CSL Music Mod

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Author: mrnotsoevil
Last revision: 9 Jul at 17:20 UTC

Description:

Compatible with Mass Transit

With CSL Music Mod you can add your own radio stations into the game and extend the existing ones.

How to use this mod

Just install the mod and activate it in the content manager. If you are ingame click on the radio icon on the top right of the screen to open the vanilla radio settings and the playlist added by CSL Music Mod. To change the radio station, click on the icon of the current radio station and select a different channel from the list.

Additional features
  • Support for music pack mods
  • Context-sensitive radio stations that adapt to daytime and other conditions
  • Ingame playlist with sorting, filtering and deactivating content
  • Backwards-compatible to old CSL Music Mod versions and old music packs

Adding music

Adding music from music packs
Modders can upload their own music packs with their own radio channels. If you want to use one, just subscribe to such a pack and enable it in the content manager. Here you can find a collection of music packs.

If you want to create your own music pack, you can find a guide here[github.com].

Adding your own music: The quick way
If you just want to quickly add your music into the game, open (or create if necessary) the CSLMusicMod_Music folder in the Cities: Skylines game directory.
Put *.ogg files into this folder and they will appear in the "CSLMusic Mix" and "Userdefined" channel.

Adding your own music to existing radio stations
You can add content to existing radio stations (GoldFM, Cities Radio, …) by dropping your sound files into the respective folder in the game directory – alongside with the songs that come with Cities: Skylines. CSL Music Mod will pick them up and add them to the station. If you need more information, you can find it here[github.com]

If you don’t know how to convert your music into *.ogg, you can find information here[github.com]

Custom radio stations
Radio stations are more than just music. They contain commercials, talks and more. If you want to know how to create your own station, you can find the information here[github.com]

New in version 1.1.0.0: Context-sensitive content
You can define that your radio station only plays certain songs or other content when a set of conditions apply. For example you can have different music at day and night. You can find more information about this here[github.com]

Troubleshooting

Visit the wiki[github.com] for solutions to common problems.

Source

You can find the source on GitHub[github.com]

Additional information

For users of the pre 1.6 CSL Music Mod
With the rewrite, some functions had to be (re)moved or work different:

  • The default playlist is empty (it’s not a radio station). Switch to another channel
  • Your custom music an be found in the "Userdefined" radio channel
  • Mood/Height based music was changed. Mod packs that want to have similar features can use context-sensitive content.

Supported file types
CSL Music Mod only supports *.ogg files, which means you cannot use *.mp3, *.m4a, *.aac and other music formats. This restriction is not caused by CSL Music Mod, but by Unity, the engine used by Cities: Skylines. The engine just doesn’t support those types and I can’t do anything about it.

How to report issues (!)
If you have an issue, explain what behavior you expected and what went wrong with it. It is also helpful, if you provide the Cities: Skylines log file after your problem occurred. Don’t forget to enable the debug infos in the mod settings or the log contains only minimal info.

If you have a problem:

  • Close the game
  • Locate the log file (See here how to do this)
  • Upload the unchanged log (do not clean it manually / pick out parts you think might help me) to a site like Pastebin[pastebin.com]

My list is empty!!! My music doesn’t play!!! What is "userdefined" or "CSL Music Mix"?????
You have to select one of CSL Music Mod’s custom radio stations. here[imgur.com] you can find a guide I created for an user.

Too many stations
Cities: Skylines was not designed for having more than a couple of radio stations. If you install too many music packs, you’ll end up with a music station list going over the edge of the screen. Currently I do not have a solution for this. But when I have time again (because I don’t) I will look into this issue.
A workaround is to edit the CSL Music Mod settings file and add the names of stations that should be hidden to the DisabledStations list. See here[github.com] for a reference of this file.

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