I didn't make it!
well ive just bought COD from game (so its perfectly legal) it installed great! but when i load it to start playing a get a message saying "7 sound files are missing or in a bad format" ive tried un-installing it and re-installing it a few times. i have the latest patch 1.4 and my specs more than meet the minimum requirments. Please Help.
Sorry to have to dig up an old thread, but I'm having exactly the same problem. So I thought it best to use this, so both our problems can be solved :)
I've had my CoD for a while now, in fact ever since it came out, and I decided to install it back on and play because I've just bought the new United Offensive expansion pack, however, I get a message saying '7 - 201 etc. sound files are missing or in bad format' whenever I try to load a singlepalyer campain or multiplayer.
Some times I can play Call of Duty without the message showing up, but when I do some textures are missing and I cant hear any sounds. When I got United Offensive to finally load without the sound error message showing up, it too has a few missing textures, but only a few sounds (of which I think are from Call of Duty and not United Offensive, which makes sense because it's new content) cannot be heard.
I have the 1.4 patch (came with United Offensive - and I downloaded it twice from different servers too) so it's not that, I have all the new drivers (about to put on Catalyst 4.11 for my 9800Pro 128mb) and my computer can run it on full specs fine. Since the last time I played Call of Duty, the last patch was 1.4 and it worked perfectly. I also have downloaded Service Pack 2 since then which I hear is causing a lot of games and program problems, but I have also let my friend borrow it too, there appear to be small scratches on the disk but it's nothing major - he has a five year old brother so that explains it really, hehe.
I would really appreciate any help off anyone, I'm so desperate to play this awesome game again and play the new United Offensive too.
Any suggestions? could it be service pack 2 causing the problems? if so how can I get it off my Pc?
Thanks in advance. :D
It is possible that your anti-virus software prevented the installation of certain files. Before installing a game it is a good idea to temporarily dissable the anti-virus software untill installation is done. If it's a download, check the file with your updated anti-virus, dissable the antivirus, install it, and re-enable the antivirus software.
Sometimes antivirus software will mistakenly think a file that is part of an installation is a potential virus, and so it will prevent that file from being copied to the compuiter. This may not be your problem, but it's something to think about.
Right for those having the bad sound or files missing.
Check the file sizes of the pk3's that are in the Main folder of Call of Duty.
Call of Duty version 1.4
localized_english_pak0.pk3, 167,895,169 bytes localized_english_pak1.pk3, 126,070,475 bytes localized_english_pak2.pk3, 17,592 bytes localized_english_pak3.pk3, 8,501 bytes pak0.pk3, 164,229,067 bytes pak1.pk3, 165,964,103 bytes pak2.pk3, 165,555,454 bytes pak3.pk3, 167,888,227 bytes pak4.pk3, 167,607,183 bytes pak5.pk3, 80,540,215 bytes pak6.pk3, 613,326 bytes pak8.pk3, 1,091,088 bytes pak9.pk3, 18,971,056 bytes
New files added in version 1.4.
paka.pk3, 3,101,786 bytes
If you have a copy of United Offensive, you dont need to download v1.4 from the net as its on the United Offensive CD 1 (far as I remember).
If some files are missing or wrong size then try reinstalling v1.4 again. If you've downloaded the v1.4, try downloading it from the activision site:
I had this problem even before 1.2 patch (last August it was ). I had an error message saying i had 112 invlaid sound files. This is how i rectified the problem:
1. I uninstalled Cod using Add/Remove programs
2. I checked that nothing had been left behind (it had - but i manually deleted it).
3. I cleaned my registry of any reference to COD - do this either with reg edit if your competent, or use a good reg cleaner. I use Advanced Uninstaller Pro, free from this site: http://www.innovative-sol.com/uninstaller/
4. I uninstalled Norton AV (the particular AV that I used - just uninstall your's) as this has reg entries refering to COD.
5. I uninstalled my sound card drivers because these also had references to COD.
6. I then reinstalled everthing i took off.
This should fix the prob good and proper :cool:
lol alot of work just to get the game to work. Most people have problems because of the Norton or some kind of antivirus program. I use AVG antivirus as it doesnt interfere with the game.
The better the Antivirus software, the more likely is is to consider valid installations as having a virus. The huristics are more advanced and aggressive.