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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

SFX is a temporary ability in Final Fantasy IX. It is only available during the battles onstage the Prima Vista while the play I Want to be Your Canary is being acted. Aptly named, the ability allows for a flashy magic attack which does 0 damage and is purely for show. Only Zidane, Marcus, The Nero Brothers, Baku (playing as King Leo in the play) Cinna, and Blank can use this ability which replaces Steal.

The following SFX magic are:

  • Medeo- a small meteorite with colorful swirls smashes down the enemy. Name is based on Meteo.
  • Poly- a bright crystal ball shines upon the enemy, supposedly doing Holy damage. Name is based on a combination of Holy and Pearl.
  • Pyro- a gust of flame engulfs the enemy, supposedly doing Fire damage. Name is taken from a Twincast spell in Final Fantasy IV.

This article uses material from the "SFX" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

SFX files are an archive of short audio files used in GTA 3 and Vice City, like the way the .img file archives most of the models and texture files. They consist of the sfx.raw and sfx.sdt files.

SFX files content

Currently there are two programs that can extract and import these files: LithJoe's GTA3 Audio Editor and Nullpointer's Audio Extractor.


SFX Description
sfx00000 - sfx00007 car horns
sfx00008 - sfx00013 doors
sfx00014 *unknown
sfx00015 - sfx00016 car reversing
sfx00017 Start car engine
sfx00018 *unknown
sfx00019 car tire spin
sfx00020 *unknown
sfx00021 - sfx00022 Police siren
sfx00023 Ambulance siren
sfx00024 Truck backing up
sfx00025 Mr Whoopee
sfx00026 Car alarm
sfx00027 Open Coach door
sfx00028 blank
sfx00029 Car's wheels
sfx00030 - sfx00031 Train
sfx00032 - sfx00056 Footsteps
sfx00057 - sfx00060 Jumping into puddles
sfx00061 - sfx00064 Footstep on grass
sfx00065 Bomb explosion
sfx00066 Molotov
sfx00067 - sfx00068 Pistol
sfx00069 - sfx00070 M16
sfx00071 - sfx00072 AK47
sfx00073 - sfx00074 Uzi
sfx00077 - sfx00078 Sniper
sfx00079 - sfx00083 Rocket
sfx00084 - sfx00085 Flamethrower
sfx00086 - sfx00087 Shotgun
sfx00088 Reload Pistol
sfx00089 Reload Uzi
sfx00090 Reload M16
sfx00091 blank
sfx00092 Reload Sniper
sfx00093 - sfx00097 box collisions 1
sfx00098 - sfx00100 *unknown
sfx00101 dumpster collision
sfx00102 - sfx00107 car collisions 1
sfx00108 - sfx00111 metal collisions
sfx00112 - sfx00115 fence collisions
sfx00116 - sfx00121
sfx00122 - sfx00125 box collisions 1
sfx00126 - sfx00129 box collisions2
sfx00130 *unknown
sfx00131 - sfx00135 grass collisions
sfx00136 *unknown
sfx00137 - sfx00139 box collisions 3
sfx00140 - sfx00144 car collisions 2
sfx00145 - sfx00146 blow up boxes
sfx00147 Gate collision 1
sfx00148 car scraping (walls, etc.)
sfx00149 Gate collision 2
sfx00150 - sfx00155 Glass breaking
sfx00156 - sfx00157 Fire
sfx00158 Rain
sfx00159 - sfx00166 icon noise
sfx00167 - sfx00168 bullet chells dropping
sfx00169 bullet penetrating ped
sfx00170 - sfx00175 bullet hitting car
sfx00176 - sfx00178 bullet hitting ground
sfx00179 - sfx00184 fist fighting
sfx00185 open garage
sfx00186 Remote bomb detonation
sfx00187 Bomb detonate
sfx00188 static
sfx00189 - sfx00279 police radio
sfx00280 - sfx00282 helicopter
sfx00283 phone ring
sfx00284 - sfx00291 car engine (steady rpm's)
sfx00292 - sfx00293 blank
sfx00294 - sfx00301 car idling
sfx00302 - sfx00303 blank
sfx00304 - sfx00308 airplane
sfx00309 car tire spin
sfx00310 - sfx00312 boat
sfx00313 boat traveling through water
sfx00314 - sfx00315 boat splashes
sfx00316 boat engine at idle
sfx00317 - sfx00318 Dodo
sfx00319 - sfx00322 rain on car
sfx00323 fall in water
sfx00324 - sfx00325 crushing body
sfx00326 CD player
sfx00327 - sfx00328 blow up boxes
sfx00329 rocket ammo depleted
sfx00330 rifle ammo depleted
sfx00331 - sfx00332 Staunton Lift Bridge noise
sfx00333 - sfx00334 jumping
sfx00335 Remote bomb detonation
sfx00336 timer
sfx00337 checkpoint collected
sfx00338 - sfx00339 menu clickings?
sfx00340 - sfx00341 hydraulics
sfx00342 sex in car
sfx00343 radio tuning
sfx00344 message box
sfx00345 - sfx00347 engine sound 1 (Perennial)
sfx00348 - sfx00350 engine sound 2 (Taxi)
