free to use them. They are already unzipped, so just paste them into the directory mentioned above. If anyone wants to upload the other soundfiles/MPQ then I'd be happy to link them here

Spanish and German files

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    Interestingly I seem to have all audio languages installed by default, not sure why.
    – Ral Zarek
    Jun 22 '14 at 15:59
  • @RalZarek Yes, many people seem to not have any problems to switch languages. Which version did you download in the first place?
    – Evgeni
    Jun 22 '14 at 16:27
  • Not really sure because it was quite a while ago, but my balle.net account is set to English (UK). I got into the closed beta shortly after the last wipe and didn't reinstall the client since.
    – Ral Zarek
    Jun 22 '14 at 17:59
  • I have all the files given here and yet I don't have German sounds, only English. My feeling is that the EU version comes with all the files, but still sound doesn't work for some reason
    – Nescio
    Oct 21 '14 at 21:30

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