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How to get your free Beyond Earth soundtrack

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by Hinkle2K, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    While the soundtrack for Civilization: Beyond Earth has been located inside of the game files since launch, many players found the structure of these files, as well as the file format, to be confusing. Following this feedback, we came up with a way to deliver the soundtrack files in friendly .mp3 format, all through the Steam client. So here's how to access the soundtrack files:

    1. Open Steam, go your library and right-click on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, then select "Properties"
    2. Now select the "Betas" tab in the new window
    3. Type in the password "soundtrackplease" into the access code field and click "Check Code"
    4. Select the "soundtrack" beta from the pull-down
    5. Open up your Beyond Earth directory (default location is [disk drive]:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth\) and feel free to copy the .mp3 files to anywhere else on your drive

    And that's it! You'll find all 42 tracks from the Beyond Earth OST inside of that Soundtracks folder. All files have been properly labeled and are in .mp3 format, so now you can savor the sounds of Beyond Earth whenever and wherever you like. Enjoy!
     
  2. Lord Tirian

    Lord Tirian Erratic Poster

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    Neat, thanks! :goodjob:

    (I was aware of the labelled soundtrack in the FPK, but still nice to have the "official" version now!)
     
  3. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    Please note that you want to type in "soundtrackplease" without the quotes around it. Someone on Steam was confused about that, figured I'd clarify here just in case. :)
     
  4. player1 fanatic

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    What's you favorite track?

    Mine is "Earth's Ambassadors" (Planetfall4 in game files, for those that do not have soundtrack.
     
  5. temprus

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    Hmm, I now have BNW soundtrack listed in Steam's Music Library too, that was not show up before.
     
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    Is the 30mb update related to the soundtrack, or is it entirely something else o.0?
     
  7. Bandersnatching

    Bandersnatching Warlord

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    Thanks a lot for this!
     
  8. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    I like Dogmatic Engineering and the Arid Planet theme.
     
  9. flying_dug0ng

    flying_dug0ng Chieftain

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    Hi Dave! Is there a way to pay for a physical copy or buy it via iTunes?
     
  10. Hinkle2K

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  11. The Observer

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    Saw these instructions on the civilization.com pace. Thanks for that!
     
  12. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    Wow! Thanks for the music tip.

    I really love the soundtrack for Beyond Earth :love:
    Has an 80's John Carpenter vibe going for it.


    Last time I heard the like was mmmm The Dark Knight Returns I think.

    Link to video.

    Or maybe Deus Ex: Human Revolutions

    Link to video.


    Now, time to listen to all 40 again and pick out the best!
     
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