Fans of '90s tracker music

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  1. swaaye

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    Ok, so who else loads up Unreal, Crusader, etc occasionally just to return to the days when the tracker guys were making the soundtracks for games? :) Hell, it's probably the only reason I load up Unreal and UT so much.

    Unreal has its own Myspace! Heh. (edit: whoa, lots of games are social and have their own myspace pages!!)

    Also found:
    Andrew Sega aka "Necros" (Crusader, Unreal, UT, etc)
    Michiel van den Bos (Unreal, UT, Age of Wonders, and recently, Overlord)
     
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    Sure, I love all that old game music (especially UT'99), though I have all that music extracted and converted (UMX->MP3 was a BITCH)...

    But do you have any links that don't go to EmoSpace? :razz:
     
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    I have half a ton of old tracker tunes. Mostly Amiga stuff but a small amount of PC too.

    Of course I prefer the Amiga sound heh heh.

    I've never actually found a mod player on the PC that makes these old soundtracker tunes sound just the way they did on the Amiga. Very strange.
    Peace.
     
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    mod music on the Gravis Ultrasound had no peer (at least in that price range!) Used to love listening to all the mod music off the underground BBS's on the GUS.
     
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    No GUS - No Demo. :wink:
     
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    MODPlug Player works pretty good in my experience.

    LOL. Well "emospace" seems to be extremely popular with these indie music folks. I've found a ton of other electronic music folks on there too.
     
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    I have a brand new Gus sitting right behind me. =)

    Too bad no isa!
     
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    I owned that too, though I loved it more for it's Midi support at the time.

    However, improvements weren't that big over the Amiga mod music. In that respect, I loved the Pinball Fantasies tunes to death.

    In terms of individual composers, Purple Motion (I think of Unreal demo fame, right?) stood out by a mile.
     
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    I second that. Wasn't purple part of future crew? Awesome music from them.
     
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    I load these games up mostly because they still rock! :) But the music is certainly part of it.
     
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    BTW, I was really bummed when UT2003 moved away from the UT composers. I emailed Michiel van den Bos once and he said they never contacted him about doing the music for the new game. And, in the end, UT2003's sound track was disappointing to me. And to many other people in other ways, apprarently, lol. It has sort of grown on me tho over the years, but it's still not on the same level as UT or Unreal in any way.
     
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    I'm more of a fan of 80's SID tunes. Sigh, guess that makes me old.
     
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    SIDs and MODs and S3Ms and ITs and XMs, oh my! High Voltage is such an awesome collection. Ben Daglish, Rob Hubbard, Fred Gray (or Grey, the guy who wrote Last Ninja 2's music) and Galway

    So much awesome music. :)
     
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