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How to add custom music to your CS-1.6 map - 2020

A Tutorial for Counter-Strike 1.6

Tutorial to add custom music in CS 1.6 map

For adding a custom music in your map,
you will need 3 things 
1 - Audacity
2 - Goldwave
3 - your audio file 

The tutorial is made assuming that you know basics 
of making a map and working of hammer, and J.A.C.K. 
and Goldsrc engine As well as using audio editing tools, 
but still, it is friendly for new modders who wanna try.


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STEP 1

Open Audacity and import your audio by dragging and dropping.
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STEP 2

if you do not want to cut or edit your music file, skip to STEP 4
To cut the music file (or if you want the file to loop),
look at the bottom right side of the Audacity window,
you can see start points and end points.
Input proper values with seconds and milliseconds 
for example, if I want to edit the audio 
to start at 10 seconds and end at 1:40, 
I will edit it as provided in the screenshot below


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STEP 3

now that you have selected your audio, go to 
Edit>Remove Special>Trim Audio, now your file is cut.


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STEP 4

now go to Tracks>Mix>Mix Stereo down to Mono
your music will become mono audio 

(THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.)



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STEP 5

Go to Tracks>Resample and select HZ according to your choice.

(ANYTHING ABOVE 22050 HZ WILL NOT WORK.)




Also make sure you have the same value in the bottom left box 
of Project Rate (see screenshot below).

I personally like to select 8000 Hz because it makes the music 
sound like it is coming from a Radio.


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STEP 6

now select File>Export>Export as WAV and Export dialogue box will appear.
You can name the file and save with default option. 



Or, if you want to select different encoding,
make sure it is Microsoft PCM format only



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STEP 7

After saving the file with Audacity, 
open Goldwave and import the saved file.
Now go to Tools>Cue Points


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STEP 8 

Now, 
click New, give the name'1', click on Start, click OK.
Then again, 
click New, give the name'2', click on Finish, click OK.
The Cue window should look something like this now.
where 1 is the starting point and 2 is the ending point of music


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STEP 9

Now press ctrl+s to save your file.
your file is ready (THIS IS NOT OVER YET)
copy the file from that location.
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STEP 10

Now go to your directory cstrike/sound/custom_s
where custom_s is the folder name according to your choice.
Now paste the file there 


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STEP 11

open Hammer or JACK, open your map file, select entity tool.
Now select ambient generic entity and move it to the co-ordinates
where you want the sound to come from.

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Step 12

Note that the game will select path as cstrike/sound/
so you have to add your paths properly and add only the path 
that is after the 'sound'
 
folder in cstrike directory then filename.wav
In this case, it will be custom_s/audio.wav
set rest of the values according to your convinience (flags,radius e.t.c.)


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STEP 13

Compile your map and test it.
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Thank you for being patient and reading upto this point.

Special thanks to Reapper and seedee 

for Sharing information about Goldwave

I made this tutorial so that it can be easily found 
and no other modders have to put countless hours 
into editing and placing audio files only to find out that 
it is not working in the end and get disappointed with the map.
.
Enjoy Mapping !!! :-D 

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