Sound Physics is a mod that overhauls Minecraft's sound engine to simulate reverberation, sound occlusion/absorption, and physically based sound attenuation. The sound simulation provides interesting aural cues; you'll be able to tell whether a mob can be directly seen and whether it's just around the corner or in a closed-off area with your eyes closed. Exploring caves is much more immersive, and reverberation provides a sense of scale to grand structures or large underground ravines.
1. Download and install the latest recommended version of Forge
2. Download the Sound Physics mod from the Downloads section below
3. Open or unzip the downloaded zip file (which contains a .jar file)
4. Place the jar file inside the .zip file you just downloaded in your .minecraft/mods directory
5. **IMPORTANT SOUND FIX**Download the SE Soundfix resource pack from the Downloads section below
6. Place the resource pack .zip file in your .minecraft/resourcepacks directory
7. Select the resource pack in Options > Resource Packs and make sure it's at the top of the active resource packs list
8. Configure the parameters in the Mod Options menu to your liking
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any sound files that are stereo instead of mono will not function properly!!! If a sound file is stereo, the sound will always play at full volume with no spatial panning no matter where the sound is coming from or how far away it is! If you are making custom sounds, make sure that they're mono! You can use a free audio editor like Audacity to convert stereo sound files to mono.
You should set the Environment Evaluation Rays in the Mod Options to the highest value that doesn't produce stuttering when sounds play (which shouldn't be an issue on moderately capable CPUs). More rays will give a more consistent and accurate sound simulation.
If your Minecraft is running at a low frame rate (below 30 fps), some sound artifacts can occur (a sound randomly having the wrong reverb settings).
Also, I can't guarantee support for this mod, but I'll try to at least keep it up to date with the latest version of Minecraft. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements!
Shame cause I have resource packs that replace C418's beloved records with music playlists, album covers and all. But hey, a mono conversion would be worth it. Not many think of things like this. Keep up the good work Cody!