How to Add Music to Mugen Characters

Mugen is a freeware 2D fighting game engine designed by Elecbyte. The engine is written in C and originally used the Allegro library. However, Elecbyte has since switched to SDL.

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Introduction

M.U.G.E.N is a freeware 2D fighting game engine designed by Elecbyte. Mugen characters can be customized with a wide variety of different animations, moves and sounds. One popular way to further customize Mugen characters is to add music to them. Below are the basic steps on how to do this.

What you need

In order to add music to your Mugen characters, you will need the following:
-Your Mugen character in .rar format
-The music you want to use in .mp3 format
-A program that can open .rar files (WinRar or 7Zip are recommended)
-A program that can open .mp3 files ( iTunes or foobar2000 are recommended)

Once you have gathered all of the necessary materials, you can begin adding music to your Mugen characters.

Extracting the files

In order to add music to a Mugen character, you will need to extract the files from the game that you want to use. This can be done with a program like WinRAR. Once you have extracted the files, you will need to find the “sound” folder. This is usually located in the “data” folder. Inside the sound folder, you will find all of the game’s sound files.

Adding the files to Mugen

There are a few steps involved in adding music to your Mugen characters. First, you need to find the audio files that you want to use. These can be in MP3 or WAV format. Once you have the files, you need to add them to your Mugen directory. The location of this directory will vary depending on where you installed Mugen.

Next, you need to edit the character’s .cfg file. This file is located in the /data/mugen/chars folder. Find the section that says [Sound]. Under this section, add the following lines:

sound = {
// Replace “musicname” with the name of your audio file
Music = “musicname”

// Replace 0 with the track number that you want the music to play on
Track = 0

// Replace xxxxxxxx with the hexadecimal value of the song’s length in milliseconds.
// You can find this value by right-clicking on the audio file and selecting Properties.
Length = xxxxxxxx
}

Save and close the file. The next time you load Mugen, your character should have music!

Editing the character files

In order to add music to your Mugen character, you will need to edit the character files. You can do this with a text editor such as Notepad++.

1. Open the character file in your text editor.
2. Locate the [Music] section.
3. Add the following lines:

bgm = path/to/your/music/file.mp3
bgmvolume = 100

4. Save the file and close your text editor.
5. Test your changes in Mugen. The music should now play when you select your character in-game.

Adding the music files

First, you’ll need to find the character’s sound folder. In the character’s folder, there should be a sound folder (sound/). If there isn’t one, create it. Next, upload the MP3 file into the sound directory. Make sure it is an MP3 file; other file formats such as WAV will not work.

Testing your changes

Once you have made all your changes, it is time to test them out in Mugen. To do this, simply run the executable file for Mugen. You should see your character in the selection screen. If you don’t, then you have probably done something wrong. Check your files and make sure they are in the correct directory, and that you have spelled everything correctly.

Tips and tricks

Mugen is a freeware 2D fighting game engine designed by Elecbyte. The application allows users to create their own fighting game characters, stages and moves. However, one of the most common complaints about Mugen is the lack of music options. This guide will show you how to add your own music to Mugen characters, giving you more control over your game experience.

There are two ways to add music to Mugen characters:

1) Download a Mugen character that already has music included. This is the easiest way to add music to your Mugen game, but it does limit your character selection. To find Mugen characters with music, try searching online forums or visiting dedicated Mugen websites.

2) Use a third-party tool to add music to Mugen characters. This method is more complicated than downloading a pre-made character, but it gives you more control over which songs are used in your game. There are several tools available for adding music to Mugen characters; our guide will show you how to use two of the most popular options.

Troubleshooting

If you are having any issues with adding music to your Mugen characters, here are a few troubleshooting tips.

-First, make sure that the file you are trying to add is in the correct format. Mugen characters can only use MP3 files.
-Second, check the file size. Mugen characters can only use files that are less than 2 MB in size.
-Third, make sure that the file you are trying to add is not already in use by another Mugen character. You can only have one instance of each MP3 file in your Mugen game.
-Finally, try restarting Mugen. Sometimes restarting the program can fix small glitches like this.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to add music to Mugen characters, you can create your own custom soundtracks for your favorite fighters. With a little creativity, you can make any Mugen character feel like they belong in their own game. So get out there and start adding some tunes to your Mugen roster!

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