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How do you change the music files now?
« on: June 17, 2012, 03:20:00 am »

Yeah, so on my old computer (which sadly broke down) I had an older version of the Ur-Quan Masters installed. In that version it was easy to replace music.
I downloaded many of the missing remixes like Yehat, Chmmr, end credits etc. from the Precursors website, converted them to .ogg and renamed and replaced them with the old files.
I also changed the Kohr-Ahr remix to the "Eternal Doctrine" one, and was somehow even able to make The Ultron and Fwiffo's StarRunner tracks play at the appropriate moments, if I remember right.

The problem is, the files are presented differently now and I have no idea how to do it all again. I tried to open up the third remix pack to at least change Kohr-Ah's music (renamed the file exactly to the one that was already there), as that is the only one of those files I could actually find, but all I did was make the whole remix pack not work anymore.

Could someone please help me out? Is there an easy way to do it anymore? I have no experience in modding.

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Looks like all the answers are here. Tried to read it but it goes totally over my head. I can rename and replace files but this seems too complicated for a simpleton like me.  Sad
http://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/Content_Management
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Re: How do you change the music files now?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 11:45:31 am »

Ok, so I got the unofficial remix pack 4 (thanks Defender), which solved most of my problems. I only need to change the Kohr-Ah music as I think Eternal Doctrine fits them better than Cleansing Required.
After opening remix3.rpm in notepad, I still can't figure out why not simply renaming the new file to 07_-_Kohr-Ah_-_Cleansing_Required.ogg and replacing it with the original doesn't do the job and just breaks the whole pack.

Any advice on what I'm doing wrong?
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Re: How do you change the music files now?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 10:41:28 pm »

RPM files are Redhat packages (though they are also used by other Linux distributions). These are not used directly by UQM, and they are also not prepared by the UQM team. The Redhat installer extracts some files from them and puts them into place.
I don't know whether the RPM package contains the .uqm files (which are renamed .zip files), or the individual music files, but either way, you'll need to either change them after they are installed, or rebuild a new RPM file.
If you just modify the RPM file in an editor, then the Redhat installer will probably detect the changes, and reject the entire package as corrupt.
Though now I'm confused, as you're talking about notepad, which suggests that you are on Windows, and not on Linux. What Operating system are you using?
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Re: How do you change the music files now?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 03:42:50 pm »

Yes, I am indeed using Windows. It seems that I could do all these changes, I've just yet to understand how exactly it all works.

Seems it has to do with editing the .rpm files, which contain text lines like "comm.kohrah.music = MUSICRES:addons/remix/3/07_-_Kohr-Ah_-_Cleansing_Required.ogg" (that made me think I could simply replace the file with one with a similar name) and adding command lines to the game's shortcut.

User called Defender posted some help on his addons topic so I can get the unofficial remix pack to work, which I'm currently studying and experimenting with. Still I wish there was a more detailed step-by-step explanation in the wiki to help us who are not that good with computers.
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