My mods now have an official bug tracker. You can find it by clicking "Issues" at the top of this page. Please make all bugs reports and suggestions there, and not in the comments or via PM. It makes keeping track of everything so much easier. Thanks!
Don't forget to update Embassy when you update ActualMusic! Version 1.3.2 will require Embassy 1.0.2. You can find Embassy here.
If you speak another language and would like to see it in the mod, please take a look over here where you can provide a translation. I'll include any translations I get in the next minor update!
I'll be completely honest: Minecraft music simply doesn't do it for me. There's no spirit to them, and they are completely uninterested in what you the player are up to in the world you're immersed in. One of the first mods I played with to rectify this problem was called MusicChoices, and it scratched the itch with the utmost finesse - until I updated beyond its scope, and it couldn't follow me.
Unable to go back to Minecraft's sad and haunting tune after I had experienced music that helped weave life into my gameplay, I sought out an alternative. I ran into a mod called Ambience, which more or less made itself out to be a watered down version of MusicChoices. I downloaded it after finding nothing better available, because I thought that it would surely be better than nothing.
As it turned out, Ambience had some problems that really held it back. I still used the mod for a time, but eventually I decided to take it upon myself to fix the problems, and later improve upon the mod itself. Without having any prior experience with modding or java, I was still ultimately successful and I decided to try writing a new mod from the ground up, designed exactly how I'd want it to be. I called it ActualMusic. I beta tested it for a month with a couple of friends, and now I have it at a place where I'm comfortable releasing it to the world.
ActualMusic is a mod that replaces vanilla Minecraft's bland music with any music you want, for almost any in-game setting and situation. There's very little config-tampering required to set the mod up - just throw some music in the folder it provides and it'll play it when the time is right!
Additionally, it creates little "title cards" that pop up when you enter a new area, telling you where you are (like how some RPGs used to).
Name the mp3 files you put in the folder a specific (set of) keywords that the mod recognizes and you're good to go. You don't need to add each song to the config file!
Documentation & Help:
I've written documentation for the mod, which you can find by clicking "Wiki" at the top of the page (make sure you choose the right version, because I'll be updating the docs as new files with each major version). If you found a bug or want to make a suggestion for the mod please visit my issue tracker, also at the top of the page. If anything is unclear or if you have any other questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Please head on over to the Discord server I set up, right here! I'll try to check in on this site too, but I make no promises - I have the memory span of a fish.
The Discord Server has a channel where people can submit song packs they've created for others to download. If you're interested in the mod but don't want to put the music together yourself, check it out!
Here are the song packs I've put together myself for the mod:
( If an above link says 'not found', it's because I added the link to the pack while the mods were still reviewing it. Check again in a few minutes! )
Thanks for trying my mod! It's the first time I've done a project like this, so please let me know what you think! Whether you have criticism to help me improve my work, or just want to say that you like it, I'm always happy to hear from people!
If you'd like to show your support, pay a visit to the Patreon page!
Come join me at my Discord server!