How to add your own music in the game

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How to add your own music in the game

Postby Full Surface on Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:07 am

First off, you need a program called Ditty Importer. It's created by the NHL team from EASports.

Download link:

ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/easports/misc/nhl2002/wimpditt.exe

What this program does is that it allows people to add their own songs to the NHL series game. But the great thing about it is that it also works for other EA titles too, such as NBA Live.

The next step you have to do is to get an .mp3 format of the songs you want. I'm sure most of you know how to do that but I won't get involved with any illegal issues with downloading music. You're taking your own risk.

After you get the MP3's you want, use the Ditty Importer to convert the .mp3 files to .asf (music files which EA games use). Rename each .asf file to the following:

xsong1
xsong2
xsong3
etc..

After you've done all of that, place all the .asf files into your audio\music folder from the main NBA Live 2004 directory. The original EATrax songs are still in there so just be cautious before replacing them.

The filenames used in the 1-on-1 and practice modes are xmsong.

.asf files can reach up to 20MB depending on length of the song. Make sure you have a lot of disk space.

Note: Little Big Man has created a tutorial to change the title of the song in the game (that appears in EATrax).

The tutorial can be found here: http://dynamic2.gamespy.com/~nbalive/ph ... hp?t=11184
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Postby arden_05 on Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:06 am

I can't get the songs to stay at original size, they are now shortened what's going on...can you give a couple steps of how to use the ditty importer. I browsed to the song I wanted to convert, chose an output location and clicked import...that should be it right? Well the songs are dramatically short so I don't know what I did wrong...please help :shock:
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Postby [lob]-Shy on Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:48 am

im not sure what u did wrong either, theres nothing complicated about it...just mkae sure the songs are renamed correctly...xsong1,xsong2,etc.
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Postby arden_05 on Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:22 pm

I renamed them correctly...but it only plays like the first 10-15 seconds of the song is that how its supposed to be? Because the original music files would play for much longer than that :roll: So I don't know what's the deal...any other suggestions? It would be appreciated....
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Postby arden_05 on Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:23 pm

I renamed them correctly...but it only plays like the first 10-15 seconds of the song is that how its supposed to be? Because the original music files would play for much longer than that :roll: So I don't know what's the deal...any other suggestions? It would be appreciated....
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Postby ramil on Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:49 pm

help me guys. where i can find the background song were the starting line up are being presented.
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Postby BMG on Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:08 pm

ramil wrote:help me guys. where i can find the background song were the starting line up are being presented.


xintro1.asf
xintro2.asf
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Postby ramil on Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:41 am

thanks (Y)
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Postby John WB on Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:45 am

What are the 14 original songs, so I know what I'm overwriting..
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Postby bigmac15 on Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:55 am

i am going to need a dvd drive to do this patch'n, ryte?, cause wen i put my nba live 04 in my cd drive it doesn't pick up n e thing in da cd.
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Postby Chris. on Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:30 am

:?: I converted the files using that programme and the files into the right folder but they do not appear in the game :?: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :!:
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Postby JOLTaholic1 on Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:49 am

My problem is I got the files to appear in the game and they sound like a lot of noise.

Do I need to lower the bitrate of the mp3s before converting them?
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Postby baxxterr23 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:45 pm

i know that this was posted over a year ago... but i tried to check http://dynamic2.gamespy.com/~nbalive/ph ... hp?t=11184 and nothing came out...
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Postby chingy21 on Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:10 am

joltaholic no nid to lower the bitrate... i tried many songs with different bit rates and they all worked fine
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Postby f.t.w. on Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:31 pm

the music sounded distorted in the game because a step was left out. you import your mp3's into the 14 xsong.asf's, but THEN you also have to copy xsong1-14, paste them, and rename them xmsong1-14.
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Re: How to add your own music in the game

Postby blackraven011 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:14 pm

same as arden.. you mean all of the xsong from 1-23. i'll add .asf in the last?
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Re: How to add your own music in the game

Postby elsie_girl on Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:33 am

does anyone/anybody knows the tutorial to change the title of the song in the game?
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Re: How to add your own music in the game

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