Music Problems.

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Re: Music Problems.

Postby zydonk » 09 Jun 2009, 21:21

Buginator wrote:You are testing in game right?


er, yes...

Buginator wrote:The main menu music will not change, unless you have the exact same name that we use...


...which means?

It might be a good idea - if you have the time - to work up a list of what should be done in order to enjoy custom music with our WZ gaming.
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Thyranim » 10 Jun 2009, 00:45

zydonk wrote:copy some ogg files (converted from MP3 by Jet Audio at 192Kbps) to mod/music folder;
copy installed wpl from installed folder to the mod/music folder;
amend wpl as appropriate;
start WZ, listen to your music - which of course is not happening.



yeah, because warzone is not looking inside the mods/music-folder for a wpl-file ;)

just tried, stderr than shows
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wz      |12:41:34: [PlayList_Read] Reading...[directory: (null)] music/music.wpl
error   |12:41:34: [PlayList_Read] PHYSFS_openRead("music/music.wpl") failed with error: File not found

and so does not play anything, not even the menu.ogg

to get your custom music ingame, just place all your music-files inside the music-folder (not the mod/music) and get all your files inside the "original" music.wpl, also inside the music-folder

so on my machine it is looking like this
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track1.ogg
track2.ogg
KR-Collision-Course.ogg
KR-From-Below-v2.ogg
KR-Infiltrate.ogg
KR-Sniper-Time.ogg
Level2.ogg
Level15.ogg


when you're than starting the game, it is always playing the menu.ogg
starting a match starts playing the playlist, music.wpl


i hope i could help ;)
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Buginator » 10 Jun 2009, 04:37

Thyranim wrote:yeah, because warzone is not looking inside the mods/music-folder for a wpl-file ;)

just tried, stderr than shows
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wz      |12:41:34: [PlayList_Read] Reading...[directory: (null)] music/music.wpl
error   |12:41:34: [PlayList_Read] PHYSFS_openRead("music/music.wpl") failed with error: File not found

and so does not play anything, not even the menu.ogg

to get your custom music ingame, just place all your music-files inside the music-folder (not the mod/music) and get all your files inside the "original" music.wpl, also inside the music-folder

Erm... not quite.
mods/music is where you place the musicmod.wz file.
The musicmod.wz file must still have the correct paths.
(which would be music/music.wpl)

Here is a sample music mod, just drop it in mods/music, and you will notice the difference.
This is *with* the menu.ogg music in the playlist. It doesn't need to be in there, since it is hardcoded to check for music/menu.ogg

testPlaylistmusic.wz
(50.67 KiB) Downloaded 592 times


Hope that clears up the confusion.
Also note, no need to specify command line switches for this, just drop it in mods/music, and it will work.
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Thyranim » 10 Jun 2009, 11:28

ah, great
didn't know it has to be wz-file.
Working now :D thx

But perhaps found a problem...
when i'm leaving an empty music.wpl inside the wz/music-folder, than wz won't load and get's in an infinite loop when trying to load the files mentioned in the wpl-file (so trying to load nothing and then next after nothing...)
no crash!

debug output
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--- Starting log ---
wz      |11:14:58: [SDL_main] Using language:
wz      |11:14:58: [initialize_ConfigDir] Using custom configuration directory: .\
wz      |11:14:58: [initialize_ConfigDir] Write dir: .\
wz      |11:14:58: [initialize_ConfigDir] Base dir: D:\_Games\GPL\WarZone 2100\
wz      |11:14:58: [SDL_main] Warzone 2100 - Version 2.2.0


and the end
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wz      |11:14:59: [PlayList_Read] Reading...[directory: .\] music/music.wpl
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby zydonk » 10 Jun 2009, 21:40

Thyranim wrote:ah, great
didn't know it has to be wz-file.


Neither did I. Funny no one bothering to tell us that...
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Buginator » 11 Jun 2009, 04:45

Thyranim wrote:ah, great
didn't know it has to be wz-file.

zydonk wrote:Neither did I. Funny no one bothering to tell us that...

