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I searched the forums for an answer and came up with a blank. Hope I can learn something new about adding my private music collections to EnB to hear it played in game. Is there a way to do so??

 

Thanks Devs

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This not something the GM'S do not have control over. I'm moving it to the suggestions threads as it is more under that then GM help.

 

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Sorry Woodstock, wasn't sure where to put this thread..lol, my bad

 

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This game pre-dates things that are pretty standard today such as MP3s, the sound/audio is stored in a special format, so it's likely not going to be that easy for you, although you can certainly play it on a playlist in any other media player of your choice behind the game.

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ok, thanks Kyp... an old man can dream...lol

 

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The version of the WW engine E&B uses supports .mp3, .wav, and .ogg audio, and the game's sound assets are pretty distributed between the various formats.

 

The in-game music is broken up into a few mp3 files packed into the sound mixfiles ({RegionRace}Wander{ID0}-{ID1}, ex: TerranWander01-1.mp3 packed into mixfile_sound_09).

 

It is possible to replace this music with your own mp3 files in the mixfiles, but you cannot add additional music that was not already there; you can only replace existing tracks with your own.

 

To do so you will need a tool that can unpack and repack, or simply edit-in-place the appropriate sound mixfiles. I am hesitant to release my/our tools for this but you may find similar tools in the RenegadeTools pack or other W3D tool packs (although I can't endorse the safety of any of them).

 

Note: This is completely unsupported by the emulator and the development team. If you break something it is up to you to fix it.

(But if you send me a private message I'm more than happy to help you fix what you broke!)

 

If you decide to attempt this, please be aware that if an update touches a mixfile that you have edited, you will have to re-apply the change you made to the newly-updated mixfile.

 

Space Music

Spoiler

mixfile_sound_02	terran1.mp3
mixfile_sound_02	jenquai2.mp3

mixfile_sound_02	ProgenWander02-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_04	TerranWander03-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_07	JenquaiWander01-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_07	JenquaiWander02-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_07	TerranWander03-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_07	TerranWander03-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_08	JenquaiWander02-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_08	JenquaiWander02-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_08	TerranWander04-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_09	TerranWander01-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_09	TerranWander04-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_09	TerranWander04-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_10	TerranWander01-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_10	TerranWander01-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_10	TerranWander05-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_10	TerranWander05-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_11	ProgenWander01-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_11	TerranWander01-4.mp3
mixfile_sound_11	TerranWander01-5.mp3
mixfile_sound_11	TerranWander05-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_12	TerranWander01-6.mp3
mixfile_sound_12	TerranWander02-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_12	TerranWander02-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_12	TerranWander02-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_13	JenquaiWander01-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_13	JenquaiWander01-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_14	JenquaiWander05-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_14	JenquaiWander05-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_14	TerranWander07-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_15	ProgenWander03-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_15	ProgenWander03-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_15	TerranWander07-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_15	TerranWander07-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_16	JenquaiWander06-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_16	JenquaiWander06-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_16	ProgenWander03-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_17	JenquaiWander03-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_17	JenquaiWander06-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_17	ProgenWander04-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_18	JenquaiWander03-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_18	JenquaiWander07-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_18	ProgenWander04-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_19	JenquaiWander03-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_19	JenquaiWander07-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_19	TerranWander10-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_19	TerranWander10-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_20	JenquaiWander07-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_20	TerranWander10-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	JenquaiWander04-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	ProgenWander01-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	ProgenWander01-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	ProgenWander05-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	JenquaiWander04-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	ProgenWander05-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	ProgenWander05-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	TerranWander06-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_23	JenquaiWander05-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_23	ProgenWander02-1.mp3

 

 

Battle Music

Spoiler

mixfile_sound_01	JenquaiBattle04-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_01	JenquaiBattle04-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_01	TerranBattle02-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_02	JenquaiBattle03-5.mp3
mixfile_sound_05	JenquaiBattle01-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_05	JenquaiBattle04-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_07	ProgenBattle01-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_08	JenquaiBattle01-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_08	JenquaiBattle01-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_14	JenquaiBattle03-6.mp3
mixfile_sound_15	JenquaiBattle04-4.mp3
mixfile_sound_15	ProgenBattle01-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_17	ProgenBattle02-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_17	ProgenBattle02-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_18	JenquaiBattle02-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_19	JenquaiBattle02-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_20	JenquaiBattle02-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_20	JenquaiBattle02-4.mp3
mixfile_sound_20	ProgenBattle03-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_20	ProgenBattle03-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	JenquaiBattle02-5.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	JenquaiBattle02-6.mp3
mixfile_sound_21	ProgenBattle03-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	JenquaiBattle03-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	JenquaiBattle03-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_22	TerranBattle01-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_23	JenquaiBattle03-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_23	JenquaiBattle03-4.mp3
mixfile_sound_23	ProgenBattle04-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_23	TerranBattle01-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_29	TerranBattle03-1.mp3
mixfile_sound_29	TerranBattle03-2.mp3
mixfile_sound_30	TerranBattle03-3.mp3
mixfile_sound_30	TerranBattle03-4.mp3

