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Offline Gillman

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TFTDs Music - Different Versions?
« on: September 09, 2015, 03:32:21 pm »
I have heard that there are some different versions of TFTDs great soundtrack. I know at least two of them: 1. the DOS-Version 2. the PSX-Version

The PSX-Version has live orchestra music and I don`t like it, because the "8-bit"-DOS-Version sounds really "eerie" and the live orchestra version completely lost this charm.

My questions:

1. How many different versions are there? Is there a difference between the DOS and Windows version? Or the floppy and CD version?
2. Is it possible to use Dosbox's Gravis Ultrasound emulation in OpenXcom:

https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=GUS_Music_in_Dosbox

Offline SupSuper

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Re: TFTDs Music - Different Versions?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 04:18:23 pm »
There's only the DOS version (Adlib), Windows version (MIDI) and PSX version (digital), and they're all pretty similar.

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Re: TFTDs Music - Different Versions?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 08:57:28 pm »
Indeed, they all sound almost the same to me too. I personally like this version.
It's sort of an enhancement of the PSX music, like UFO PSX music compared to original.
The only problem is you need to rename them accordingly.

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Re: TFTDs Music - Different Versions?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 06:53:51 pm »
Yes, they sound pretty similar! But imho the DOS version captures the sound of 70s, 80s horror movie soundtracks: very dark bass synth

BTW: The "It follows" soundtrack from Disasterpeace has the same "vibe":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JgeucI4oLs

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Re: TFTDs Music - Different Versions?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 12:23:01 am »
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but you might be interested in TFTD's music as rendered on an MT-32 - OpenXCom Forum link.

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Re: TFTDs Music - Different Versions?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 12:28:21 pm »
Are there currently any music-mods for TFTD? I particularly hate the tune played, after a completed mission on the geoscape. Usually, when you are done with a mission, you do some wrap-up. And if you aren't really fast in doing that, getting something else, triggering another music tune, this annoying shreek-sound will be played. I hate that one...