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flyinj
03-18-2005, 10:14 PM
I love all these vintage songs... but it really sucks that when I turn off the Gramophone, the lame in-game music plays.

If I turn off in-game music, I get no Gramophone either.

Has anyone found a hack to get JUST the gramophone to play?

I tried renaming the "music" folder to "music_bak" but then the game crashes when I start a mission.

blue_76
03-18-2005, 10:23 PM
well, i had the same problem. it seems the game will always play the default song initially..
what u need to do is put all your mp3 files in the gramaphone subdirectory in the sounds directory http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
if u wish, u can remove the mp3 file thats allready there, this will rid of the default music file.. but u can still keeep it, anyway, in order to listen to your mp3 files, u'll need to tell your radio operator to play the next song etc. u'll need to have the music option on for this...
i hope this helps http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

flyinj
03-18-2005, 10:28 PM
The problem is, sometimes I want to turn the gramophone off.

If I do this, the normal music starts playing again. I don't want it to do this.

blue_76
03-18-2005, 10:31 PM
that is strange.. when i press the stop button, the music stops.. must be a game bug specific to sound cards perhaps? sorry i can't help u on that one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
i'm sure the dev team will find fixes for it, the first patch came on quick and no doubt the second will also http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

TeAcH
03-18-2005, 11:36 PM
Yes!! This is a problem. I have placed my vintage music in the gramophone folder and deleted the one in there. But, the game will play theme music in game all the time if the MUSIC is checked. If I turn on the grammophone, I get my music...if I want no music at all...I have to turn everything off in the options panel which means no grammophone.

Im not saying this right...and the first poster said it correctly. I want to play my music while being able to turn the MUSIC option off in the OPTIONS / AUDIO settings. Can this be done? Is there a workaround!?!?!?!?!

blue_76
03-18-2005, 11:44 PM
hmmm ok, try this.. move all the .ogg files from your music folder to a temporary folder.. this should eliminate any music files from the game and leave u with only your mp3 files in the gramaphone folder...

Fetox_
03-19-2005, 12:28 AM
I just made a quick fix for this because it was annoying me as well!

!!Warning: Before doing ANYTHING make sure you back up the file "\SilentHunterIII\data\Sound\Music\music.cfg"!!

I havent tested this out much other than running it once...but it's a really small change so it shouldnt cause any problems...if it does you have that backup..well I hope you do

ok now that thats out of the way,
How to install: Download this (http://rapidshare.de/files/922132/MusicFix.zip.html) and extract to your "\SilentHunterIII\data\Sound\Music\" folder, after you have made that back up of course! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway maybe there is a better way, but all I did was make a .ogg that was silent and changed the music.cfg around.

Enjoy! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-Fetox

Fetox_
03-19-2005, 01:04 AM
just did an edit and found a host.. using that free site.

Frederf220
03-19-2005, 01:08 AM
I think I'm going to add a blank music track so I can turn on/off the music at will by playing the gramaphone.

Fetox_
03-19-2005, 01:12 AM
Ya I was thinking about that as well but if you want it to loop forever that has to be your only song in the list. Also you can't play the gramophone while running silent.

MC_Cudden
03-19-2005, 03:05 AM
Ok lets go !

1.delete the gramophone1 file in your gramophone folder. Make a backup from this file before you delete it !

copy all your mp3 music files in the gram folder

2. In the music folder delete all files but NOT
THE MUSIC cfg file !!!! Make a backup before you delete the files.

3.In the games option Menu switch music on.

Now you will not have music in the menue, but
your gramophone will work


Voilla http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

ssteen
03-19-2005, 03:18 AM
Well, I just installed the game this morning, and after one run with in the navigation tutorial, I knew how the music could be bothersome. But I must say that Fetox's technique, although requiring a minor download, seems to work and you have to do less manipulation than by deleting and backing up.

So thanks a lot Fetox!

STEFOSTEF_FRANC
03-19-2005, 04:11 AM
thanks MC_Cudden

flyinj
03-19-2005, 05:46 AM
Both solutions work, but I like Fetoxs' for the pure genius of it.

Thanks Fetox... and keep those WWII era MP3s coming!

finchOU
03-19-2005, 10:03 AM
well a couple of questions....do I delete everyting in the Music folder but make a copy of the Music.cfg and paste it in a folder I know is safe, out side the game? Then after that do I download the MusicFix(1) to that same folder that I just deleted all those file? is that what you are saying?

I hate messing with the game file because it always seems to come back and bite me somehow...I guess copy and paste to another folder will save those files, but it freaks me out to change stuff around...


Can someone give me a better dumb-dumb step by step instruction so there is no doubt that I can safly do this without messing anything up?

Fetox_
03-19-2005, 10:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by finchOU:
well a couple of questions....do I delete everyting in the Music folder but make a copy of the Music.cfg and paste it in a folder I know is safe, out side the game? Then after that do I download the MusicFix(1) to that same folder that I just deleted all those file? is that what you are saying?

I hate messing with the game file because it always seems to come back and bite me somehow...I guess copy and paste to another folder will save those files, but it freaks me out to change stuff around...


Can someone give me a better dumb-dumb step by step instruction so there is no doubt that I can safly do this without messing anything up? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the feed back everyone.

Here is an easy step by step for you finchOU. Hope that helps! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

1. go into your music folder
2. make a new folder called "music_cfg_bak"
3. copy your "music.cfg" file into that folder
4. download "musicfix.zip"
5. extract "musicfix.zip" into your music folder
6. done and done

Flyfinn
03-19-2005, 10:26 AM
nice fix Fetox... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

any links to good ww2 sub music ??

Fetox_
03-19-2005, 10:41 AM
Ya theres a few nice links floating around somewhere. Here is what I found...

Subsim forums (http://207.44.164.159/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=29998)

Messervy's wonderful pack (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=9091085392&m=1381039882)

and there was another one on the subsim fourms but I cant seem to find it again.

Well that should be enough u-boat tunes to keep you humming along for a while. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

finchOU
03-19-2005, 12:23 PM
Fetox_,

do you have a mirror besides rapidshare....I downloaded too much and now I have to wait....

BlueSabor
03-19-2005, 01:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MC_Cudden:
Ok lets go !

1.delete the gramophone1 file in your gramophone folder. Make a backup from this file before you delete it !

copy all your mp3 music files in the gram folder

2. In the music folder delete all files but NOT
THE MUSIC cfg file !!!! Make a backup before you delete the files.

3.In the games option Menu switch music on.

Now you will not have music in the menue, but
your gramophone will work


Voilla http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks works great. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Rgds,
PWH.

madsarmy
03-19-2005, 02:18 PM
Thanks All http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif