DiRT 3, Powered by the EGO Game Engine developed by Codemasters, UK, is a rallying video game and the third release of DiRT series, one of the most advanced racing game (DiRT 2 was the first DirectX 11 Game supporting Tessellation and stunning graphics performance) where you can race through the snow, rain and dirt and experience dramatic night races with the largest amount of rally content in the Dirt series yet.
Features stunning new Gymkhana mode, inspired by Ken Block’s incredible freestyle driving event, and enables you to upload your best runs direct to YouTube! Other game mode capability includes split-screen and competitive online multiplayer.
DiRT series is also known for its soundtracks and DiRT 3 does include some great soundtracks that are available on Youtube, metacafe, etc. If you have purchased or downloaded this game, you might want to look in to the game folder (Or you have already gone through but had no luck!!) that already include these tracks, atleast I would! This article is about how you can listen to the tracks and get the Artist and Track name before even going to Youtube and other sites. Yes, ofcourse you can find these listings in various gaming sites too. But what if you are interested in a particular track that you heard while zooming through this rally race game!
DiRT 3 tracks are stored on your disk at the installation location. Go to the root and you’ll find a folder named ‘audio‘. Bingo!!. Now you have the location, and you start looking for the audio files…BUMP!! You have no idea where to go next. FYI DiRT 3 folder is organised into categories. The folder which we are interested in is the ‘dictionaries‘.
DiRT 3 audios are stored in WIM files. Nothing is known about this format at present. WIM are some kind of archives with special information about the audio. Anyways WIM is not playable, do not attempt to play these files with you codec pack!
Furthermore, On May23, 2011, Moddb.com released few DiRT 3 editing tools along with the EGO Audio Tool. The tool is responsible for giving you the access to the folder and WIM files. You will be able to play audio files and tweak to some extent such as replacing the original files, sorry you wont be able to extract though or convert to different formats.
Unpack and launch the utility, note that the utility will automatically find your installation path and present you with the screen similar to the screenshot shown below.
(To download this tool, go to Moddb or alternatively Download from here : EGO Audio Tool )
The track name and artist names are stored in ‘musicPlayer.xml‘ file under Audio Folder. Open this folder and search for the DiRT 3 music file name. In this case, mus_fnd_quad04 (File-name of ~/ mus_fnd_quad04.WIM ). Below screen-shot should reveal you the artist and track name.
There are about 49 tracks in DiRT 3. The following is the complete listing/RIP.
01. Phonat – Intimate Confessions
02. Hudson Mohawke – FUSE
03. Starkey – OK Luv
04. Scott Nixon – The Wedge
05. Starkey – Pleasure Points
06. Tek-One – LHC Blues
07. Scott Nixon – Resolution
08. Lorn – Cherry Moon
09. Chase + Status – Blind Faith feat. Liam Bailey
10. Skream – Listenin ‘To Records On My Wall
11. Phonat – Ghetto Burnin ‘(MMMathias Remix)
12. Starkey – New Cities feat. Kiki Hitomi
13. We Are Scientists – Rules Don’t Stop
14. Phonat – Ghetto Burnin ‘
15. Danny Byrd – We Can Have It All
16. South Central – Demons (Main Citizen Mix)
17. Dinosaur Pileup – Wheels Turning
18. Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends
19. Everything Everything – Suffragette Suffragette
20. Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On
21. Leftfield – Storm 3000
22. Furyon – Disappear Again
23. 65 Days of Static – Crash Tactics
24. Biffy Clyro – That Golden Rule
25. Black Spiders – What Good’s A Rock Without A Roll
26. Glamour of the Kill – Feeling Alive
27. Young Guns – Crystal Clear
28. Alter Bridge – Isolation
29. Deaf Havana – Smiles All Round
30. Fort Knox Five – Uptown Tricks (Shimon’s Trix Radio Mix) [feat. Mustafa Akbar]
31. UNKLE – The Answer
32. Harlem – Friendly Ghost
33. Atmosphere – The Waitress
34. David E. Sugar – Keep It Simple
35. People Under The Stairs – Trippin ‘At The Disco
36. Fort Knox Five – Insight (A Skillz Remix)
37. Drive A – Are You Blind
38. The Gaslight Anthem – The Spirit Of Jazz
39. Crocodiles – Mirrors
40. Graffiti Six – Stare Into The Sun
41. Moloko – Fun For Me
42. RJD2 – Good Times Roll Pt.2
43. TORNADO – Go! Team
44. Aceyalone + RJD2 – All for U
45. Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me
46. Run DMC – Peter Piper
47. Fort Knox Five – Insight (The Nextmen Remix)
48. Danny Byrd – Judgement Day
49. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Cauliflower (Does It Offend You, Yeah – Remix)
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