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Title: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 09, 2006, 04:41:25 AM
I've taken the night last night and put together the correct Opposing Force tracks in the proper MP3 filename format for the Steam version to recognize, rather than use the regular Half-Life tracks which, in my opinion, sound completely wrong when playing Opposing Force. So here is the way Opposing Force was meant to be played (and heard)! This also includes the custom menu theme I made based on track 9 of the Opposing Force soundtrack. Just extract all the files in your "gearbox/media/" folder. You can also use this with Blue-Shift (because I think Blue-Shift's soundtrack is just an accidental mix up of the Opposing Force tracks and in their current state don't sound right at all in the game) by extracting them into your "bshift/media/" or "bshift_unlocked/media/" folder, depending on if you're using the Steam version or HIT's Unlocked Steam version.

http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/other/op4_steam_soundtrack.zip
33.5 Mb

Also included is a comparison list of which OP4 cd-audio tracks correspond to which HL MP3 soundtrack files that Steam uses to play instead and which OP4 cd-audio tracks correspond to which Blue-Shift cd-audio tracks if you want to do the conversion(s) yourself. For those who are interested in this and don't want to download the big ZIP click below.

http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/other/op4_soundtrack_comparison_list.html

Enjoy.....at last.
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: ACE on June 09, 2006, 04:50:34 AM
Sweet thanks. :)
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: TonicBH on June 09, 2006, 05:36:29 AM
Fantastic. Now if only we could get proper track titles for OpFor/BS, we'd be in business.
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 09, 2006, 06:08:21 AM
Right. Think it's possible to contact the author(s)? He probably didn't give them names anyway.
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Besli on June 10, 2006, 06:26:24 PM
Not bad!!
But I'm a bit confused!

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OP4 02 = BS 12
OP4 03 = BS 14
OP4 04 = BS 15
OP4 05 = BS 16
OP4 06 = BS 17 (6-SECOND BLANK TRACK)
OP4 07 = BS 18
OP4 08 = BS 19
OP4 09 = BS 20
OP4 10 = BS 02
OP4 11 = BS 03
OP4 12 = BS 04
OP4 13 = BS 05
OP4 14 = BS 06
OP4 15 = BS 07
OP4 16 = BS 08
OP4 17 = BS 09
OP4 18 = BS 10
OP4 19 = BS 11
OP4 20 = BS 13

What do I have to rename them then?
OP4 02 = BS 12 (=Half-Life04.mp3)? ???
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 10, 2006, 06:33:27 PM
It would be more like BS 12 = OP4 02 (=Half-Life01.mp3).

I color coded the tracks to correspond to which game they're from to make it easier. ie- blue is Blue Shift, Half-Life is orange, Opposing Force is green. Maybe I'll change it so it's one list with 3 columns instead of two lists. Would that make it easier?
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Frostbite on June 10, 2006, 07:15:54 PM
Nice job now i can listen to something other than the hl1 st on op4...=p
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Besli on June 10, 2006, 07:19:11 PM
It would be more like BS 12 = OP4 02 (=Half-Life01.mp3).

I color coded the tracks to correspond to which game they're from to make it easier. ie- blue is Blue Shift, Half-Life is orange, Opposing Force is green. Maybe I'll change it so it's one list with 3 columns instead of two lists. Would that make it easier?

