Replace all sounds derived from non-free sources #8
This PR does two things:
I have tried to make the new sounds more or less "close enough" to the previous version, whenever it made sense. An important rule I followed is to roughly keep the length of the old sound.
Sounds that were derived from clear free sources (CC0, CC BY, CC BY-SA) are not touched, with one exception:
You will notice that
I am almost happy with the new sounds, but it might not be perfect. What still needs to be done is in-game testing. I might still change a few sounds a little if I discover problems.
PLEASE do review all the new sounds yourself and enjoy! :)
Note that this PR intentionally does not replace ALL sounds. Consider this PR to be "phase 1" of the "liberation" process. :D With this PR, many sounds are still CC Sampling Plus'ed (i.e. non-free).
For all sounds that are not be touched by this PR, those sounds were derived from free/libre sources or were created by OpenTTD contributors directly. I want to deal with these sounds in "Phase 2" (which might be a later PR). The only thing that prevents those sounds from being libre is the permission of the sound editors, i.e. the people who downloaded the original sounds from freesound.org, did a little editing for OpenSFX and contributed them. The ideal way to deal with those sounds is to gain permission from those sound editors to change the license (see #6). But if we won't get this permission, the sounds need to be re-done in order to get rid of the nasty Sampling Plus license.
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My thoughts, things where there was a difference I thought worth noting:
Note I have force-pushed a couple of times and updated various sounds, so please check again.
I also strong recommend to actually test the sounds in-game. OpenTTD seems to alter the volume of some of the sounds, and this can have a big impact.
Ah yes, that makes a lot more sense as a Toyland sound. I wonder if there's a way to get a "clean" version without the extraneous sounds. (Are they different enough in tone that a spectral repair would work?)
The echo improves 5 a lot.
The difficulty sometimes with sounds is even with a real source, noise reduction and repair can remove enough to make things sound like a pure tone. OpenTTD can tolerate noisier samples because it's not doing too much with them; they're mostly just ambient sounds and not processed further into a mix where very clean originals are desirable.