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  • World of Warcraft
  • 553 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 76,388 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/10/2013
  • Created 12/09/2006
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Soundtrack 2.4.5 release
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About Soundtrack

Soundtrack allows you to assign your own music to almost any event in the game.

Introduction

Ever get tired of World of Warcraft's default music? Wish you could inject a little bit of aural life into your game, but on your own terms? Soundtrack is the mod for you! Soundtrack allows you to assign any music you own from your own personal music library to almost any event in the game, including death, getting on your mount, leveling up, entering stealth, and various forms of combat that can distinguish between world mobs, PvP, boss battles, and more! When the event occurs, Soundtrack will play the music you have assigned to that event, almost as if the music were a part of the game itself!
  • PLEASE NOTE: I am not the original author. Morricone was the man behind the project, and as of now we he has yet to return to the project. This is a fan update created in order to fix a small, very limited number of bugs that have been neglected due to Morricone's unexplained absence. -FluffyBearLina
  • Thanks to Morricone for creating Soundtrack in the first place, and to FluffyBearLina for the update back in March 2009. Another huge thanks to Morricone for passing on his baby to me. Hopefully I can improve and keep it going for a while longer. -Lunaqua
  • As per the above, major thanks to Morricone and everyone who's worked on Soundtrack over the years. In Lunaqua's absence, I'll be adding to and maintaining the addon where I can. Long live custom music! -Sciz

Features

  • Play your own mp3s inside the game.
  • Assign music to entire zones or specific sub zones. The default music still plays in zones for which you do not assign music.
  • Assign music when battling various levels of mobs, specific named monsters, or elite mobs. Set a different track to trigger at low enemy health for those intense final moments!
  • Assign music to your pet battles based on battle type, continent, and enemy player or NPC name.
  • A plethora of events that you can assign music: Victory, Flight, Dance, Stealth, Swimming, Level Up, etc.
  • Expose the full World of Warcraft score in your library to assign Blizzard's music to your own events.
  • Can be used as a standard media player. You can create playlists and play them using mini floating playback controls.
  • Interface to assign music to events. See all your tracks, sortable or filterable by track title, album or artist names.
  • Custom events allows you to create your own events through lua scripting. Only for very advanced users with scripting knowledge.

Installation

Soundtrack requires extra installation steps to gather your music information, so please follow these steps:
  • Download and Install: Curse Client or manual install, Soundtrack must be extracted in World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons.
  • Get some MP3s (or Oggs): You can copy your mp3s to Interface\Addons\SoundtrackMusic. You can put your mp3s into subdirectories or subfolders for organization. If you can run GenerateMyLibraryWindows, go to Options > Add mp3 file or Add folder and select what you want. GenerateMyLibraryWindows has Junctions turned on by default (see junctions in FAQ below). This will create a junction to the folder you select (similar to making a shortcut to a folder).
  • Generate your library: You have two choices here: Install Python, a programming language, and run GenerateMyLibrary.py. Or run GenerateMyLibraryWindows.jar and go to Options > Generate My Library. This will create MyTracks.lua inside of the SoundtrackMusic folder. Move it back to \Soundtrack\.
  • Play World of Warcraft: Start up World of Warcraft. When you go to the character screen, open up the Addons and make sure that Soundtrack is checked.

Known Issues

  • Zone and battle music sometimes gets interrupted in instances or battlegrounds. It will come back on once the number of sound effects drops.
  • Dance music does not stop when your character stops dancing. This is because there is currently no way to detect that you have stopped dancing, so the track stops when it reaches its end.

Feature Requests and Bug Reports

Please leave a comment or leave a ticket on CurseForge.

