1. Post #1
    tangofizz77's Avatar
    August 2011
    50 Posts
    Hello!

    Sorry lots of errors posting, but anywho here it is:

    Just a fun thread to see what kind of weird sounds you can get out of various .exes and .dlls (PCM Interpretations). To do this, you simply get an Audio Prosessor (Audacity, SoundForge etc) and import a .dll or .exe.

    Here's an example:

    GO
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    May 2007
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    I found my new mic spam
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    Jarrod's Avatar
    December 2010
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    Hmmm, this is what I might hear on the end of my DSL line.

    Edited:

    Wonder if it could be a useful way of transfer
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  4. Post #4
    tangofizz77's Avatar
    August 2011
    50 Posts
    Hmmm, this is what I might hear on the end of my DSL line.

    Edited:

    Wonder if it could be a useful way of transfer
    0_0 Your ISP would hate you XD

    I put Sony Vegas 10.exe through Audacity, sounded like a Commodore 64 took a Rainbow Tape.
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  5. Post #5
    Hello!

    Sorry lots of errors posting, but anywho here it is:

    Just a fun thread to see what kind of weird sounds you can get out of various .exes and .dlls (PCM Interpretations). To do this, you simply get an Audio Prosessor (Audacity, SoundForge etc) and import a .dll or .exe.

    Here's an example:

    GO
    0:30 Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    Edited:

    Also, after 4:00 is probably how dubstep was found

    Edited:

    They reverse it and sell it for $$$
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  6. Post #6
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    wraithcat's Avatar
    December 2007
    13,050 Posts
    I remember when I accidentally played the data partition on those early music cd's with data that could be read by the PC and ignored by newer players.
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  7. Post #7
    Nalty's Avatar
    March 2010
    586 Posts
    Oh god I just did this to the Half-Life 2 content gcf and you can actually hear some game sounds D:

    inbetween the white noise and the humming
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  8. Post #8
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    April 2011
    2,527 Posts
    hard dubstep
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  9. Post #9
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    That Ninja's Avatar
    June 2008
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    Is it possible to retrieve the dll or exe from the sound? Would be a neat way to hide things in games as easter eggs, or transfer files and such.
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    Awesomecaek's Avatar
    January 2009
    21,463 Posts
    Is it possible to retrieve the dll or exe from the sound? Would be a neat way to hide things in games as easter eggs, or transfer files and such.
    Sure. It depends on the algorithm you use as some might cap some of the variables and lose parts of the information, but if you import it in the right way the full information can stay untouched as long as you save it as you don't use any audio compression or so.

  11. Post #11
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    Dennab
    August 2011
    326 Posts
    0:30 Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    Edited:

    Also, after 4:00 is probably how dubstep was found

    Edited:

    They reverse it and sell it for $$$
    13:00 is really sounds like dupstep
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    Dennab
    February 2008
    10,478 Posts
    Can someone please explain how this works?
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  13. Post #13
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,307 Posts
    Can someone please explain how this works?
    I'm thinking the raw file is encoded into the DLL itself, but as to how it can sit there without interfering with any of the code, I have no idea.

  14. Post #14
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    hexpunK's Avatar
    August 2008
    15,639 Posts
    Can someone please explain how this works?
    When files are saved, of any kind, .exe, .dll, .mp3, .wav, etc. They are saved as binary data. This binary data can be read in any application, but only applications that are built to understand this data know what it should be (so, Notepad knows how to read binary to make sense of .txt files, the LAME MP3 codec can understand binary to make sounds from it, etc.). If you open any .exe in notepad you'll get jibberish as the data stored doesn't make sense as ASCII or UTF-8 data for the most part. So it only makes sense that running a file through something like the LAME MP3 codec would decode the binary into a garbled hellnoise like the one in the OP.

    Tl;dr: Any file can be read by any application. Reading the wrong file in the wrong application produces weirdness as the application reads the file how it thinks it should be read, not how it is meant to be.

    Edited:

    For example. I just ran HWMonitor through Notepad (which took ages to open it because Notepad is horrible). It produced this;


    As you can see, there is a readable String in there. So some applications have their String data saved in a encoding that Notepad understands (I want to say UTF-8...), therefore they show up as readable Strings in Notepad. But other bits of data are just arse.
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  15. Post #15
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    February 2007
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    Oh man I opened some random data files from Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 and managed to get the music out of them.

    Edit:
    Here's the circus sound: http://maurits.tv/data/files/May 2012/css24.mp3

    Edit 2:
    What the hell I found some spooky music and this is from RCT2.. Does anyone know where in the game this shit even plays?
    http://maurits.tv/data/files/May 2012/css25.mp3
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  16. Post #16
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    August 2008
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    On occasion when you run a file through a PCM, you will hear music stored in the file as long as its in a format the program knows I expect. As you are just reading the binary of the music file through the codec the same way playing that file normally would be done. Not sure if this works on audio stored in compressed archives like ZIP, but you should at least hear something on partially compressed files.

  17. Post #17
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    October 2007
    6,612 Posts
    On occasion when you run a file through a PCM, you will hear music stored in the file as long as its in a format the program knows I expect. As you are just reading the binary of the music file through the codec the same way playing that file normally would be done. Not sure if this works on audio stored in compressed archives like ZIP, but you should at least hear something on partially compressed files.
    I know for a fact that NES/SNES/NDS roms should give you the audio files near the end of the rom audio. It really is neat how it works.
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    I pleasure myself while wearing Combine armour~~
    digigamer17's Avatar
    May 2010
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    Does it vary on audio editors?