sfx00351 - sfx00353 engine sound 3 (Cheetah)
sfx00354 - sfx00356 engine sound 4 (Yankee)
sfx00357 - sfx00359 engine sound 5 (Kuruma)
sfx00360 - sfx00362 engine sound 6 (Flatbed)
sfx00363 - sfx00365 engine sound 7 (BF Injection)
sfx00366 - sfx00368 engine sound 8 (Banshee)
sfx00369 - sfx00371 blank
sfx00372 - sfx00382 menu sound
sfx00383 - sfx00385 SFX audio adjuster
sfx00386 - sfx00388 *unknown
sfx00389 blank
sfx00390 - sfx00413 GTA3 background noises
sfx00414 - sfx00415 blank
sfx00416 - sfx00419 *unknown
sfx00420 - sfx00422 blank
sfx00423 - sfx00425 Thunder
sfx00426 Blank
sfx00427 "How About A Nice Smoking Bowl Love" ?
sfx00428 "You Better Shut Up"
sfx00429 "For Goodness Sake"
sfx00430 "You Ain't All That"
sfx00431 "Forgot What They Do"
sfx00432 Somber Melody
sfx00433 Sound I can't Spell
sfx00434 "Oh!"
sfx00435 Somber Melody
sfx00436 Sound I Can't Spell
sfx00437 "Oh!"
sfx00438 Floaty Melody
sfx00439 Sound I Can't Spell
sfx00440 "Oh!"
sfx00441 Some Kind of Beat
sfx00442 Alarm
sfx00443 - sfx00446 Techno Beats
sfx00447 - sfx0455 blank
sfx00456 Car Exploding
sfx00457 Staunton Lift Bridge Alarm
sfx00458 Pager SFX
sfx00459 - sfx00553 Cop/Swat
sfx00554 - sfx00559 FBI
sfx00560 - sfx00565 Country Cop (Have no idea what ped this is)
sfx00566 - sfx00595 Cops on Helicopter Bullhorn
sfx00596 - sfx00622 White Dock Worker
sfx00623 - sfx00637 Army
sfx00638 - sfx00652 Army
sfx00653 - sfx00679 All Types of Gasping
sfx00680 - sfx00686 Old White Lady
sfx00687 - sfx00722 p_wom1
sfx00723 - sfx00727 Chinese Gibberish?
sfx00728 - sfx00777 pimp
sfx00778 - sfx00860 male01_nu
sfx00861 - sfx00867 Spanked Up Mad Men
sfx00868 - sfx00884 Black Guy #2
sfx00885 - sfx00899 Italian Guy #1
sfx00900 - sfx00919 Italian Lady #1
sfx00920 - sfx00993 Medics
sfx00994 - sfx00997 Pain Noises
sfx00998 - sfx01025 Black Guy #3
sfx01026 - sfx01061 f_wom1
sfx01062 - sfx01081 f_man1
sfx01082 - sfx01101 f_man2
sfx01102 - sfx01132 White Lady #3
sfx01133 - sfx01162 White Guy #8
sfx01163 - sfx01192 Chinese Guy #1
sfx01193 - sfx01236 scum_man
sfx01237 - sfx01272 scum_gal
sfx01273 - sfx01302 Black Lady #1
sfx01303 - sfx01334 British Guy #1
sfx01335 - sfx01366 White Guy #9 (Laslow)
sfx01367 - sfx01397 fatfemale01_nu
sfx01398 - sfx01418 White Guy #9
sfx01419 - sfx01440 Gay White Guy
sfx01441 - sfx01459 White Lady #4
sfx01460 - sfx01491 female01
sfx01492 - sfx01527 b_wom1
sfx01528 - sfx01561 oldguy
sfx01562 - sfx01585 stu_man
sfx01586 - sfx01609 stu_wom
sfx01610 - sfx01644 hood3 / hood4
sfx01645 - sfx01679 hood3 / hood4
sfx01680 - sfx01710 yardie2
sfx01711 - sfx01741 yardie2
sfx01742 - sfx01783 Black Lady #1
sfx01784 - sfx01807 Country White Guy #2
sfx01808 - sfx01826 White Guy #10
sfx01827 - sfx01844 White Lady #5
sfx01845 - sfx01862 White Lady #6
sfx01863 - sfx01894 Chinese Guy #2
sfx01895 - sfx01928 White Lady #7
sfx01929 - sfx01962 Peutro Rican Lady #1
sfx01963 - sfx01993 fatmale2_nu
sfx01994 - sfx02026 p_man1 / male03a
sfx02027 - sfx02061 hood3 / hood4
sfx02062 - sfx02082 Black Guy
sfx02083 - sfx02110 White Lady #7 (has shopping bags)
sfx02111 - sfx02138 Pissed Italian Lady
sfx02139 - sfx02166 Chinese Lady #1
sfx02167 - sfx02193 columbian / columbian2
sfx02194 - sfx02220 columbian / columbian2
sfx02221 - sfx02248 Chinese Lady #1 (Again)
sfx02249 - sfx02270 Chinese Lady #2
sfx02271 - sfx02308 Women Gasping/Screaming
sfx02309 - sfx02331 crimminal01
sfx02332 - sfx02350 crimminal02
sfx02351 - sfx02381 White Guy #11 (Harvard Preppie)
sfx02382 - sfx02441 li_man / li_man_nu
sfx02442 - sfx02475 triad2 / traid3
sfx02476 - sfx02505 mafia
sfx02506 - sfx02535 mafia
sfx02536 - sfx02565 mafia
sfx02566 - sfx02589 yakuza1 / yakuza2
sfx02590 - sfx02613 yakuza1 / yakuza2
sfx02614 - sfx02641 Gay White Sailor
sfx02642 - sfx02654 cabbie
sfx02655 - sfx02667 cabbie
sfx02668 - sfx02679 Old White Man
sfx02680 - sfx02735 pros_xblack
sfx02736 - sfx02785 pros_x
sfx02786 - sfx02812 Italian Lady #4
sfx02813 - sfx02840 Old Italian Lady
sfx02841 - sfx02877 Men Gasping/Screaming
sfx02878 - sfx02912 fatmale01
sfx02913 - sfx02944 fatfemale02
sfx02945 - sfx02968 cas_Wom
sfx02969 - sfx02998 chico / chico2 (diablos)
sfx02999 - sfx03028 chico / chico2 (diablos)
sfx03029 - sfx03031 Ammunation Clerk

