Technically this isn't an addon. It's a zip that contains a text file that lists the /script commands to play almost any sound in game.
If it was in the MPQ files then there should be a /script command to play them. From 25 man raid bosses to the sound a Gnome Male makes when dying.
I've also included instructions on how to do this yourself if I ever drop off the face of the earth
Instructions for use
1) Unzip the zip file
2) Open up the large over 3 MB file whose file name begins with "WoWSoundsUpdatedTo" using Word, Wordpad, Notepad or any decent text editor. It's just a text file so anything that can read a text file should do.
3) Use Control-F ie the Find function to find what you need.
3) Copy that /script command with Control-C (copy)
4) Switch to the game
5) Press Enter to bring up a chat box
6) Control - V to Paste it in.
7) Press return. The sound should play
These script commands can also be used in Macros
Now before posting in the comments about looking for a sound please make the effort to find it first.
I'm not trying to be mean or rude it's just that I might not always have the time to find it for you. I might not even be able to login to the game to test that I've found the right sound for you as I could be answering posts at work. Try searching on the NPC name or alternatives of the NPC name. Don't be afraid to try ones you think it is. Once you've exhausted all reasonable avenues to find it yourself then post and I'm sure someone will be happy to help
I've spot checked a few but haven't tested every single /script command I've listed here. Let me know if some aren't working for you.
An interesting wow pedia page with categories of sound command files is at :
Jean-Fran┴ois Roy of www.devklog.net - MPQ Extractor.app
Bare Bones Software - Text Wrangler
Verissi - Perl script for adding windows compatiable carriage returns
Mordroth of Bladefist realm - alerting to me to the fact I'ld missed some 3.1 sounds ..Thanks bro!
Eisa - For helping with the 3.2 update and making the addon I couldn't . Go take a look at AudioX a new way of exploring wow sounds
Elsa - For continued support in getting the list correct and accurate.
* While every effort has been made to keep this list as accurate and free of duplicates I make no guarantees that I haven't missed anything.
* Due to an existing bug/oddity in how the PlaySoundFile call works I make no guarantees that every one of what is listed will play. List is generated from what is listed in the data files and there is no easy way of checking what sounds will or won't play.
* Sound file paths and sound names are listed as they are spelt in the data files. If there are mispellings it's not my fault (and do not try to correct them)
Updated for 5.4.0 (build 17399) +1813 new sound paths since 5.3 Total new of sound paths brought up to 54,932
v1.0 initial version updated for 3.03 uploaded to forums at :
v2.0 updated for Patch 3.1. Uldaur sounds are in the "3_1_sounds.txt" file
v2.1 Changed Carriage returns to Windows style. So it now opens in Note Pad :D :D :D . Thanks Verissi :D
v2.2 Woops forgot some 3.1 sounds. Missed an entire MPQ! . Thanks Mordroth
v2.3 Complete re-extract for 3.1.2. Now updated for 3.1.2. Has baby murloc space marine sounds :D.As a side note looks like Blizzard only uses wav files and mp3 files for their sounds :D
v3.2 Updated for 3.2. Going to do complete re-extracts from now on to ensure I get all sounds. Also using new version numbering system to make things easier on myself:)
v3.2.1 Much help from Eisa in getting Creature\LichKing sounds properly extracted. Had to relearn how to do this lol. Also reworked version history.Thanks for the assistance Eisa :)
19/09 rezip for windows plus misc cleanup of front page (nothing to see here ... move along :) )
v3.3 Updated for 3.3. 20,491 total sounds , +1618 from last update . As a side note your Data folder is 25.4 GB fully extracted
v3.3.2 Updated for 3.3.2 That one that finally unlocks the lich king wing of ICC ! Total unique sounds now up to 20,653 +162 since last update.
v3.3.3 Updated for patch 3.3.3 Looks like they've put in some sounds for Ruby Sanctum , the new gnomes & trolls get their own home cities patch as there is an extra 403 sounds in this update. 21,056 total sounds now
v3.3.5 Updated for patch 3.3.5 Not many sounds in this update only about 18 sounds bringing the total up to 21,074.
