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    • Cyrem
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    Rock Raiders without music has long been an issue, but following this small guide will restore the music back into the game and you won’t even need the game CD or any other audio disc.

    How Does it Work?

    LEGO Rock Raiders uses Media Control Interface (MCI) calls to play tracks from the CD-ROM. This is done through the Windows Multimedia API (winmm) which comes standard with all Windows installations. Since we want to play music without the disc we essentially need to re-route those calls from LRR to our own version of "winmm" which plays OGG files from the Music folder.

    This fix is based on Toni Spets' OGG winmm wrapper which I have modified to suite LRR.

     

    Applying the Fix

    To begin, download the Music Fix which contains all the necessary files you’ll need for this guide. The download also includes the 3 songs from the PC game in case your copy was one of those missing the audio track on your CD-ROM.

    Inside the ZIP file you downloaded, there will be 4 DLL files and a ‘Music’ folder containing 3 songs. Extract all these files and folders into your Rock Raiders installation directory (alongside LegoRR.exe). Your LRR should look something like this afterward.

     

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    Thats all there is to it! If you run the game music should now begin playing after dismissing the “Mission Brief” on all game levels. If you wish to have all the music from the LEGO Rock Raiders games, download the music collection.

    All the music files are located in the "Music" folder, these files must be OGG files and must be named "Trackxx.ogg" (replace xx with any number from 00 - 98). If you would like to play your own music, there are OGG convertors online, or programs such as Audacity which will convert other audio formats to OGG.

    Enjoy ;)

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I wonder, using this method, I can add literally any soundtrack in to the game? I'm curious if I could as well add PS1 version soundtrack of Lego Rock Raiders to the game and have them played respectively. The only issue I would have now is to guess where I can download the PS1 version soundtrack of the game...

 

EDIT:
 

The only issue I have with this guide is the music plays only once, then it doesn't play any tracks at all.

P.S. I did Re-Order Tracks method.

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9 hours ago, MaxRideWizardLord said:

I'm curious if I could as well add PS1 version soundtrack of Lego Rock Raiders to the game and have them played respectively. The only issue I would have now is to guess where I can download the PS1 version soundtrack of the game... 

Yes you can, I've done this myself. I can upload the soundtrack, I thought it already was actually.

 

9 hours ago, MaxRideWizardLord said:

I did Re-Order Tracks method.

 

Give the second solution a go. If you want to add any more than the 3 tracks you'll need to use this method to increase the CDTracks count from 3 to whichever amount of tracks you have.

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Awesome guide, I never figured out how to get the music to run, and thankfully, now I do.

 

Quick question though, The game seems to play only three music tracks at the most, and then just.. stops playing. I tried both methods, renaming and the CFG one. One thing to note is that I also added the PS1 tracks, which seem to play fine (the music seems to shuffle randomly. It's just a little odd that it seems to only play one time. 

 

Another note is that the sliders in the options, seem to not completely work as expected. Adjusting either seems to act as a master control. I've mainly tried the music with Axel's mod though. Am I doing something wrong? 

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On 12/19/2018 at 5:35 AM, rockboy said:

The game seems to play only three music tracks at the most, and then just.. stops playing.

Odd behaviour, I will have to look into it.

 

On 12/19/2018 at 5:35 AM, rockboy said:

the sliders in the options, seem to not completely work as expected.

Yes I noticed that during testing, they seem to effect each other. Not sure whats going on here.

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I can confirm that I get the same issues as well.  The music with the disc acted in a similar manner before, except that it would loop for a while and then just abruptly stop a certain amount of time into a map.

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I while back I wrote message to Cyrem, saying that I got this exact issue by using both methods. Unfortunatelly he never replied me regarding it.

 

Anyone know how to edit\fix it in order to solve this issue?

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11 hours ago, MaxRideWizardLord said:

I while back I wrote message to Cyrem, saying that I got this exact issue by using both methods. Unfortunatelly he never replied me regarding it.

 

Anyone know how to edit\fix it in order to solve this issue?

Throw the audio files into VLC and have that going in the background?

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12 hours ago, MaxRideWizardLord said:

I while back I wrote message to Cyrem, saying that I got this exact issue by using both methods. Unfortunatelly he never replied me regarding it.

 

Anyone know how to edit\fix it in order to solve this issue?

With a little patience I will look into this, but it is hardly the only project I'm working on. Until then, if you really need music to play without stopping, @aidenpons suggestion has been the solution for most people for the last 10 years or more.

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On 12/28/2018 at 12:59 PM, aidenpons said:

Throw the audio files into VLC and have that going in the background?

Don't have right to install VLC and playing music in windows media in the background greatly reduce the perfomance of PC unfortunatelly.

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On 12/31/2018 at 9:53 AM, MaxRideWizardLord said:

Don't have right to install VLC and playing music in windows media in the background greatly reduce the perfomance of PC unfortunatelly.

If by 'right' you mean Administrator Rights or suchlike, we can get around that. Providing you can download things, go to the VLC download page and instead of just clicking "Download" click the drop-down arrow to the right. Then click Zip Package.

When that's done, right-click the zip and hit Extract All (or whatever extraction method you like. WinRar does some very stupid stuff like disabling that which is why I uninstalled it). Then run vlc.exe inside.

Tada, VLC media player!

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