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Saints Row 2: Extracting and Replacing audio

Discussion in 'Guides and Tutorials' started by N69, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. N69

    N69

    Soft what you need:

    Saints Row 2 tools by Minimaul https://www.saintsrowmods.com/forum/threads/saints-row-2-tools.4/
    ToWav Music Converter http://www.ctpax-x.org/?goto=files&show=24
    Cross-platform Audio Creation Tool from DirectX Software Development Kit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10568
    PS: You can donload towav and Xact tool from attach (PUT to C:\SR2SOUNDTOOLS)
    Any audio editor (my choose is GoldWave)

    Extracting music (this manual works only with X360 or files from my HQ audio mod)
    For exaple we extarct a Mix 107.77 music
    1. Use Gibbed.SaintsRow2.ExtractPackage.exe for unpack music1.vpp_pc and music2.vpp_pc
    2. Now you get some .xwb files, like MUS MIX.XWB
    3. Put towav.exe in same folder
    4. Just Drag and Drop MUS MIX.XWB into towav.exe
    5. You get 101 wavs files! Now listen music!

    Replacing music files by your own

    For exaple i replace Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) to The Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
    1. Find original track. Don't You (Forget About Me) is 8 MUS MIX.wav
    2. You need a convert your music to WAV format
    scr1.PNG
    2.1. In GoldWave. Load your track, go to File->Save and save in .wav format
    scr2.PNG
    3. Replace wav file in unpacked folder
    4. Load XACT3.exe
    5. Press File->Create New Project. Save it in something like C:\SR2SOUNDTOOLS
    scr3.PNG
    6. After create go to View->View Windows Properties
    7. Now you need a create Wave Bank. Press RMB on WaveBanks and Create New Wave Bank
    Снимок экрана (2).png
    8. In bottom window rename your bank to MUS MIX and set Type to Streaming (it's very importmant)
    9. Now go to Compression Presest tab and create new. You can name it like SR2
    10. Now select needed compression type (ADPCM is recomended!)
    10.1. PCM - no compression. Biggest size of file
    10.2. ADPCM (SET Samples Per Block to 512!) - good compression. Not affect in music quality
    10.3. WMA - good size. Bad qualty (adds wind effect)+ very bugged in SR2. Most music just stop playing after 45secs.
    11. Return to MUS MIX tab and set Compresion Preset to SR2 (or what you create)
    Снимок экрана (3).png
    12. Now in the main MUS MIX (Wave Bank) windows press RMB-Insert Wave Files (or just ctrl+w)
    Снимок экрана (4).png
    scr4.PNG
    13. Go to File->Build
    scr5.PNG
    14. Press Finish
    15. After finishing. Go to C:\SR2SOUNDTOOLS\Win and get your new builded MUS MIX.XWB
    16. Pack file again into music2.vpp_pc
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  2. does the towav thing work all the time? because I didn't get all the music files from the mix.xwb
     
  3. N69

    N69

  4. Last edited by a moderator: Mar 2, 2015
  5. Sorry for the bump but Thank you! Using these tools I've been able to extract the mall/airport ambient music.
     
  6. Noob question here. How exactly do I rebuild music2.vpp_pc? Can you be more specific?
     
  7. ok, really sorry for the bump but did you figure it out? because i', just on the last step and don't really know how
     
  8. Сделал все по инструкции,но на радио ничего нет. Если выбрать песни в "Своей музыке", то они играют секунду(т.е. даже и не играют) и все.

    p.s. почему-то все получилось только с music2.vpp_pc
    странно...

    p.p.s. можно ли теперь изменить названия песен?)
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  9. Can you use Audacity for the sound modifications or no? Sorry if this is an old thread