XNA Essentials

Game Programming for Xbox 360, PC + Windows Phone


Missing sounds folder

In the Book's CD, I haven't found any "Sounds" folder that is mentioned on chapter 7.

dave681 - Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

Re: Missing sounds folder

I think the path on the CD is...Chapter7  > SoundDemo > Content  > Sounds

llonden - Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 12:28 AM

Re: Missing sounds folder

I'm not so stupid to not look at the folder the book said me to look in.

dave681 - Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:08 AM

Re: Missing sounds folder


Not implying any stupidity on you man. There wasn't a Sound folder on my book's cd either.

You may have to purchase the source code (with the assets included) @   xnaessentials.com/buysourcecode.aspx

I listed the file path based on the purchased code, rather than the book's cd path. I should've clarified that first.


llonden - Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 9:52 PM

Re: Missing sounds folder

Sorry for the confusion on this.  Unfortunately, the CD shipped with an error, but you can download the fix from the errata page:


Chapter 3 and 9 also have CD fixes that are needed.  (They are also on the errata page.)

Sorry for the hassle!


Chad Carter - Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 10:59 PM

Re: Missing sounds folder

I wasn't able to find a Sounds folder in the Chapter 7 project, or from the ZIP on the errata page. However, a search of the CD revealed that Chapter 15 DOES have a Sounds folder, and that has the attention, explosion, etc. sounds referenced on page 126.

getluky - Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 3:25 AM

Re: Missing sounds folder

On the CD, the sounds are present, it is just the Content Project file isn't.  The zip file in the errata page has the missing Content Project file and an updated Game1.cs file.  So you should copy the filesfrom Chapter 7 from your CD onto your harddrive.  Then you should unzip the Chapter 7 Fix.zip file from the errata page overtop of the existing files.  This will give you what you need to actually compile the Chapter 7 code.

To your point, Chapter 15 does include the Content project that has everything that Chapter 7 has plus some other items.  You could just copy the Sounds folder from Chapter 15 if you would like.

Hopefully this helps,


Chad Carter - Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:49 PM

Re: Missing sounds folder

Hi Chad,

Thanks for the response (and for the great book!)- perhaps there is a difference in the CDs distributed for the 3.0 version of the book? Here's a screenshot I took of the CD in File Explorer for Chapter 7:

Missing Sounds folder

As you can see, there's no Sounds folder on the CD that I have. I'm not sure if it was a fluke or a version problem. But the solution for me was definitely copying it from Chapter 15, so it's good to hear that it'll work too. :)


getluky - Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 2:07 PM