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Awesome mod internal structure update that will improve music combinations in a handy way and give you more custom choices is coming! Replacement of "ambient zoned sounds" (dark ambience tracks that overtake music too often) by ordinary in-game music will be one of the custom choices! Or you could choose to leave it be - that's the whole point. Or you could have ye olde X-BTF/X-T/X2 tracks playing 2x or 3x more often than others. This will be achieved by separating downloads for main music files and custom music_library.xml that governs all in-game playlists. You will choose a core music pack and then one of the several playlist sub-packs of your liking to go with it



Introduction

I saw X Rebirth Ambient Music mod at Nexus Mods and decided to try it. When I looked inside of the mod files I actually changed my mind because I saw the gameripped music in .xwma and awful 96 kbps quality (or something like that) as X Rebirth provided. Not to mention that X Rebirth OST has much more divine music that wasn't included in the game itself.
That inspiried me to make this mod with the best X-clusive selection of X-tracks for you. The X4: Foundations ambient music tracks have a very distinct style - slow, spacey and ethereal, sligtly muffled and reverbing, with no or very mild percussion. The XR music blends good with this style unlike some of the tracks from earlier games like X3 or X2 which often are more bright, fast or agressive. Because of this stylistic difference I decided to create various music packs for differing player tastes.

Packs overview


Basic pack
Most conservative and co
rresponding to the musical style of original game:
Contains XR, XRVR and X4 music including OST tracks not present in-game in .ogg-356 where possible* (in-game music is .ogg-350).

Extended pack
An attempt to extend the range of tracks without drastic departure from original style:
Basic plus stylistically fitting X2 and X3 music** - all strong percussion or fast tracks were left out for better X4 match.

Full pack
Be warned that selection of tracks in this pack is pretty mishmash and may severely alter X4 atmosphere:
Extended plus everything from X2 and X3** that was cut out.

Dinosaur editions
For those who miss first two X-games:

Special editions of Extended and Full packs that Include X-BTF and X-T ambient music in .ogg-96 or lower.

Lite versions
For people lacking strength in the disk space department:
Very special versions of all previous packs with removed menu tracks and music recoded to .ogg-192 or lower**.

* My source tracks from X Rebirth Volume 2 are in .mp3-320, Teladi Outpost and Home Of Light in .mp3-192 because I unfortunately don't have lossless versions of those albums. If you have those, feel free to contact me so that I can update corresponding mod tracks to .ogg-356.
**Some X2 and X3 tracks were never released in OSTs and are avaliable only in gamerip quality which varies from 320 to 128.

Setup instructions

  1. Extract "Legacy_Music" folder from archive into [X4 game folder]/Extensions/.
  2. Make sure you don't use any other music mods that alter "sound_library.xml" (including any other X4LM pack) because they won't work together without a compatibility patch.
  3. Make sure mod is enabled in extensions menu (usually it is by default).
  4. Have fun, it's mandatory.
  5. ???
  6. Profffitssssssssssssss

Mod development status

  • Basic, Extended and Lite versions of both have been already released, other 6 packs are upcoming!
  • Revolutionary mod structure update is on the way!
  • I'm open to problem reports and suggestions!
  • I will make a Steam workshop version after releasing all 10 packs.
  • Detailed tracklist is coming after release of all 10 packs.
  • You can expect future mod improvements like game and addon compatibility patches, updating quality of some tracks if possible, better cluster playlists, track volume tweaks if needed and etc.
  • Negotiations with Daniel D. Finney, outstanding composer of X-Tended, X3TC and some XR tracks, are currently underway to obtain lossless versions of his X3TC and XR works as well as permission to include those in X4LM. Currently all of his X3TC works are being used in X4LM, although some in gamerip quality. His XR works are available only in pretty low quality from his Soundcloud page or XR game files so they are not included... yet... hopefully.
  • I am looking forward to getting the elusive lossless versions of XR Volume 2, Teladi Outpost and Home Of Light OSTs to update corresponding track quality in X4LM.

Credits and legal information

  • Big thanks to ziev217 for his X Rebirth Ambient Music mod that inspired me and helped to get X4LM working. I've also read his X4 modding guide and it was love at first sight. Seriously, you should try it too. No really, go and do it.
  • Enormous kudos to Thomas E. Petersen, Alexei Zakharov, Daniel D. Finney, all Egosoft, publisher and ModDB staff that made this all possible. Well and mom and dad too.
  • I am not liable for any hardware/software damage or data loss that may or may not occur when installing or using this mod. But seriously though, don't worry, it is going to be fine.
  • All source materials for this mod were obtained and are utilized under fair use.
  • All rights belong to Egosoft and other respective owners.
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X4 Legacy Music - Extended (Lite)

X4 Legacy Music - Extended (Lite)

Music

Adds XR, XRVR, missing X4 plus aesthetically fitting X2 and X3 tracks in .ogg-192 where possible* | v0.91 - Initial release

X4 Legacy Music - Extended

X4 Legacy Music - Extended

Music

Adds XR, XRVR, missing X4 plus aesthetically fitting X2 and X3 tracks in .ogg-356 where possible* | v0.91 - Initial release

X4 Legacy Music - Basic (Lite)

X4 Legacy Music - Basic (Lite)

Music

Adds XR, XRVR and X4 music including OST tracks not present in-game in .ogg-192 where possible* | v0.91 - Initial release

X4 Legacy Music - Basic

X4 Legacy Music - Basic

Music

Adds XR, XRVR and X4 music including OST tracks not present in-game in .ogg-356 where possible* | v0.90 - Initial release

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