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Add your own music using WinMPQ
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:55:15 PM »
First of all I would like to give credits to easycompany for helping me figuring this out

So as the title says, this thread will show you how to add YOUR OWN music into the game. Pretty simple I guess, not that complex and hard to do.

Basically, all you need are these files



1º: Download War2Music.exe (made by iL) because it will extract install.exe (containing music files) to your War2combat directory and this makes the process much easier.

"ftp://ftp.war2.ru/war2/War2Music.exe"

2º: Download WinMPQ, pretty useful program. You need to download these 3 files/folders:

http://sfsrealm.hopto.org/downloads/WinMPQ.html



You must install Visual Basic(this first) and Runtime or else you won't be able to run WinMPQ

3º: Since warcraft 2 soundtracks have a bitrate of 22Hz and some songs/music, that you may want to add to the game, usually have a bitrate of 44Hz, you will need a program that can change the bitrate from 44Hz to 22Hz. I personally recommend using Audacity, it's a really great program and can convert any music file to .WAV (format that war2 soundtracks use)

http://www.audacityteam.org/download/

So, once you installed it, open it up.

I will be using this track, in mp3 format:



On Audacity, import audio(in this specific scenario, I will be using the track mentioned previously):



As you can see, the bitrate of this track is 44Hz:



Change it to 22000 (and 22000 only, not any other number!)



Export audio:



Save it as seen in this image(if your file format is not .wav)
"Nome do ficheiro" means "File Name"
"Guardar com o tipo" means "Save with format" (my laptop is in portuguese)



Ok, so now rename your file to HUMAN2 or ORC2. (you can choose between 2-6 for each)

Open WinMPQ, open install.exe and it should look like this:



Drag the file that you renamed to HUMAN2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6(same for ORC) into install.exe and it should work with no problems.

*I recommend making a backup file of install.exe before doing this.

Thanks for reading, good luck and have fun! :)




-fixed ftp link <3 mousey
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Re: Add your own music using WinMPQ
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 07:35:19 PM »
Very nice guide, thanks for taking the time to write it ! Glad you got your custom music working too. I'm gonna try it with this :D


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Re: Add your own music using WinMPQ
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 07:44:33 PM »
Awesome!!!! Was the mpq editor causing the issue or the music files not the same....??

Told you easycompany is da shit! He might post a little gibberish but hey that's booze for you. If you get on his level it actually makes sense!
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Re: Add your own music using WinMPQ
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:03:16 PM »
Awesome!!!! Was the mpq editor causing the issue or the music files not the same....??

Told you easycompany is da shit! He might post a little gibberish but hey that's booze for you. If you get on his level it actually makes sense!
The mpq editor was causing the issue, WinMPQ is perfect!
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Re: Add your own music using WinMPQ
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 08:27:39 PM »