This mod replaces the music in the zone with some cool new songs.
FUllmetal FM - The Zone's all-metal pirate radio stations! Compiled by: Heru firstname.lastname@example.org (overclock.net FTW!) Disclaimer ----------- The tracks included in this sound pack are intended as a non-profit music sampler, to promote the below listed artists. If you enjoy the music featured, please go out and purchase the band's album(s). These guys rock! Buy 'em and support the music, lest the metal gods smite thee where thy stand! What it is? ------------ After hearing much complaint from fellow stalkers of the horrible music the local radio station is playing, we have executed a takeover and assumed control of the broadcasting base. Transmitting on 3 sperate waves, we present you with our troop's personal collection of oldschool pre-zone metal. You can listen to our feed over the radios and megaphones at the Trader's bunker, the Bar and above Duty base. Our current playlists are composed of the following tracks: Trader bunker Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama In Flames - Pinball Map Trivium - Drowned and Torn Asunder Bar Agathodaimon - Serpent's Embrace Dimmu Borgir - Moonchild Domain Tristania - The Wretched Graveworm - Never Enough Duty base Caliban - Forsaken Horizon Dry Kill Logic - Caught in a Storm Hypocrisy - Turn the Page Unearth - Lie to Purify Heaven Shall Burn - Architects of the Apocalypse Installation ------------- 1. Copy/decompress to your STALKER install directory. 2. Open the file "fsgame.ltx" (in the same directory) with Notepad 3. Find the line that starts with "$game_data$" 4. Alter that line to look like the following: $game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\ 5. Save your changes and play. Method to the Madness ---------------------- I use foobar2000 and it's built-in converting tools to change my .mp3's to Ogg Vorbis. In fb2k's Tools>Converter preferences you have to make a new Encoding Preset to be able to change the command lines that the oggence.exe encoder (downloaded separately from foobar) will use to make the audio "STALKER compatible". I added a new preset with the Custom encode dropdown, encoder oggenc.exe, extension ogg, and then I used the following parameters: -Q --downmix -q8.000000 -b48 - -o %d Just a simple downmix to mono and a nominal_bitrate force to 48. the -q sets the output quality. Quality ranges from 1.0 to 10.0 and you can adjust to your preference. I found that I had to use ReplayGain to up the dB's on some of the tracks for decent audible playback while in-game, depending on ambient environment sound levels. Specifically the Duty megaphone music. To change track playlists for the Duty megaphone and the Bar radio, I edited the script file "sound_theme.script". The Duty megaphone list is under the theme listed: ph_snd_themes["dolg_speech"] The Bar radio, under: ph_snd_themes["radio_music"] Just take a look and you can see what I did. You can remove and add as many tracks as you want, I've found. Just make sure your paths are correct and you keep proper syntax when adjusting them. Now, the radio in the Trader's bunker in Escape. Apparently that specific sound isn't called using a theme script, it's actuallly static within the level. I cannot figure out how to edit the "gamedata/levels/l05_bar/" files properly to change the line-up. I think it's specifically the "level.snd_static" file and if anyone knows how, contact me. What I did to change this music is just overlap the called sound file with an .ogg that was converted as a single file merge of 3 songs, which can be done easily in foobar. The location and filename you need to create to overlap is: gamedata/sounds/scripts/magnitofon/magnitofon_2.ogg I hope this enlightens some and invokes a bit of creativity. If you want to collaborate with me and compile some radio stations of other musical genres, contact me. I have ample web hosting and could also host your mods. Modification of Pack --------------------- If you find this pack inspiring, go ahead and use it to assist in your modding and alteration adventures. Wnen you make a bad-ass release just give me a shout, link, or hit me up so I know to look for your projects and see your work.
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