Period Music Mod
This is a little something I put together; a mod for classical music lovers.
As most of you are aware of, there are already several classical music mods released on this forum for everyone's enjoyment.
However, all of these include classical music from a wide range of periods. I think I even saw some 20th century music out there.
If you're one of the happy sods who take extreme pleasure in taking further steps towards history, as real as it gets, then this is the music mod for you.
I have here compiled some 50 musical pieces, all of which were originally produced during Empire Total War's time frame; the 18th century (or slightly earlier, but not earlier than the 1690's). To put it shortly, it's period music!
You won't find anything here that the 18th century man would not have been able to recognize.
Moving through the late baroque period and the classical period, including composers such as:
To install, just extract the pack file into your ETW data folder.
You're also going to have to create/modify the user.empire_script.txt file in the
(for XP) C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts directory
or (for Vista) in the C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts directory. Within the document, simply add the line:
Don't forget to save the user.empire_script.txt file in Unicode.
A great thanks to LtChambers for the awe-inspiring Pack File Manager, which allowed me to create this mod, and also to the great geniuses of the age, who created such masterpieces.
First post and first mod!
UPDATE - v1.3
Sendspace (both needed, v1.2 ONLY until v1.3 upload is completed)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rufvqr Part 1
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rhsdk9 Part 2
The new version has been uploaded! It's an expansion of the fields of ETW that which the mod covers.
- Replaced campaign prebattle music to better fit the period, and thus enhance atmosphere.
- Replaced battle result music for the same reasons.
NOTE: If you're using a modified version of the factions_tables from patch.pack (for example, if you're using a mod that unlocks all factions), it might interfere with the one included in this mod. If this is the case, you might want to modify it to your liking (while keeping the modifications I've made, which is only the category for each faction), or refrain from downloading this version of the mod. For this reason, I have decided to keep the download link to v1.1.
In future version of this mod, I will mostly adress the culture issue, which forces me to change European factions to categories where they don't really belong. Once LtChambers adds support for the cultures_tables into his Pack File Manager, I reckon this can be done.
I will also attempt to fix the issue with campaign music dissappearing after autoresolving a battle.
Other than that, I will of course address any issues and complaints from the users of this mod.
Below you'll find a list of add-ons I have released for this mod.
-- Non-European campaign music removal mod
Annoyed by the non-European music that keeps turning up in your European campaign? Use this mod to completely remove any non-Euorpean campaign music, thus eliminating the problem! Not recommended if you're planning on playing a non-European faction any time soon, but it's very easy to inactivate the mod.
Install it as you would the standard mod.
No more mod add-ons for now.
v1.1 download link below.
Feedback is always appreciated, whether good or bad.