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Sound effects in In Search of Dr. Riptide have two different formats. PCS files are played when using PC speaker sound, and 8-bit mono VOC files are played when a Sound Blaster or compatible sound card is used. There are 29 VOC sound effects and 29 PCS sound effects stored in RIPTIDE.DAT.

All the VOC sounds have a PCS format equivalent, with the exception of BUBBLES2.VOC and JASON.VOC which have no corresponding PCS sound. Also, there are two PCS-only sound files, named DEAD.PCS and TITLE.PCS.

List of sound files Edit

Sound file VOC size (bytes) PCS size (bytes) Event/description
ADD

3,400

Stats screen score adding.

BADGRUNT

7,716

Oscar boss growl.

BUBBLES2

4,080

n/a

Used in gameplay and game over screen.

CHARGE

11,407

Level password entered.

CRY

29,846

Player's submarine destroyed.

DEAD

n/a

Game over screen.

DIRHIT

2,024

Submarine/Oscar hit by projectile.

DOOR

7,494

Door opening.

DRILLHI

2,509

JASON disoriented, cheat activated.

EXP1

9,688

Projectile/mine destroyed.

EXP2

12,295

Level title box appearance, some enemy/object (such as barrel) explosions.

FAZE

4,401

Enemy cannon fired, Dr. Riptide boss heavy cannon fired.

FIRE1

10,900

Small projectile fired, fire pit fireball.

FIRE2

5,212

Level title box falling, large projectile fired.

JASON

4,309

n/a

Unknown.

PING

4,424

Low air/shield/power warning.

PIRANA

1,713

Piranha bite, crab/shark destroyed, submarine hit by shark.

PLUNK2

4,892

Player submarine's tow chain attaching to Riptide's submarine (after defeating final boss).

POINK2

3,620

Unknown.

PUP

8,887

Score item collected, motionless power-up collected.

PUP2

10,519

Title screen intro sound, power-up in motion/key/pulse cannon piece collected.

SCREAM

16,674

Credits option selected from menu.

SMASH

3,496

Player's submarine caught by octopus tentacle.

SQUEEK

3,434

Submarine/JASON switched.

SUM

9,640

Stats screen score adding finished.

SWISH

2,975

Player's submarine captured by clam, face projectile fired.

TITLE

n/a

Title screen intro sound.

TPORT

7,750

Entered cave.

TULIP

2,100

Tulip projectile fired.

VILLANS

36,526

After player's submarine is destroyed.

ZAP

4,497

Zapper hazard.

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