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Quoted from judremy:
Favorite it then. Really nice feature here on pinside.
Done. Thanks! I had to find it first, though!
I just got back from vacation, and I'm trying to catch up on all the posts and everything people have learned playing with the program.
I managed to change the Stern logo in the attract mode easy enough, but what I really want to do is change a couple of the songs in Metallica. I just need to read up and play with the program a little.
What I'm hoping to do is use Audacity to combine two shorter songs like "Whiplash" (4:08) and "Hit the Lights" (4:17), trim them down a little with some fade-out to be the same length as "One" (roughly 7:30), and I can get two for one (no pun intended)!
Below are the song changes I made on METLE. I also changed the messages in the radio selection for the start of the game to reflect the new songs. I love the option to use more spaces if memory is available to be able to fit the entire song title. The tutorial posted by Pinballlooking on page 7 of this thread was a HUGE help!
- Replaced "The Unforgiven" with "The Shortest Straw." After the match sequence, the first 10 seconds of "SS" plays now, as well.
- Replaced "One" with "Whiplash" and "Hit the Lights." Because of the length of "One" (7:24), I was able to include two shorter songs with only a little trimming/editing of "HtL" If the gameplay is long enough, "HtL" will start right after "Whiplash." Another thing I noticed during gameplay is that "HtL" will play during "And Justice for All..." mode after spelling Metallica on the ramps. "HtL" isn't on that album, but oh well.
- Replaced "Fade to Black" with "My Apocolypse" and "Motorbreath." Again the length of "FtB" (6:56) allowed for two songs, although I had to fade out "Motor" about a minute early.
- Replaced "Creeping Death" with "Ride the Lightning." I didn't mind having "CD" in the song selection, but I would much rather have "RtL" play during Sparky Multiball, and the two songs are almost the same length, so it was an easy switch.
Because I was able to add two songs, I now have 14 songs instead of 12! However, I have to have good gameplay to reach those other two (unless I start "AJFA..." mode).
Thanks again for all the hard work and trial and error of everyone throughout this thread! This is a great program that has been really easy to work with!
Maybe this has already been answered, but with KISS being announced, I'm seeing a lot of people saying, "Just change the songs using Pinball Browser." Does the Pinball Browser work on the new SPIKE system? I assumed it didn't. If not, are there plans for the SPIKE system in the future?
For the last three years, I've been using an older version for MET. I played around with many song changes, sound effects, and sound changes. I now have a KISS, and so I upgraded to the current version (5.76). Donation, license code, etc.
Here are the problems I'm having:
I can't play/preview the sounds. I get the error message in the screenshot pictured below. Also, when I try to import a song, I get a message that it can't determine the duration. What steps am I missing?
Quoted from oga83:
This can happen on old Windows versions (like XP) that don't support the "Media Foundation" sound engine.
Try to change the sound engine : Config tab / Sound Engine list.
More infos on sound engines can be found in the FAQ (What are the different sound engines ?)
Thanks Olivier! That worked. I'm using Vista.
Quoted from zene10:
Metallica - yes, if Hero of the Day is longer than Unforgiven it will end at the length of the Unforgiven song. If Hero is shorter, you'll have silence at the end of the song making up the time of the full Unforgiven song.
Ghostbusters - I don't have experience with Spike games. But according to the OP, in the very first post (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/acdc-display-and-modify-dot-matrix-images#post-872012), Pinball Browser should work with Spike. The same clipping/silence would apply if the replacement song is longer/shorter, respectively.
I don't think that's what he was asking regarding Metallica.
If you replace Unforgiven, whatever song you replace it with will play in all other instances of Unforgiven. You can't just replace one of the shorter request numbers and leave the others. You replace the longest instance, and all other requests for that song get replaced automatically.
Quoted from delt31:
You're correct. That's what I was asking. I was hoping to just change a small snippet not repave the entire song.
One other question. I don't think this program recognizes FLAC format right? No way to increase the quality of the conversion a it replaces the song? Feel like I hear a little crackling with the songs. I did increase volume to make them louder as the in game option is bugged.
I think it only recognizes WAV, but I could be wrong.
By the way, if you still want Unforgiven as a song choice, but you want Hero for a Day in the Unforgiven spot for end of game purposes, You can always move Unforgiven to a different song spot. That's what I did with Ride the Lightning because I didn't like the way Sparky multiball started the song midway instead of from the beginning. I did the same with KISS, so that I have Dr. Love as a song choice, even though I replaced it for God of Thunder for Demon Multiball.
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