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Offline Zak

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Change music quality
« on: December 01, 2013, 10:28:48 pm »
Is there a way to change the quality of the music?
I like the whole Soundtrack but the Battlescape music gets realy annoying in my game.

it sounds total different than this sound clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoD1nA6fzik

Offline Tarvis

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 11:08:47 pm »
That's the Playstation soundtrack. Check the Extras section of the Download page, you can get it for OpenXcom.

EDIT: That link doesn't have it bundled. So use this pack. Just unzip everything into the Data/SOUND folder.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 11:10:58 pm by Tarvis »

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 12:26:01 am »
thanks

Offline Warboy1982

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 06:21:24 am »
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47596892/Playstation_OGG.rar

my pack differs from yours slightly (most notably the gmwin/gmlose music)

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 11:15:48 pm »
A little question:

Some higher end Sound Blaster/Roland cards had "special sounds" which UFO used, like a police siren in the Intro as seen in link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuRzCHaeyXY

Can that one be added to OpenXcom, and are there other "special sounds" that UFO uses?

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 06:45:20 pm »
You cand go to Fenyő’s Music & Sound Effects Collection site for OpenXcom, and at the bottom of the page there is the line: Original UFO: Enemy Unknown 1.0/1.2 DOS Sound Effect Set: UFO-EU_DOS_SOUNDS.ZIP - download that file, and extract it to the SOUND folder, overwriting the existing ones.
This is what i use. It has all the sounds you are looking for.

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 06:54:53 pm »
I just want the Soundblaster 16 version of the soundtrack...
Like this: https://youtu.be/HXkUK4ufWfI?t=2m15s

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 07:34:59 pm »
The SoundBlaster 16 used a Yamaha OPL-3 chip to play MIDI songs. Try the collection "MIDI-OPL-3_FM_128M.zip" on the page above.

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 09:19:03 pm »
Similar, but not it.

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 09:44:04 pm »
I just want the Soundblaster 16 version of the soundtrack...
Like this: https://youtu.be/HXkUK4ufWfI?t=2m15s
The "Original Adlib music" recording by Volutar is what you want.

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2013, 12:20:34 am »
...Yes, yes it is. Why's it called Adlib?

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2013, 02:24:22 am »
Because Adlib and Soundblaster cards used the same music format.

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2013, 02:31:17 pm »
Just wish I knew...

Offline Tarvis

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 06:38:25 am »
A little question:

Some higher end Sound Blaster/Roland cards had "special sounds" which UFO used, like a police siren in the Intro as seen in link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuRzCHaeyXY

Can that one be added to OpenXcom, and are there other "special sounds" that UFO uses?
If you want the soundtrack that has things like the siren, you'll want the Roland MT-32 soundtrack. I don't think anybody's recorded it however, so you can't get it in OpenXcom yet. I can probably find someone at Vogons who has one to record it, though!

I could do a MUNT version until then, but that's not 100% authentic. It'll sound pretty close, though.

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Re: Change music quality
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2013, 11:33:29 am »
The siren sounds/screams/weapon fire sounds are not on the soundrack, they are in the sound effects files. If you look at my post above you can get it there. I use it with the playstation soundrack.