Vice City

SFX Description
sfx00000 - sfx00007 car horns
sfx00008 - sfx00014 helicopter sounds
sfx00015 - sfx00020 car doors
sfx00021 - sfx00022 car reversing
sfx00023 start car engine
sfx00024 *unknown
sfx00025 car tire spin 1
sfx00026 *tank?
sfx00027 - sfx00028 police sirens
sfx00029 ambulance siren
sfx00030 truck 'backing up' indicator
sfx00031 mr whoopie
sfx00032 open coach door (airbrakes)
sfx00033 - sfx00037 tire bouncing, popping, flat, airleak
sfx00038 - sfx00039 bullet trail
sfx00040 - sfx00041 roller skates
sfx00042 - sfx00046 footsteps
sfx00047 car explosion
sfx00048 bomb explosion
sfx00049 molotov sound 1
sfx00050 - sfx00051 Pistol
sfx00052 - sfx00053 M4
sfx00054 - sfx00056 Uzi
sfx00057 - sfx00058 Sniper
sfx00059 - sfx00060 Rocket Launcher
sfx00061 - sfx00063 Rocket Fire
sfx00064 - sfx00065 Flamethrower
sfx00066 - sfx00067 Shotgun
sfx00068 - sfx00070 M60
sfx00071 - sfx00073 Tec 9
sfx00074 - sfx00076 M4
sfx00077 Reload Pistol
sfx00078 Reload Uzi
sfx00079 blank
sfx00080 Reload Sniper Rifle
sfx00081 bat swing
sfx00082 - sfx00084 Minigun
sfx00085 - sfx00087 SPAS 12
sfx00088 - sfx00089 Colt Python
sfx00090 - sfx00091 MP5
sfx00092 - sfx00094 Tommy hitting regular wall
sfx00095 - sfx00096 wood collision
sfx00097 - sfx00099 *unknown
sfx00100 dumpster collision
sfx00101 - sfx00106 car collisions 1
sfx00107 - sfx00110 metal collisions (Metal Posts)
sfx00111 - sfx00114 fence collisions
sfx00115 - sfx00116 *unknown
sfx00117 *unknown (same as 097-099)
sfx00118 - sfx00121 box collisions
sfx00122 - sfx00125 bench collision (Wooden Lathes)
sfx00126 *unknown (similar to 097-099 at faster rate)
sfx00127 - sfx00131 grass collision
sfx00132 door collision
sfx00133 - sfx00135 box collisions 3
sfx00136 - sfx00140 newstands/traffic light blown (Metal Sheet explosion)
sfx00141 - sfx00142 boxes blown
sfx00143 gate collision 1
sfx00144 car scraping (walls, etc.)
sfx00145 gate collision 2
sfx00146 - sfx00151 glass breaking
sfx00152 - sfx00153 fire
sfx00154 rain
sfx00155 after rain
sfx00156 - sfx00157 bullet shells dropping
sfx00158 bullet penetrating ped
sfx00159 - sfx00161 bullet hitting car
sfx00162 - sfx00164 bullet hitting ground
sfx00165 - sfx00170 fist fighting
sfx00171 - sfx00173 katana blade
sfx00174 - sfx00175 brass knuckles
sfx00176 open garage
sfx00177 GTA3 MP3 player ped
sfx00178 detonate
sfx00179 SFX audio adjuster
sfx00180 - sfx00265 police radio
sfx00266 *bike idle or hunter blades?
sfx00267 phone ring
sfx00268 - sfx00278 car engine at steady rpms
sfx00279 engine echo
sfx00280 - sfx00283 blank
sfx00284 - sfx00287 motorcycle egine at steady rpms
sfx00288 - sfx00298 car idling
sfx00299 - sfx00303 blank
sfx00304 - sfx00307 motorcycle idling
sfx00308 - sfx00312 airplane
sfx00313 car tire spin 2
sfx00314 - sfx00315 boat
sfx00316 boat travelling through water
sfx00317 - sfx00318 boat splashes
sfx00319 - boat engine at idle
sfx00320 - sfx00323 rain on car
sfx00324 fall in water
sfx00325 - sfx00326 crushing body (squish)
sfx00327 - sfx00328 blow up boxes
sfx00329 rocket ammo depleted
sfx00330 rifle ammo depleted
sfx00331 *collision?
sfx00332 - sfx00333 jumping
sfx00334 car bomb's beeping timer
sfx00335 gta3 timer
sfx00336 - sfx00337 hydraulics
sfx00338 sex in car
sfx00339 keep uppy
sfx00340 degenatron
sfx00341 - sfx00342 dodo
sfx00343 - sfx00355 radio tuning
sfx00356 - sfx00369 icon noise
sfx00370 timer
sfx00371 blank
sfx00372 - sfx00379 menu sound
sfx00380 - sfx00382 radio static
sfx00383 - sfx00085 engine sounds 1 (perennial)
sfx00386 - sfx00388 engine sounds 2 (stinger)
sfx00389 - sfx00391 engine sounds 3 (yankee)
sfx00392 - sfx00394 engine sounds 4 (admiral)
sfx00395 - sfx00397 engine sounds 5 (flatbed)
sfx00398 - sfx00400 engine sounds 6 (bf injection)
