Well... my usual introduction... it's been a while!
A new update which contains new additions and some fixes.
X-COM: UFO Defense (UFO: Enemy Unknown)
X-COM: Terror from the Deep
Fixes for Duke Nukem 3D:
- Fixed crackling on the beginning of 'Invader' & 'Intents'
Fixed loop times for 'Gutwrencher', 'Invader' and 'The Call of Death'
Fixed 'Alfred H. (My Family Plot)' - I used a wrong MIDI track. I thought GS stands for Roland GS, but there it was meant for GUS (Gravis Ultrasound)
- Added more reverb to 'Grabbag' of Duke Nukem 3D as I wasn't satisfied with the first version
In the first music pack for Heretic I removed all double notes, as the Roland SC-55 ignores them. However, the MIDIs are optimized for OPL/Adlib, and there the double notes are audible, so I re-recorded it with the double notes this time, to be more faithful.
All music packs have been updated to only have lower case file and folder names
- slight visual tuning
"Progress & Changelog" prage has been added
"How to use" page as been added
Descent took so long, because it has a similar system like Duke Nukem 3D. This means that there are multiple tracks for different devices. However, due to the conversion from HMP to MIDI this information is lost. I only noticed it, because there were some songs had percussion tracks on channel 10 and 12 (10 is common, 12 isn't), so I took a look into the DOS-Version of Descent and noticed that only some of the MIDI-tracks are played. With taking a look into the HMP files with a HEX-Editor I was able to identify which tracks to keep and which to remove. Even the source port DX1-Rebirth doesn't seem to be aware of this. It'll simply play all music tracks, without discarding the wrong ones, like the DOS-Version does.
gramps wrote:If the SC-D70 can emulate an SC-55, that might be worth trying.
While the SC-D70 has the SC-55 map and I can switch to it, it wouldn't quite sound the same, as some patches are not 100% compatible and other changes, e.g. to the reverb system or how some instruments are handled (e.g. the Tremolo Strings).
So I recorded it with the native SC-D70 (SC-8820) map, even though some songs differ a lot from the SC-55 version due to that, but also due to the fact, that pretty much no one was aware of those double tracks, mentioned before, it will sound different anyhow, even if played back on a proper Roland SC-55 now.