Old School Pc Game Music

ConfuzorConfuzor Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2412Awaiting Authorization
edited July 2004 in Off-Topic
<div class="IPBDescription">NON-CONSOLE ONLY!</div> It seems like when old school game music is mentioned, the spotlight is always turned to the soundtracks from SNES titles. Seldom does PC game music ever seem to be of worthy mention.

If you can override your hatred of synthetic bleating for just one moment, I really think the following tracks (1-3 are midi format, 4-11 are mod format) really stand out as really great music from the PC history. Or maybe they're just damn catchy. Since the musical limitation for games no longer exist now like they did in the past, I'd really like to hear some of these tracks redone (would especially love to hear a #3 redone in Big Band <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> )

I'll leave the name of these tracks anonymous... let's see if you guys can still recognize these tunes. (All these tracks can be found from the <a href='http://www.mirsoft.info/gamemods.php' target='_blank'>World of Game MODs</a>)

<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/1.mid' target='_blank'>#1 - Let's start easy...</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/2.mid' target='_blank'>#2 - Works well in a cop show.</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/3.mid' target='_blank'>#3 - One of only two midis to grace my mp3 playlist.</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/4.mod' target='_blank'>#4 - One of the better fighting games for PC</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/5.mod' target='_blank'>#5 - From the same game as #4</a>

Following four are from one of the best games of all time. #8 & #9 have actually been redone in the 3DO version.

<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/6.mod' target='_blank'>#6</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/7.mod' target='_blank'>#7</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/8.mod' target='_blank'>#8</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/9.mod' target='_blank'>#9</a>

Favourite non-mp3 game traacks. Hell, two of my favourite tracks of all time actually. (I used the main character of the game for my avatar a long time ago):

<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/10.mod' target='_blank'>#10</a>
<a href='http://s95094929.onlinehome.us/stuff/11.mod' target='_blank'>#11</a>

So what other old-school PC game tracks really hit a cord for you guys?


  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Members
    #1 = doom <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo-->
    #2 = doesn't work
    The rest...i have no bloody idea.
  • AfrAfr Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16240Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited July 2004
    #1 Doom
    #3 Sam And Max: Hit the road.
    #4 One must fall
    #5 One must fall
    #6 Star Control 2
    #7 Star Control 2
    #8 Star Control 2
    #9 Star Control 2
    #10 Crusaders: No remorce.
    #11 Crusaders: No remorce.

    Im getting close <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo-->

  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Members
    edited July 2004

    1 is duke nukem 3D silly XD
    ~whaps sonic repeatedly with a cheesecake~

    <b>edit:</b> not too sure on the rest but the 'one must fall' tracks are cool. I miss the old midi beats. Don't get game music that has me jumping much anymore though (pardon the console mention) beyond good and evil had some nifty tracks =3

    <b>edit 2:</b> omg! what's that last game, tracks 10 and 11??? I remember those tunes and it feels good but I can't place them =o
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Members
    edited July 2004
    Oh bloody hell.

    Was just playing doom II and they sounded similar, and i completed duke 3d a few days ago. Dam heat making me confused
  • AfrAfr Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16240Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    I cant remember #2.. its driving me insane <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Members
    edited July 2004
    crusaders!!! that game rocked so hard XD
    I just remember the main guy looking like a crimson boba-fet, it was isometric and it had some head cracking puzzles and snazzy combat. Kinda felt like fallout but at the same time very very different (combat wasn't turn based for a start) =3

    I need to go find a copy of it again now o.O

    <b>edit:</b> hey! it came out on <a href='http://www.psxa2z.com/gpgs/BT0241.html' target='_blank'>playstation</a> too... when did that happen? =o
  • twoflowtwoflow Singing Drunk Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 1950Members, Constellation
    <!--QuoteBegin-Confuzor+Jul 30 2004, 06:55 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Confuzor @ Jul 30 2004, 06:55 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->So what other old-school PC game tracks really hit a cord for you guys?<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <a href='http://thelbsc.co.uk/music/throughoutthecaribbeanmygreatdeedsarecelebrated!.mp3' target='_blank'>http://thelbsc.co.uk/music/throughouttheca...brated!.mp3</a>
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Members
    Want some old school gaming music? New school gaming music? Any school gaming music? Gamingfm.com.
  • deathdoomdeathdoom Join Date: 2003-06-07 Member: 17085Members
    number 1 one is Doom - E1M1, thats certain.....
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Members
    wish I could actually run crusader... stupid windows and pure DOS games -.-
    Someone so needs to remake it and throw in multiplayer just because everything is more fun with friends along for the ride =3
  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Members, NS1 Playtester
    psst. Next time you post a "name that tune" game, be sure to remove the song info tag from the files. :P
  • SprengiSprengi Join Date: 2003-02-23 Member: 13860Members, Constellation
    #2 X-COM: ENEMY UNKNOWN (aka UFO DEFENSE) intro ... how couldnt anyone know that? <!--emo&???--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/confused.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='confused.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • RellixRellix Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13572Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    1# Doom 1st lvl if im not mistaken
    2# Ufo:Enemy Unknown Introduction
    3# Sam & Max Hit The Road
    4# Guessing by the title that its One Must Fall
    5# One Must Fall

    MM harder than the last lot.
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Members
    could've sworn to heck and back that was duke nukem 3D's opening music but I can't find duke in those archives so maybe it is doom =o
  • MavericMaveric Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1101Members
    edited July 2004
    #2 <b>IS</b> XCOM: UFO Defence (it was under a different name... "XCOM: Enemy unknown" in the UK... [but i could've mixed them up anyways <!--emo&???--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/confused.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='confused.gif' /><!--endemo--> ]) intro/air fight music

    How do i know this?
    I own the game CD. <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • UnderDOGUnderDOG Join Date: 2003-04-05 Member: 15221Members
    Hurm, the two .mid files open file, but the .mod judt brings me to a page full of garbaled text.
  • MavericMaveric Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1101Members
    right-click and save-as works. <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /><!--endemo--> only way you can hear #2 i think...
  • DefianceDefiance Join Date: 2003-12-01 Member: 23847Members
    One Must Fall... omg that game owned... the new one is taking forever to be made >< I want it so bad.

    Doom music pwns... got the Collectors version myself so I can listen to it all day long =p

    Duke Nukem... roofle. Good game, funny game. Has anyone heard anything about Duke Nukem FOREVER?! rofl, hence the name... it's taking FOREVER to get made =\
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