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Old 12 August 2011, 21:29   #1
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Happy Vector graphics games (ok, other games too...) with great INGAME(!) music?

Hello everyone

I recently played a few Amiga games from Hired Guns to Alien Breed to Stryx and I recognized how many of those games actually have a -complete- lack of ingame music due to too many fx being played or all channels used by other stuff. And I couldn't find even one vector graphics game with music Zeewolf? Killing Cloud? Frontier? (Edit: yeah I forgot I always turned those off to listen to real classical music in that case, thanks Leffmann ) All these have great title tunes but no ingame music. Do you know of any vector graphics that have some ingame music?

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What are your favourite games with continuous ingame tunes? Of course CD32 counts as well - Heimdall 2 with ingame music on the CD32 is for example far more interesting than the AGA disk version without (the title tune is a great mod, though, Martin Iveson I believe)

Thanks!

What I've got so far:
Frontier
Castle Master
Aquaventura
Subwar 2050
Eco
Guardian (CD32)

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Old 12 August 2011, 21:36   #2
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IIRC Frontier does have in-game music. I remember there's a large menu with lots of music to chose from.

The CD32 versions of Oscar and Fire & Ice both have great in-game music.
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I always quite liked the music in Castle Master.
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Wow the Castle Master tune is amazing, nice
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Old 12 August 2011, 22:11   #5
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Old 12 August 2011, 22:12   #6
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Nice!! Please some more, anxious to read about all and every game you throw at me heh!

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Old 20 August 2011, 11:21   #7
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(ok, video is from Atari ST version, but the Amiga version video I've found is played with FX, shame because amiga music (although the same compositions) were much better quality)
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Hehe cool Well, as you can see, a lot (if not most) of the vector graphics games don't have ingame music. Damocles forever is just too big, I guess the coders must have thought the music would bore people to death after a while. Other games simply have too much sound effects going on or the engine weighs too heavy on performance etc. So it's interesting to see which games actually added music
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Guardian CD32 had cd audio
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Great - yeah CD Audio counts as well of course
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Castle Master has the best music I have ever seen in a vector game.
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Old 22 August 2011, 18:37   #12
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Robocop 3, at least during the driving sections...
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The Sentinel (video has low quality audio, as is played with psp uae...)
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Archipielagos (vectors mixed with sprites)
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...And also Star Blaze (sorry no video, but believe in me, the music is awesome)
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Yeah Castle Master actually rocks

Hmmm, Robocop yes! Archipelagos looks and sounds really interesting, too!
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Resolution 101 has a lively in-game tune which does get a bit repetitive after a while.
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I always liked the music in F.O.F.T.
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Yeah FOFT is a great game, too. But the music is not playing ingame, or is it? I can't actually remember 0o

Resolution 101 looks interesting, can anyone recommend it?
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Yeh the music plays ingame, and if you press help you can select different tunes as well.
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WHAT!! Amazing! Wah, hey do you think that would work in K240, too? Some secret key to play the title tune ingame? I know SubWar 2050 had just that hidden option in the menu - just playing the theme during the game (PC Version didn't have that!). Nah, right. Won't work. Silly idea.

Mh...

Or maybe Breed 96? That game is my favourite SimCitySpaceExplorationRealTimeStrategyTurnBased game but it has NO MUSIC during the game. Damn. And there is that great title tune... I would even hack that thing to have some tune played during gameplay that doesn't come off an external player...

Yeah, yeah... probably also silly...
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K240 has a code to play sound files in game, but the title theme isn't among them. I decompiled the code to see if there were other codes, but couldn't find any. K240's intro sequence was one disk all to itself, and you can actually ignore the disk entirely and boot from disk 2, so the intro music probably isn't even in memory by the time the game loads.
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