We do have to remane the tracks for BS right, or not?
That is what confuses me...
Thank god I have RustyLeCyborg's BS Soundtrack! But Rusty's is 128kbps and yours is 192kbps.
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Greaser on June 10, 2006, 07:19:41 PM
I put them in my Sven Co-op mp3 folder and it's very good for actions.  :)
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Frostbite on June 10, 2006, 08:54:03 PM
We do have to remane the tracks for BS right, or not?
That is what confuses me...
Thank god I have RustyLeCyborg's BS Soundtrack! But Rusty's is 128kbps and yours is 192kbps.
First look at the Half-life to OP4 List
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Half-Life01.mp3 = Track 02
Half-Life02.mp3 = Track 10
Half-Life03.mp3 = Track 17
Half-Life04.mp3 = Track 12
Half-Life05.mp3 = Track 20
Half-Life07.mp3 = Track 05
Half-Life08.mp3 = Track 18
Half-Life09.mp3 = Track 09
Half-Life10.mp3 = Track 06
Half-Life12.mp3 = Track 04
Half-Life13.mp3 = Track 11
Half-Life14.mp3 = Track 14
Half-Life15.mp3 = Track 13
Half-Life16.mp3 = Track 15
Prospero01.mp3 = Track 03
Prospero02.mp3 = Track 19
Suspense01.mp3 = Track 07
Suspense02.mp3 = Track 16
Suspense03.mp3 = Track 08
Then look at the Blueshift to OP4 List
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OP4 02 = BS 12
OP4 03 = BS 14
OP4 04 = BS 15
OP4 05 = BS 16
OP4 06 = BS 17 (BLANK TRACK)
OP4 07 = BS 18
OP4 08 = BS 19
OP4 09 = BS 20
OP4 10 = BS 02
OP4 11 = BS 03
OP4 12 = BS 04
OP4 13 = BS 05
OP4 14 = BS 06
OP4 15 = BS 07
OP4 16 = BS 08
OP4 17 = BS 09
OP4 18 = BS 10
OP4 19 = BS 11
OP4 20 = BS 13

Notice how Half-Life01 is OP4 02 (or track 02) then goto the Blue-Shift list and find OP4 02 and there ya go =)

So heres the Blue-Shift List
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Half-Life01.mp3 = OP4 02 = BS 12
Prospero01.mp3 = OP4 03 = BS 14
Half-Life12.mp3 = OP4 04 = BS 15
Half-Life07.mp3 = OP4 05 = BS 16
Half-Life10.mp3 = OP4 06 = BS 17 (BLANK TRACK)
Suspense01.mp3 = OP4 07 = BS 18
Suspense03.mp3 = OP4 08 = BS 19
Half-Life09.mp3 = OP4 09 = BS 20
Half-Life02.mp3 = OP4 10 = BS 02
Half-Life13.mp3 = OP4 11 = BS 03
Half-Life04.mp3 = OP4 12 = BS 04
Half-Life15.mp3 = OP4 13 = BS 05
Half-Life14.mp3 = OP4 14 = BS 06
Half-Life16.mp3 = OP4 15 = BS 07
Suspense02.mp3 = OP4 16 = BS 08
Half-Life03.mp3 = OP4 17 = BS 09
Half-Life08.mp3 = OP4 18 = BS 10
Prospero02.mp3 = OP4 19 = BS 11
Half-Life05.mp3 = OP4 20 = BS 13
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: SureShot on June 10, 2006, 11:53:41 PM
Wow, not too shabby.  Only snag is I usually have Ifoo (my modded Foobar) running in the background when I play any HL game so it might drown out that / vice versa.

Is there a way to turn the soundtrack on/off via console?
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 11, 2006, 01:22:38 AM
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So heres the Blue-Shift List
Thanks, Frostbite! Saves me the trouble :). I think I will go back and make it a 3 column list like this one instead of having 2 lists...it is a bit too confusing.

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Is there a way to turn the soundtrack on/off via console?
I don't think so other than creating blank MP3 files with those above names. You can always bind a key to "cd stop" and press it whenever an mp3 starts playing. You can also always turn the MP3 volume all the way down to 0 in the audio options menu.

EDIT: Ok, I've updated the page to contain only one list with 3 columns (Steam MP3=OP4 Track=BS Track). Hopefully that should make things easier to look at. It's now in track number order according to the Opposing Force soundtrack rather than the Steam MP3 track number order.

