Author: tortuosit
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0.2
Signed: No

Short description: A music playing mod.

Date: 2016-04-29 23:04

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tort_PlayMusic: Simple music player


Hi guys, for my own purposes I created a music playing mod. Goal was to keep it as simple as possible. I wanted to be able to add/replace music as easy as possible, ArmA to my knowledge is not very helpful here.
Tracks are played randomly, mod does not keep track of what has been played... repetitions may occur. I don't want to make too many changes, it is just fine for me. No support for multiple playlists etc. Well, to be honest, haven't got much time for support at all. But source is open, so feel free to DIY!

Personally I use it for Pilgrimage mission and Haleks' Ravage mission. Placed creepy music from... different sources... and have a nice mood now.
But you have to turn of missions music playback, if exist. I.e. this mod should only run exactly when you need it.

To install the tort_PlayMusic: Simple music player you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

1. Install first (see above)

2. Place your ogg vorbis music files in [ArmA3]\@tort_playMusic\music\
- max. 80 at the moment, no leading zeroes:
Yes Ogg Vorbis. Eventually learn to convert. Converters see, UI see etc...

3. Tell [ArmA3]\@tort_playMusic\config.txt how many files you have (tort_music_num_tracks=n).

4. Configure the timing of playback in [ArmA3]\@tort_playMusic\config.txt
tort_music_init_min_seconds = 15;
tort_music_init_max_seconds = 75;
tort_music_wait_min_seconds = 45;
tort_music_wait_max_seconds = 180;
Means: First playback after 15-75 seconds after mission start.
Subsequent playback happens after 45-180 sec. after prior track has ended playing.

5. Load ArmA with:
-filepatching "-mod=@tort_playMusic"

- In support menu (0-8) you can restart and stop the mod if you wish, it will apply new config settings already.
- Or changes in music files or config.txt will be active after mission restart.

License / Disclaimer:
Source is open, so feel free to DIY!

Support of gaussian probability distribution (BIS Wiki) in the playback pauses.

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Music,   Playlist,   Track