Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Change the ingame music with the music YOU want to hear!
By Green Heart | ベール | Ivan
Originally posted by Alfons4481:
I really would like to change the ingame music in Civ V...well, let's try some things...

Shorter way of doining (Thanks to powmod!)
If you want to make it short and easy, just download this file and you will be done :D
I think with this, my guide is more like unnecessary, huh?
And with this thought I'd like to say:
Hellow and good day my dear friends of Civilisation V!
Do you want to change the ingame music with music YOU want to hear?
Then don't be scared, I can help you!
Just follow these few steps and you will have reached what you want!
I have to mention that I know this is basic stuff but there are still some people which want to change the music but don't know how.
  1. Go to the location where the Civ V music is saved. For example: C:/program(x86)/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization V/Assets/Sounds/Streamed/Music.
    Now you can see some folders with the names of continents and a file called "OpeningMenu_Proto_1".
  2. You go into one of the folders and you can see "Peace", "War", and "Either". In these folders are the ingame tracks.
  3. Save your music somewhere where you can find it fast, for example desktop or a folder on the desktop.
  4. This will take some time: You go into one of the folders, copy the name of one track, put one of your tracks in the folder and give your track the name of the track you wanted to replace.
    Why it takes so much time? There are MANY tracks in these folders. It took me about 2 hours to change every track in Asia only!

Written and picture example
Sounds complicated? No worry, I will give you a example from me:
I want to replace the track "AriaOfSnow" with the track "To Hell" (Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory).
I copy the name "AriaOfSnow" and give it to "To Hell". To Hell has now the name "AriaOfSnow".
The "new" AriaOfSnow will be put in place where the "old" AriaOfSnow was.
I delete the old AriaOfSnow and TADAAAA!
When the game will start AriaOfSnow, you won't hear the normal AriaOfSnow, NO, you will hear To Hell!

Still too complicated? Don't worry, here's a picture tutorial:
Here we have both folders. On the left the ingame music (actually it's my backup :D) and on the right the music we want to put in.
You can see that I put the my track into the ingame music folder.
After changeing the name of the track I want to replace in to the one I will replace, both tracks will be next to each other.
The last step: Delete the old track and TADAAAAA! You are done :D

You can also replace the main menu music with this method.(File: OpeningMenu_Proto_1 ).
And you don't have to watch what file it is. Civ V uses .ogg but MP3 works too.
Note: It will take some time doing it with every continent. Luckily, I only had to change Asia because I'm playing very often asian cultures, like Japan or (modded!) Noire (Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory).

I hope, the guide helped you. Now, go out, run the game and listen to your music! :D
Alfons4481 aka (put in current anime character name) [Anime]
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Nilop Aug 6, 2016 @ 8:04pm 
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
RousJuice Jan 25, 2015 @ 3:28pm 
Other way: Turn civ's slound off and blast music on any music player.
Kifhesh Sep 16, 2014 @ 4:44pm 
i haven`t tryd it yet but 2 questions.

1 my music file`s end with .ogg does it make a difference if i add mp3 or other music files in the folder
2 is there a way to ADD music to the game?

Popo the Legendary Cheesedwarf Sep 10, 2014 @ 7:08pm 
10/10 for the face.

Also really neat info (Now to make EVERYONE'S theme Shaka's)
Deadpool Sep 9, 2014 @ 8:44am 
Lechuga King Sep 8, 2014 @ 9:41pm 
or or OR ORRR..... lower the volume of the game music, and turn on your own music! It took me like 600 hours to code that in C++ c-- Python, java, php, lua, and over 42 millions lines of code!
Comrade Doggo Sep 8, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
Don't delete the original file- the game will need to be reverified; just skip this step and you'll have less work to do later.
Green Heart | ベール | Ivan  [author] Sep 8, 2014 @ 12:01pm 
Back a few week (or even months :D) I searched HOURS for such a program and I found nothing xD
Well...I think, I will just delete all this here and just leave your link here, huh? :D
fucky mcfuckface Sep 8, 2014 @ 11:56am 
Dude, there is no need for all that work. I made a program that makes it much easier and you don't have to "delete" the default music :P
Green Heart | ベール | Ivan  [author] Sep 7, 2014 @ 1:01am 
@Ragnell Ragnarok : Have you changed every track and took a specific civilization, if you only have change on continent? I had to change some tracks in Asia too and I thought they will never appear :D