http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/other/op4_soundtrack_comparison_list.html
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Liquidator on June 14, 2006, 09:16:11 PM
So heres the Blue-Shift List
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Half-Life01.mp3 = OP4 02 = BS 12
Prospero01.mp3 = OP4 03 = BS 14
Half-Life12.mp3 = OP4 04 = BS 15
Half-Life07.mp3 = OP4 05 = BS 16
Half-Life10.mp3 = OP4 06 = BS 17 (BLANK TRACK)
Suspense01.mp3 = OP4 07 = BS 18
Suspense03.mp3 = OP4 08 = BS 19
Half-Life09.mp3 = OP4 09 = BS 20
Half-Life02.mp3 = OP4 10 = BS 02
Half-Life13.mp3 = OP4 11 = BS 03
Half-Life04.mp3 = OP4 12 = BS 04
Half-Life15.mp3 = OP4 13 = BS 05
Half-Life14.mp3 = OP4 14 = BS 06
Half-Life16.mp3 = OP4 15 = BS 07
Suspense02.mp3 = OP4 16 = BS 08
Half-Life03.mp3 = OP4 17 = BS 09
Half-Life08.mp3 = OP4 18 = BS 10
Prospero02.mp3 = OP4 19 = BS 11
Half-Life05.mp3 = OP4 20 = BS 13
;D But Blue Shift uses only 12 tracks.
Look at your '\Steam\SteamApps\username\half-life blue shift\valve\media' folder. Here is only 12 tracks.
Title: Re: [Music] OP4/BS Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 15, 2006, 02:13:02 AM
Whether or not it uses 12 tracks, the WON CD version has 19 tracks (not counting the data track).
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Anti-Hero on June 26, 2006, 10:29:03 AM
Here are the titles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life:_Opposing_Force#Soundtrack
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 26, 2006, 07:21:04 PM
Wow, thanks!
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Anti-Hero on June 27, 2006, 02:52:32 AM
You're welcome.

Man, I can't hear them. Does this work on a burned CD, or do I have to install WON? Rather confused here.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 27, 2006, 05:19:45 AM
No, you have to extract the MP3s to your "\gearbox\media" folder. Steam will play them itself but it'll only work for the Steam version. Make sure they're read-only, though, or they'll be overwritten with the regular HL tracks. Steam likes to overide anything in its way with its own MP3s. Strange that this only happens for the MP3s, though. The only way I've found around it so far is to make the files read-only so that Steam can't override them. Also make sure your MP3 volume is turned up in your audio->options menu. Besides that, I don't think there's any way to disable music so it should work if you've checked all that.

You could burn them as an audio CD but you've have to get the track order right (use the cd track chart). If the CD is in the drive while you play it should use your audio CD instead of using any MP3s. I recommend going just the MP3s in the "\gearbox\media\" folder route, though.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Anti-Hero on June 27, 2006, 06:48:54 AM
Thanks I'll try as soon as I can.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Unbreakable on September 30, 2006, 05:45:12 PM
So all the files must be renamed depending on what mod?
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on October 01, 2006, 05:44:12 AM
Depending on either Half-Life or OP4/BS, if I understand you correctly.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: us3rnam3 on October 10, 2006, 11:01:36 AM
My bad! TonicBH was right!
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: TonicBH on October 12, 2006, 05:06:20 AM
(Inaccurate information snipped)

Uh dude, whatever program you used called up for the wrong CD. It's Chris Jensen and Stephen Bahl, and the track names are... well, I honestly don't know where they came from.

I mean, tracks 13-19 should've been a tipoff that the CD is wrong. I've had a Sonic R redbook be mistaken for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Time to stop using WMP. :P
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Frostbite on June 25, 2008, 06:53:49 AM
Sorry for the uber omg wtf are you doing you moron bump

But he's moved the link, it's now here (http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/op4_soundtrack.php). Just so people don't freak out when it doesn't work :p
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: KylerAdams on January 13, 2010, 12:58:46 AM
S'here (http://megaupload.com/?d=C2866HZY), actually.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 10, 2010, 04:25:51 PM
Good to see this still available. I've since long lost the old domain I had and all the files with it. I have everything backed up, of course....somewhere. But good to see it's here.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Ascobol on January 22, 2013, 01:36:14 AM
Sorry to say - the links are broken again :(

MegaUpload is all gone-ded and I can't seem to access the original links.
Title: Re: [OP4/BS Music] Correct Soundtrack for Steam + Do-It-Yourself Tutorial
Post by: Ascobol on January 22, 2013, 08:41:39 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/?fados8bc95ofish (http://www.mediafire.com/?fados8bc95ofish)

Look! An updated/Fixed link, courtesy of the man himself - MusicallyInspired!