Crusader Kings III Dev Diary #54 - A Sound Plan

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People play with the sound on?
People play without the sound on?
I could even say that the music itself is considerable part of what attracts to PDX games. It was definitely true in my case. I have all possible FLACs copied and added to Rhytmbox (Linux).
The other soundtrack that makes the game unique is Factorio one.
 
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Slightly OT, but I am always intrigued by how many totally different cultures have used a mouth arp of some kind (the mungiga, the guimbarde in France, the marranzano in Sicily... and I'm sure I am forgetting others).

Does anyone know more about the history of this fascinating instrument?
 
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I hope you bring back Sabaton, CK and sabaton go together like peanutbutter and jelly, bread and chocolate spread, it works! :D
 
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I haven't got northern lords yet is the music there better than the one from the base game? Because I feel the ambience music from the base game is not particularly exciting. I prefer music with a bit of a melody.
 

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I hope you bring back Sabaton, CK and sabaton go together like peanutbutter and jelly, bread and chocolate spread, it works! :D
I hope the Christmas music pack is in there. But I doubt it I feel they went with incredibly generic mood music instead.
 

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People play without the sound on?
I could even say that the music itself is considerable part of what attracts to PDX games. It was definitely true in my case. I have all possible FLACs copied and added to Rhytmbox (Linux).
The other soundtrack that makes the game unique is Factorio one.
The first thing I do with any game I install is turn off the music. I remember refunding Call of Duty many years ago because of Activision's moronic decision to not have a separate music volume slider or any other way to mute it in the game. Some people love the music, some people don't care either way, and some people don't want it at all. That is why options are so important.

Which leads to another area of my disappointment with CK3. Having all the sound effects bundled inside of proprietary .BANK files without any other method to turn off individual sound effects in the game ( ie. configuration text files ) means that to avoid certain persistent ambient sounds that annoy me I basically have to disable all of them by removing the .BANK files themselves.
 

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The first thing I do with any game I install is turn off the music. I remember refunding Call of Duty many years ago because of Activision's moronic decision to not have a separate music volume slider or any other way to mute it in the game. Some people love the music, some people don't care either way, and some people don't want it at all. That is why options are so important.

Which leads to another area of my disappointment with CK3. Having all the sound effects bundled inside of proprietary .BANK files without any other method to turn off individual sound effects in the game ( ie. configuration text files ) means that to avoid certain persistent ambient sounds that annoy me I basically have to disable all of them by removing the .BANK files themselves.
You're telling me you played AoE II with no music?
 

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You're telling me you played AoE II with no music?
No, I didn't play AoE II. Regardless of that, no, I don't play any game with music on. If I had played AoE II, I would have turned the music off. I don't like music while I'm playing a game, period. Hell, I was looking for ways to mod the radios in Fallout 4 to always be off so that I didn't have to listen to their music when passing by them.
 

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While neat, I hope in the future modders can get a bit of a hand in making the addition of new sounds more feasible. Right now music is really the only thing we can touch.
 
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This recording process and the final product is pure art. Give us an Audio Team Dev Diary for every future DLC!
 

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Never realized how much work went into the audio of games. Always nice to peek behind the curtain.
 
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So....any chance we will be able to get the Pagan Fury tracks from CK 2 ported to CK 3 as well? Kind of missing those too....