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This mod adds historical recordings from the 1920s to 1950s to Classic Radio.

My mod is offered in the spirit of the wonderful "Encore- 30 New Songs for Classical Radio" (by C4C): It does not overwrite or delete any tracks. It solely and only adds new tracks to this wonderful radio station.

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Ok, here we go after years of playing Fallout 3 and 4, Skyrim and Witcher 3 highly modded and using the wonderful community here at the Nexus ... Finally MY first mod! About time to start giving back.



MOD INSPIRATION:

As a lover of classical music, I frequently listen to Classic Radio as I roam the Commonwealth Wasteland (just as I have very fond memories of Agatha's Station in Fallout 3). And while I do love the tracks as featured in the base version of Fallout 4, there weren't - at least for my taste - enough of them to add proper variety.

This gap was wonderfully filled by Encore- 30 New Songs for Classical Radio, which I seriously love and highly recommend. However, what Classic Radio in my opinion still lacks is the flavor of historical recordings: The sound of 78 rpm records, some static noises of radio transmissions, or simply the considerably worse audio quality that recordings from the 1920s to 1950s offer.



WHAT THIS MOD DOES:

I have expanded the 30 "Encore" tracks by converting some YouTube videos via 1.) the OnlineVideoConverter and 2.) MultiXwm to the xwm audio file format that Fallout 4 recognizes. Since I thought that others might enjoy a similar historically flavored addition to their Classic Radio experience, I am offering my tracks here. That's all.

While I chose most tracks because of my general adoration for classical music, certain tracks were added deliberately: They either relate to some of Fallout 4's core topics like war or death, or they remind me of the same topics from movies in which they were used. I am especially thinking about (titles from below track list) ...

5. Philharmonic Orchestra of New York (Willem Mengelberg conductor): Felix Mendelssohn - War March of the Priests, year unknown
(Obvious choice due to its title.)

8. Amelita Galli-Curci: Home Sweet Home, 1927
(I think this track fits perfectly when coming home after a longer Fallout 4 quest, esp. if that home is the Red Rocket. It is also used towards the end of the very sad movie "Grave of the Fireflies", 1988).

13. Beniamino Gigli: Georges Bizet - "Je crois entendre encore" from The Pearl Fishers, 1925
(This was featured in the movie "Match Point", 2005. A rather solemn, sad story not only, but also about relationships and death.)

16. Wiener Philharmoniker (Herbert von Karajan conductor): Pietro Mascagni - "Intermezzo Sinfonico" from Cavalleria Rusticana, 1949
(Used in the final scene of the movie "The Godfather III", 1990.)

19. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & Edwin Fischer: Franz Schubert - "Auf dem Wasser zu singen", 1952
(Used occasionally in scenes involving death in the movie "Battle Royale", 2000)





TRACK LIST (v1.10):

1 file deleted since v1.00:
- file # 3 in v1.00 (Alfred Cortot: Frédéric Chopin - 24 Préludes op. 28 (15-24), 1926)

