Quantcast Rolling back to older combat music - EQ2Interface
EQ2Interface.com
Search Downloads


Go Back   EQ2Interface > General Discussion > Chit-Chat

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-02-2011, 01:24 PM
mesaman82 mesaman82 is offline
A Brown Bear
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Server: Guk
Posts: 12
Default Rolling back to older combat music

Can someone explain (if its possible) how to swap the current combat music back to the combat music that was used in the earlier expansions (shortly after release). I like all of the music...but I just wanted to get the feel of the more classic EQ2 environment (sounds corny I know). I tried cutting the combat music and pasting it in a custom directory and then renaming the older files as some of the newer combat files were named and pasting them back in the combat music folder inside the EQ2 directory. When I ran the game...it updated about 80mb before it would let me play. I was almost certain that it was overwriting what I had just done with the combat music...I was right. It just updated the combat music replacing all the music back to default. Boohoo! Any ideas on how to get around this? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 11-05-2011, 12:22 PM
TW Shrub TW Shrub is offline
A Brown Bear
Interface Author - Click to view interfaces
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Server: Nektulos
Posts: 8
Default

You can replace any of the music files (without the patcher overwriting them on updating) by doing the following:
  1. In the EQ2 install directory (same directory that has the 'music', 'logs', etc. folders) create a directory named 'custom_music' (not sure if that is case-sensitive or not but lowercase works for sure).
  2. In that 'custom_music' folder you can put any mp3 files you wish to use but you must match the directory name/path and filename of the file(s) you wish to replace exactly (including any upper/lower case letters) as it is in the 'music' folder.
So, for example, if you wanted to replace the 'Loading.mp3' file (the music that plays on the load screen) which is in:

/music/Loading.mp3

You would make a file in your custom_music folder at:

/custom_music/Loading.mp3

or if you want to replace the Thurgadin zone music which is located at:

/music/zones/_exp07/Thurgadin/THURGADIN_CITY_V2.mp3

you would place a corresponding file at:

/custom_music/zones/_exp07/Thurgadin/THURGADIN_CITY_V2.mp3

You can follow those steps to replace any/all of the music in the game with your own. It seems, from my limited use of this, that any valid MP3 file will work as long as the path/filename are correct.
Keep in mind that the game has to load these files so try to avoid really big MP3 files (which shouldn't be a problem if you're using the older SOE files).
__________________
Dali
Officer/Co-Founder of Legion
Nektulos (Lavastorm) server
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 11-05-2011, 12:47 PM
Drumstix42's Avatar
Drumstix42 Drumstix42 is offline
A Griffon
Featured
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Server: Antonia Bayle
Posts: 3,284
Send a message via AIM to Drumstix42 Send a message via MSN to Drumstix42 Send a message via Yahoo to Drumstix42
Default

Your best bet in finding this music would be loading the original EQ2 disc and searching through the files.
__________________
"I'm afraid you're guilty of thought-crime. Don't bother getting the door, we'll let ourselves in..."
<Donate to DrumsUI> < [DrumsUI] Updater > < [DrumsUI] Full Interface> < Drumstix42 on Twitch.tv
>
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Our Network
EQInterface | EQ2Interface | War.MMOUI | WoWInterface | VGInterface | LoTROInterface | MMOInterface