Hi, anyone who's on the Discord may recognise me as Anton.
A year and a half ago I was remastering/editing most of the impact sounds from The Dark Mod, and the other day I compiled these edited files into a nice little mod that can hopefully be used by those that like them, or as suggested by users in the Discord, added to the base game if deemed good enough!
I did not document every part of every edit I made as I was working very fast, but broadly speaking:
The volumes are normalised to a similar level across the board.
Silences have been trimmed, especially silences at the beginning of sounds, which was a problem with a good number of the sounds.
Equalisation to sounds to make them sound more of a piece with one another.
Minor bass impacts have been added to the attack of sounds where this seemed congruent with what they represent in game.
Pitches of ringing on resonant objects have been made more consistent.
Overly long sounds have had adjustments to become shorter where this did not interfere with their qualities otherwise.
Sounds that appeared especially dry were given some slight baked in reverberation to better fit with the rest of the sounds regularly heard, such as footsteps.
I did add original samples to a few sounds, in particular there is a snap on my edited Broadhead breaking sounds that was not there originally, this is a sample I recorded personally.
I am sure I have not used any material that was not my own or under Creative Commons 0 licence.
I made adjustments to some NPC sounds, specifically combat sounds and body drops.
I also made adjustments to player footsteps that I thought sounded too similar, to make them more distinct.
Please bear with me not being able to document these changes individually as there are just about 500 sounds that I have edited, it was more than a year ago, and the vast majority of changes are very subtle.
Link to download:
The zip contains the same files, but in a compressed format for those with slow internet.
I hope you try it out and enjoy!