This is a guide for Project Zomboid – Adding True Music Addon Mod Tutorial
This guide shows you how to build a True Music Addon on your own, from beginning to end. It has been tested for Windows and Linux.
Tmab is an application I wrote to create a directory for mods and manage lua files.
It was designed initially to help Linux users develop True Music Addons. I quickly discovered that it could be used on Windows as well.
https://gitlab.com/flup1012/tmab/-/packages – [gitlab.com]
As I write this, the 0.2 version is available.
Follow the instructions in the project page. The latest release is always available.
This is a free project. The source code is also available. The binary was built on gitlab CI directly from the code.
If you wish to contribute or ask any questions, please use the form below.
Use the gitlab tracking system – [gitlab.com]
It is a win-win situation for everyone.
Quick Start Guide
Create a directory and place the executable tmab inside.
Create a folder just for your mod inside the same folder. This is not necessary, as you can place the new folder anywhere but for the sake this guide.
Drag and Drop your new mod folder on the executable for tmab.
Windows may prevent the first use of the executable. In this scenario, you will need to allow the executable to run in the popup.
Once the application has been authorized to launch, you will receive a window with a message asking about initializing your mod directory. You should type Y then press ENTER
The black frame will close.
You will need to edit the Mod.info file which has been created in the root folder of your mod:
The two directories you need to put OGG files in are located in the Media/Your Music directory:
- In this directory only OGGs can be placed and they’ll become “Ca*settes”.
- TCVinylplayer. You can put OGG and png files (or jpegs, or gifs) in the same directory (ie.
Once you have your song collection, you can drag and drop it onto the executable tmab.
This will create a list of all the luas required to make the game find your new Ca*settes & Vinyls.
At this time, we do no longer process music files.
You must provide OGGs with Vorbis audio.
True Music can’t play ogg images. Be sure to remove all images metadata (covers …)).
This guide is not designed to help you convert audio formats from other formats to OGG.
In this guide, I only show the Windows interactive tmab.
But you can use the flag on the command line. Use the ” -h” flag for help. You’ll discover all the commands and their options.
I did this because I couldn’t find any tools that would work on Linux to help me get this result.
I added some value to my life along the road.
This project has an open source license and I encourage anyone to participate and submit ideas and patches.
The gitlab issue tracking system – [gitlab.com]
to do so!
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