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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: Tamnosynth on July 12, 2014, 04:10:57 pm



Title: How do I change just one music track? (HyperSpace in this case)
Post by: Tamnosynth on July 12, 2014, 04:10:57 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm sure this is an amazingly stupid question, but I'm not the most tech-savvy type  :'(

I'm playing UQM 0.7.0 on Win XP and usually use the 3DO music. However, I've grown very fond of the original HyperSpace music, so I'd like to change that to Mark Vera's 'Re-enter' purist remastering.

Is there a simple way to do this? (And by extension, change the version of any single track?)

(I have the Re-enter mix as an .ogv file.)

I did have a look at the technical FAQ on the wiki, but it lost me as soon as it started talking about command lines.  :P



Title: Re: How do I change just one music track? (HyperSpace in this case)
Post by: oldlaptop on July 14, 2014, 04:25:37 am
You could simply unzip the 3domusic addon (normally in <uqm install directory>/content/addons) and replace the offending file (make a backup of course). ".uqm" files are in actual fact perfectly ordinary ZIP files. The right way of course would be to make another addon; the structure of the official addons should be a big hint.


Title: Re: How do I change just one music track? (HyperSpace in this case)
Post by: Tamnosynth on July 14, 2014, 02:02:55 pm
Well, I tried the first way and it nearly worked...  :-\

I extracted the 3do music, removed 'hyper', replaced it with the re-enter remix, renamed it 'hyper' and zipped everything up again. Then I made sure the name of the ZIP file was the same as the original .uqm file (although without the .uqm extension).

Unfortunately, no music plays in HyperSpace. All the other 3do tracks play as normal, though.

Could it be because it's an .ogv rather than .ogg?


Title: Re: How do I change just one music track? (HyperSpace in this case)
Post by: CelticMinstrel on July 14, 2014, 03:57:25 pm
You could probably just rename it to hyper.ogg. If you have file extensions hidden I think you can use the Properties window to do this (right-click file, click Properties), or you could just show file extensions in Folder Options.

Alternatively, you could edit the text file that specifies the names of the files to make it expect an ogv, though I'm not certain that would work.


Title: Re: How do I change just one music track? (HyperSpace in this case)
Post by: Tamnosynth on July 16, 2014, 02:14:26 pm
Happy days and jubilation!  ;D

Renaming the file with an .ogg extension worked perfectly. Thanks!