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AFox

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trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« on: August 07, 2006, 11:14:19 AM »
IWD2 doesn't seem to be installing or working properly in this area.  For some reason a lot of the music in the game doesn't start when it's supposed.  The title music, first village music, scripted battle music in the first village all worked but generic battle music never starts (complete silence...) and up until last night the first wilderness music (Shaengarne Ford (AR 2000)) didn't work.  I've reinstalled 4 times now, trying both recommended (1 gb) and full (1.5 gb) installs with no difference in whether the music is triggered or not.  While unpatched, the game crashes almost instantly after loading the first area.

Basically, I'm trying to create a functioning music.2da file for the game so that ALL the music starts at each trigger (whether the trigger is an area or battle, etc.).  Before I go any further, essentially what I'm looking for are the exact proper names for each trigger and its accompanying .mus file.

I looked in IWD2's 2da.bif file (in the Data directory) then searched for .mus.  There was one list in there for .mus and triggers/areas.  I copied that to make a music.2da file (which I place in the Override folder).  Keeping only that original .mus list did nothing for the music (although it did slow the game down I found).  So I modified the .mus list by deleting all references to .mus files that didn't exist in the Music directory.  After I did that, the wilderness music (Shaengarne Ford (AR 2000)) started as soon as I loaded my save game in that area.  But the generic battle music still does not start.


Here is my original music.2da file - everything was copied just as it was from the 2da.bif file.  Even the references to .mus files that don't exist in the game's music directory.  I have highlighted every thing that I deleted for the revised music.2da file.

"
2DA   V1.0
*   
   0
NO_MUSIC   
THEME   THEME.mus
DEATH   DEATH.mus
CHARGEN   MXCMENU.mus
BLANK   MX0000.mus
CHAPTERS   CHAPTER.mus

MX_1000   MX1000.mus
MX_1100   MX1100.mus
MX_1200   MX1200.mus
MX_2102   MX2102.mus
MX_4101   MX4101.mus
MX_5001   MX5001.mus
MX_5003   MX5003.mus
MX_5101   MX5101.mus
MX_5201   MX5201.mus
MX_6000   MX6000.mus
MX_6050   MX6050.mus
MX_6100   MX6100.mus
MX_6301   MX6301.mus
BATTLE1   B1.mus
BATTLE2   B2.mus
BATTLE3   B3.mus
BATTLE4   B4.mus
BATTLE5   B5.mus
BATTLE6   B6.mus
BATTLE7   B7.mus
BA3101   BA3101.mus
BA5002   BA5002.mus
BA5005   BA5005.mus
BA5102   BA5102.mus
M1   M1.mus
M2   M2.mus

M7   M7.mus
2DA V1.0                        
0
"


The music.2da file which I am currently using:

"
2DA   V1.0
*   
   0
THEME   THEME.mus
MX_1000   MX1000.mus
MX_1100   MX1100.mus
MX_1200   MX1200.mus
MX_2102   MX2102.mus
MX_4101   MX4101.mus
MX_5001   MX5001.mus
MX_5003   MX5003.mus
MX_5101   MX5101.mus
MX_5201   MX5201.mus
MX_6000   MX6000.mus
MX_6050   MX6050.mus
MX_6100   MX6100.mus
MX_6301   MX6301.mus
BATTLE1   B1.mus
BATTLE2   B2.mus
BATTLE3   B3.mus
BATTLE4   B4.mus
BATTLE5   B5.mus
BATTLE6   B6.mus
BATTLE7   B7.mus
BA3101   BA3101.mus
BA5002   BA5002.mus
BA5005   BA5005.mus
BA5102   BA5102.mus
M7   M7.mus
2DA V1.0                        
0   
"


I tried renaming all the battle trigger names from 'BattleX' to 'BX' and that didn't change anything.  If anyone can give me the proper trigger names with accompanying .mus files to point to... I'd be very happy :D  Playing without fight music stinks :(

I did find it interesting that IWD2's 2da.bif file has remnants of BG and BG2 inside it (and likely other IE games as well) - lists with character names from those games.  That's why I'm guessing that I have to edit the trigger + .mus list.

Offline Avenger_teambg

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006, 04:41:58 AM »
removing lines from the file isn't really recommended.
I believe it would shift music.

AFox

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 02:48:49 PM »
Yes, you're right.  Using the makeshift music.2da file I was able to receive wilderness music for the first few wilderness areas however I went back to town where I received the same 'wilderness' music in the Weeping inn...

I don't know what the problem is at all.  I've reinstalled 4 times total, trying recommended and full installs.  I could understand if there was no wilderness music (it's a vacant snowy landscape right?) but there's no music for generic battles.

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 04:14:21 PM »
Have you checked if the area in question has battlemusic set?

AFox

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 04:23:38 PM »
I'm not even sure how to check that.  But so far, outside of the scripted paliside battle, I haven't gotten any battle music.  Not for the docks, the river wilderness area, the dam wilderness area, or the goblin fortress exterior.  I just find it strange - there is supposed to be battle music in at least some of those areas right? I have battle music for BG, BG2, and Planescape - they're the same engine so they must have some similarities.

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 05:24:30 AM »
Areas supposed to have a song header. NI or DLTCEP can show you them.
I believe you don't hear music because IWD2 areas don't have the battlesong set.

AFox

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2006, 02:56:38 PM »
So there isn't supposed to be music in most of the areas in IWD2?

In the first 3 town areas (docks, town, palliside) there is wandering music.  The palliside area also had scripted battle music.  Other than that, I have not had any music in any other areas of the game, battle or non.

AFox

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Re: trying to create music.2da file - IWD2
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2006, 03:37:09 PM »
Ah well I've had it confirmed - there is hardly any music in IWD2.  Definitely a disappointment to be sure but at least I know the installation is fine and there are no corrupt files or whatnot.

Thanks for the help

 

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