Download Deepspace Delux EP DIY Integration Mod 1.1 (MediaFire)
Does not include actual music. See instructions bellow. Install final mod file with Slipstream Mod Manager.
What is this?
This DIY mod template allows you to integrate Deepspace Delux into FTL, without redestributing the music itself. Deepspace Delux is a neat little EP by Ben Prunty (the creator of the original FTL sountrack). It was inspired by his previous work on the game's music. Here is what he had to say about it:
In September of 2015 I had a lull between projects and, on a whim, decided to make some unofficial FTL music. The result is this EP. Three pieces, complete with Explore and Battle versions, for your deep space listening enjoyment. The three pieces, played in order, imply a story.
The cover art was made by me, with some help from famed indie team Studio Miniboss. The photograph is from NASA's Apollo 9 mission. NASA, of course, had no part in the creation of this EP.
I hope you enjoy this music in your own explorations. Thank you to all of my fans worldwide.
The interesting thing about the EP is that it includes same-length explore and battle tracks of the three themes it features. It is therefore perfectly suited for being integrated into the game, both because of its stylistic proximity to the original OST as well as because of it's separated explore and battle tracks.
However, the album is a commercial release and obviously we can't just redistribute other peoples licensed music, especially considering that it is made by an artist who enjoys great respect in the FTL community. This mod aims to give people that purchased the EP a straight forward way to integrate the music into the game. It's basically a mod template that requires you to add the music files before it becomes functional. You'll obviously need to own Deepspace Delux EP for this to work.
I also reached out to Ben and inquired whether he'd be interested in packaging a ready-to-use mod file right with the band-camp download, he declined on the ground that neither he nor the devs see the EP as an official part of the game and therefore can't support it as such. So this DIY mod is the closes you'll get to integrating the tracks into the game right now.
How do I use it?
This is what you have to do in order to integrate your Deepspace Delux EP music into the mod template and then into the game:
Purchase Deepspace Delux EP from Bandcamp.
Download the music in .ogg format. Bandcamp allows you to choose the file format on the download page.
Download the Deepspace Delux EP DIY Integration Mod from this thread. Extract it.
Put the six Deepspace Delux tracks into the /audio/music folder of the DIY mod.
Select the audio, data and mod-appendix folder in the DIY mod and compress them into .zip format, using compression software of your choice.
Rename the .zip file ending of the compressed mod file into .ftl. Your mod is ready to use now and can be patched in using the mod manager as usual.
The songs will use their respective explore and battle tracks and can be heard in the following sectors:
Track 2 in Zoltan controlled sectors and Zoltan homeworlds.
Track 2 in Mantis controlled sectors and Mantis homeworlds.
Black Hole Entity:
Track 2 in Rock controlled sectors and Rock homeworlds.
I was very conflicted on where to actually place the files. In the end I decided to use them across sectors that have few tracks to begin with. If you have any feedback in that regard I'd be happy to hear it.