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8-bit Simutrans music
« on: May 19, 2010, 09:42:03 PM »
For something a bit less serious, I was reading an article about a chinese DJ who used 8-bit music (think NES or Sega), and had this strange idea of looking for a conversion tool to convert from MIDI to 8-bit music.   Since Simutrans uses MIDI music, I threw a few files at the converter, and here are the results!

http://drop.io/simumusic/

This made me feel a bit nostalgic.   :)

I figured a few people here might enjoy this.

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 10:01:26 AM »
Oh, so that's how these tunes are supposed to sound! ;D

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 10:52:00 AM »
Yup, nice!  8)

Though the music in game should be slower imho. The game is rather laid back, but the music makes you feel like you need to do something quick.

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 11:37:18 AM »
Money never sleeps, you know mobo..  :P

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 05:12:39 PM »
I get a 502 bad gateway for your link.

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 06:34:14 PM »
 Sounds good :D

I don't think the sounds are too slow, especially "Stucked Convoi" not. It's just right 8)
 
I get a 502 bad gateway for your link.

Works fine for me.

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 08:04:33 PM »
However, as uncompressed 8 bit sample they were probably smaller than the resulting OGG file ... But imho those are too distorted. They sound rather like the crappy PC speaker.

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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 09:09:53 PM »
I get a 502 bad gateway for your link.
I noticed drop.io was a bit slow, maybe try a bit later.

However, as uncompressed 8 bit sample they were probably smaller than the resulting OGG file ... But imho those are too distorted. They sound rather like the crappy PC speaker.

I agree on the size, especially since the whole original 8-bit game would probably have been much smaller than one of these OGG files.  The tool I've used actually saves the files in WAV format (yeah, 25 MB files of 8-bit music is simply wrong).  I saved them as 128k OGG files so that I could upload them a bit easier, but that would introduce distortion.
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Re: 8-bit Simutrans music
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 09:24:07 PM »
Maybe also the rectangular shapes of the old synthesizer chips are not kind to OGG.