Chalk it up to, my plate is too full, and the details slip my mind. :stressed:
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Thyranim » 11 Jun 2009, 10:43

nevermind, it's working now and that's the main thing :)
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby madrox8 » 06 Jul 2009, 22:15

hmm before this post disapears forever on page 2 on this part of the forums i got one quick question.

how do i create a WZ file with the custom songs i wish to put into it? i had a goot list of 6 tracks of some of my personal music but i ddint know how to make it work in the mod/music folder, after reading this i now learned i need to make it a WZ file so how do i do it. :)
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Zarel » 07 Jul 2009, 02:22

madrox8 wrote:how do i create a WZ file with the custom songs i wish to put into it? i had a goot list of 6 tracks of some of my personal music but i ddint know how to make it work in the mod/music folder, after reading this i now learned i need to make it a WZ file so how do i do it. :)

You turn on iTunes and keep it in the background while you play Warzone.

(Seriously, it's a lot easier than messing with .wz files. Right now, it's currently near impossible to use custom music in Warzone, so I don't recommend it.)
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Thyranim » 07 Jul 2009, 23:05

madrox8 wrote:hmm before this post disapears forever on page 2 on this part of the forums i got one quick question.

how do i create a WZ file with the custom songs i wish to put into it? i had a goot list of 6 tracks of some of my personal music but i ddint know how to make it work in the mod/music folder, after reading this i now learned i need to make it a WZ file so how do i do it. :)


Create a folder called "music".
put all your music files in this folder
create a file called "music.wpl" and list the filenames of your songs and put this file in this folder too
my file looks like this:
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track1.ogg
track2.ogg
KR-Collision-Course.ogg
KR-From-Below-v2.ogg
KR-Infiltrate.ogg
KR-Sniper-Time.ogg
Level2.ogg
Level15.ogg

compress this music-folder to a zip-archive
rename the zip-file to a wz-file (it is really simply renamed) and put it in the mod/music-folder inside warzone
be sur that you are really changing the filename-extension. in windows you have to enable showing file-extensions before able to do this
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Buginator » 26 Jul 2009, 05:56

Any suggestions for what people want in a playlist, and how it should work (ie, what kind of features would you want)?
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Crushy » 16 Aug 2009, 02:26

Can we have dynamically loaded playlists? I might code it myself if anyone wants it :)

What I mean is, just place music in a Music folder and it gets autoloaded and played like the rest of the tracks. I think having music mods is a bit too complicated for such a trivial change.


Another idea (since I'm at it): Lots of games have combats "songs". When a gun is fired into an enemy it automaticaly fades the current soundtrack and plays a more sped up combat song. The best example I've seen is battle realms, where EVERY track had a "peace" and "war" version
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Thyranim » 16 Aug 2009, 11:07

Crushy wrote:Another idea (since I'm at it): Lots of games have combats "songs". When a gun is fired into an enemy it automaticaly fades the current soundtrack and plays a more sped up combat song. The best example I've seen is battle realms, where EVERY track had a "peace" and "war" version


yes yes yes :D :D
like in Haegemonia or Space Empires V ...
settings-file from SE:V
Number of Title Songs := 2
Title Song 1 Filename := Space_Empires_V_Title_01.mp3
Title Song 2 Filename := Ascend_Intro.mp3
Number of Main Songs := 20
Main Song 1 Filename := Space_Empires_V_Main_01.mp3
Main Song 2 Filename := Space_Empires_V_Main_02.mp3
[...]
Main Song 19 Filename := Ascend_Theme03.mp3
Main Song 20 Filename := Ascend_Theme04.mp3
Number of Combat Songs := 6
Combat Song 1 Filename := Space_Empires_V_Combat_01.mp3
[...]
Combat Song 6 Filename := Ascend_Race17.mp3
Number of Finale Songs := 1
Finale Song 1 Filename := Space_Empires_V_Finale_01.mp3

Ascend-Files by old game "Ascendancy" ;)

i think it would by great to have a similar music-handling for warzone... so that music plays in the build-up-phase and music for the combat-phase...
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Re: Music Problems.

Postby Buginator » 22 Aug 2009, 04:54

Crushy wrote:Can we have dynamically loaded playlists? I might code it myself if anyone wants it :)

What I mean is, just place music in a Music folder and it gets autoloaded and played like the rest of the tracks. I think having music mods is a bit too complicated for such a trivial change.


Another idea (since I'm at it): Lots of games have combats "songs". When a gun is fired into an enemy it automaticaly fades the current soundtrack and plays a more sped up combat song. The best example I've seen is battle realms, where EVERY track had a "peace" and "war" version


Code away :)

I haven't had time to fix this yet...
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