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Stroll down memory lane - with a few bumps in the road!
01/19/2017, 11:51:53

    Serena from Way Back When writes:

    Hi guys! Good to see you're still hanging around!

    I occasionally feel like digging up MM6 and reliving the good old times, and usually end up having to install the game from scratch on account of a new computer or a harddrive crash or whatever. Now this laptop I'm using for gaming now has been exposed to a bit of rain, meaning that the entire right side doesn't work - thus leaving my CD drive useless! So although I have two or three sets of original CDs lying around, I hate to use those, because it means I have to keep a portable CD drive attatched to the left side USB ports all the time, which is less than handy when sitting in the sofa with the laptop.

    So basically, the last couple of times I installed the game, I did so from a downloaded file off the internet. I opted for the same thing just now, because of, well the portable CD drive is one thing, another thing is the downloaded versions usually have all the patches included! That choice, however, got me nothing but a virus (Chromium, you m***erf**k*r)! So after (hopefully successfully) getting rid of that, I swallowed the camel, as we say in Danish, and found the discs and went for an old school installation.

    But now the music is missing Everything else seems to be working fine, all the other sound files are working etc. I googled a bit and found a few hints and tips in terms of mp3 versions of the music and how to make it work on a newer computer, but I simply couldn't find the files that needed editing anywhere in my MM6 folders! Nor could I find the mp3s anywhere on either of the discs?

    Oh how I miss the soothing tunes of the New Sorpigal theme :'(





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So it turns out...
01/19/2017, 12:06:57

    Serena from Way Back When writes:

    There's more patches since I did this last time! I thought it was just Mok's patch, but there's a new one, that fixes this! So yeah, I guess that just leaves me with an excuse to say hi to everyone <3 Hope you're well!




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Alas...
01/19/2017, 12:35:18

    Serena from Way Back When writes:

    It only lasted a few minutes, then the music started speeding up and then it just stopped




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Are you using Grayface's 2.0 patch??
01/19/2017, 18:49:37

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Hi Serena. Always good to see you. Pardon me if you already knew this, but your Play CD is a dual formatted disc....
01/19/2017, 22:36:49

    Bones writes:

    The music files are stored as conventional audio files as on a regular audio CD. The data files are stored in a Windows data format.

    I'm not sure what bit of software reads such discs. If forced I'd guess it's part of the Smacker tools. You'd need the last official version of those tools to play the game on WinXP. Someone might have modified them for later versions of Windows. Please let us know what you learn.





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Maybe everyone knows this but....
01/20/2017, 05:54:44

    ragwort writes:

    you can rip the music files from the play disc using Windows Media Player (probably other players as well). If you want, you can have continuous playback from your player while playing the game.

    Grayface's MM6 2.0 patch has MP3 player feature. I haven't used so don't know if it plays the music files as intended by the game.





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Yes, it's a totally ordinary Audio CD as any other.
01/22/2017, 21:06:38

    Ramillies writes:

    In fact, we used to listen to MM6 or Heroes 2 music just by putting the CD into a conventional CD player and skipping the first track (which contains the actual installer and game files and, if interpreted as a sound, is veeery disagreeable).




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Yes, I am using Greyface's patch, and will try the media player rip thing! Thanx!
01/23/2017, 15:14:52

    Serena from Way Back When writes:





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I finally set up the music folder and renamed the ripped files...
01/24/2017, 17:41:57

    ragwort writes:

    per Grayface's instructions. Works just like having the play disc in. Can set to play tunes multiple times or continuously loop.




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That's the way I play it and it works perfectly.
01/24/2017, 20:43:44

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