sfx00401 - sfx00403 engine sounds 7 (hotring racer)
sfx00404 - sfx00406 engine sounds 8 (greenwood)
sfx00407 - sfx00409 engine sounds 9 (oceanic)
sfx00410 - sfx00412 engine sounds 10 (taxi)
sfx00413 - sfx00415 engine sounds 11 (sabre)
sfx00416 blank
sfx00417 *ambient crowd bg noise (possibly in stadium?)
sfx00418 blank
sfx00419 - sfx00421 chainsaw
sfx00422 - sfx00424 rc
sfx00425 rc helicopter
sfx00426 - sfx00430 blank
sfx00431 - sfx00433 freeway engine
sfx00434 freeway wind
sfx00435 blank
sfx00436 - sfx00437 faggio engine
sfx00438 faggio wind
sfx00439 - sfx00441 sanchez wind
sfx00443 - sfx00445 pcj900 engine
sfx00446 pcj900 wind
sfx00447 - sfx00452 blank
sfx00453 - sfx00456 hunter
sfx00457 - sfx00460 blank
sfx00461 - sfx00464 skimmer
sfx00465 *elevator ding?
sfx00466 - sfx00469 blank
sfx00470 alarm
sfx00471 *someone snoring?
sfx00472 - sfx00484 vice background noise
sfx00485 - sfx00491 insects
sfx00492 - sfx00495 Malibu bg music
sfx00496 - sfx00505 footsteps on grass
sfx00506 - sfx00515 footsteps 1
sfx00516 - sfx00519 jumping into puddles
sfx00520 - sfx00523 footsteps 2
sfx00524 - sfx00713 BMYBB (rapping homie)
sfx00714 - sfx00736 vice port authority
sfx00737 - sfx00756 vice police helicopter
sfx00757 - sfx00832 oriental girl
sfx00833 - sfx00891 oriental guy
sfx00892 - sfx00972 black man
sfx00973 - sfx01039 spanish girl
sfx01040 - sfx01132 asshole (sounds white)
sfx01133 - sfx01225 asshole (sounds black)
sfx01226 - sfx01320 diaz's gang
sfx01321 - sfx01417 old spanish guy
sfx01418 - sfx01513 cuban gang
sfx01514 - sfx01583 vercetti's gang
sfx01584 - sfx01653 italian guy
sfx01654 - sfx01723 mario
sfx01724 - sfx01773 surfer bodybuilder
sfx01774 - sfx01821 goomba
sfx01822 - sfx01873 goomba 2
sfx01874 - sfx01900 vice undercover
sfx01901 - sfx01953 white guy 1
sfx01954 - sfx01997 white guy 2
sfx01998 - sfx02003 guys hitting on girls
sfx02004 - sfx02032 white guy 3
sfx02113 - sfx02370 Cuban gang
sfx02371 - sfx02616 Biker gang
sfx02617 - sfx02913 Haitian gang
sfx02914 - sfx02941 female screams 1
sfx02942 - sfx02985 female grunt
sfx02986 - sfx03012 female screams 2
sfx03013 - sfx03047 male screams 1
sfx03048 - sfx03126 male grunts
sfx03127 - sfx03161 male screams 2
sfx03162 - sfx03194 cuban paramedic
sfx03195 - sfx03227 paramedic
sfx03228 - sfx03245 FBI #1
sfx03246 - sfx03260 FBI #2
sfx03231 - sfx03263 blank
sfx03264 - sfx03279 FBI #3
sfx03280 - sfx03281 blank
sfx03282 - sfx03295 SWAT #1
sfx03296 - sfx03309 SWAT #2
sfx03310 - sfx03323 SWAT #3
sfx03324 - sfx03477 WFYG1 (girl with love fist tattoo on buttcheek)
sfx03478 - sfx03541 taxi drivers
sfx03542 - sfx03602 Rich White Lady
sfx03603 - sfx03661 White Rollerskating Chick
sfx03662 - sfx03705 White Body Builder
sfx03706 - sfx03805 Crude Farting White Guy Wants Tommy To Rub Him?
sfx03806 - sfx03892 White Yuppie Lawyer that Threatens to Sue You
sfx03893 - sfx03977 Black Street Gang Member?
sfx03978 - sfx04051 Smooth Talking Black Pimp
sfx04052 - sfx04125 White Prositute
sfx04126 - sfx04214 College Guy Say's "Watch the loafer's Square"
sfx04215 - sfx04312 Confused Black Wine O Likes Singing Alot
sfx04313 - sfx04402 Cuban Lady
sfx04403 - sfx04479 Cuban Guy
sfx04480 - sfx04534 Cuban Guy Speaking Spanish Gibberish
sfx04535 - sfx04622 Cuban Guy speaks mixed English/Spanish
sfx04623 - sfx04671 Cuban Homeless Lady
sfx04672 - sfx04714 Cuban Guy
sfx04715 - sfx04790 Mexican Girl
sfx04791 - sfx04834 White Cigar Girl
sfx04835 - sfx04920 Mexican Guy
sfx04921 - sfx05002 Old Jewish Golfer
sfx05003 - sfx05075 White Asshole, Threatens to Kill you for Money?
sfx05076 - sfx05110 Either a Tired Body Builder or a Fatass?
sfx05111 - sfx05191 Florida Hick Quote "Pretty Boy!","Shes My Sister"
