Sound Filters is a client-side mod created by username Tmtravlr to add simple sound filters in Minecraft.
Inspired by the fabulous mod called Better Sounds by Draake (mod no longer updated since 1.5.0), this mod adds 3 things as of the moment:
1. It adds reverbs in caves so that sounds coming from inside the cave will echo and bounce. This feature is dependent on the cave or room’s material. Stones, cobblestones, and other hard and stone like blocks will make the most effect while softer blocks like dirt and gravel only has small referb effect.
On the other hand, blocks like leaves and wool cancels out the reverberation completely.
2. It also adds a muted sound filter when your character is underwater. The sound is even greatly reduced when under lava.
Although it does not feature any underwater sound effects, the sound filter is great for immersion.
3. The mod also features a great “behind the wall” mute sound filter. When a sound is behind a wall, the sound will slightly be reduced, when it is behind a 2 block thick wall, the sound will be even more reduced and so on.
Wool blocks also nullifies the sound greater – a couple layers of wool blocks will eliminate the sound completely.
Since this mod is about sounds and sound filters, screenshots won’t justify what this mod does. To see the mod in action, please watch the video below.
Most features of the mod can be disabled via it’s config file, and you can add which block gives off reverberation effect, and which blocks mute sounds.
Currently, the mod author is planning on creating an in-game API to allow users to better configure the mod on a go.
Since this mod is client side only, and does not affect gameplay, you can use them even on vanilla servers without any problem and without installing any server-side files.
How to install Sound Filters Mod for Minecraft 1.8
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of here.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
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