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#21 Eric P.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:35 AM

All is well in my multimod installation, since Erephine and I sorted out the issues on the Mac side. AceAltMusic and this mod play nicely together, and I hear a noticeable difference in audio quality. It's not drastic, but absolutely an improvement! From now on, this will be one of my essential mods to install :)

I'm guessing that it would go near the end of any installation that follows the BWP install order guidelines.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:47 AM

A closer look at my backup folder and the one copied from the download reveals some differences in file numbers. There are a bunch of new folders as well as two new .mus files. Is this intended?


Yes, this is intentional. As the readme says, the mod fills up the broken entries/tracks in the vanilla songlist (which is what these files i.a. are for).

It should be four new .mus files, actually.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:00 AM

Yes, this is intentional. As the readme says, the mod fills up the broken entries/tracks in the vanilla songlist (which is what these files i.a. are for).

It should be four new .mus files, actually.

Odd, I count 117 vs 115. I'm supposed to have 1-2 new tracks for each BG1 NPC, too, so I'm not sure where those are hiding. Anyway, I think what happens is that the sound that's supposed to play when loading completes is somehow replaced by a music track (town music to be specific, it seems).

Edited by Frein, 01 July 2011 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:44 AM

*pokes* Harlo :o

Should I install this before or after BGTMusic? I've read earlier posts, and this seems to be a vital question @_@
~SETUP-BGTMUSIC.TP2~ #0 #2 // Baldur's Gate Trilogy - Music -> Full Baldur's Gate/Shadows of Amn/Throne of Bhaal Music (WARNING: patches BGMain.exe)

Full Baldur's Gate/Shadows of Amn/Throne of Bhaal Music (WARNING: patches BGMain.exe): Utilises a hack to the executable created by Taimon to allow all Baldur's Gate I and Baldur's Gate II music to be used. The executable hack increases the numbers of SONGLIST.2DA rows supported by the game. Use at your own risk.



Or does it even matter?

Edited by Cerest, 01 July 2011 - 11:44 AM.


#25 Erephine

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:38 PM

In case you didn't notice from the title, the first post has been updated :P

Changes!
  • v120 for SoA/ToB includes the OSX installer (so no need for a separate download anymore).
  • Cutting has been slightly optimised for .acm conversion which may make playback marginally smoother and helps transitions.
  • If you already installed the previous version, there is no need to run the WeiDU part to update; just copy the new music/ directory and you're good to go (area patches and game patch are the same).

Initial release for the BG1 Tutu/ToSC version as well, so let me know if anything is weird. :)

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#26 Erephine

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:08 PM

*pokes* Harlo :o

Should I install this before or after BGTMusic? I've read earlier posts, and this seems to be a vital question @_@

~SETUP-BGTMUSIC.TP2~ #0 #2 // Baldur's Gate Trilogy - Music -> Full Baldur's Gate/Shadows of Amn/Throne of Bhaal Music (WARNING: patches BGMain.exe)

Full Baldur's Gate/Shadows of Amn/Throne of Bhaal Music (WARNING: patches BGMain.exe): Utilises a hack to the executable created by Taimon to allow all Baldur's Gate I and Baldur's Gate II music to be used. The executable hack increases the numbers of SONGLIST.2DA rows supported by the game. Use at your own risk.



Or does it even matter?


Complicated answer, in large part because I have no experience with BGT.

I don't think there is an install order for this that will work out of the box. It doesn't matter in which order you install the WeiDU components (there is definitely no interference with the patches, compatibility wise). The only problem is setting up your music folder after that.

The following should work:

  • Download the new version(s) of the 1pp hq patches from this thread.
  • When installing the component, say no to patching area/game files when asked (an option for this has been added).
    Do not copy the 1pp music/ folder yet.
  • After installing both BGTmusic and the WeiDU component, run the included batch converter on your music/ directory.

The game should now play and sound as usual (without any of the new content).

Now find out if and how the playlists (.mus files) and music sub-folders are renamed by BGTMusic and rename the ones in the 1pp_hq_music downloads correspondingly. Last but not least, copy the renamed .mus files and folders over the ones in your install and everything should be good.

A lot of the files probably aren't renamed (e.g. CNite.mus/CNite from BG1 would likely still be CNite.mus/CNite with BGTMusic) but others would have to be as identically named files exist in the games (affecting most battle music files, for instance; BD1.mus/BD1 exists in both games so BGTMusic would have to rename one of them).

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#27 Cerest

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:53 PM

So... to paraphrase...

