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Soundtrack Improvement Project

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Creation & Customization' started by SouthernKing, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing Secret Keeper

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    It does not take a long time for the game soundtrack to get boring and stale. It ends up to the point where I muted the game music to play something on YouTube or iTunes while playing. The soundtrack needs improvement. Alas, that is what I intend to do with this mod.

    But one thing I do not have is a full list of songs. I need at least 7-10 songs per era, and the most I have right now for one era is 6. So I am opening it up to y'all. What would you like to see in the soundtrack? All you need to do is give me a high quality youtube vid (I use this nifty tool) and what era(s) You would like to hear it in. Do not worry, I will give you credit for your suggestions. Just one limit: No discernible lyrics please. Lyrics in Obscure or dead languages, such as Ominous Latin Chanting, are fine, but nothing in English.

    Here is what I have so far. If you would like to comment on suggesting I remove or edit something, go right ahead:

    Ancient
    The Jurassic Park theme - John Williams - Jurassic Park
    A few LOTR songs, one is this one, I still have to pick a few more
    AU79 - Tyler the Creator (Suggested by hoplitejoe)
    Dawn Patrol (Instrumental) - Megadeth

    Classical
    Greco-Roman Theme - Civilization III Conquests
    The Unsung War - Ace Combat 5 (I may use a shorter version)
    Barbarians at the Gate

    Medieval

    Zhalba Za Lazar - some Bulgarian music - the opening menu music for tchristiansen's ExtremeMod
    RFC: Sword of Islam opening menu theme
    Middle Eastern Theme - Civilization III Conquests
    O Fortuna
    Dies Irae - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Renaissance
    Conquistator - Andreas Waldetoft - Europa Universalis III
    He's A Pirate - Pirates of the Caribbean
    Sacred Journey

    Industrial
    The Coronation - Andreas Waldetoft - Victoria II
    For God and Queen - Andreas Waldetoft - Victoria II
    Requiem for a Dream - Clint Mansell (may have spelled wrong)
    Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner (Suggested by Sonereal)

    Modern
    SmashFull - Civilization III (Suggested by west india man)
    StarsFull - Civilization III (Suggested by west india man)
    TechnoMixFull - Civilization III (Suggested by west india man)
    Hangar 18 (Instrumental) - Megadeth
    Metal Harbor - Crush 40 - Sonic Adventure 2
    Fourside theme - Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Era TBD
    The NFL on CBS - The NFL on CBS
    Star Trek (2009) Theme - Star Trek (2009)
    Let the Story Begin - Sub Focus (Suggested by hoplitejoe) (I may cut out a bit of this)
     
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    BTW it is Tyler not Tyber :p
     
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    This is what I need! I'll try to come up with some songs, but I can't guarantee anything.
     
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    You know what I'd really like to have? CityArtStyle dependent music at least for the medieval era, so you don't have to listen to Gregorian chant when playing a middle eastern or east asian civ.
     
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    Yes!
    I want that too.
    Maybe you can add some Asian,African and American music?
    Europe is a fine continent,but there are others that deserve music too.
    Civilization IV was too Eurocentric,by my opinion.
    Civilization V did that very well.
     
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    There's two aspects necessary for this: finding some worthwhile music for at least medieval East Asia and medieval Middle East (and extend them to the Renaissance as well, I suppose). Pre-columbian American music is hard to come by, I fear, and I guess it's justifiable to return to classical composers for everyone in the Industrial Era when European culture became widespread.

    The other part is to find a way to give the game several playlists depending of CityArtStyle and play the right one. I don't know if that's actually accessible in the DLL.
     
  11. hoplitejoe

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    Just stick some panpipes music in :p

    Better pirate music

    Link to video.
     
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    Don't want to make them unplayable :lol:
     
  13. SouthernKing

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    Leoreth: Hmm...that is actually quite a good idea. I dont know how to mod the DLL (yet) but I can see what I can do with that.

    However, the first release will just be the music replaced.
     
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    Yeah, that was just my random musings :)

    Actually I plan to have a look into that myself, if I find a way to implement this, I'll let you know.
     
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    Alright, thanks. I will also see what i can do.
     
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    If this music is implemented in RFC (or any other mod that has mercenaries), I would like to see this be the mercenary theme.

    Spoiler :
     
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    That's UN Owen was Her?, METY.
     
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