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music choice

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:11 pm
by runner
I am sure it has been asked before but how do i set up the audio to play my own music selection? If I copy a cd to my hard drive can I then add to the playlist and listen to as an alternative to the music supplied?

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:08 am
by Sailing_Away
First, you need to go here (or your equivalent directory) to find out where the music is stored:

C:\Documents and Settings\(your user name)\Application Data\Silver Creek Entertainment\Hardwood Hearts\Data

Open up MusicDirs.txt and check what path is there. For me, it's c:\windows\media. Likely you will not want to change this, though it opens up possibilities if you do.

Now that you see the path, go there in file manager, and you will see lots of midi files (*.mid) that were supplied by SCE. You can add your own midi files here (most you can legally download for free). However, I don't think you can add any mp3, wma, or wav files to the playlist, so ripping CDs or downloading Napster tracks and making a playlist of those is not possible. Best you will find are instrumental versions of your favorites played on a synthesizer.

But at least you have the ability to add variety to your playlist. :-)

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:01 am
by runner
thanks sailing-away that was a great help

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:31 am
by runner
first time i have ever heard bohemian rhapsody on an organ :lol: :lol:

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:13 am
by U.S. Marshall
I doubt it would be quite as good as a organ song either.

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:58 pm
by U.S. Marshall
It must be a Windows 7 thingy but I thought I will try this and put some Alan Jackson on the organ but I do not get past the application data ( cannot find it ). Grrrrrrrrrr I was decent with XP but feel like a dork with this new system.

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:06 pm
by Sailing_Away
Is this one of those things where you have to click on "Compatibility Files" to see them (introduced with Windows Vista)?

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:02 pm
by Lace
I do it the easy way. I turn off the sound on Hardwood, throw in a CD and just use whatever media player I have on hand (winamp, quickplay, etc.) If you minimize the media player, you can keep any music going you want.

Re: music choice

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:00 pm
by U.S. Marshall
LOL, Well I play music with my media player also Lace, But I was whining cause I could not find what Brian was talking about.