There are new features and settings for soundpacks in smartCARS 2.0. You will need to convert your soundpack from smartCARS 1.x to use it in smartCARS 2. Fortunately, this takes very few minutes.


1. Rename the soundpack folder (the folder that contains the sound.config - not the soundpacks folder created by smartCARS) to the name of the soundpack.

2. Open the sound.config in notepad. Remove the line that defines 'safety_clips', as it is no longer needed. 

3. As we've added a climb announcement, there is the option to include it in the soundpack. Most smartCARS 1.X soundpacks did not include such a file, so we need to disable it for this soundpack. Add the line 'climb=null' at the end of the sound.config.

4. Remove the line that defines 'name', as the folder name itself now identifies the soundpack.

5. Change 'copilot_altitude_announcements=' to 'copilot='.

6. Change 'gpws_system=' to 'gpws='.

7. Change 'chat_pm=' to 'private_message='.

8. Change 'chat_airline=' to 'airline_message='.

9. Change 'chat_global=' to 'global_message='.

10. Add the following line which will define 'version' as 1

version = 1

This will allow smartCARS 2 to update your soundpack, should you deploy it via the client area. Even if you will not be deploying the soundpack, that line is still required. You can define a different version, if you so choose - it does not have to be one, it just has to be a number.

11. Remove '%safetynumber%' from the line that defines 'safety'. Be sure to update the file name for this clip to reflect the new setting.

12. If you have a sound you'd like to use as a notification sound (currently, this works for Premium-powered flight pauses), add  "system_notification=" (without quotes) followed by the sound you'd like to use (the same format as other definitions).

You now have a smartCARS 2 soundpack! Copy it to the soundpacks directory that resides in the folder as smartCARS.exe and you should see it appear in the soundpack selection box in smartCARS.