sfx05192 - sfx05252 Black Lady sings and burps and hiccups drunkenly
sfx05253 - sfx05323 White Valleygirl Quote "Loser!" "I'm so sueing you"
sfx05324 - sfx05393 Black Prositute Quote "You Insane Crazy Man"
sfx05394 - sfx05453 Black Guy Quote "Damn Honey You Look A Hot Dish!"
sfx05454 - sfx05518 White Guy Quote "Look what you did to my beautiful car!"
sfx05519 - sfx05579 White Gay Guy Quote "Frankie Says Just Skate"
sfx05580 - sfx05677 White Construction Worker "Crush Kill Demolish!"
sfx05678 - sfx05759 Mexican Lady "Easy On the Giggle Cream!"
sfx05760 - sfx05838 Mexican Guy "Watch where you step el stupido!"
sfx05839 - sfx05911 Mexican Guy "Your life means nothing to me!"
sfx05912 - sfx05987 Mexican Prostitute "Where you going Mr Lonely"
sfx05988 - sfx06039 Mexican Restruant Waitress? "I Scratch your eye out!"
sfx06040 - sfx06116 Fatass White Lady "Hey do you want me to eat you"
sfx06117 - sfx06194 Black Preppie Lady "OMG Urban Problems"
sfx06195 - sfx06292 Uppity Wigger Valleygirl "What's your major malfunction BITCH!"
sfx06293 - sfx06351 Old Black Korean/Vietnam Viet "Are you Charlie?"
sfx06352 - sfx06438 Black Dancer "You Ain't Got No Moves!","You Got Nerve Mister!"
sfx06439 - sfx06520 Black Pimp "Let's go time is pimping money","The Hell Are You Doing!"
sfx06521 - sfx06616 Black Guy "Yo you better watch yourself!","Man no you didn't!"
sfx06617 - sfx06708 White Golfer "You'll hear from my lawyer and my lawyer's lawyer!","I own Clevland!"
sfx06709 - sfx06775 White Guy "You Think I'm Crazy?","How do you figure standing there is a good idea?"
sfx06776 - sfx06853 Black Dock Worker "Yo you in my way dog","careful dock's is a dangerous place","Yo Yo Yo Son!"
sfx06854 - sfx06822 Mexican Lady "Didn't yer Mom Breast Feed you?","My Dad Paid Alot of Money for This Car"
sfx06823 - sfx06991 Mexican Lady "Hey Look Yer Blocking The Road","Stay Away from me Playa"
sfx06992 - sfx07069 Black Lady "You Bumbling Fool","May A Thousand Flamingo's sh*t on your Porch"
sfx07070 - sfx07131 Southern Black Lady? "Did you even think about that one sugar?","Stop in the name of the law!"
sfx07132 - sfx07205 Black Lady "I'm not talking to you buzzy","why you miserable son of a"
sfx07206 - sfx07270 Mexican Lady "You Better Be Sorry","You Almost Hit Me"
sfx07271 - sfx07341 Friendless White Lady "I wish I had those clothes","Just Kill me","I'm only a little girl!"
sfx07342 - sfx07425 Fat/Smelly White Lady "Give me some money","The Smell Says Go Away"
sfx07426 - sfx07493 Fat White Lady "that could have ruined my whole afternoon of shopping","I had to buy that outfit"
sfx07494 - sfx07558 Old White Man "Where'd you learn to be so stupid","Someone should hit you with a brick"
sfx07559 - sfx07632 Black Man "Well I never!","Damn Fool Crashed my Car!"
sfx07633 - sfx07703 ped with white golf glove on right hand, pink tshirt & blue jeans
sfx07704 - sfx07770 White Girl "You Jerk I'm Like So Stuck","My Boyfriend Ted is totally gonna mess you up"
sfx07771 - sfx07846 White Lady "Hello? Hello?","I'm Late to my husbands funeral","Do you except donations?"
sfx07847 - sfx07921 White Old Lady Golfer "This is the senors lane little one","Harry will be so upset"
sfx07922 - sfx07974 Mexican Gang Member #1? "You Have Any Money","This Girl's a real tiger man!"
sfx07975 - sfx08062 White Hick "Damn Fool!","The Lights on But No one's Home","Just Walk Away"
sfx08063 - sfx08165 Surfer White Guy
sfx08166 - sfx08231 Older Black Jamacian Lady
sfx08232 - sfx08273 White Southern Lady
sfx08274 - sfx08385 Old White Lady
sfx08386 - sfx08468 White Lady
sfx08469 - sfx08513 White Cop 1
sfx08514 - sfx08558 White Cop 2
sfx08559 - sfx08693 White Cop 3
sfx08694 - sfx09814 Tommy's voices
sfx09815 - sfx09940 Tommy's grunts

