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Old 02-20-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Convert DAT Music File to WAV or MP3

I have the game Rome TOTAL War, and it has a DAT file with all of the music in it, and i wanna convert htis to wav or mp3 so i can listen to it in the car

what program can i use that is free

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Old 02-21-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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Hi,

Dat I think is just a data file, probably with other things in too... I'll have a look for you

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Hi,

Found this info:

"The following tracklist is based on in-game IDX file (tracks titles were taken out there). If you've the original CD with this game you can easily extract music out there using your WinAmp (seek for file MUSIC.DAT)."

Tracklist

01. Lost Souls (Lose 1) --- 00:52
02. Invicta (Campaign Win 1) --- 00:18
03. Autumn (Campaign 1) --- 01:00
04. Melancholy (Campaign 2) --- 02:10
05. Barbarian Victory (Win 1) --- 01:18
06. Melee Cafe (Battle 3) --- 02:50
07. Lonely Strategos (Campaign 4) --- 03:09
08. Rome: HQ (Frontend 2) --- 01:01
09. Rome: Total War (Frontend 1) --- 02:59
10. Time 2 Kill (Campaign Battle 1) --- 01:57
11. Death Approaches (Tension 3) --- 02:18
12. Mayhem (Battle 2) --- 03:36
13. Imperial Conflict (Battle 1) --- 02:17
14. Caesars Nightmare (Tension 2) --- 02:03
15. Journey to Rome Part 1 (Tension 1) --- 02:17
16. Enemy is Near (Mobilize 3) --- 02:35
17. Warrior March (Mobilize 2) --- 02:52
18. Journey to Rome Part 2 (Mobilize 1) --- 02:00
19. Barbarian (Introduction) --- 01:26
20. Roman Julii (Introduction) --- 01:20
21. Roman Victory (Win 2) --- 00:57
22. Forever (Rome: Total War) (Credits) --- 04:33
23. Barbarian (Game Win) --- 01:28
24. Arabic (Game Win) --- 01:16
25. Romantic Battle (Battle 4) --- 03:18
26. Divinitus (Campaign 3) --- 01:48
27. Drums of Doom (Tension 4) --- 02:43
28. Arabic Winter (Campaign 5) --- 02:11
29. Arabic Summer (Campaign 6) --- 01:18
30. Soldiers Chant (Mobilize 6) --- 02:38
31. Mobilize (Mobilize 5) --- 01:53
32. Army of Drums (Mobilize 4) --- 02:17
33. Carthage (Introduction) --- 01:18
34. Eastern (Introduction) --- 01:27
35. Roman Scipii (Introduction) --- 01:23
36. Egyptian (Introduction) --- 01:25
37. Roman Brutii (Introduction) --- 01:08
38. Greek (Introduction) --- 01:21

So Winamp will just open it? You could then just record them as you play them. A long process but it'd be worth it!

You can find this free at www.winamp.com, its a very good sound program, plus you can download plugins to have it play old *gym (megadrive), sid (amiga), spc (snes), and even comes with a plugin to play MOD's already

A good sound program to record is Audacity and you can edit and save tracks in mp3 too! Plus loads of other formats. All it'd need to do this is a file called LAME.dll that Winamp has in it's plugins directory used to make mp3's, that you simply search for when it comes to exporting as MP3 :

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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thank you so much
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hehe i probably added a bit before you saw it...I edited...come back!...

Glad I've helped
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yeah thanks a lot, i played it with windows media player and just recorded with Audacity WHAT U HEAR feature, it took only 1 hr. thanks SO MUCH
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