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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ludes, Nov 13, 2011.
Stones from Ultima on Piano - YouTube
Ultima Online - Stones (Piano cover) - YouTube
Who could forget?
Nice! I enjoy playing a version of stones on a 12 string acoustic guitar.
Can still remember the goosebumps from the early days of hearing it.
Ultima Online Music - Create - YouTube
The other classic piece of UO music, as far as I'm concerned.
Fantastic music and when I start listen on tube I noticed that one of the other UO songs had similarities with an extremely well known movie.
Stones was composed by David "Iolo" Watson.
If you search for Stones and his name together, you can find a couple versions where he sings it.
The song is about Stonehenge.
I still have my original discs with all the old music! love it
Always find myself posting this UO music website...
Roland LAPC-1/SCC-1 Ultima Digital Music Archive -- Ultima Online
Bard forum, has the words to the song and a link to the stones archives website
I've always been very fond of the Minoc theme. I think it's my favorite from the original UO soundtrack. I used to go there just to hear the music.
Eh for the last 8 years I've turned off UO's music so I could listen to my own. After listening to stones and a few others, I've turned it back on.
Takes me back, way back!
Kathleen (Gwenno) helped.
BTW THP thanks much.. I didn't have the Roland stuff link yet.
I wish it were possible to play the Stones theme with the lutes in game.
Now that was awesome!!! Man I love the OLD school stuff..
Well, this made me go searching for some .mp3s that I had made some years ago. Found them on a CD I'd burned as a backup in in 2003.
UO came with 2 soundfonts, one large and one small, and when you knew to load up the big soundfont into your sound card, the music quality was great.
And then, it was possible to find really huge, orchestral soundfonts and run the UO midis through those, and they came out quite well.
I recorded these MP3s around the year 2001.
Bucs Den - Fluid GM soundfont:
Sailing - Fluid GM soundfont:
Trinsic - - game's own, large soundfont:
Trinsic - Fluid GM soundfont:
I'd always felt that UO had some of the most amazing music in it (when you used the soundfont you were supposed to). At one point I had mastered up like 10 of the UO pieces in the way above, using the Fluid GM soundfont, just to have them to listen to (but atm I can only find these 4). I definitely made a face when I logged in in 2006 and noted that the music had changed.
I'm glad that site is there, but after listening to some of the pieces, I feel that the bigger of the 2 soundfonts that shipped with the game better represents the pieces than the Roland the web site is using. Don't forget that the cd-shipped soundfont is what the original company that made the music would have provided.
(And the Fluid GM soundfont shuts them both down for most of the pieces, imo =p but Trinsic was somewhat of an exception).
(I have that original game soundfont stowed on this CD that I found, and anyone who still has the original game's install CD has it too).
For example - compare trinsic with the game's-own-soundfont version embedded in my post above -
http://dor-lomin.com/archive/ultima/musicarchive/uo/mp3/trinsic.mp3 (this link is to the roland version). Mebbe you see what I mean.
awesome links,...i carry around a dawn music box sometimes and even pick all the songs i want to play i think they should let you make a playlist in the music box though so you can set it and forget it.
I found quite a few renditions here - but, it'll be good to remember that the soundfonts used for these have been worked over on an individual basis by the guy who made the page (Dinaris Techarin). So, some of the pieces sound different from the original rendering, different in the sense that some of the instrument selections for passages are changed.
UO Stratics - Techarin's Music Hall
Also some of them have channel characteristics where one instrument tends to stay on one channel (left/right) (such as in Bucs Den starting at 00:20 to around 00:40). Obvious to hear and easy to see in Audacity if you open it up. That could be annoying for some listeners (it is for me, I prefer stuff like that mixed into both channels, but it's a personal preference).
THIS is interesting and worth the download.
2shared - download
It's a little project which was apparently put together by a game music industry pro who did a personal workover of the Ultima Online music with an ear toward a pre-Ultima-Online sound. The zipfile is packed to the brim with professional-sounding Ultima Online MP3s.
I can't tell you who the original, intended audience for this music collection was, but it was uploaded to its hosting site as a file which anyone in the world is allowed to download. I found it via google. So, there it is.
This is part of the text that comes with the zipfile... the author's installation instructions may or may not be valid (I have not tried them), but it makes an interesting read in any case.
These are the installation instructions for it. I looked at my Classic Client installation and it seems that they apply to it and not the EC.
Thank you Ludes for bringing up this topic and thanks to everyone who contributed. Hopefully more will come up as I've been furiously bookmarking!
I vote for a Sticky somehwere! Please pin this!
I believe the quoted installation process to be intended for the Classic Client. I don't immedietely see how to jam these MP3s into the EC (or know if it is possible).
It looks like the ability to swap a different set of MP3s into the Enhanced Client is coming in a future version of Pinco's UI. A recent forum thread about it: http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-enhanced-client-discussion/254748-possible-change-music-ec.html .
Thanks goes to you folks...
I got mine just seeing that the music and lore behing the creation of said music..
Is not lost.. even if I die tomorrow..
Shucks, brings a tear to my eye ya'll still love Ultima so much.
We also have this:
UO Stratics *New* | Azural Kane’s UO Juke Box
There's quite a substantial collection there.
The links are coming back as 'Error 404 -Not Found' on the first couple of these.
argh! sorry, I'll fix it.
 should be fixed now.
Here in Chicago, IL we have a saying:
U Da (Wo)Man!
i have the Stones links up in the bard forum, ill go and add a couple of these there where posted in the same stickied thread, that way they will be preserved for the future.
Alright come on folks quit trying to hide it..... how many of you cried?
For anyone that hasn't done so, I suggest you rename loginloop to stones so you can have it playing again when you login.
I was close, but I sucked it back up into my stoney man-heart.
Music Ppl from this thread!!!!!
Be aware, in particular if you're using the Enhanced Client!
The latest version of Pinco's UI now creates a means where custom MP3s can be used by the game client. So I pretty much immedietely made a mod for this which restores our long-desired music to our music-starved ears.
It uses the Scott Lee MP3 realization I linked earlier in this thread.
I've made a release thread over on the Enhanced Client board.
Stones is back as the login music!
The cities... back. The wandering wilderness music.. mostly back.
It's release version 1 anyway. Maybe more complete versions are coming later.
Now this is cool.. Good Job!
Firing up the EC client and hearing Stones, where it is supposed to be, is just like, OH YEAH...
It feels almost right again. The opening-chest intro screen would be nice. But having Stones back is like 9/10ths of that battle won.
(It's a small battle in the face of things, but it's good to get what you want now and then. Especially with something as personal and hard-to-take as the torn-out music score).
I'm hoping later versions of EC Playsound will be more configurable and, for example, I'll be able to put the rest of the wilderness-type music back in instead of being limited to 5 slots.