Because sound, much like music, is subject to personal taste I've started work on a sound replacement addon that will replace all hand-held weapon sounds. I personally feel alot of the current sound samples lack alot of ambience when heard in-game, and are not always balanced very well for sound range or volume.
I aim for the following with this addon:
- New sounds for all hand-held weapons.
- Sounds that are as natural and realistic as the engine allows.
- Properly balanced sounds that are not too tinny, too quiet or too "hollywood" and over-the-top.