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The Two Worlds music is one of its strong points in my view so I was keen to be able to listen to it outside of the game, without paying extra for a soundtrack CD. It's a pity GOG didn't offer the soundtrack as a separate download for this game, but by following the steps below, anyone interested can get the files for themselves.

1. Download unxwb from Luigi Auriemma's web site (the webpage is quite long - use this link to download the file directly).

2. If you don't already have it, download and install a copy of VLC Player.

3. Decide which folder you want the extracted music to go into - C:\Music\Two Worlds\ will be assumed in the remaining steps.

4. Copy the following files Music.xwb and Sounds.xsb from the XACT\Win subfolder of your Two Worlds folder (default C:\Programs\GOG Games\Two Worlds\) to C:\Music\Two Worlds\.

5. Extract unxwb.exe from the unxwb.zip file you downloaded in step 1 and copy it to C:\Music\Two Worlds\.

6. Open a command prompt window and type the following commands (pressing Return after each line):

cd C:\Music\Two Worlds
unxwb -b Sounds.xsb 313595 Music.xwb


7. The second command should produce 38 files with .wav extensions in the C:\Music\Two Worlds folder. Check that none of them are zero-length (sometimes unxwb throws a wobbly) - if one is, just repeat the above unxwb command and allow it to replace everything.

8. The .wav files should be playable in VLC Player - try a couple to test them.

9. To use other media players, you will need to convert the files using VLC Player. This can only be done one file at a time with the current version at time of posting (1.1.8) and requires the following steps, for each file:

9a). Select Media-Convert/Save;
9b). Click Add and select the .wav file (in C:\Music\Two Worlds) to covert;
9c). Select Convert/Save then fill in the destination filename (should be the same as the source filename - copy and paste it to save typing, except that you will need to change the .wav extension to that of your preferred format, most likely .mp3 or .ogg). Then specify the format (Audio - Ogg or Audio - MP3 are the most likely choices) and ensure the bitrate is high enough - 192 Kb/s should suffice for even the most picky. The ultra-picky may prefer FLAC but bear in mind that the source files are themselves compressed (using ADPCM).
9d). Click Start - VLC should then do the conversion which, if you have a slow processor, may take noticeably longer than playing the file. If it seems to finish instantly, then VLC hasn't done it - check the file details to ensure they are correct.
Thank you for posting this - it worked perfectly!
Thanks for your sharing. To extract great tunes playing on my computer, as for me, I usually record audio from YouTube videos, Tidal, Spotify, and other platforms with this AudFree Windows Audio Capture. It enables to preserve the streams ID 3 tags information will recording, then I can manage them easily.
Two Worlds does come with a separate mp3 soundtrack download, at least in my GOG edition. Maybe this was cut later?

But, it is the "soundtrack album" which may not be exactly the same as the in-game music. Therefore this extraction method is still helpful.
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AstralWanderer: The Two Worlds music is one of its strong points in my view so I was keen to be able to listen to it outside of the game, without paying extra for a soundtrack CD. It's a pity GOG didn't offer the soundtrack as a separate download for this game, but by following the steps below, anyone interested can get the files for themselves.

1. Download unxwb from Luigi Auriemma's web site (the webpage is quite long - use this link to download the file directly).

2. If you don't already have it, download and install a copy of VLC Player.

3. Decide which folder you want the extracted music to go into - C:\Music\Two Worlds\ will be assumed in the remaining steps.

4. Copy the following files Music.xwb and Sounds.xsb from the XACT\Win subfolder of your Two Worlds folder (default C:\Programs\GOG Games\Two Worlds\) to C:\Music\Two Worlds\.

5. Extract unxwb.exe from the unxwb.zip file you downloaded in step 1 and copy it to C:\Music\Two Worlds\.

6. Open a command prompt window and type the following commands (pressing Return after each line):

cd C:\Music\Two Worlds
unxwb -b Sounds.xsb 313595 Music.xwb


7. The second command should produce 38 files with .wav extensions in the C:\Music\Two Worlds folder. Check that none of them are zero-length (sometimes unxwb throws a wobbly) - if one is, just repeat the above unxwb command and allow it to replace everything.

8. The .wav files should be playable in VLC Player - try a couple to test them.

9. To use other media players, you will need to convert the files using VLC Player. This can only be done one file at a time with the current version at time of posting (1.1.8) and requires the following steps, for each file:

9a). Select Media-Convert/Save;
9b). Click Add and select the .wav file (in C:\Music\Two Worlds) to covert;
9c). Select Convert/Save then fill in the destination filename (should be the same as the source filename - copy and paste it to save typing, except that you will need to change the .wav extension to that of your preferred format, most likely .mp3 or .ogg). Then specify the format (Audio - Ogg or Audio - MP3 are the most likely choices) and ensure the bitrate is high enough - 192 Kb/s should suffice for even the most picky. The ultra-picky may prefer FLAC but bear in mind that the source files are themselves compressed (using ADPCM).
9d). Click Start - VLC should then do the conversion which, if you have a slow processor, may take noticeably longer than playing the file. If it seems to finish instantly, then VLC hasn't done it - check the file details to ensure they are correct.
Much thanks to your sharing! As for me, I like to extract music or audio from website, like YouTube or other platforms, and I ususlly use DRmare Music Capture to help me. I think it works well. If necessary, you could take a try of it.
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AgnesEvan: Thanks for your sharing. To extract great tunes playing on my computer, as for me, I usually record audio from YouTube videos, Tidal, Spotify, and other platforms with this . It enables to preserve the streams ID 3 tags information will recording, then I can manage them easily.
I currently use the DRmare Audio Capture for Windows, it works great, you can give it a try.
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Waltorious: Two Worlds does come with a separate mp3 soundtrack download, at least in my GOG edition. Maybe this was cut later?
That seems correct - it wasn't present when I wrote that first post. Nice of GOG to add it (the mocap session video is another extra added after release) but some sort of notification would have been nicer still.

There's also a Two Worlds soundtrack CD (by Harold Faltermeyer featuring Amber Moon) for those who prefer their media "physical".
I really want to share the tool Audio Capture developed by TunesKit with you. It is a smart audio grabber to capture any audio playing on the computer and save the recorded tracks in MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, etc. formats with original audio quality and ID tags preserved for playing on any device.
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Post edited November 21, 2019 by BellaGorden