Ok, now it's Q & A time for the new custom music:
Q: Why do you only provide vanilla music with CE?
A: Tere are two reasons: First, I want to avoid copyright issues; Second, the tastes in music are yery different. I'm quite sure most of you wouldn't agree with the kind of music I'd chose.
Q: What happens if I don't install any music?
A: Then every bar and club will play the vanilla music.
Q: How do I install my music files?
A: In the bloodlines main folder you will find a subdirectory called "clubmusic"; copy your files in the form "clubname_#.mp3" into this directory. the # is a number from 1 to 10.
Q: Is there anything I have to keep in mind when creating music files for CE?
A: The mp3 files must not be created with windows media player. The media player adds some stuff to the files that will crash the game. What you can do however is extract tracks from an audio cd to wav format with the media player, and then convert the wav to mp3 with another program like the free "audacity" sound editing software.
Q: What if I create a file that crashes the game?
A: Then you have to reload another save file, and call the function resetmusic()
from the console. And of course remove the troublesome file from the clubmusic folder.
Q: Can I keep the vanilla music in the selection if I enter my own files?
A: Yes of course. Do not install a "clubname_1.mp3" for any location where you want to keep the original music.
Q: Why 10 choices?
A: That is mostly a technical issue. While it would be no big deal to make even more songs available in the python functions, the DJ dialogs would become very large and inconvenient to handle. So I decided to compromise to 10, which is a rather large number of choices, while still not oversizing the .dlg files.
Q: So there are DJs for Asylum, Confession, and Asp Hole. What do the dialogs look like.
A: Basically the dj will ask what you want. Then you can end the dialog or scroll through the options, and select the song you want. If you get to the end of the list, it will start over again. And you only see the songs that are really there. When you chose a song, the dj will acknowledge your selection, and the dialog ends with the new song starting. Dialog default for the first song is the title of the vanilla music. For the other ones, default is only "music" and the number of the song.
Q: Can I change the dialog defaults?
A: Yes. In the clubmusic folder you will also find the dialog files. You can edit them, using a simple text editor like Notepad, or you can download the bloodlines dialog editor from Planet Vampire. http://planet-vampire.com/modules/files/view.php?id=485 CE takes care of copying the dialog files to the right place within the game folder structure.
Q: What is the folder "dj_backup" for?
A: It contains another copy of the three dj dialog files. So you can edit the files without worrying what happens if you mess something up.