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Fully customize your in-game background music experience with just a few clicks! Download for modders included.

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About the HW Music Player

The Homeworld In-Game Music Player is an addon for Homeworld2/Homeworld Remastered that enables one to customize and add to the in-game background music. Choose what track plays when, pause/resume/skip to next or to previous track at any time.

Features

Press "F1" in-game to bring up the music player. The following functions are supported:

  1. Automatically play the next track in order. (04 -> 05 -> 06 etc.)
  2. Repeat the current track only
  3. Shuffle / Random (default)
  4. Manually select. Click this to toggle the soundtrack index. Here you can browse and manually select the track you'd like to hear. Use the the arrow buttons in the middle [<-] [->] to navigate the index.

Adding Tracks

Supported for the FXmod v1.09.5 and later. Add and play your own music. To use this new feature, you need two things:

  1. Your music files need to be in .wav format. You can find many free tools online to convert file formats such as .mp3, .flac and others into wav files.
    A very useful tool is media.io Media.io as it allows you to save tracks at 320 kbit/s, while most other most 'free' converters only allow you to save in 128 kbit/s (reduced quality):

    Please note that the track names can only use English characters and underlines (_)
    File names with spaces, other special characters or or foreign characters in them may cause unexpected bugs.
  2. Downloaded the following tool: Mega.nz
  3. Make sure that there are not any files or folders in your game's /data path except those .big files and "Animatics" folder. The game's path should be some place like "X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Homeworld\HomeworldRM\Data\".
  4. Create a folder named "Sound" (without quotation marks) in "Homeworld\HomeworldRM\Data\".
  5. Put all your .wav files and the MusicPlayerTool.exe you downloaded in step 2 into the newly-created [Sound] folder.
  6. Run MusicPlayerTool.exe, it will generate some scripts for your music files.
  7. Once done, type "-overridebigfile" (without quotation marks) into the "Commandline Arguments" space in the HWRM launcher before you click "launch".
  8. Enjoy!

For Modders

The HW Music Player was developed by HW_Lover of the 9CCN MOD Team. Feel free to use it in your mods, but please do give credit.

Homeworld: Remastered DL: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=418047825
Homeworld 2 Classic DL: Moddb.com

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Chimas
Chimas

Hi guys!
Sorry, where is the download link?

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WildHeart|GENESIS| Author
WildHeart|GENESIS|

Hi,

The MusicPlayer can be downloaded here:
Moddb.com

You will need to customize the contents yourself, though.

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