Run the HQ Music .exe to patch the executable but not to patch area and game files.

Run BGT Music

For for unique songs a simple override is needed...

For common songs some more work is required... how will I know what music files are BG1 files and which ones are BG2 files?

What if you install the music files in original BG1 and BG2 setups? This way, BGT would only move/use the high quality music.

If you have any insights... that would be great! If not, I will probably kill myself tomorrow trying this out :P

Edited by Cerest, 01 July 2011 - 10:02 PM.


#28 Erephine

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:17 PM

Does BGTMusic pull the files directly from the original installs, keeping the .mus files intact? If so, that should work, too. It's a good thought, at any rate.

As for knowing which are which, if you have NearInfinity you can just compare them side by side. One copy of NI open in the BGT install, one in the BG1/BG2 install.

No killing yourself required, I hope :)

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#29 Erephine

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:00 AM

Downloads are now on SHS for your convenience :)



Oh, and there's Icewind Dale.




Really wanted to do this one because I love its music and this is the one with the largest differences between the audio that came with it and the soundtrack; a lot of the songs are extended versions, some are extra material never implemented into the game, some feature a slightly different arrangement, and well... the quality is a lot better.

Hope you like it, and stay tuned for another update later in the day or possibly tomorrow! (not music related)

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#30 Andrea C.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:13 AM

Hope you like it, and stay tuned for another update later in the day or possibly tomorrow! (not music related)


I am so stoked!!!

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

I might actually need to play with the music on sometime for this...

stay tuned for another update later in the day or possibly tomorrow! (not music related)

Woo, does that mean you converted the rest of the PS:T animations? :whistling:

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#32 Eric P.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

OK, this blows my mind, because we know that I've successfully installed this mod in the past...why does it now fail?

Problem Unix.Unix_error(20, "mkdir", "1pp_hq_music_II/backup") on 1pp_hq_music_II/backup: util.ml
Problem Unix.Unix_error(20, "mkdir", "1pp_hq_music_II/backup/0") on 1pp_hq_music_II/backup/0: util.ml
WARNING: unable to open [1pp_hq_music_II/backup/0/UNINSTALL.0]: Sys_error("1pp_hq_music_II/backup/0/UNINSTALL.0: No such file or directory")
      Will be unable to UNINSTALL later.
ERROR: Sys_error("1pp_hq_music_II/backup/0/ARGS.0: No such file or directory")

Someone please advise!

Crisis solved! I did something unwise during my latest mod installation, including using the wrong mod folder for 1PP hq music, and have corrected it this morning. With additional wrestling, I've completed installation of ~115 mods, and am ready to run some test games to see if it all works together as it should *fingers crossed*

Thanks!
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Edited by Eric P., 27 July 2011 - 07:43 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

Hi Erephine,
Sorry for my bad english
thanx for the great mod!
i kopied the new and better music in the "Music folder" @ my BGII - SvA Folder.

But now it sounds two times slower than the original music? :/

when i play the new q3music(converted) @mediaplayer classic ,i have to push two times on "increase speed"
then it sounds normal ,but ingame its anyway slow :(

#34 Erephine

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

But now it sounds two times slower than the original music? :/

when i play the new q3music(converted) @mediaplayer classic ,i have to push two times on "increase speed"
then it sounds normal ,but ingame its anyway slow :(


You need to install the WeiDU patch to make your game play them at the right speed.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:39 AM

For some reason when I installed this all music in BG2 is crackling and slow, as if played in slowmotion? :/

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:12 AM

Does this mod affect the Restored Textscreen mod, which makes sure that the text and speech are in sync in those chapter cutscenes? I've installed this mod, and it appears that now the spoken lines appear before the text. I'm using Easytutu, and my BG is the English language version.

Here is the Textscreen mod: http://www.shsforums...#38;showfile=74

Edited by Ayrus, 30 August 2011 - 06:40 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:51 AM

Hello, I would like to thank you for these excellent mods. In my opinion, they improve SoA's and IWD's atmosphere significantly. Do you have plans on releasing a high quality music mod for Torment as well?? That would be great.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

Thank you very much for these great mods!

Please, if possible, make one for Planescape: Torment, too! I beg thee! :)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

I wasn't sure about this mod since I've turned down music for a long time. But I do have the CD !
Well, I tried this mod this evening and I really like it !

Now, I might turn on musics again :)

Thank you !

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

Sorry to ask again, but is it compatible with BGT? I couldn't find an answer reading the topic :P

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