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I've been trying to figure this out on my own for the past two days now, but I've run out of options and would like someone's insight. I'm talking in terms of the Don't Starve mod tools, having read common sound modding tutorials in depth already (although I might be missing something right in front of my face).

I'm running into a problem when it comes to finding information on replacing DST's menu music. Klei's official music mod tutorial, which specifically covers replacing menu music is through a Don't Starve vanilla mod (which seems horribly outdated right now anyway) and Klei's official sound tutorial for DST is focused on sound effects in-game and not the music aspect.

I've been trying to use TheScraps' fdp project, which includes the music_FE event that tries to use the DST main music (the sound file in-project labeled as "003 - Demo Title 3 (Main Theme)" but the actual sound file doesn't come included with the fdp project), but when I replace the sound with my own track and follow all the steps for building... nothing happens. Using my version of TheScraps' mod doesn't crash the game which is good, but I don't really know how to change the menu music because no one's mods seems to have it.

If you're interested in learning my specific process to see what I'm doing wrong, I could explain, or if you just have a definitive way that would work for DST that could work too. Thanks y'all

 

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Okay that mod helped me out, actually and I got it to work, but I'll add this missing step in for anyone who comes across this later that needs the help.

How to Replace the DST Menu Music:

If you haven't read or understood how to use the FMOD designer for music and sound editing, make sure you read Cagealicous' tutorial (who uses the same project file I used throughout the tutorial) and download his modmain.lua because his is more thorough than TheScraps' https://forums.kleientertainment.com/forums/topic/113860-tutorial-creating-music-mods-using-thescraps-and-kleis-music-mod-templates/?tab=comments#comment-1286767 

- Have an event in FMOD designer with the audio that you want.

-After you've built your project file and it's ready to go, go into the modmain.lua and add GLOBAL.FE_MUSIC = "fpdprojectfilename/eventgroup/event". I'll show you my example.

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Here, the event that I'm using for replacing the menu audio is called music_mmenu under the event group "music_mmenu". The event itself is a copy of music_FE that came with TheScraps' fpd project. music_FE lowers the volume by 6 dB on the side, so if you use it as a copy like I did, make sure you go to the right side and turn the -6 under "volume" to 0 so it won't lower your audio.

For the modmain.lua, the line to get the menu to play the event audio looks like this

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"music_mod" is the fpd project name, the first "music_mmenu" is event group, and the second is the actual event itself. Hope this helps, if you have questions I'll try to answer them.

 

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On 1/16/2020 at 3:50 PM, Event HoriXZ0n said:

Okay that mod helped me out, actually and I got it to work, but I'll add this missing step in for anyone who comes across this later that needs the help.

How to Replace the DST Menu Music:

If you haven't read or understood how to use the FMOD designer for music and sound editing, make sure you read Cagealicous' tutorial (who uses the same project file I used throughout the tutorial) and download his modmain.lua because his is more thorough than TheScraps' https://forums.kleientertainment.com/forums/topic/113860-tutorial-creating-music-mods-using-thescraps-and-kleis-music-mod-templates/?tab=comments#comment-1286767 

- Have an event in FMOD designer with the audio that you want.

-After you've built your project file and it's ready to go, go into the modmain.lua and add GLOBAL.FE_MUSIC = "fpdprojectfilename/eventgroup/event". I'll show you my example.

image.png.9eb431db7a51ad8e776e8b5e1bf50b25.png

Here, the event that I'm using for replacing the menu audio is called music_mmenu under the event group "music_mmenu". The event itself is a copy of music_FE that came with TheScraps' fpd project. music_FE lowers the volume by 6 dB on the side, so if you use it as a copy like I did, make sure you go to the right side and turn the -6 under "volume" to 0 so it won't lower your audio.

For the modmain.lua, the line to get the menu to play the event audio looks like this

image.png.1ced28d99f6c573152e737c5707b93c1.png

"music_mod" is the fpd project name, the first "music_mmenu" is event group, and the second is the actual event itself. Hope this helps, if you have questions I'll try to answer them.

 

Where did you find the dontstarve music?

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