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    Late Goodbye Song Extraction Guide by skylerz

    Version: 1.4 | Updated: 10/24/03 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    |  FAQ - Late Goodbye Song Extraction Guide. Lyrics Included                 |
    |  Version: 1.4 Update                                                       |
    |  Date: 10/24/2003 Time: 2:23:54 PM EST                                     |
    |  Composed by: skylerz A.K.A Sky Email: skyler@tampabay.rr.com              |
    |  Web: http://skyz.servehttp.com                                            |
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                                    .:TABLE OF CONTENTS:.
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    Update
    About
    Introduction/Description
    Tools Necessary
    Process/How To
    Play
    Lyrics
    Copyright
    Revision History
    
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                                          .:UPDATE:.
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    It has come to my attention that Poets of The Fall have listed their lyrics.
    They can be found on their official website: http://www.poetsofthefall.com
    
    Additionally further references to the song where found with in the game.
    Complete lyrics can be found under the LYRICS heading, and references to the
    song can be found under the ABOUT heading.
    
    Additionally www.poetsofthefall.com website has launched.
    Plans to offer Late Goodbye in mp3 format will be on www.maxpayne2.com
    sometime in November according to poetsofthefall.com
    
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                                          .:ABOUT:.
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    As taken from http://www.poetsofthefall.com
    
    The story behind the song "Late Goodbye" in the computer game Max Payne 2, is
    simply as follows. "The guys from Remedy had heard our music before and asked
    us to write a song for the game. Happily we complied. Sam Lake sent me a poem
    he'd written some time ago, and said I could use whatever images the poem
    conjured up in my head, to write the lyrics. This was great since it really
    worked to inspire me. I sat on my kitchen floor that night, with my guitar,
    and wrote the song".
    
    I was one of those people who happened to like the song and really wanted to
    be able to listen to it whenever I wanted with out having to open the game
    and play the credits. Now so can you!
    
    The Janitor sings and listens to it. (In 2 different levels)
    Mona sings it in the shower.
    A guard whistles it.
    Cleaner plays it on the piano.
    Promo poster in restaurant.
    A guard mentions it in appartments, says it's his favorite.
    The end credits.
    
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                                 .:INTRODUCTION/DESCRIPTION:.
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    With this guide you will be able to extract, listen, and play
    "Late Goodbye" by: Poets of The Fall.
    You will be able to listen to it in either .wav or .mp3 format.
    
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                                      .:TOOLS NECESSARY:.
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    1) The full version of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
    2) RadTools freely downloadable here:
       http://www.smacker.com/down/Bink/RADTools.exe
    3) Optional .wav to .mp3 converter.
       A free trial is located at:
       http://www.wav-to-mp3.com
    4) Audio player such as winamp, windows media player.
    
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                                      .:PROCESS/HOW TO:.
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    1) Open RADTools
    2) Select convert a file
    3) Select "credits.bik" file in the movies folder where you installed
       Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
       Default Directory: "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Max Payne 2\movies"
    4) Click Output type... Select WAV
    5) Under convert audio select "To 16bit/Stereo"
    6) Click convert
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    Optional steps to convert .wav into .mp3 format
    (Example using Cool MP3 Converter from http://www.wav-to-mp3.com)
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    1) Open your .wav to .mp3 converter
    2) Click Wav to Mp3 tab
    3) Click Add ... Browse to the .wav file you created
    4) Click convert a nag screen will appear, just ignore it.
    5) Click convert again.
    
    This will create a 128 Kbps/44 Khz mp3 file from the .wav file.
    Additionally you could click the OPTIONS tab and choose a different output
    method such as 192 Kbps.
    
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                                         .:PLAY:.
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    In order to play your new .mp3 you will need a .mp3 player such as winamp.
    In order to play your new .wav you will need a .wav player such as winamp.
    Winamp is available at:
    http://www.winamp.com
    Windows Media Player is available at:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp
    Other audio/media players will work just listed two common applications.
    
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                                         .:LYRICS:.
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    In our headlights
    staring, bleak
    beer cans
    deer's eyes
    
    On the asphalt
    underneath
    our crushed plans
    and my lies
    
    Lonely street signs
    power lines
    they keep on flashing
    flashing by
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    
    Your breath
    hot upon my cheek
    and we crossed
    that line
    
    You made me strong
    when I was feeling weak
    and we crossed
    that one time
    
    Screaming stop signs
    staring wild eyes
    keep on flashing
    flashing by
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    
    The devil grins from ear to ear when he sees the hand he's dealt us
    points at your flaming hair and then we're playin' hide and seek
    
    I can't breathe easy here 'less our trail's gone cold behind us
    'til then the John mirror you stare at yourself grown old and weak
    
    We keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night
    it's a late goodbye
    such a late goodbye
    
    And we keep driving into the night...
    
    Lyrics From: http://www.poetsofthefall.com/index.jsp?p=305,307,320
    
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                                         .:COPYRIGHT:.
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    This document is Copyright (c) 2003. All Rights Reserved.
    
    This guide maybe redistributed in full only, and aslong as credit is given to
    myself and poetsofthefall.com for the lyrics. This guide can be used as personal
    and private use only. All instances of Max Payne, Max Payne 2 are intellectual
    property and copyright of Remedy and Rockstar games. "Late Goodbye" remains
    property of Poets of The Fall.
    
    All tools and applications used to extract the song remain property of their
    authors and are not to be used in any way that invalidates their intended use.
    
    The information found within the document is, to the best of the abilities
    and knowledge of the author, 100% accurate. However, the possibility exists
    that inaccurate information may be found within. Any errors (human, computer,
    or otherwise) should be reported to the author as soon as possible.
    
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                                       .:REVISION HISTORY:.
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    * = Current Version
    
    * 1.4 (10/24/2003) - Updated lyrics, update and about sections.
                         Ammended the Copyright.
    
      1.3 (10/21/2003) - Added Copyright, Revision History, and Update Sections.
                         Completed Lyrics. (Gave credit to thefiresauce.com)
                         Added references to Late Goodbye found with-in the game.
    
      1.2 (10/18/2003) - Initial version posted on GameFAQs.
    
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    Enjoy!