Replacing the proprietary music with open source

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By Sanglorian 17 Apr 2016 10:02

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Hi folks,

I was browsing the music in our git repo, and I noticed that it's all CC BY-NC-SA licensed, which is a non-free and non-open licence. That seems a bit strange given we are otherwise committed to free and open licensing.

OpenGameArt has quite an extensive collection of music. I'm not sure what kind of thing you're after - how close to the "Gameboy sound"  to you want to remain?

There are a few collections of JRPG/8-bit compositions that could be good:
http://opengameart.org/content/jrpg-collection
http://opengameart.org/content/jrpg-collection-2
http://opengameart.org/content/generic- … soundtrack

Or if we're accepting stuff that's a bit further afield, this battle track sounds great:
http://opengameart.org/content/rpg-batt … ncounter-0 (he has a whole bunch of music under CC BY, but it looks like he has some quite specific requests for how he's credited: http://www.matthewpablo.com/services )

And this one seems pretty good:
http://opengameart.org/content/boss-battle-theme

EDIT: And there's often a music folder in the Superpowers asset packs: https://github.com/sparklinlabs/superpowers-asset-packs

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By ShadowApex 19 Apr 2016 01:03

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There's some pretty good tracks in these music packs. I completely agree that we should move towards removing any CC BY-NC-SA content. I was thinking of also trying to contact the artists for the existing music to see if they'd be willing to release it under CC BY-SA. If they're unwilling to do so, we should remove those tracks from the project.


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By josepharaoh99 19 Apr 2016 18:13

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Here's a good battle track: http://opengameart.org/content/red-doors-v20


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By josepharaoh99 4 May 2016 22:25

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I was wondering, is there any way we could make it so that you can set the music for a battle or encounter in the db file? It would be cool if different regions and battles could have different sound tracks.


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By tamashihoshi 5 May 2016 15:54

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josepharaoh99 wrote

I was wondering, is there any way we could make it so that you can set the music for a battle or encounter in the db file? It would be cool if different regions and battles could have different sound tracks.

sounds good to me smile
this would open a few new possibilities:
- since every campaign has their own db, different campaigns could have different soundtracks
- we could change the battle soundtrack by events
- - example for this is what joseph already said: different region, different battle theme
- - a different campaign might change the battle theme once the story advanced, some jrpgs do that

But somewhere fixed (maybe the current position; res/music) should be a fall-back-soundtrack, in case something bad happens (aka can't load the file), like in the translations (no chinese translation? okay, get the english one instead)

Im gonna put a "enhancement" issue on github

Edit: Can't put a label there myself haha big_smile
here's the issue: https://github.com/Tuxemon/Tuxemon/issues/124
feel free to comment if I misunderstood something; also feel free to edit the issue name if you find better words to describe the idea

thank you! happy

Last edited by tamashihoshi (5 May 2016 16:09)


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By josepharaoh99 7 May 2016 20:00

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Thanks a lot tamashihoshi! big_smile


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By Sanglorian 20 Jul 2016 01:30

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This topic has now been raised as a GitHub issue, with IBPX pin-pointing the proprietary assets: https://github.com/Tuxemon/Tuxemon/issues/173

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By Sanglorian 21 Jul 2016 09:05

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And here I've made a start at identifying music that we could use, and where in the game it could fit:

http://tuxemon.referata.com/wiki/Music_Library

Please add to it - either new tracks we could use, or new thoughts on how we could use existing tracks.

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By josepharaoh99 28 Sep 2016 16:36

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This site lets you randomly generate CC0 music tracks - but most don't sound very good; I just thought you guys might be able to use it somehow. big_smile

http://www.abundant-music.com/

Enjoy, it's pretty cool!


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By tamashihoshi 22 Jan 2017 14:25

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Sanglorian wrote

And here I've made a start at identifying music that we could use, and where in the game it could fit:

http://tuxemon.referata.com/wiki/Music_Library

Please add to it - either new tracks we could use, or new thoughts on how we could use existing tracks.

new link: https://wiki.tuxemon.org/index.php?title=Music_Library


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By josepharaoh99 8 Mar 2017 15:55

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Possible Tuxemon song? http://opengameart.org/content/summer-sunday


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By tamashihoshi 9 Mar 2017 09:01

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josepharaoh99 wrote

Possible Tuxemon song? http://opengameart.org/content/summer-sunday

I can imagine this track in some kind of shop... it sounds like a track you could use for a little minigame probably


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