Localization

I am doing the best I can to localize Soundtrack, but there's a lot of lines that need to be translated and I only speak English fluently. If you are multi-lingual and would like to help localize Soundtrack, send me a PM and we can set up a localization plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • - Why does my music cut off in the middle of battles or a lot of AOE? World of Warcraft has a limited number of sound channels available for it to use. When all the sound channels fill up, WoW will cut off the music being played by PlayMusic(), which is Soundtrack's music. When the number of sound effects drop, the music will play normally again.
  • - Why does my playlist stop when I close the main window? If you select a playlist from the Playlist tab in the main window, when you close it, the playlist will continue to play. If you leave the tab, the playlist will stop.
  • How do I find out the icon name for a buff or debuff? If the buff or debuff is on you, you can use the following macros. They will tell you the name and icon texture of every buff (or debuff) on your character. For a buff, copy this macro: /script for i=1,40 do name,_,icon = UnitBuff("player", i) if icon then print(name," = ",icon) end end For a debuff, copy this macro: /script for i=1,40 do name,_,icon = UnitDebuff("player", i) if icon then print(name," = ",icon) end end Other sites, such as Wowhead, have the icon name. If you get the icon texture name from there, add "Interface\Icons\" before it and it should work. Capitalization does not matter.
  • - What types of music files are supported? MP3s and, if you run GenerateMyLibraryWindows.jar, Ogg audio files (.ogg). Other formats are not supported by Blizzard. Files with Japanese or other non-ASCII characters in their names can cause problems, so I suggest renaming them. There are a lot of programs to convert various music formats to mp3. I personally use iTunes for that. In iTunes, Edit->Preferences, select the Importing tab, and make sure you Import using: MP3 Encoder. Then you'’ll be able to convert any tracks to an mp3 file.
  • - Why do I need to copy my music to the SoundtrackMusic folder? The only files that can be played by WoW are files placed under the World of Warcraft folder when the game is started. Advanced users might want to try junctions to add a virtual link between Soundtrack's music folder and your music folder. If you run on a Windows machine, you can use GenerateMyLibraryWindows.jar in the Music Manager folder.
  • - How do I transfer my assignments to another machine?
    1. Exit WoW on the target machine.
    2. Copy your Interface/Addons/SoundtrackMusic folder to the target machine. If you only copy partial music files, it will still work, but the events that are missing tracks will be fixed automatically and you will lose the track assignments (since the tracks don’t exist).
    3. Regenerate the library on the target machine. You do this the usual way, by running GenerateMyLibrary.py. You can also copy MyTracks.lua directly if you want to skip this step.
    4. Copy the settings. All of Soundtrack settings are stored in World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<UserName>\SavedVariables\Soundtrack.lua. So copy this file to the same location on the target machine.
    5. Start WoW on the target machine!
  • - Why do I need to install Python? Because the Blizzard API with which I write the addon does not let me scan your music folder. This limitation is probably to prevent cheats or from addons to screw up your pc files. If this limitation is lifted, I will remove the script. So the only way to feed your list of tracks to the addon is to generate that list outside of the game. I could have written a program in any language, but the reason I picked Python is because the same script works on both Mac and PCs, and you can read the script yourself, in case you are worried about the script's security. The script scans all your mp3s and saves the name, album, artist and track length to MyTracks.lua file, which is loaded in the game. When you install Python, you install an interpreter so that your computer can understand the code, similar to the Java Virtual Machine (that little coffee cup that runs on your task bar when you view something in Java).
  • - What's a junction? A junction is a file that links two directories together as if they were a parent and subfolder. The folder it links to is the subfolder, and the folder the junction is in is the parent folder. Junctions allow GenerateMyLibrary.py to add music in other folders to your in-game library. To create a junction, run Soundtrack_Music_Manager (junctions are enabled on startup) and go to File > Add Music Folder(s). Select and open the folder(s) you want to create a junction to and the junctions will show up in your SoundtrackMusic folder. (Soundtrack_Music_Manager will create a junction from the Music Manager folder to SoundtrackMusic folder for convenience.) For Windows XP users: You need to download junction.exe for junctions to work. Go to Soundtrack\Music Manager\junction and open the README file for more instructions, including a link for downloading.

2.4.5 release
  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.4.0
2.4.4 release
  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.3.0
2.4.3 release
  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.2.0
2.4.2 release
  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.1.0
2.4.1 release
  • Didn't accomplish anything
2.4 release
  • Updated TOC and API calls for WoW 5.0.4
  • Added pet battle support
2.3 release
  • Updated TOC for 4.3
2.2.2 release
  • Added catch for zones with unknown continents (i.e. Firelands).
  • Added localizations for some continents: Instances, PvP, Unknown.
2.2.1 release
  • Updated Custom and Battle events for extra arguments in COMBAT_LOG_EVENT.
  • Updated TOC of SoundtrackMusic for 4.2. To update Soundtrack Music, move SoundtrackMusic.toc to the Addons/SoundtrackMusic folder.
  • Fixed issue with tracks restarting when not wanted during zoning.
2.2 release
  • Updated TOC for 4.2
  • Fixed key bindings.
  • Fixed issue where music may not playing when entering an instance.
  • Fixed events trying to play when the event is already playing.

