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Topic Subject:Help! Music to the Hittites is gone!
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 05-23-10 01:54 PM ET (US)         
I've tried downloading it again and again. The game is there and plays fine with sound, but that wonderful music is GONE. That was such soul stirring music! The best of all the AoEs created.

It must be my computer, but I don't know what is wrong. My old laptop plays AoE (Hittites and music) just fine.

It is a Dell XP computer about 4 years old and seems fine otherwise. However, the AoE Rise of Rome trial doesn't work anymore and there is no where to get the download from.

I can live without the Rise of Rome, but not without my Hittite music... Any suggestions?

(Well, I am thankful I can still get the game. I love playing the Hittites. But I miss the opening music...)

SaSa408
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Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 05-23-10 02:34 PM ET (US)     1 / 12       
Music of the hitittes? hmm never heard of such a thing. Was it in MIDI and for the origial AoE? or for AoE's demo? All civs have the same starting music, AFAIK.
Basse
Clubman
posted 05-23-10 02:54 PM ET (US)     2 / 12       
If I understand you correctly, you have an illegal copy of the game, then read following:
Quoted from mainsite:
You will also be expected to read our Code of Conduct before posting on our forums. We do not stand for personal attacks or help with illegal copies of the game. Our full Code of Conduct is here. These rules also apply to our downloads.
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 05-23-10 02:55 PM ET (US)     3 / 12       
No. It was the FIRST AoE and it was a trial version and the music was better and the other AoEs did not have the Hittites.

Go to Microsoft game downloads and get the first of all
AoEs which is the trial version. It is still there though sadly the RoR trial is gone.

Sasa408
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 05-23-10 02:57 PM ET (US)     4 / 12       
An illegal copy of the game! Rubbish. Not so. Peter, where are you? Speak about this, please.

Sara
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 05-23-10 03:29 PM ET (US)     5 / 12       
Hi Sara, haven't seen you for a long time. Welcome back. How's life?

The music that came with the trial version was the midi files that you also have on your CD, provided the gold edition, that you probably have, has both sets.

Here's a link to the opening music on the original CD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjKctPewO7Y&feature=related

All midi's seem to be here: http://www.laurasmidiheaven.com/0vg/PC-AgeofEmpires.shtml

Hope that helps you. Enjoy!

edit: there may something with the computer - I remember a discussion about midi files not being played properly.

[This message has been edited by peter (edited 05-23-2010 @ 03:34 PM).]

SaSa408
Clubman
posted 05-23-10 03:47 PM ET (US)     6 / 12       
Hi Peter. Thank you for coming to the rescue.

Life is good here. Hope it is with you.

The music file on my AoE1 disc is not quite the same, though close. And the "Gold Edition" is horrible music, mostly Rise of Rome.

I don't know how to retrieve the music for the trial version that is wonderful. But isn't it stange that the game plays all right and with bird sounds and such.

I'm playing chess on the internet. My latest passion.

Sara
Thompsoncs
Clubman
posted 05-23-10 03:53 PM ET (US)     7 / 12       
I usually mute aoe music and sometimes just put on media player at background.
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 05-23-10 05:17 PM ET (US)     8 / 12       
Sara: if you have an icon of AoE on your computer's desktop, you can right click on it, then select Properties from the popup menu. Select the second tab in the dialog box and add "midimusic" (without the quotation marks) to the text in the text box marked Target. After that AoE will play the midi music instead of the CD music. Don't do that with the gold edition CD, for that will totally ruin your ears.
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 05-24-10 02:59 PM ET (US)     9 / 12       
But Peter, it is a download. I don't have a CD for the Hittites.

What are you up to these days?

Sara
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 05-24-10 03:28 PM ET (US)     10 / 12       
You got the trial version, of course. Then that won't work. I wasn't thinking.
I really believe that the music that comes with the trial is the midi music that's on your CD, so if you copy those files to the sounds folder in your AOE trial installation on your new old computer, you should get the music. But there's the possibility that what's really wrong is how your computer plays midi files. Maybe it doesn't play them at all. In that case you'll have to handle that instead of copying files. You have XP running on it?

I'm not up to much at the moment, hanging around on some openoffice.org forums, some gardening. And you?
conborua
Clubman
posted 05-24-10 09:38 PM ET (US)     11 / 12       
Hittites civ have bonus 1 attack addtion to bow units, rights.
What is the version you use? AoE or RoR expansion, I can give you the version need with all features
zapdotep
Clubman
posted 05-25-10 03:50 AM ET (US)     12 / 12       
It is nice to see Sara and Peter of 'Hall of Fame' fame.
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