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From Lostpedia

Visual effects, also known as special effects, VFX, FX, and when applied solely to computer generated effects CGI (for computer-generated imagery), is the application of the field of special effects and/or computer graphics to create effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. Video games usually use real-time computer graphics, but may also include pre-rendered "cut scenes" and intro movies that would be typical applications.

CGI is used for visual effects because the quality is often higher and effects are more controllable than other more physically based processes, such as constructing miniatures for effects shots or hiring extras for crowd scenes, and because it allows the creation of images that would not be feasible using any other technology. It can also allow a single artist to produce content without the use of actors, expensive set pieces, or props.

Other effects include stunt-related effects, such as falls or impacts, as well as pyrotechnics such as mortars for dark "earthy" explosions, and gasoline bombs for flaming ones.




Main article: Awards
  • 2005 Emmy (57th Annual) Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series: Kevin Blank, Mitch Suskin, Archie Ahuna, Spencer Levy, Benoit Girard], Laurent M. Abecassis]], Kevin Kutchaver, Steve Fong, and Bob Lloyd, for "Pilot, Part 2"
  • 2005 VES Award (Visual Effects Society) for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program: Kevin Blank, Mitch Suskin, Benoit Girard, and Jerome Morin, for "Pilot, Part 2"


Below is a list of occurrences of CGI usage on Lost.

