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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Alternative soundtrack using SID music on: September 23, 2009, 04:57:38 pm
hey people,
I managed to put together a preview remix pack. It's unfinished in that it lacks the races mentioned in the first post, and with some tunes, the loop points are poorly adjusted. It slightly differs from the list in my first post; Utwig theme is now used by Kohr-Ah instead (and Utwig uses the old mod). Also it has a combat tune that is not suitable for the game, you may consider removing it from the package (/lbm/battle.ogg).

I discovered a small bug in UQM where the communications screen crashes if you try to give it a mono OGGs for playback. I worked around it by converting all comm tunes to stereo, but it almost doubles the size of the files.

I'm not exactly sure how UQM works with addon packages, but I could get this to work by proceeding as it it explained in the docs of the official packages (basically, copy or link the zip into the UQM uqm/content/packages/addons/uqmsid directory and launch the program with "--addons uqmsid" parameter)

Here is the link:

It seems rapidshare has a 10 download limit, I might have to find another host for it. I'll make a post about it later if I find a suitable one.
EDIT: I think the problem's fixed now, no need for another host.

Let me know what you think. Smiley

2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Alternative soundtrack using SID music on: September 22, 2009, 09:54:52 pm
Great to find another SID fanatic here. Thanks for the feedback. Adding a SID support to UQM would involve linking another library in the project in addition to the heavy work of bolting it in, so probably it wouldn't happen. Smiley
I love Jeroen Tel's style but in my opinion it's too 'poppy' for UQM. That's just my opinion of course Smiley

3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Alternative soundtrack using SID music on: September 22, 2009, 09:16:47 pm
Hi fellow SC2 fans,
I'm a big fan of music made with Commodore 64 computers (commonly called SID tunes). While I think the SC2 remixes are cool, I enjoy strong melodies and harmony as opposed to the "wall of sound" approach modern electronic music has taken. So one day I thought that if SC2 was to have a soundtrack made of SID music, which tunes would I choose from the thousands of SIDs available? This is what I came up with. The list is still incomplete. Missing are: Pkunk, Slylandro probe, Ur-Quan, Intro & Ending.

I tried to pick tunes from lesser-known composers, but in the end I did snuck in a couple of oldschool classics Smiley

Arilou - Determined by Ed
The original Arilou MOD was one of the less impressive tunes from the original soundtrack. Along with the VUX mod, it sounded sketchy and poorly executed. I find this tune very fitting - it manages to convey a feeling of playfulness and mystery in a sort of  friendly way. It's too short, though.

Chmmr - Snake Disco by Wacek

Commander - Sweet Infection by Jammer
Massive D'n'B track. Maybe a slightly more melodic tune would've fit even better.

Druuge - Blastin' 64 by Tonka
6 minute piece of badass hard rock, C64 style.

Exploring #1 - Parallax #4 by Martin Galway

Exploring #2 - Last aproach by Ed

Hyperspace - Stars by 4Mat

Ilwrath - DMC Demo 4 #1 by Johannes Bjerregaard

Kohr-Ah - Fairad by Vip

Melnorme - Depeche Mode Songs #2 by Johannes Bjerregaard

Mycon - Prancah by Vip

Orz - Aliensong by JCH/Vibrants

Planetary - Wide by Ed

Quasispace - Ambient Music by Aleksi Eeben

Ship tuning - Solved track by Ed

Shipyard - The Home Computer Remix by Deadman

Shofixti - Bazooka Bill by Neil Brennan

Slylandro Home - Aqua by Ed

Spathi - Zoombee by Hein

Starbase - Armalyte #4 by Martin Walker

Syreen - Lady Grey by Carlos/Breeze

Supox - Tarzan-lento by Agemixer
Nice jungle piece, probably the most succesful anyone has ever made in SID.

Thraddash - Rambo 3 by Jonathan Dunn
This is not a particulary interesting song, but I used it because of the intro, it's too damn cool.

Umgah - Fisher by Ed

Utwig - Note From Tonka by Tonka

Vux - Applause Theme by Wacek

Yehat - Co-Axis Remix by 4Mat

Zoqfot - Flimbo's Quest #4 by Johannes Bjerregaard

What do you guys think of these? I'm in the process of converting them to oggs and making a remix pack. So is anyone interested in having yet another alternative soundtrack to beef up their SC2 experience?


edit: spelling Smiley
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Your favorite / least favorite ship in melee on: March 20, 2009, 10:16:43 pm
Sorry, I guess I should have done a search for similar topics.

As opponent I probably like the Utwig least, at least when controlled by the AI.

Thanks, I've participated in the tournament a few years ago, and will try again soon.
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Your favorite / least favorite ship in melee on: March 20, 2009, 09:57:41 pm
Favorite -  Druuge. I love the recoiling weapon. Especially fun when playing against the slower ships.
Least favorite would have to be Supox or Shofixti.

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