 

 

Station Music

Spoiler

mixfile_sound_01	AMBIENCE_SpaceStation01A.wav
mixfile_sound_01	station_ambi_22.wav
mixfile_sound_02	space_station_con_08.wav
mixfile_sound_03	jenquai_station_door_1.wav
mixfile_sound_14	station_ambi_09.wav
mixfile_sound_19	station_ambi_01.wav
mixfile_sound_20	station_ambi_03.wav
mixfile_sound_23	station_ambi_06.wav
mixfile_sound_24	station_ambi_04.wav
mixfile_sound_24	station_ambi_20.wav
mixfile_sound_24	station_ambi_21.wav

mixfile_sound_04	ProgenStarbase3.mp3
mixfile_sound_05	mus_terran_starbase_1.mp3
mixfile_sound_05	ProgenStarbase1.mp3
mixfile_sound_06	ProgenStarbase2.mp3
mixfile_sound_24	mus_terran_starbase_2.mp3
mixfile_sound_25	JenquaiStarbase3.mp3
mixfile_sound_25	mus_terran_starbase_3.mp3
mixfile_sound_35	JenquaiStarbase2.mp3

 

 

Bonus Music!

Spoiler

mixfile_sound_28	JenquaiShopping.mp3
mixfile_sound_31	TerranShopping.mp3
mixfile_sound_32	ProgenShopping.mp3

mixfile_sound_35	mus_december_shopping_1.mp3
mixfile_sound_35	mus_december_shopping_2.mp3

mixfile_sound_27	Net7Starbase.mp3

mixfile_sound_34	NightClub.mp3

mixfile_sound_34	PlanetLava.mp3
mixfile_sound_32	PlanetIce.mp3
mixfile_sound_29	PlanetGas.mp3
mixfile_sound_27	PlanetEarthen.mp3

// VV This is Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" - I have ZERO explanation for why this is in the client files
mixfile_sound_37	1800_01eog_001e.mp3

 

 

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Just a quick update to let you know, if you are still interested in this, that I will be providing a more user-friendly build of one of my mix editors along with instructions on how to switch the music out this weekend, likely tomorrow (Saturday).

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Interested, in the words of a great man..... "Hell yeah!"

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 9:39 AM, kapla said:

Interested, in the words of a great man..... "Hell yeah!"

 

 

Alright, I apologize for the delay; I've had a lot to do and ended up just writing up a new mix editor as quick as I could for you guys.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not officially supported by any of the development team. If you want to do this please make sure you allow the Editor to back up any files that it recommends backing up. If you run into issues, use the backups that it created to fix the problem. If that doesn't work message me privately on the forums and I will help you fix the problem.

 

If you run into any bugs with the Editor let me know and I'll fix it and re-upload.

 

The only dependency / requirement is .NET 3.5 but you should already have that since LaunchNet7 also requires it.

 

Instructions

  • Download and extract MixEditor.zip (attached to this file), place it in it's own folder
  • Make sure E&B is closed
  • Figure out which music you want to switch out and which mixfile that music is in (check my post with the list above)
  • Open Mix Editor.exe and go to File -> Open and open a mixfile with a song you want to replace
    • You're looking for "<Earth & Beyond Folder>/Data/client/mixfiles"
    • A message will show advising you to create a backup of the mixfile, select Yes
  • Now you have a list of the embedded asset files. Look for the music file that you want to replace (you can sort by name by clicking on the column at the top)
  • Right click the file you want to switch out/customize and click Replace
    • Another message will pop up asking you to back up the original asset file, select Yes and save the file somewhere safe
  • Next you want to navigate to, and select the file that you want to swap in it's place. The file must be in the same format (mp3 files can only be swapped for other mp3 files, etc)
  • You'll get a message that the replace was successful. At this point you can move on to any other music you wanted to switch out.

 

Here's a gif video showing me opening a mixfile and switching out a Jenquai track for a Track from Interstellar's OST.

Note that I copied the mixfiles into the tool folder but you don't have to.

https://i.imgur.com/GVzNhOu.gifv

 

Download Mix Editor:

MixEditor.zip

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