This author is badly in need of sleep *snoozes on nearest available flat surface* zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
*starts drooling in his sleep* O_O
v4.0.3 *Eisa's BETA* Completely re-extract from World of Warcraft 184.108.40.20629 bringing the total up to 33,481. Included WoWSoundsSince335.txt which contains only the new sounds.
v4.0.6 *Eisa's BETA* Built entirely from (Listfile) data contained in World of Warcraft 220.127.116.1196 live MPQs, adding 7 new sound paths bringing the total upto 33,486. Included WoWSoundsSince403.txt. Removed 1 duplicate and 1 blank paths.
v4.1.0 *Eisa's BETA* Built entirely from fresh "(Listfile)" extracts contained in World of Warcraft 18.104.22.16814 live MPQs. Adds 876 new sound paths (listed in WoWSoundsNewTo410.txt). Total number of sounds is now 34,362 (listed in WoWSoundsUpdatedTo410.txt). This data is used in AudioX2-4.1.0 too.
v4.2.0 *Eisa's BETA* Built entirely from fresh "(Listfile)" extracts contained in World of Warcraft 22.214.171.12433 live MPQs. Adds 1,264 new sound paths (listed in WoWSoundsNewTo420.txt). Total number of sounds is now 35,626 (listed in WoWSoundsUpdatedTo420.txt).
v4.3.0 *Eisa's BETA* Built entirely from fresh "(Listfile)" extracts contained
in World of Warcraft 126.96.36.19950 live MPQs. Adds 1,472 new sound paths (listed
in WoWSoundsNewTo430.txt). Total number of sounds is now 37,098 (listed in
v5.0.5 (beta 1) Blu's attempt at updating it again. Be kind :P
Built by extracting all sounds as well as extracting all the "(Listfile)" extracts contained in World of Warcraft 188.8.131.5235 live MPQs. Adds a phenomenal amount of new sounds - 11,804 !! Total number of sounds is now 48,902 (listed in WoWSoundsUpdatedTo505.txt) . enUS locale only , other locales to be done ASAP
v5.0.5 (beta 2) Missed out on saving the linefeeds in the correct format. Should be properly formatted for both Mac and Windows now
v5.1 (beta 1) Updated for patch 5.1 Another large update - Adds 1143 new sounds bringing Total sounds up to 50,045
v5.1 (beta 2) Bug fix patch for the above. Forgot to change everything to lower case before using the Remove Duplicates command to remove cases where Blizzard's included both the upper case and lower case form of a sound. Removing 88 sounds bring Total sounds back down to 49,957
v5.2 (beta 1) Update for patch 5.2. Very large update - Adds 2492 new sounds after duplicates removed. New sounds Total now up to 52,449
v5.2 (beta 2) Due to favouring a list file approach versus a full extract with list files being used for error checking the slashes were going the wrong way. None of the macros were actually working. Forgot to test in game (whoops)
v5.3 (beta 1) Update for patch 5.3
- Adds 670 new sounds bringing the total number of sounds up to 53,119
- Read me file & documents restructured and reorganised
v5.4 (beta 1) Update for patch 5.4 (17399)
- Adds 1813 new sounds bringing the total number of sounds up to 5,4932
- Added experimental "Addedin5.4" and "Updatedin5.4" files . These are what I
believe has been added/changed and may not reflect reality.
v5.4.2 (beta 1) Update for patch 5.4.2 (17658)
- Adds 92 new sounds bringing the total number of sounds up to 55,024
- Includes the 9 new sounds from 5.4.1 , the Murloc Crusader sounds
(the only new sounds from 5.4.1)
- 5.4.2 build 17658 was a client only update. Last MPQ file with
new sounds = 17645 (base & enUS)
- misc admin related updates