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Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by NekoMaster » 18 Oct 2008 18:17

Ok, i read about this somewhere taht theres a way to play your own music files in OpenTTD, but ive tried to play my own music but openttd doesnt even show it.

How do i play my own music in openTTD
BTW all my files are *.mp3
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Luukland » 18 Oct 2008 19:10

Only .mid files can be played... After you get your set of mid files ready, change the last part (the .mid) to the openttd standard, and post them in one of the music directories (dunno which directory to be sure...)

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by CommanderZ » 18 Oct 2008 20:01

Try these links

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by NekoMaster » 18 Oct 2008 21:33

Luukland wrote:Only .mid files can be played... After you get your set of mid files ready, change the last part (the .mid) to the openttd standard, and post them in one of the music directories (dunno which directory to be sure...)
That doesnt work, I've tried midi/mid filesa nd it doesnt work, TTD TTDpatch and openTTD will just Skip the file
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by DaleStan » 20 Oct 2008 03:36

Luukland wrote:the openttd standard
Which is, in case you're unclear on this, neither ".mid" nor ".midi".
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by NekoMaster » 20 Oct 2008 23:06

DaleStan wrote:
Luukland wrote:the openttd standard
Which is, in case you're unclear on this, neither ".mid" nor ".midi".
I know, i should have said taht even putting my own mid's/midi's in and renaming them to *.gm doesnt work
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by belugas » 20 Oct 2008 23:32

HInt: the system currently does not browse for files, even if they are named *.gm.
What I mean is that it expects to find gm_tt00.gm up to gm_tt21.gm AND ONLY THOSE.
So if you want to have one of your songs (midi that is) available: suggestion: save one of the original in a backup, rename your beloved song to the SAME NAME and EXTENSION en enjoy it.
That's it, no other way.
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by NekoMaster » 25 Oct 2008 03:06

belugas wrote:HInt: the system currently does not browse for files, even if they are named *.gm.
What I mean is that it expects to find gm_tt00.gm up to gm_tt21.gm AND ONLY THOSE.
So if you want to have one of your songs (midi that is) available: suggestion: save one of the original in a backup, rename your beloved song to the SAME NAME and EXTENSION en enjoy it.
That's it, no other way.
I've tried taht also, TTDx and OpenTTD just skip files that are renamed the same as its own gm files
I thought there was a openTTD out there that had support for custom music in MIDI,MP3,WAV and i think even OGG (vorbis)
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Lilman424 » 25 Oct 2008 03:30

i know i've renamed MIDIs into *.gms and OTTD has read them. Make sure they're normal midis, i guess
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by NekoMaster » 25 Oct 2008 03:37

Lilman424 wrote:i know i've renamed MIDIs into *.gms and OTTD has read them. Make sure they're normal midis, i guess
They are! And openTTD skips them
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Qu@rks » 28 Oct 2008 13:06

There are different types of Midis and I believe OpenTTD (as well as any other TTD) can only read a certain type. I encountered this problem when trying to convert a .mid file into a guitar pro (program for notes etc.) file and it failed for no obvious reason (no tracks were displayed after the conversion). It works with most .mid files but the one I used was from "Die Fugger 2" which is a really old game by sunflowers and apparently the mid format was unsupported by guitar pro...

So my hint is this: try another .mid file from a different source and see if that makes a difference. If it doesn't, you're screwed, I guess ;)
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Yexo » 28 Oct 2008 13:09

NekoMaster wrote:
Lilman424 wrote:i know i've renamed MIDIs into *.gms and OTTD has read them. Make sure they're normal midis, i guess
They are! And openTTD skips them
OpenTTD only reads the gm_ttXX.gm files, with XX from 00 to 21. Have you renamed your midis to one of these names?

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Ben1338 » 26 May 2009 16:44

Is it possible to make OTTD support MP3, .wma and .wav file types?

If it isn't then is there a program that can covert the file types?

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Yexo » 26 May 2009 16:46

Ben1338 wrote:Is it possible to make OTTD support MP3, .wma and .wav file types?
Yes it's possible, but no it probably won't happen. Why not use your favorite music player in the background to play music?

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by SirkoZ » 26 May 2009 20:05

Qu@rks wrote:There are different types of Midis and I believe OpenTTD (as well as any other TTD) can only read a certain type. I encountered this problem when trying to convert a .mid file into a guitar pro (program for notes etc.) file and it failed for no obvious reason (no tracks were displayed after the conversion). It works with most .mid files but the one I used was from "Die Fugger 2" which is a really old game by sunflowers and apparently the mid format was unsupported by guitar pro...

So my hint is this: try another .mid file from a different source and see if that makes a difference. If it doesn't, you're screwed, I guess ;)
Qu@rks - Perhaps try with Anvil Studio, it's a great midi editing/recording program and it's free. You might be able to fix the .mid's with it...

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by NekoMaster » 27 May 2009 01:10

SirkoZ wrote:
Qu@rks wrote:There are different types of Midis and I believe OpenTTD (as well as any other TTD) can only read a certain type. I encountered this problem when trying to convert a .mid file into a guitar pro (program for notes etc.) file and it failed for no obvious reason (no tracks were displayed after the conversion). It works with most .mid files but the one I used was from "Die Fugger 2" which is a really old game by sunflowers and apparently the mid format was unsupported by guitar pro...

So my hint is this: try another .mid file from a different source and see if that makes a difference. If it doesn't, you're screwed, I guess ;)
Qu@rks - Perhaps try with Anvil Studio, it's a great midi editing/recording program and it's free. You might be able to fix the .mid's with it...
have it, tried it, it failed, openTTD only likes gm style midis
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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by ever » 27 May 2009 04:09

Would be a cool feature to have a midi importer or something in game.

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by FooBar » 27 May 2009 08:18

No, because midis in general are not cool.

What would be cool is if the ingame player could issue commands to popular media players, so that you can control an external player from within the game. Problem is the definition of "popular media players". On Windows WM_APPCOMMAND would probably suffice, but don't know for other OSes...

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by ever » 27 May 2009 08:40

FooBar wrote:No, because midis in general are not cool.
Says you.

But yeah would be cool for the game to be able to support flac or ogg format too. I'd make my own real swing soundtrack

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Re: Custom Music In OpenTTD

Post by Rubidium » 27 May 2009 09:08

FooBar wrote:Problem is the definition of "popular media players".
I think that 'flash' is the most popular media player. All those people watching youtube and basically all other content that you can view within your webbrowser.

Anyhow, the problem is getting proper statistics AND whether your mean "popular popular" or "most used popular". The most popular vacuum cleaner would be one that doesn't need you working on it (e.g. a roomba), but the most used one is probably one where you need to manually push it around your house.

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