Visual Effect Example Notes

In "Pilot, Part 1", when Jack opens his eye, his dilating pupil was created using CGI. Reference: Episode commentary for "Pilot, Part 1", (Lost: The Complete First Season)

The opening nine-minute sequence from "Pilot, Part 1" had approximately 100 visual effects shots, half of the effects shot in the entire pilot. One such effects shot, the wing falling and exploding, had been attempted manually with explosives in the wing. However, the explosives failed to detonate, and the explosion was composited in. (Season 4 Arrives!)

Polar bears are created using CGI, although originally the visual effect was attempted by a stuffed bear shot out of a cannon, according to Welcome to Oahu. See also: Kevin Blank for details on the polar bear chaps.

The interior cabin view of Flight 815's tail section falling off was creating using CGI by Digital Dimension artists using Autodesk 3D Studio Max [3] This sequence won Lost the 2005 Visual Effects Society Award (VES Award) for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program. ("Pilot, Part 2")

The exterior view of Flight 815 from inside the cabin, including clouds and wings, were created using CGI by Digital Dimension [4] The shots of the sky were taken from photos made by Kevin Blank on plane trips. (Season 4 Arrives!)

The person striking the ceiling during Flight 815's pre-accident turbulence was rendered using CGI by Digital Dimension [5] ("Pilot, Part 2")

The swarm of bees that attacked Charlie, Jack and Kate were made using CGI. (Lost: The Complete First Season) ("House of the Rising Sun")

The Monster crashing into the sonic fence was created using visual effects. The scene was manufactured in the software Lightwave, as a "bone chain with particle emitters breaking up." The effect was created by Eden Effects, as well as John Teska, the digital artist that as created the smoke monster throughout the duration of the show. (Season 4 Arrives!)

While 10% of the Black Rock was actually built as a set piece, the rest of the foam shapes of the rest of the ship were photographed by Kevin Blank, and composited into the shot. When the Black Rock appeared again in "The Brig", the same method was used, although with a photograph from a different angle. (Season 4 Arrives!)

The Pillar of Smoke in "Exodus, Part 1" was created using CGI. [source needed]

The Numbers on the timer are made with CGI. Though originally shot for "Adrift" and "Orientation" with a real working model, in editing they were shown to be flimsy, and didn't look mechanical enough. Kevin Blank was then approached by Damon and Carlton to make the clock CG, and the clock ended up costing just $300 per shot. (Season 4 Arrives!)

In "One of Them", the smoke in the burning oil fields was created using CGI. [source needed]

Over 160 effects shots were used for the Season Two finale. These included the four-toed statue, the sailboat, the Hurley bird, and the Hatch implosion. According to Kevin Blank, some extensions of the Hatch that Charlie ran through were actually CG. During the Pala Ferry scene, surrounding houses and other objects had to be painted out of the shots. (Season 4 Arrives!)

Every time Flight 815 is seen crashing, including the impact of the tail section, CGI was used. The shot was mapped out in many ways, making it fit seamlessly to the shot of the breakup from the cabin of the plane that was featured in the Pilot episode. According to Kevin Blank, "If you blew it up, you would see a couple of CG people that were in the same position [as the ones that flew out the back of the plane]." (Season 4 Arrives!)

The Island is sometimes composited with CGI. (Lost: The Complete First Season)

The Meteorite Strike in "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" was created using CGI. According to visual effects supervisor Kevin Blank, it was the single biggest, most expensive shot the show has ever done. (Season 4 Arrives!)

The exterior of The Looking Glass station was made using CGI.[source needed] ("Greatest Hits")

Boars are sometimes created with CGI. Reference: The "Lost: On Location (Season 1)" special featurette starts with a clip called "The Trouble with Boars". (Lost: The Complete First Season) The Lost props department also utilizes a stuffed boar [6] ("Outlaws")

The interior of the Pearl hatch ladder entryway as viewed from the exterior was created using CGI. The actual Pearl station however was created on a soundstage. Reference: Episode commentary for "Man of Science, Man of Faith". (Lost: The Complete Second Season)

The interior of the Swan hatch is composited with CG images. This becomes especially obvious in the beginning of "Man of Science, Man of Faith" when the camera goes all the way up from the bottom to the Hatch door. (Lost: On Location (Season 1))

The long shots of the Barracks are a computer created composite image. [source needed]

Most of the pylons from the Sonic fence were composited into the episode using CGI. [source needed] However at least one pylon is visible in promotional stills, indicating that at least one was a physical prop. ("Par Avion")

The radio tower was created using CGI in the aerial view[source needed] However closeup of the base of the tower and the buildings are visible in the promotional stills of the episode, which are made from a separate still camera and therefore not subject to post-production CGI.

