[Multiple games] KAT2WAV (THPS1 sounds)

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[Multiple games] KAT2WAV (THPS1 sounds)

Postby Demo » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:17 pm

KAT2WAV is a small utility to convert Treyarch sound containers (KAT/XSB) found in some Tony Hawk's Pro Skater console ports, including:
- THPS1 Dreamcast
- MHPB Dreamcast
- THPS2x Xbox

The actual goal was THPS1 sounds, the rest is a useless bonus.

Download: https://github.com/DCxDemo/KAT2WAV/releases/
Github repo: https://github.com/DCxDemo/KAT2WAV
Sound sample: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1pMqFVHDLX6 (Roswell alien)

Note that it won't work with THPS2 Dreamcast. It uses KAT files as well, but it's 4bit ADPCM compressed as opposed to 8 bit plain PCM. And you can get sounds from PC version anyway, so I didn't bother.


For the matter of fact, there is a tool to unpack low quality PS1 VAB files as well.
To unpack VABs, you have to use PSXSND utility by SMON.
Type this in command line (frequency here is 12050, maybe slightly different):

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 psxsnd.exe <your.vab> <frequency>

If you can't find your wavs, they are probably in C:\Users\<your_name>\

Download PSXSND: http://www.mediafire.com/download/61x46 ... /PSXSND.7z

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