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#41 Kexikus

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:24 PM

I wonder...

 

Malacore5, did you disable Steam's auto-updating for KotOR 2, and what mods you have installed?

The possibility to disable Steam updates no longer exists actually.

The only way to disable automatic downloads is to set the game to "Only update when launch", which obviously isn't what you want to keep the modded files. But I also had no problem with Steam accidently validating the files.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:20 AM

PastramiX, here.

 

I've pretty much disowned the two mods, TSL Music Overhaul and TSL Ambience Overhaul; I made those when I had no real idea what I was doing concerning modding, and are really just a waste of bandwidth and hard drive space. They essentially were all just tweaks to the equalizer, and after playing the game for a good while I noticed that the conversion to MP3 tended to add to load times far too close to comfort for myself.

 

The HQ music pack by Obsidian is all you need, and chances you probably already have it.

 

 

Oh wow.  Your mods have been mainstays in my KotOR2 folder for as long as I can remember....

 

Going to discontinue their use based on your recommendation!


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#43 Dark_Ansem

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

After one year I am still working on it :P



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

I have decided to give this another go. Let me redownload Miles...

 

Update: So, somehow replacing in StreamMusic doesn't help.I tried replacing the menu theme but that didn't work.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:45 PM

As it's been four years on, why not remind us of what you're doing and what you've tried.


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#46 Dark_Ansem

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

As it's been four years on, why not remind us of what you're doing and what you've tried.

That much? Seems only yesterday.

 

So basically, I want to spice up KOTOR's "less than memorable" soundtrack. Rather than individual battles, I'm aiming to see whether the OST can use a makeover.

 

Except that it cannot. I tried replacing in the main Music folder and it didn't work (main menu theme), then I thought the issue could be due to the format, so I compressed the file via Miles, and that didn't work either. 

Then I decided to check whether files in BIF archives could overwrite what I was doing - but there's no music files in the BIF file. There is a 2da, but that's it.

 

Any suggestions?



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

There's no need to compress it with Miles.

 

All you need is a stereo .mp3 file with the correct name and it should work.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

There's no need to compress it with Miles.

 

All you need is a stereo .mp3 file with the correct name and it should work.

Thanks. Any specification for the mp3 file?

 

can I simply replace or I need to do something else?



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

Simple replace AFAIK. As long as it's stereo and mp3 it should work. If you have the option choose the least compression.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:43 PM

Simple replace AFAIK. As long as it's stereo and mp3 it should work. If you have the option choose the least compression.

Good to know, thanks.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:27 PM

Notes to self:

 

  1. foobar MP3 Joint Stereo works as-is, no need to rename to WAV
  2. need to check whether ambientmusic.2da hypothesis is correct
  3. KOTOR Tool can help in terms of variety BUT cannot load Steam Workshop modules
  4. Need to be able to determine to which area each module corresponds. KOTOR doesn't allow to read an in-game name?

Edited by Dark_Ansem, Yesterday, 11:55 PM.





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