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Author Topic:   TM & MP3's
-=-Slayer-=-
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posted April 01, 2002 06:02 PM            
I noticed when playing TM that when they switch songs that they are all .MP3 files. I went to the TM folder and seen that there is a directory for music.

I want to know if you can take the music there and get rid of them and add your own songs. I want to do this so that I do not have to have winamp open and slow down my computer.

The Songs I want to add:

(New) Korn - Here To Stay
Adeama - Giving In
Limp Bizkit - My Way
Metallica - No Leaf Clover
Nirvana - Come As You Are
POD - Set It Off
Static X - Black And White
System Of A Down - Chop Suey
Linkin Park - A Place For My Head
Staind - Suffer
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

As You See I like Hard Rock To Alteritve Music LoL

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Dreamer
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posted April 01, 2002 06:09 PM         
Yup, TM is supposed to play any mp3 it finds in that directory.

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coax
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posted April 01, 2002 06:18 PM            
Should be no problem.

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wolfman
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posted April 01, 2002 09:04 PM            
Should not be a problem. Recently added a whole bunch of songs to the music folder and they play as I play TM. Metalica, White Zombie, Aerosmith, ACDC etc are all cranking as I play. Works great. Though if anyone knows how to make it so that the music is in the foreground instead of the background I would be most appreciative. When the game is heavy all the explosions etc can completely drown out the music Any help regarding this would be most appreciative

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Vlad
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posted April 01, 2002 09:18 PM            
You can adjust music and sound volumes independantly, so that may help.

Personally, I always run Winamp when playing TM. There's no noticable performance difference, and whenever TM handles the mp3 switching, the whole game pauses inbetween tracks. You don't have to worry about that in Winamp.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 01, 2002 09:56 PM            
I like "weapon of choise - fatboy slim" followed by a healthy dose of scepultura and appollo 440

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MexIndian
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posted April 02, 2002 08:51 AM            
Winamp with Live Radio! No performance deterioration ping-wise or computerwise... constant music is cool.

Matrix, do you mean Sepultura? Man, I haven't heard about those guys in forever.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 02, 2002 09:03 AM            
Yuppers - wish my keyboard didnt try to mangle my fingers so many slipups

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-=-Slayer-=-
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posted April 03, 2002 01:50 AM            
I got it to work its fine.
Thx guys

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-=-Slayer-=-
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posted April 03, 2002 01:50 AM            
I got it to work its fine.
Thx guys

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JVortex
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posted April 03, 2002 04:24 AM            
you can also make yourself a "Dirs.cfg" File. do a search thru the board for the term Dirs.cfg and im sure ittl show.

the short version is this:
1) make a file called Dirs.cfg out of a New Text Document.txt and drop it into your TM root directory.
2) in that document add a single line of text that is the FULL path to wherever you keep your MP3 files at. the catch is that the final folder has to be named "Music" for TM to pick up on it, not sure why.

so your single line of text in that file should looks something like this:
C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Stuff\My MP3's\Music

and ittl all be just dandy .

the presence of this file makes TM ignore the stock music and instead go play whatevers in that directory. this way you dont need to shuffle your MP3's all over the place. you also dont need to have an extra copy of a tune in your TM folder as well as having the original wherever you keep them.

theres some format of MP3 that TM wont play tho, i know its fine on 128 MP3's. maybe it screws up on the 96's or something. anyhoo, it may not play all your tunes, but the most common being 128 quality works fine. the ones it wont play it just skips and moves onto the next file (with a slight stall in the game, no harm done tho, no worries ).

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MexIndian
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posted April 03, 2002 09:18 AM            
will it read mp3s in subfolders within that folder?

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