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Posted by: Doofus
Date posted: Nov 18 2003
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Description: Play an MP3 in your mod's startup screen.
This is incredibly simple to do, but not known to many.

First off, you need an MP3, obviously. Take the MP3 and rename it "gamestartup.mp3". Place the MP3 into the following directory:


When you load up your mod, it should play the MP3 you put into the media directory. You can also use this technique to change and customize the menu music of games like Counter-Strike, and the other official mods.

Have fun

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Posted By: Berserk on Dec 10 2003 at 04:04:17
Does not seem to work for me.

Posted By: cct on Jan 14 2004 at 19:10:53
for me neither

Posted By: Doofus on Mar 01 2004 at 05:09:12
If you're attempting to do this with Counter-Strike, you'll need to put it in your Counter-Strike\cstrike\media folder, if you couldn't figure that out.

Posted By: rkzad on Mar 01 2004 at 13:48:14
Are you sure it works with your own mods?

Posted By: omega on Mar 01 2004 at 14:18:59
it does, because i use it in both owing, household death, and flf.

and doofus is entirely correct.

note you can't use vbr mp3s. they have to be cbr.
Edited by omega on Mar 01 2004, 14:19:41

Posted By: rkzad on Mar 03 2004 at 04:57:46
I'm guessing people might have been renaming their file to "gamestartup" instead of "gamestartup.mp3" because of the confusing way he wrote it. So I edited it when I made my other comment.

Posted By: fyrye on Mar 11 2004 at 09:08:34
For some strange reason There is a possible exec command that stops the playing of mp3 files at load up, so try deleting your config.cfg userconfig.cfg autoexec.cfg and valve.rc if it exists then try again

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