Comments

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  • #2274

    Could be a feature, priority over general battle music.  In theory, it shouldn't be too hard to add, but I haven't looked at the code in a few months.

     

    Last edited by Lunaqua on 3/6/2013 8:06:44 PM
  • #2272

    There's no support for assigning zones their own combat music, no.

    You could go through and add the individual mob types you're concerned with as bosses and handle it that way, if you really want. Tedious, though.

  • #2269

    Just wondering if there is any word on when we can expect an update for the prevention of re-talenting/glyphing issue.

  • #2270

    Ghostcrawler said a bit about improving their own code and error reporting, so I'm going to poke around some on the PTR and see if that helps any.

  • #2263

    i  have tried to use this addon to no success.  after finally figuring out that i have to to read the readme file and follow the instructions... i did so to the letter. problem is i can not turn off the default wow music no matter what i do. and after i got the soundtrack addon to play music i started to look for that solution. i cant turn it off. the blizz music plays on top of the addon music its pointless to continue this because i tried to disable it the only way i know how, but guess what? the addon needs it too. so i give up. an addon should never be this complicated to use. addons are meant to make someones gaming easier. it was a good concept but it flat out did not work. better luck next time

     

    someone should make a youtube vid with an INDEPTH STEP BY STEP process that actually tells ppl how this works or i wont ever bother with downloading it again. like i said good concept i love the idea, but i dont want to struggle with an addon that should be doing this kind of stuff on its own or at least come with step by step instructions

    Last edited by endorakai on 1/24/2013 3:34:59 PM
  • #2268

    Well, for me I never had that problem. You may have a different mod interfering with this one.

  • #2266

    The only instances in which Soundtrack should play over WoW's music are the handful of events classified as sound effects. In the vast majority of cases it'll interrupt WoW, since both the addon and WoW's internal sound code call the PlayMusic() API function, and the game only lets one file classified as music play at a time. If you've got any specific information about what was conflicting, I'd be happy to hear it.

    As for setup, no, it isn't documented particularly well, but the basic instructions are laid out step-by-step on this very page and in the included readme. Soundtrack is not a simple addon to set up and it never will be, in part thanks to the limitations of the WoW API, and in part because it performs a very complicated task that I doubt the UI team anticipated when they were architecting this stuff ten years ago. There's some little things that could streamline the process slightly, but by and large it literally cannot be any less complex.

  • #2262

    Love the changes you did :D

    Never knew about putting the music in folders, makes thing much cleaner and easier to setup.

    Thanks again for saving this addon <3

  • #2265

    Can't claim much besides the pet battle support and a few API updates, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.

  • #2261

    Come on guys lets post some hilarious sounds to use! Anyone have ff7 victory battle sound (for pet battle victory maybe, or duel win lol) or perhaps "SNAAAAAAAAKE!!! Dunananan" upon dying? Or perhaps the pokemon theme song for pet battles (lul) lets start a collection of funny/useful distinct sounds to play with!!!

  • #2255

    I CANNOT make Soundtrack load MyTracks.lua no matter WHAT I do.

    At first, I thought this was an issue with not having a SoundtrackMusic.toc file (a similar issue was brought up in November), but after grabbing one from an older version, same thing. I generate the MyTracks.lua and move it to the Soundtrack folder with WoW closed, start the game and "could not find".

    Installing Python and then trying to run the Python GenerateMyLibrary file doesn't seem to do anything at all, either.

    Last edited by megafierce on 1/20/2013 3:25:40 PM
  • #2258

     

    Same problem here. Addon can't load my folder songs. I generate the mytracks.lua many times and create the playlist but when I run WoW nothing to see in playlist. I don't know what is wrong.

  • #2264

    The arena maps are categorized under PvP.

    Last edited by ScizCT on 1/24/2013 4:36:47 PM
  • #2260

     

    ty so much. I remember this addon before included arenas in the lists of zones. How do it in custom event or zone?

  • #2259

    Are you moving MyTracks.lua from /SoundtrackMusic to /Soundtrack?

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