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The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 12:56 PM Reply

Hi everyone. I'm smooder, and I'm a member of the Art of War mod for Command and Conquer Generals ZH. Our aim is to completely reshape the game: Cnc Generals we will achieve this by pushing the game's engine to its limits and fine-tuning it to create a lag free, realistic and most importantly fun mod. We will replace the original factions and add three new ones. The USA, The European Union and Russia.
Our mod is focused on reality and the game play will feel completely different to Generals ZH. We will add over 100 new units (the units for the USA side are approximately 66% done)

Anyway, I'll cut to the chase; we are in need of some Musicians to compose music for our mod.

We would like three different styles (one for each faction) And about 10 songs per faction plus a main song... So that's a total of 31 songs. But if necessary we would greatly reduce this number to up to 21 songs, which will be our starting target.
There should be ambient and action packed songs (they will switch when the action picks up in game)

The styles we want are:

For the USA a Funky Rocky feel, maybe with some metal influences. Minimal vocals here and some nice guitar solos. Note the strong bass and Drums in my sample songs. This really helps get you in the mood to "Kick some Ass" American style: p

Samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQTKnplo6 kY The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Sikamikaninco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DudLpRtrW H4 - Red Hot Chili Peppers- Right on Time

In both songs the faster parts would be combat samples and the slower would be ambient samples.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DV-UXRpL Pg
Jane's Addiction- Been Caught Stealing (ambient sample)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BETM1_EL0 Uk
One big mob- Red Hot Chili Peppers- Faster bits only

For the European Union we would like a Technoey Dancey thing with elements of traditional European Music (E.G a few opera vocals here and there, a few harps or Spanish guitar parts, maybe a few organs here and there)
The best example I can come up with is this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BETM1_EL0 Uk
The prodigy- Out of space. Only with the reggae replaced with European stuff.
And for Russia, this is the most free run side I think. Just something Industrial.

To be more specific with the music requests. I would like 2 songs for each faction that have that factions national anthem mixed with the style of music I asked for. One should be ambient, the other fast. On the European one it could have some of the major countries' in the union's anthems mixed in as well (France, Britain, Italy, Germany) But that's just an Idea.

Thanks alot. Oh and if your interested in seeing some of the game sctrenshots heres a link to the MODB page :)

http://www.moddb.com/mods/10275/the-art-
of-war

To see the storyline of the mod see here:

http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/46970/2 002167739565808352_rs.jpg

For more info on the Spangedhem incident look here

http://aycu29.webshots.com/image/48988/2 002151914641260178_rs.jpg

Thanks alot and I hope I can get some help off some of you talented musicians here :)

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 04:43 PM Reply

That looks like a completely awesome idea, and I'd be glad to help you out. While I can't really help you with the American side (lacking guitar skills and the fact that they're damned hard to emulate,) I'd be glad to help you out with either Russia or the EU.

Drop by my music page, see if it's high enough quality for you, and get back to me. :D

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 07:05 PM Reply

Wow, your stuff is very nice. I'm seriously loving Crystalline Shards when it slowly fades in its amazing. Really great song :)

I'd love you to help out. I'll drop you a PM with my MSN and some details.

Thanks alot :) I'm still looking for a few people to help out

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 09:11 PM Reply

Just a little update. We currently have 2 people interested but I;m hoping to build up a nice little team so the music guyz can critique eachothers work and work together in some ways. I'm hoping for about three- four guys. You know what they say, too many cooks spoil the broth.

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 10:37 PM Reply

At 3/20/08 09:11 PM, smooder wrote: Just a little update. We currently have 2 people interested but I;m hoping to build up a nice little team so the music guyz can critique eachothers work and work together in some ways. I'm hoping for about three- four guys. You know what they say, too many cooks spoil the broth.

Just give it a little time. You'll see, other musicians will come around and help you out.

PS: i would like to help you, but i'm afraid my style isn't what you're looking for.


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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 08:33 AM Reply

Well I am after some classical influences for the European Side, so you could definatley help out there, if you want. Thanks for your advice :)

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 08:51 AM Reply

At 3/21/08 08:33 AM, smooder wrote: Well I am after some classical influences for the European Side, so you could definatley help out there, if you want. Thanks for your advice :)

In that case, do you think this piece could be useful ? (Would probably need to be remade)
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/5 8133


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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 09:53 AM Reply

Yes that piece is beautiful. Okay if you join I have my team. You could alter some properties- make it longer and add a really chaotic part, but I really love it. Then it could be called "Kiss of Europa" and be a European song. I'll PM you some Information :)

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 02:39 PM Reply

There, here is a demo of Kiss Grim Europa.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 31886

Please tell me what you think.


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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 04:17 PM Reply

I prefered the first one alot more, With the female voice. Because Europa is a Phonecian Deity (I believe) who is female she was supposed to be really beautiful and the Continent of Europe was named after her. Hence the "kiss of Europa" name.. Maybe you could base it more off the first one.

Did you get my PMs? If so everyone that I sent the PM to can you please sign up at the link I gave you and We'll add you to staff. It's easier to discuss what we want over there :)

I think two of you have already and you should have been afdded to staff so you can see the staff boards and discuss it there :)

Thanks :)

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Response to The Art Of War Cnc Generals Zh Mod Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 04:19 PM Reply

I wish there was an edit button... I do like the new string instrument you added but I think a lyre or spanish guitar would fit better :) So keep with the womans voice and that woluld be cool :0

really good work though :)