Chicken Invaders Universe - Party Like It’s 2002 - Ultimate Music Pack is a mod for Chicken Inavders Universe that include all the music tracks from the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode update, but it doesn’t stop there; it also include the original music tracks from CI2 (the original 2002 release), both the standard edition and the xmas edition, and even in both original mono audio (from the original releases) and in stereo audio (from the remastered version), plus a little “extra” bonus.
There is a small problem with this mod, however; 3 of the tracks from the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode update are copyrighted; CI4 Music 3, CI5 Music 3 and CI5 Theme, to be specific. The mod include two versions of the pack that contains all the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode update tracks; one with the copyrighted tracks, and one with 3 replacement tracks. Both the standalone copyrighted and non-copyrighted tracks can be downloaded separetly from the other tracks, so you can change them depending on your taste or (especially) on the situation (for exemple if you want to stream the game or upload a video of it with the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode tracks, it is best to use the non-copyrighted tracks to avoid any problem).
Here there are all the music tracks from the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode update (v126_2, to be precise).
Here there are all the music tracks from the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode update, but the “game3-CI4”, “game3-CI5” and “theme-CI5” music tracks are replaced with theyr non-copyrighted versions. The replacement tracks for “game3-CI4” and “game3-CI5” were supposed to be included in the v127 update, but instead the update removed the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode alltoghether, along with it’s music tracks, therfor the replacement tracks were never included in the game, until now (well, not officially, of course).
Here there are the 3 copyrighted music tracks from the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode update (“game3-CI4”, “game3-CI5” and “theme-CI5”).
Here there are the 3 non-copyrighted replacement tracks for the “game3-CI4”, “game3-CI5” and “theme-CI5” music tracks (for the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode).
The tracks are called “Another Affair” (game3-CI4), “Musical Maze” (game3-CI5) and “Guardian Dragon” (theme-CI5).
Here there are the original CI2 music tracks, ripped directly from the original 2002 release game files and recostructed (the music tracks in the original CI2 2002 release were divided into pieces to be able to repeat pieces of the tracks more easly. The pieces have been put toghether in the right order and recostructed).
These tracks have low volume, bad quality, mono audio and they’re not extended.
Here there are the remastered CI2 music tracks, ripped directly from the remastered 2021 release game files.
These tracks have high volume, good quality, stereo audio and they’re extended.
Here there are the original CI2 xmas music tracks, ripped directly from the original 2003 release game files and recostructed (same as the standard edition).
They have all the same features of the original standard edition tracks.
Here there are the remastered CI2 xmas music tracks, ripped directly from the remastered 2021 xmas DLC game files.
They have all the same features of the remastered standard edition tracks, except that these tracks are only partially more extended, but they’re still not the full mixes.
Here there are the remastered CI2 xmas music tracks, but extended at theyr full length.
These tracks were taken from the “xmasmix” found on Modarchive.org, wich are basically the same as the ones taken directly from the CI2 remastered game files, but these ones are the full mixes. They were all in one single track one after another, so they’ve been divided.
Here there is the original CI1 theme, the one from the original 1999 release, the one that started it all.
I know I know, it’s not “technically” “Party Like It’s 2002” related, but at the same time it is. After all, this is the only missing track from the original 2 episodes, so since I was at it, I just included it as a bonus (and yes, it is ripped directly from the original CI1 game files).
Worst audio quality out of all the original music tracks from the series. Enjoy it in all it’s crustiness and let yourself feel extremely old!
To install these mods, you first need IAMI, wich you can find here.
Once you have the program, open it, click “1” to proceed with the installation mode, then select the mod file you want to install, and then go where you have installed CIU and open the wad file that you want to install the mod in by replacing the files insde it.
Now some clarifications.
The wad files are the files where the game data is stored (literally “Where’s All Data”), you have to select the one you want to replace the files inside it, depending on the mod, wich in this case is the file called “CIU.dat.222x.standard”, wich contains all the music for the standard edition of CIU.
For the CI2 Xmas Music mods, the process is the same, except those should be installed in the file called “CIU.dat.222x.xmas”. Since the file structure is the same for each wad file, you can also install the music mods for the xmas edition in the file for the standard edition and vice versa, if you really want (for some reasons).
The name of the wad files could change in the future updates of CIU. If this happens, take the name of the files I liste above as a reference for the new files names.
Due to the wad files having changed the name of the extension multiple times in the past, IAMI may not recognize the current wad files names. For this reason, always select the option “all files” before selecting the wad file you want to install a mod in.
Back with the installation guide.
Once you selected the mod file and the wad file, click “enter” and then press “Y/y” to confirm the installation.
Then just wait for the installation process to finish.
Once it’s finished, open the game and you’re good to go.
In case you want to download all the mod files of this music pack, you can directly download the whole zip file containing all the mod files at once.
In case you also want the music files of each mod, you could either extract them from the wad file with IAMT once you installed the mod in it, or you could just simply download the whole zip file containing all the music files at once.
I’ve upload the non-copyrighted replacement music tracks for the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode on my YouTube channel if you want to listen to them, since they’re not been uploaded by anyone else (at least for now), however that’s not why I uploaded them; it was just a test to know if those tracks were actually copyrighted or not (more information in the description of the video), however since they turned out to be (apperently) safe, and since no one else has uploaded them (for now), I’ll keep the video, but I may remove it in the future, or maybe pass it to someone else to be uploaded on another YouTube channel; I still don’t know, but right now it’s here if you want to listen to these tracks.
If you want to play the game with the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode crusty graphics while enjoying the “Party Like It’s 2002” mode (not crusty at all) music, then check out this post.
While I basically did all the work, I would like to give a special thanks to InterActon studios and especially VerMishelb, wich helped me out immensely, both providing me with all the files and informations I needed to create the definitve edition of this mod. I hope you will appreciate it.
And now… LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 2002!!!