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Low Priority Task: Music

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Wilminator
Best Answer Wilminator, Mar 30, 2018
I want to know if the project looking for the algorithm to split the music file back into the original separate tracks. I think I have it figured out.... Go to Full Post
  1. Istrebitel

    Istrebitel Well-Known Member Official Developer Administrator

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    We need to figure out when to play which tracks. The question here is simply: Which track to play when?

    It seems from my studies that the game has several group of tracks to play:
    - City tracks when nothing is going on
    - City tracks when UFOs are present in the city
    - Battle tracks when nothing is going on
    - Battle tracks for action

    It seems that battle tracks are somehow chosen based on what kind of action is going on? More likely to play "Firefight" track when there's bullets flying and "Heavy Support" when just spotted aliens but no fire yet? Maybe there's some logic to city tracks too (like one is played at night one at day?). Maybe not.

    Anyways, we need someone to figure this out and have a detailed report.

    NOTE: I dunno the original order/names of the tracks or how to check them. so just use this playlist to number/name the tracks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA94551885A87EFD2 or suggest where to find a proper list/numbering.
     
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    Post #2233 by Wilminator, Mar 30, 2018
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    Post #1651 by Skin36, Apr 11, 2017
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    makus Designer, forum admin Administrator Designer/Artist

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    Looks like its proper list or numbering
    i found similar on many other resources....
     
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    Mustang Megapol Agent Tester Researcher

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    I'll take a look at this next time I'm testing. On another note, I believe the Windows CD version of the game in the US has diffrrent music from the European build Steamd and Gog use. I will track down my CD from storage to find out
     
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    makus Designer, forum admin Administrator Designer/Artist

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    o_Odint know
     
  6. Skin36

    Skin36 Well-Known Member Official Developer Administrator

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    The algorithm for playing tracks has long been known
     
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    Istrebitel Well-Known Member Official Developer Administrator

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    Awesome, thanks! Could you give a link?
     
  8. FilmBoy84

    FilmBoy84 Administrator Administrator Tester Researcher

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    @Mustang Any success on tracking down the CD to log any music differences?

    I know the loading screens and game-art are different between EU/RotW releases but that is all until now.

    Despite that, at present I am only aware of one other English variant to the standard American/RotW/EU/UK releases. That disc has a 1.03 version label with a learning AI that works and is owned by @Yataka Shimaoka If you have a 1.03 disc or any other version than 1.00 please let us know.
     
  9. Wilminator

    Wilminator New Member Programmer Tester Researcher

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    I want to know if the project looking for the algorithm to split the music file back into the original separate tracks. I think I have it figured out. And I can check to see if the US and EU versions are different- I have the original CD and the Steam version. I'll look for differences and report back what I find.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 30, 2018, Original Post Date: Mar 30, 2018 ---
    I can confirm that the only files that are different between the CDs are:
    H:\README.TXT
    H:\INSTALL\PIC640.BMP
    H:\XCOM3\UFODATA\B-SETUP.PCX
    H:\XCOM3\UFODATA\DIFFIC.PCX
    H:\XCOM3\UFODATA\TITLES.PCX

    Both, are version 1.00, per the prior post.
     
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    FilmBoy84 Administrator Administrator Tester Researcher

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    Excellent work Wilminator, getting action music back into the game is definitely something i look forward to.
    It might be worth contacting Skin36 via PM regarding your findings as he has already got one of the algorithms sorted, so anything you may have to add to it should be useful
     
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    Skin36 Well-Known Member Official Developer Administrator

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    All this has long been known, it is necessary only to systematize everything.
     
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