I'm replaying Diablo2 with Amazon 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 know how to disable character sounds and leave only music/sfx in the game?

EDIT: I'm aware of various MPQ readers available, but I would like to get more specific 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 Battle.net 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.
  • 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, 2011 at 12:15
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    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, 2011 at 14:34

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 http://zezula.net/en/mpq/download.html (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!)
  • If you just get a list of files like "File0000XXXX.wav", you should select "Open MPQ(s) With Options" and open the MPQ with the appropriate listfile, which you can download from the same website. Also note that some things appear in d2sfx.mpq, some appear in d2exp.mpq, some appear in Patch_D2.mpq, and some appear in more than one of those places. If you're deleting files and it's not working, make sure you're deleting it from any of the 3 files in which it exists.
    – NotThatGuy
    Aug 22, 2022 at 13:23

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