Nintendo Maniac 64 wrote:--MAIN TOPIC--
I just need lots of people to basically replace some songs in F/SN and see if the songs will loop and if they loop correctly (AKA not chop off the end)
I've already made a ZIP and 7z archive with all the needed tool and even READMEs on how to use go about this process.
Since this IS a beta, you can request clarification as much as necessary, especially since for all I know I may have missed a step somewhere
--BEHIND THE SCENES AND WHAT I DID--
From what I gathered, the LoopLength in the .sli files is how many samples per seconds. I figured this out by finding a song that had a LoopStart as 0 (zero) and divided its LoopLength by the song length in seconds. I ended up with 44100.xxxxx (don't remember the decimals). I recognized that number as the sample-rate the songs in F/SN use, so I instantly knew the connection. But I then discovered that using exactly the samples per second value made the song not loop. It seems that the LoopLength must be a bit before the actual end of the song in order to loop, otherwise it just plays once then stops. I then just did trial & error for 4 songs to get the maximum LoopLength value that each song would loop at - any higher would result in no looping. Then for "safety" and insurance, I would minus 5000 from the highest working LoopLength. I then made a quadratic equation using 3 of the song values that would turn the samples per second into an accurate working LoopLength (this is what I meant by "safety, small inaccuracies can occur with this equation, and the subtracted 5000 gives room for error).
And also, for simplicity's sake, I didn't think anyone would want to have a song NOT start at the beginning - and if they did they'd just edit it in Audacity or something.
ayadew wrote:I actually did this once.
Made a thread about it somewhere...
I can tell you, it's not worth the effort. So, sorry, I won't help you since I don't want to repeat futility.
To get the right feeling, you'd have to cut each song so it can loop correctly. Else you will really end up with awkward places.
For the places I want custom songs I'll simply start winamp. (such as, Kenji Kawai's "Emiya" and "Roar of the Universe").
But I can agree with wanting to change the music, some tunes are just... fail.
Nintendo Maniac 64 wrote:hey, if you're that desperate, go right ahead and do it yourself That's the whole point of this - to provide an easy and working way to replace the music in F/SN.
Nintendo Maniac 64 wrote:well, have you tested what's currently there? So far me and aldeayeah haven't had any issues, but that's only 2 people. We're both running XP, and it'd be great if someone with Vista could give it a whirl.
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