[1.0][Suggestion] Music

By on June 8, 2013 11:45:24 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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Just wanted to throw this out there: REALLY love the score you guys have put together for this game. Love the music and it really gives the players the impression of being in a fantasy world.

However.....there just doesn't seem to be enough of it. I don't know how much effort it is to have more music added, but having a little bit more variation, perhaps faction themesongs aswell, would all go another long way to adding just that much more depth to the game.

Perhaps even as a DLC ?

Thanks

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June 8, 2013 1:40:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Good suggestion

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June 8, 2013 2:24:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

imho

Yes, music in a game played for dozens of hours must be done correctly.  This game comes up a little short in that respect.

Variety is essential, as the OP has said.  More than that is required though.

MUSIC MUST NOT ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF THE MIND.   If that is what if wanted, then turn off the pc game and put on some headphones and close your eyes to be totally into the music.

This is a strategy game, with the mind juggling hundreds of facts that change with each turn.  There is no time to listen to music and hold all those facts in place.

MUSIC SHOULD BE A BACKGROUND MOOD ENHANCER.

The music volume should never change.  This game has failed at that respect.  I should never have to change the volume dial on my speakers.  Soft music and thrilling music must have the same volume.

Never repeat notes or phases.  Repeating patterns attract the minds' attention.  Only one song in the game has done this so far, and that song has caused me to turn off the game music and put on my own cd music. 

Change the music often and quickly   We all have our own personal tastes in music.  I can put up with a sound I don't like for a few minutes and no more.  I would say about 2 minutes per song, but that is just my opinion.

Way back in the 90's there was a game called Sid Meier's Colonization.  In that game we could open up the music list with one click of the mouse.  It showed all the music selections and what was currently playing.  We could skip any song we did not like, or just select the one we wanted to hear. 

STARDOCK  Please implement that ability for this game.  And allow us to disable any song we don't want in the music list.

Another improvement would be to turn off/down the game music when a special effect sound is happening.  Like enchanting a city.  The game music overpowers them currently.

These are my thoughts on music for a 4X game.  What are yours?

 

 

 

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June 8, 2013 8:32:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Some great thoughts here -- I agree with just about all points made so far.

 

My main gripe with this game's music: Either all, or at least some of the music in LH can't be edited/replaced anymore.  Back in the days of Elemental: WoM, I could freely change the main theme to any song I wished.  Now (perhaps due to the "layering" effects), this sadly isn't allowed any longer.  As already mentioned, some of these songs really get annoying after you've been playing for so long. 

 

So in other words, I'd *REALLY* appreciate having the ability to overwrite existing music and/or add new tracks of our own to the various game modes.  I'm not even asking Stardock to write new music for DLC or anything like that.  Just allow the functionality, then simply let the player do the work for you.

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June 8, 2013 8:33:53 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

(feel free to delete this -- I would myself if I could)

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September 19, 2013 12:42:01 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


*cough* *cough*

Has any consideration been made to add a few more music tracks to the game as part of a DLC ??

 

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September 19, 2013 2:29:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I also like the music in the game /great choices from the designers/ but would like more music options as a DLC. And even better if I somehow can control which musis/list is playing - as already suggested in Colonizaition.

 

Think it was Heroes of Might and Magic 2 that had opera music playing in the Necromantic towns. A friend and me still occasionally refers to this "combination" - with a good feeling. It was a good music brought with a sense of twist/humour.

 

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September 20, 2013 7:48:24 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yes, the town opera music in HOMM2, especially without the expansion, has some of the best music in any game.  In the fheroes2 mod (available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/fheroes2/) which is based on HOMM2 and HOMM2:PoL and is currently writing a brand new editor, you can customise the music for many different things (such as Towns, Terrain, and the dreaded Leprechaun Loop and less-dreaded Obelisk music) to any custom ogg (or mp3) track you like.

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