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Hey. i also play guildwars and yes i get sick of thir music sometimes.
I use winamp with global hotkeys just go and must the music in the game options and put whatever you like on winamp then just use the hotkeys to play pause or change a song. hope this was helpful
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If "modding" the game's music files doesn't work, give foobar2000 a try. It uses like 2MB of memory to play an MP3..
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I'm not sure the format being that I cannot find the folder the music files would be under. I can't find a config either. I look under program files > guild wars, and no folders under it are relevant.

I tried dropping a .mp3 file in the program file, but that didn't work.
Yeah, the Guild Wars installation directory is pretty sparse compared to some, such as Morrowind which has a music folder and you can just switch the music out with your own (I had the FFVII boss music for combat a while ago )

You might be able to change the music by editing the Gw.DAT file which can be done using any old text editor (Notepad for instance) and you might be able to edit certain settings just like a .cfg file. Needless to say this is not recommended as it could render the game unplayable and might even count as hacking the game so you could risk an account ban. If however you do plan on trying it, then be prepared to search through a 1.5GB+ DAT file trying to find a .MP3/WAV/WMA etc extension and replace it with your own music's address.

That said, I don't even know if the music is stored locally or streamed from the servers, in which case it might be a little futile to try and change it.

I strongly recommend against modding the game like this and suggest you just get a discrete player like foobar2000 to run in the background which your sig rig should be more than capable of handling.

Which reminds me, I've got to play more Guild Wars.
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Thanks a lot for the responses guys. I'm using foobar and loving it!

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With most games the sounds are packaged all together in another file. you'll have to Google to find out which file that is and how you can manipulate it.

With WoW there's several addons that change the music based on Zone, Combat Status, and Events. If GW has a way to play with the client via a scripting language for addons I wouldn't doubt you could do the same thing. I'm just not that familiar with GW.
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Screw Foobar, get XMPlay
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LOL wow could u make things a little more complicated for urself? easy fix: turn game music all the way down, and turn stereo up. wow that was hard
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LOL wow could u make things a little more complicated for urself? easy fix: turn game music all the way down, and turn stereo up. wow that was hard
Yea, that'd be easier. How about buying me a stereo?
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If GW used blua I'd port one of these WoW Players to GW for ya. Find some info on GW addons. See if it's possible.
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