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    The Music

    Dear Developers,

    I think that one thing that EU4 needs to do is use some of the music from the previous games, or at least mildly modified versions of these songs. A lot of successful series have a theme

    (for instance Halo and Battlefield)

    that will always be associated with that series. Even if it's not the main theme being the same, having Conquistador (Eu3 main theme) pop up as soon as I establish my first colony in the Americas would be extremely nostalgic and awesome, and would make me remember that this is a series that I have played for a while, and that another game will probably follow it that I should get as well.

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    Yes. I love the EU music. I haven't played EU3 in a long time (damn you, CK2 and V2!), but when I heard the music on the last stream of EU4... oh my!

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    I think this is going to be absolutely the case. I'm almost completely sure I heard a redux of 'Parabellum' during a livestream or another multiplayer video.
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    Conquistador was also heard in one of the streams. And IIRC Frederick said on twitter that he considered that one of the most iconic tunes in game music history, so I'm quite sure it's in.
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    Yeah! I'm all for it. Bethesda did a similar coup with the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim, playing old songs from Morrowind. It sure brought both one and two tears to my eyes hearing those classics in there.

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    Wow that was some pretty agreement.

    Nice to know that there are signs they are keeping the old songs in it.

    And stilgarpi, is it an oh my! good or oh my! bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAnubis View Post
    Wow that was some pretty agreement.

    Nice to know that there are signs they are keeping the old songs in it.

    And stilgarpi, is it an oh my! good or oh my! bad?
    Good, of course.
    And you should read it in Takei's voice.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nSKkwzwdW4

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    Falalalan is quite the mascot music of EU right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artesox View Post
    Falalalan is quite the mascot music of EU right?
    Someone (I can't recall if it was on the EU3 or 4 forum) directed my attention to this version, which I find excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bishop View Post
    I think this is going to be absolutely the case. I'm almost completely sure I heard a redux of 'Parabellum' during a livestream or another multiplayer video.
    This is correct, theres a song called "The Stage is Set" in EU4 which is a remake of the eu3 maintheme from which Para Bellum also is originated. But theres statements of the eu3 themes incorporated throughout the score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzhole View Post
    This is correct, theres a song called "The Stage is Set" in EU4 which is a remake of the eu3 maintheme from which Para Bellum also is originated. But theres statements of the eu3 themes incorporated throughout the score.
    So, no original EU3 songs in EU4? Could we add them manually (like, copying the files from EU3 or something) or maybe there could be a DLC "Classic Songs" (for free if you have EU3 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilgarpl View Post
    So, no original EU3 songs in EU4? Could we add them manually (like, copying the files from EU3 or something) or maybe there could be a DLC "Classic Songs" (for free if you have EU3 )
    You can implement the eu3 songs but you have to make them *.ogg format instead of mp3, best if you have the soundtrack cd. Recompressing to a new compressed format (mp3>ogg) directly is bad for the fidelity. You loose more and more of the higher harmonics this way which makes it dull to the ear.
    You can then add them to the music "playlist" file of your choosing, (if this doesnt change).
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    Sadly, not many people with the EU3 CE edition still around.

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    As someone who fell in love with the genre and especially the EU games when I played EU 2, I miss the days when I could hear what age I was in by listening to the music. In EU 2 the music was century-specific and it really made me feel like the world was changing when suddenly the music changed.

    So, will we be able to implement a mod to achieve this in EU4? I would love to play EU 4 with the music from EU 2
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    If the music in EU4 is anything like it's main theme it's going to be great.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99_qehhZUds

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    I've just listened to the main theme and I think it is wonderful! What brings me particular joy is the fact the piece was recorded (as seen in the video), not synthesised - is the whole soundtrack like this?
    As to the music from older instalments of the EU series: I've spent countless hours playing EU2, but while the music featured there made me interested in renaissance music and I certainly miss its "authenticity" when I play EU3, I also enjoy the original soundtracks form the more recent Paradox titles. When I am bored of them, I can easily add some period music form my CD collection or even switch to it completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzhole View Post
    This is correct, theres a song called "The Stage is Set" in EU4 which is a remake of the eu3 maintheme from which Para Bellum also is originated. But theres statements of the eu3 themes incorporated throughout the score.
    This is what I wanted, thanks It would be boring ofc if it was exactly the same, but if what you say is pulled off well then I will be more than satisfied.

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    Well, there's already a DLC for HOI3 which provides tracks from HOI2...

    http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-HOI3SC...ds-of-conflict

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilgarpl View Post
    So, no original EU3 songs in EU4? Could we add them manually (like, copying the files from EU3 or something) or maybe there could be a DLC "Classic Songs" (for free if you have EU3 )
    You can just have the music playing while you play the game.

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