Hi, it is my first message on this forum =)
Sorry for my English i'm French and i have learn this Language myself.
Hi Afp and thanks for this beautiful mods, its nice but like someone say on the youtube video the walking sound are not realistic.
I actually own a ghillie suit, a real military one, and some equipment like military boot, tactical vest, holster with airsoft M9, SR-25 sniper fully equipped who are also a nice airsoft replica, etc etc...
If you want, i probably can this afternoon recording myself walking and running with all my equipment, i have a nice camera (Panasonic HDC-SD80).
So if it stop to raining, i will be able to record you some nature sound (in case of) and walking with gear on road, grass and stone path, a highway was a little close but with several times i think i can get a good sound in video and also do it inside a tunnel with nice resonance.
So if you want this just told me some instructions, for example if the feet speed don't count (you can editing it) or if i have to be synchro with the ingame sound.
Hey Demongornot, thanks for reply. I used to be in the military service in my country when younger plus I go on airsoft games pretty much every Sunday and sometimes at the shooting range. I will explain a bit the feeling of the soldier sounds, as no microphone can really reproduce exactly what you hear and especially what you feel. Same for the weapons sounds, youtube videos are pretty much useless, only a person who used that gun intensivelly can say if a sound is getting close to the real feeling.
So, first of all, soldiers wear boots. You really feel them, even if some of the newest models are very light, you still hear them touching the ground and feel them through your bones when running. So the first part of the step sound shoud be the boot fall, not that intense (even if sometimes this is real) as it is disturbing. This boot fall sound should be combined with the ground sound, for example if its gravel it should be a short bootfall imediatelly followed up (or slightly overlapped) by some short rolling stones sound.
Right after this sound, the gear sound comes in scene, if its sprint, faster and more intense, if its walking, slower and not that loud, maybe even not at every step. This because the gear stops from inertia when the boot stopped into the ground. If you have airsoft gear, you will hear pretty much the BBs sounds, unless you put them in a bag, that's not the case in ArmA. While in military service, the sounds I remember were the part metal of the sling hitting the AK, maybe the canteen, the magazines, the clothes sounds, stuff in your pouches, a combination of all of these.
There are plenity of sound effects on internet about soldiers, remember they were recorded with an external microphone while you play the game inside the soldier. I analized the gear sounds a bit, I felt they are mostly closer to some metalic sounds but depending of what you wear they can be different. A backpack can change the sounds too, I prefered to suggest the ideea of a hardly equipped soldier. In real you may feel the sounds are not that loud, still you are aware of them more than you think, maybe because they propagate though your body as they are made by attached objects. So louder footsteps in game is both realistic and more epic.
Please feel free to record the sounds and put them here, I'm sure there is a lot of room for improvements. Rememeber, in my mod only the "grass" sounds are mine (plus gear), the rest of the footsteps are original Bohemia's with a higher volume but to be honest, I found them good enough.
There will never by some sounds set everybody will agree over, people will always like different sounds.