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Heroes Community > Heroes 4 - Lands of Axeoth > Thread: Changing music and sounds
Thread: Changing music and sounds
NimoStar
NimoStar


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Famous Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 06, 2017 02:53 AM

Changing music and sounds

I know in other forum they knew how to change H4 music and sounds, but I can't seem to find it and it hasn't been discussed here anyways...

It would be nice for modding and customization to have the following information:

- WHat format does H4 use for music?

- What is the bitrate?
- How many channels? (probably either stereo or mono, I doubt it has something like 5.1 )

- Is there any difficulty packaging tracks to make a new music file?

Etc.

If anyone has answers to these questions, post them here.

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So far I know that ingame sound effects are in .mp3 format and they are easily replaceable. This counts hero and creatures sounds, ambience sounds from adventure objects, dialog sounds from adventure objects, and sounds from spells.

* It is also possible, but not tested, that new sounds can be added to these where they don't exist, by just using their names. Sounds are packaged within the main H4R resource file.

But it doesn't include music, which is also in another file - apropiately called "music.h4r"


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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted September 06, 2017 08:47 AM

Its simply format. We have mods. See this thread too:
HIV music
Programm Mh4096 can do this.
But music is wonderfull and I dont see similiar that I want to replace :-)

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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 06, 2017 10:20 PM

MH096 doesn't ever work for me.

That's why I wanted to set conversion myself.

Also that thread does not say the original properties of H4 music...

As for the quality... it's not about "Better" or "Worse"

It is about changed towns in my mod. I need to put new music so people instantly know it's not the "same town". For example desert town doesn't share a single creature with the old "life town", and the vocal music is inappropiate.

Same for barbarian town which is now Inferno...
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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted September 06, 2017 11:24 PM

So use this program you built mod.

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


Famous Hero
posted September 09, 2017 12:30 AM

Search Celestialheaven.com I recall the topic is titled 'Is this possible'. There should be a guide for replacing music.
(Sorry for not posting link, but it a bit tricky doing on my phone).

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NimoStar
NimoStar


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posted September 09, 2017 01:09 AM

I see... I shall look for that topic, thank you.
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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted September 09, 2017 09:49 AM

Just extract music and pack. Its simply mp3. Music is only easy to mod resource in this game? And completly DONT NEED MODDING!  We can easy mod only dont needed thing :-(
Special program to extract.
extract music

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NimoStar
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Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 10, 2017 09:01 AM

Yes, I saw it's MP3 and read.

But RESEDIT doesn't pack it, since it expects .wav
It can be packed with h4resex

Some tracks are annoying like Grass theme, which is actually a bug...

I only replace H4 music with music from other Heroes games.

For example, New necropolis now has the music of H3 necropolis included with H2 gold release.

Inferno now has inferno theme with some metal chords added, to infuriate people


Dirt theme has a variation of H2 dirt theme.
Sea is now H2 as well.
And grass theme got replaced with "Wandering", the unused section of H4 music.
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trashid
trashid


Famous Hero
posted September 10, 2017 12:01 PM

I have the same problem with MH096.

While the extracted sound files are in .mp3 format and ResEdit reads only .wav files, it is somehow possible to rename .mp3 extension to .wav and still replace the original files. I have done so with replacing creature sounds one with another and it worked.
Maybe it will work with music also.

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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 10, 2017 09:32 PM

I tried that with resedit and no, the music just sounds mute that way.

I will use H4 Resource extractor to build that part of the mod as a separate file... since it can read and pack .mp3 and I have proven it works.
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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted September 11, 2017 09:40 AM

You must only find wav to mp3 and repeat converter. Try this maybe:
wav mp3
If not find another.

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