  19. Post #19
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    hexpunK's Avatar
    August 2008
    15,639 Posts
    Does it vary on audio editors?
    It shouldn't change based on the editor. But the different audio codecs should produce different sounds to some extent.

  20. Post #20
    I pleasure myself while wearing Combine armour~~
    digigamer17's Avatar
    May 2010
    8,010 Posts
    Also there was a thread somewhere on glitching out pictures just by fiddling around with the audio from the image then outputting it back in the original format.

    I tried that but it didn't work out and it didn't do what I was expecting it to do.
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  21. Post #21
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    Purrr ~
    Noi's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Try gcf files
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  22. Post #22
    ntdave71694's Avatar
    December 2010
    47 Posts
    Open "source sounds.gcf" in something like Audacity (it takes a while), highlight the first four minutes or so, and do: Effect > Change Speed > -69.00%

    Most sounds play at normal speed :)
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  23. Post #23
    a-k-t-w's Avatar
    March 2008
    3,203 Posts
    How do you get it to sound like that? When I do it all I hear is noise.

  24. Post #24
    I pleasure myself while wearing Combine armour~~
    digigamer17's Avatar
    May 2010
    8,010 Posts
    How do you get it to sound like that? When I do it all I hear is noise.
    8000 in the sample rate, and 8 bit Unsigned PCM. You'd have to fiddle with audacity's setting to get it to open in that rate.

  25. Post #25
    a-k-t-w's Avatar
    March 2008
    3,203 Posts
    thanks, that's heaps better.

  26. Post #26
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    June 2011
    481 Posts
    The very endish is a really cool effect. I imagined it as like someone calling for help over a radio, but there's a lot of interference... then it just goes silent... and a few seconds later whatever was attacking screams into the mic.
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    Mr. Smartass's Avatar
    December 2010
    9,188 Posts
    Mine only play for half a second.
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    Fleskhjerta's Avatar
    May 2009
    521 Posts
    It sounds like application creppy pasta
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  29. Post #29
    Thanks guys, I think I will make the Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone my next smartphone.
    Vault's Avatar
    May 2012
    1,260 Posts
    Skype.exe

    Edited:

    Origin.exe

    Edited:

    TribesAscend.exe

  30. Post #30
    help
    zyke34's Avatar
    January 2012
    275 Posts
    Take a .lua script put it through audacity and export it as a .lua.

    although its almost not comprehensible there are still some remnants of the script before you put it through audacity.

  31. Post #31
    Thanks guys, I think I will make the Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone my next smartphone.
    Vault's Avatar
    May 2012
    1,260 Posts
    Take a .lua script put it through audacity and export it as a .lua.

    although its almost not comprehensible there are still some remnants of the script before you put it through audacity.
    I just did SethHack's source code in it

    Note: No source code included
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  32. Post #32
    DVH

    May 2010
    1,147 Posts
    Edit 2:
    What the hell I found some spooky music and this is from RCT2.. Does anyone know where in the game this shit even plays?
    http://maurits.tv/data/files/May 2012/css25.mp3
    It's the space theme from RCT

  33. Post #33
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    Dennab
    March 2012
    1,461 Posts
    http://www.xenoyia.com/LSD.wav

    LSD Dream Emulator
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    Hmmm, this is what I might hear on the end of my DSL line.

    Edited:

    Wonder if it could be a useful way of transfer
    I believe dial-up used this method for transmitting data.

  35. Post #35
    tangofizz77's Avatar
    August 2011
    50 Posts
    Holy crap this thread has gotten big since I last checked it!

    Pretty awesome stuff has been posted, feel free to post moar.

    Also, I forgot, here's Windows 8 Developer Preview: http://soundcloud.com/mehschannel/wi...per-preview-vs

  36. Post #36
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
    March 2007
    3,102 Posts
    Holy crap this thread has gotten big since I last checked it!

    Pretty awesome stuff has been posted, feel free to post moar.

    Also, I forgot, here's Windows 8 Developer Preview: http://soundcloud.com/mehschannel/wi...per-preview-vs
    I think I just went fucking deaf.

    Loud noise warning, and no, I don't mean like, it's loud, i mean like ITS FUCKING LOUD SCREECHING EVEN IF YOUR SOUND IS TURNED DOWN HOLY FUCKING SHIT

  37. Post #37
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    kaze4159's Avatar
    January 2008
    9,139 Posts
    What's also fun, take an image, save it as raw data, import that to audacity, put a tiny effect on it, save as raw, import back into image editor


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    kapin_krunch's Avatar
    June 2009
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    What's also fun, take an image, save it as raw data, import that to audacity, put a tiny effect on it, save as raw, import back into image editor

    There's already a full thread on that:

    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1176004
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  39. Post #39
    Man, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 sounds ridiculously screechy.

    Edited:

    I know for a fact that NES/SNES/NDS roms should give you the audio files near the end of the rom audio. It really is neat how it works.
    This doesn't work for me. Do I have to use a specific audio editor or ROM rip? I'm using (a probably outdated) Audacity.

  40. Post #40
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,424 Posts
    a Kirby 64 rom sounds interesting through audacity, try it.