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Retro, The Sounds and The Music.

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I played Super Metroid before official release (Hong Kong pirate copy on my disk copier unit). I actually thought the hard-coded subtitles were a bug or beta issue. :)

    It wasn't until I bought it on cartridge much later that I realised it was part of the game (and bought it again on Wii VC years later).
     
  2. SpudBoy

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    yeh.

    basically.. those subs change the score i give that game from a 9/10 down to a 4/10

    thats how much they shit me.
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Watch on high quality through good speakers (or headphones), and hang around for the "you may be missing some of the benefits stereo can provide".

    The first time I heard that through a proper stereo hi-fi system, I almost peed myself. :)

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  4. dirkmirk

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    Dos Era music is a very fascinating trip down memory lane, I never had 'good' sound hardware back in the day and have collected a few pieces over the years, ie AWE 64 Gold, Ensoniq Soundscape, Yamaha DB50XG wavetable daughtercard, Roland MPU-401 Interface Card thingy & external box( Vintage1985).

    When I first played Doom it was with a pc speaker, no music, I was blown away when I heard it was meant to be played with a sound blaster:shock:, before 3D acclerator cards it was sound cards.

    I did get a soundblaster PRO 2.0 around 1994, and Doom sounded like this, the music was awesome.



    It was about 10 years later when I finally heard how that first level of Doom actually sounded with the best hardware available, a roland sc-55 sound module or roland scc-1, I could not believe how good the music really was and since then I've been very interested in wavetable music for dos games.



    This is a modern remake, this guy has remade all of the first episode soundtrack.



    Console versions, I like the 3DO version the most.



    The worst is the Sega 32X



    Super Nintendo, Better than the SB16 PC, good drums



    For something a bit different, dude playing the doom soundtrack on the piano, amazing.



    This is another remake by Sonic Clang for the last Level of Episode 1 (E1M8), this is so creepy and cool, the whole remade soundtrack is really good.



    Just about all levels for all platforms are available to listen on youtube, music does'nt get any better than the original doom.

    edit: embeded videos.
     
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  5. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    This is one of my favourite covers of Wizball's title music from the Commodore 64.



    There are some great versions of various C64 and Amiga titles from sites such as Remix64 and Amiga Remix, many tracks of which I carry on my phone to play at work or in the car. :)
     
  6. Bertle

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    OMG Harry Potter Plays the guitar... and very well too I might add, like magic infact.

    If you think that was good then listen to this. It made me get a bit teary, amazing stuff and apparently he's done lots of other game music too. I'm going to listen to Ghost n goblins theme next.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTSUR3RHh9M
     
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  7. breech

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  8. Thunder

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    I've always liked the old Sierra games. They always had quite a good musical score throughout the game.

    I actually own a Roland MIDI synthesizer so I've made a few recordings of their music and game introduction sequences. If you've only ever heard their games on a Soundblaster I'd urge you to listen to them on the Roland, as they were meant to sound :)

    Anyway, one of my favorites Space Quest 3.

     
  9. Pablo_H

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  10. SpudBoy

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    Speaking of Spacequest...........


    Here is an old remix I did in my Tracker days.

    Here is another.. but this time its Tetris Song B



    they play in winamp/MODPlug so go nuts =3

    edit: use modplug preferably, the nullsoft module decoder has known issues (its not very good at pitch estimation)
     
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  11. breech

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    Nice mods SpudBoy :thumbup:
     
  12. SpudBoy

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    heh, yeah- they're very very old.

    did them in early highschool..

    moved on from mods to Reason now. But i thought they would go nicely in this thread.. - always good to pimp myself out at the same time. :leet:

    edit: holy crap. - i just found this...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr6FY-WAmgs

    embedded:


    im famous... lol
     
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  13. Matt Fernandez

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    Ocarina Of Time

    /thread
     
  14. Mau1wurf1977

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    Hmm I can hear a lot of popping in that recording...

    What Roland module have you got?

    This is one of the earlier Sierra Games and is best enjoyed on a very first generation MT-32 unit.
     
  15. Pablo_H

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    Cool. I thought that reyn was just a good musician, didn't know that he actually composed some music for the c64, amgia, consoles and PC in the 80s and 90s too.
     
  16. Bertle

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    Not sure he actually composed any of them, but certainly recreates them amazingly well.
     
  17. Fresh79

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    Those Doom soundtracks bring back memories.

    I LOVED the Barrels O Fun level soundtrack

     
  18. metamorphosis

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    Star Control 2
    Rastan Saga
    Ghosts and Goblins
    Bubble bobble
     
  19. Mau1wurf1977

    Mau1wurf1977 (Banned or Deleted)

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    Oh boy I haven't felt so young in years :D

    Creative Labs Soundblaster 1.5

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    + Two "CMS (Creative Music System) upgrade chips

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    = A Soundblaster card + Gameblaster / CMS all in one!

    [​IMG]

    Which in turn = RETRO HEAVEN

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    I love how Gameblaster sounds. It is full Stereo and sounds more like 8 bit music than adlib FM synth. With headphones it's really quite amazing.

    I also got two Soundblaster Pro 2.0 cards. These can't be upgraded to CMS, but they have OPL3 over OPL2 and they are much less noisy than the mono Soundblaster cards.


    [​IMG]
     
  20. SpudBoy

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    so jealous man.. so very jealous.


    I meanwhile, have discovered famitrack >=3

    havent had a chance to really play around with it, but I am planning a remake of the spacequest theme NES style =3
     

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