Wanted: arrangements of Testament music

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By Sama

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10-11-2007, 02:47

That's weird! I know the problem you describe. My original version does not have this problem. Never played it on the computer types you describe, but I guess it should work just fine on a NMS8280, if it works on a NMS8250. I was told once that someone applied some kind of hack to the game in order to show the ending already after finding the exit of level 1 (the boss is even skipped) and this was the version that was mostly found in the cracked circuit. Maybe you are the proud owner of the master disk of all those copies? Big smile

By dexx

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10-11-2007, 13:33

back ontopic Tongue
arrangements of testament...
something like this???
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jhnv/Testament.mp3
here is the program (sound emu) for playing the rest of the songs, all the files are in the zip file :)
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jhnv/fm.zip

By JohnHassink

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10-11-2007, 16:54

@dexx: Much thanks for this links.
I always wondered how the PC-88 versions would sound.
There's a lot of differences with the MSX-versions, which sort of proves to me that "they" (at least Telenet/Wolf Team/Glodia) didn't always let the original composers do the re-arranging.

About the enddemo-after-stage 1 thing;

This cheat was based upon changing 1 or 2 addresses with a disk monitor.

Setting these back on their original values (I believe even something simple like from FF to 00) would repair the game.

I gotta have the addresses noted somewhere... If I find them, I'll post them here.

By JohnHassink

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10-11-2007, 22:22

***** CAUTION: LONG BULLSHIT STORY *****

When you think of it, transferring raw tone/envelope data to other sound hardware...

With this little gang (Glodia/Telenet) it's kind of hard to figure out who did what.

For those who would find this interesting:

Very small example regarding differences...

Notice for instance how, with the PC-88 version of the titlesong, the drums get in earlier ?

If the (MSX version) titlesong roughly has this structure:

Intro
A
B
A
B
C (drums fall in at end)
A 2 (with drums)
B 2 (with drums)
C 2 (with drums)
A
B
End

The arrangement of the PC-88 differs.

It's actually a "chiptune" issue;
Construct songs which are tailor-made to fit the specifications of the sound chip.
(Good example: Ys series on MSX)

Anyway, when A & B get repeated in A2 & B2, the channel which before did the "echo" is traded in for the drums.

On PC-88 hardware, there were more possibilities regarding amount of channels 'n' stuff.

The use of drums is not influenced by the 3-channel limitation.
They're already used freely from the beginning of the song, but especially; they come in just before part C.

So those are quite interesting "arrangement issues", I think.

How would you, me, or anyone do it if there were no limitiations like these at all, but still want to stay true to the song's essention? Smile

By MrRudi

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12-11-2007, 16:37

Hmm never did anything with testament, although I love the introsong and often play it on the piano...I might take a look at it Smile

ps. anyone got the original MSX themes as mp3 or anything? I don't like working from the PC88 music, and I don't plan on playing through the game to get to the songs...

ps2. anyone got experience with this Hoot program, how to add music? I find lots of sets, for daiva, telenet games etc....but I don't know how to get Hoot to recognize em...

By MrRudi

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12-11-2007, 18:00

Nevermind the ps2....got it figured out Big smile

By wolf_

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12-11-2007, 18:18

If you let the intro of Testament run, then following all that is some kinda cast demonstration which features a lots of tunes. If these are all the game's tunes then there's your BGM player.

Dunno, might look at the game's music some day.. not until newyear tho.

By JohnHassink

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12-11-2007, 22:05

If these are all the game's tunes then there's your BGM player.They're not...

@ MrRudi: Did you find that stuff in a legal way?
If so, *please* share the goods (links) with us!!!!! Smile

By dexx

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12-11-2007, 22:51

okay, don't cry Tongue
check this site:
www.hoot-archive.tk
you'll have to place the entire ZIP file in a folder..
for example, place a PC88 music set in the folder PC88
MSX in MSX etc etc ;) GOT THAT?! :hannibal:

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