The S.O.S Sign made in "S.O.S." was creating using CGI. [source needed]

The "?" on the exterior of The Pearl station was created using CGI.[source needed]

The explosion of Kate's father's house involved the use of bright lights and a clip of the explosion of a scale model [7] (Lost on Location: What Kate Did - S2 DVD) ("What Kate Did")

This London backdrop from "Flashes Before Your Eyes", with Big Ben clearly visible, is a green-screen composite of "plates" shot on the banks of the River Thames, as are other international scenes such as the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Covent Garden Underground Station ("Greatest Hits"), the background behind Desmond when he visits his former girlfriend ("Flashes Before Your Eyes") and the mountain ranges near Seoul ("D.O.C.") . [8]

The backlighting and details on satellite phones used by the freighter crew, first introduced in "Catch-22", are all computer generated. Effects supervisor Mitch Suskin explains that a prop was never created because the producers originally didn't realize the device would be used so much. He describes the prop as "block of wood, basically". [9]

The highway car chase in "The Beginning of the End" was computer generated. [source needed]

The underwater search scenes in "Confirmed Dead" were computer generated. [10]

The toy airplane in the aquarium in "Confirmed Dead" was computer generated. According to Mitch Suskin, visual effects were used because the prop would not spiral the way they wanted. He also describes that the plane was originally supposed to be modeled after a Lockheed L-1011 (the prop used for Flight 815), but a decision was later made to change it to a Boeing 777 (the make of the plane in the story). He describes the result a bit of a hydrid. [11]

The map of Indonesia in "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1" was computer generated.

The frieghter explosion in "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3" was computer generated.

The helicopter crash was also created through CGI.

The Crash-landing of Ajira Airways Flight 316 was created using CGI.

The submerging of Galaga in "Follow the Leader" was created using CGI.

The underwater scene of the submerged Island at the start of "LA X, Parts 1 & 2" was created using CGI.


Stunt Example Notes

Spiro Razatos performed the stunt of Dave's cliff fall, which was later composited into the scene. (Source: S2 DVD Extra "Dave")

Frank Torres performed the "Turbine man" pneumatic ratchet rig stunt in "Pilot, Part 1", and the footage was again used in "Exposé". (Source: Welcome to Oahu)

Jake Kilfoyle performed the underwater scene doubling Charlie in Hurley's vision in "The Beginning of the End". This footage was composited into the window frame of Hurley's interrogation room. (Source: Official Lost Video Podcast for February 1, 2008)


Pyrotechnics example Notes

The Emmy-winning explosion sequence from "Pilot, Part 1", with Hurley, Claire, and Jack in the foreground. Possibly composited with CGI-rendered flying debris.

Danielle's dugout explodes behind Jack after he triggers a tripwire trap ("Numbers")

Arzt's dynamite explodes; almost certainly the explosion was composited onto the scene of the surrounding bystanders such as Hurley. ("Exodus, Part 2")

The Monster has earthy explosions, this one near Locke, who in this frame is depicted by a stunt double. ("Exodus, Part 2").

The Monster throws explosions in front of Jack as it uproots several trees in the process. ("Exodus, Part 2")

The Monster throws one explosion in front of Juliet and Kate just as they arrive at the sonic fence. This explosion is immediately followed by CG rendering of multiple smoke trails. ("Left Behind")

Danielle demonstrates her dynamite. ("Greatest Hits")

One of the dynamite traps is detonated by Sayid, throwing several of the Others into the air; these are humanoid dummies caught in the explosions. ("Through the Looking Glass")

Claire's cabin exploding in front of Sawyer after being hit by an RPG from the mercenary team. ("The Shape of Things to Come")


Television and monitor images are added in post-production. In this promotional still ("Through the Looking Glass"), there is no image of Penelope Widmore
  • Sydney backdrop to Ana Lucia's hotel room was accomplished by black lights, as explained by Michael Rivero in Lost: On Location (Season 2).
  • In some scenes, Aaron is depicted by a sophisticated baby doll, although closeups generally involve a real baby. (Lost: The Complete Second Season)
  • Images on televisions and monitors are usually added in post-production, due to the issues of syncing refresh rates with those of the film crew's equipment.


  1. Digital Dimension - Lost webpage on the official site
  2. Autodesk 3DS Max - Page on Digital Dimension's work on Lost
  3. Lost: On Location (Season 1): special featurette starts with a clip called "The Trouble with Boars". (Lost: The Complete First Season)
  4. Lost: On Location (Season 2): explanation by Michael Rivero of hotel window backdrops
  5. Lost Virtual Tour - What Kate Did explosion composition
  6. Lost Virtual Tour - Flashes Before Your Eyes exposition.
  7. CG Focus - Interview with Kevin Kutchaver about visual effects in Lost
  8. VFX World - Interview with Mitch Suskin about effects in Season 4

See also

External links

  • Dispatches from the Island - Jorge Garcia's blog - June 3, 2008 - entry notes how a water scene was simulated by lighted plastic sheeting

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