12 files added since v1.00:
- files ## 10-21 per below tracklist

1. Concertgebouw Orchestra (Willem Mengelberg conductor): Gustav Mahler - Symphony no.5 "Adagietto", 1926
2. Alfred Cortot: Frédéric Chopin - 24 Préludes op. 28 (1-14), 1926
3. Henry Holst: Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, 1930
4. Clara Haskil: Émile-Robert Blanchet's Konzertstück op. 14 in A flat major, 1947
5. Philharmonic Orchestra of New York (Willem Mengelberg conductor): Felix Mendelssohn - War March of the Priests, year unknown
6. Vladimir Sofronitsky: Alexander Scriabin - 2 Dances op. 73, 1960
7. Bronislaw Huberman: Pablo de Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza, 1929
8. Amelita Galli-Curci: Home Sweet Home, 1927
9. Ilse Hollweg: Edvard Grieg - "Solveig's Song & Lullaby" from Peer Gynt, 1956/57
10. Arthur Rubinstein: Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major op.9 no.2, year unknown
11. Dajos Béla: Fritz Kreisler - Liebesleid, 1926
12. Giuseppe de Luca: Georg Friedrich Händel - "Lascia chio pianga" from Rinaldo, 1918
13. Beniamino Gigli: Georges Bizet - "Je crois entendre encore" from The Pearl Fishers, 1925
14. Mischa Elman: Ludwig van Beethoven - Minuet in G major, ~1930
15. Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Franz Liszt - La Campanella, 1927
16. Wiener Philharmoniker (Herbert von Karajan conductor): Pietro Mascagni - "Intermezzo Sinfonico" from Cavalleria Rusticana, 1949
17. Maria Callas: Giuseppe Verdi - "Addio del passato" from La Traviata, 1953
18. Yehudi Menuhin: Arcangelo Corelli - La Follia, 1930
19. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & Edwin Fischer: Franz Schubert - "Auf dem Wasser zu singen", 1952
20. Emil Telmanyi: Johannes Brahms - Waltz A major & Hungarian Dance no. 5, year unknown
21. Olimpia Boronat: Friedrich von Flotow - "The Last Rose of Summer" from Martha, 1904



UPCOMING EXPANSIONS:

The tracks I chose are recordings mainly from the time between the 1920s and 1950s. This list will be expanded gradually, so you can expect some updates over the next weeks.

Also, I am thinking of preparing an alternate version which includes a couple of radio commercials (from the same era): While I do recognize that commercials are not part of the original Classic Radio format, I feel they might add just right to the atmosphere.

The pictures I have uploaded are supposed to be mere examples for classical music as performed and listened to during an era long gone. I will try to hunt down actual record covers for my tracks, but cannot promise I'll find a great deal.

Please bear with me that I am anything but a professional developer. I thus did not (yet) create an NMM file, also to simply get the mod out. Hopefully there will be some feedback so I can evaluate whether there is enough interest in this mod for me to invest further time (and learn how to create NMM supported files).



INSTALLATION (1st install ... updaters see separate section below):

1. Absolutely required: The CLASSIC file from JRavens Extra Tracks. This one adds 111 new slots (only slots, no music) to Classic Radio.

2. Ensure that after installation (e.g. via NMM or any other mod manager that you might use) the file "Extra_Tracks_Classic.esp" is present and active in your load order.

3. Download and install Encore- 30 New Songs for Classical Radio. This file is technically not required, but highly recommended: My mods' file names are based on the assumption that you have installed this mod's 30 tracks: My files' names start with file name # 31.

4. At this point, your folder @   ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Data\Sound\fx\mus\radio\ExtraTracks\classic   should show a total of 30 files in the naming convention of MUS001.xwm until MUS030.xwm.

5. Download my zip file, and move its content into your folder @   ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Data\Sound\fx\mus\radio\ExtraTracks\classic.

6. You're done - enjoy!


Addendum re file names: In tests, my mod ran fine even without the 30 "Encore" tracks (i.e. the first file if sorted alphabetically is MUS031.xwm). So
my guess is that the xwm files in this directory do NOT necessarily have to start with 001, but can start (as my files do) with 031.

I cannot promise, however, that my list will play properly on your install without the "Encore" mod.



INSTALLATION (Update from v1.00):

1. Download my zip file, and move its content into your folder @   ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Data\Sound\fx\mus\radio\ExtraTracks\classic.

2. Overwrite when prompted.

3. You're done - enjoy!



A HUGE THANKS TO:

JRavens Extra Tracks by JRavens (mod linked to with explicit permission by the author)
Encore - 30 New Songs for Classical Radio by C4C (mod linked to with explicit permission by the author)
OnlineVideoConverter
MultiXwm by Raxdiam
YouTube.com



And last but not least: All composers, performers, and YouTube uploaders.