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Where do I get this music? (old UO)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by PorkChopSammiches, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. PorkChopSammiches

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    Anyone who has played the game for long enough will remember this song:

    clicky

    But that isn't the same version that played in the game years ago. There's more detail and it's higher quality. The same guy has all the old songs up like that, and I want to know where they came from, and where to get them in MP3 format so I can replace the current crappy music. Anyone know?

    Seriously, how much better is this than the tuneless noise that plays in Vesper now?
     
  2. Viper09

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    Ahh, brings back the old days of running around, wacking at trees, making bows and hunting with them. My first character was the UO archer template. I Actually had all the suggested skills on him :p
     
  3. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    I still use a majority of my UO charter music.
    its got the good rule britannia and forest and all thats.

    I can give you forest, ICQ me at 149992929 or email at
    [email protected](.)com

    You'll need to convert it to MP3 to play it in your UO directory.
     
  4. Crysta

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    That version is from right here on Stratics,

    http://uo.stratics.com/content/music/techarinmusic.shtml

    Done by Techarin along with a few other songs.. the original plan was to redo them all to replace the LBR stuff which some people disliked, but he stopped eventually. Or has just slowed down.
     
  5. Draconi

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    Just played the the Title version of Stones - wow, it takes me back. I half expected to see an opening chest...

    I'm not sure where these came from. The original MIDIs were removed from the 2D client a long time ago and replaced them with MP3s (well before I joined the team, at least). Over time, some songs were replaced entirely. I *love* the old Vesper theme, its infinitely better than the current theme that plays there.

    My best guess is that these files are all based on the original MIDIs with some really good sound fonts and attention to detail.

    Does anyone know?
     
  6. Crysta

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    Read my post just previous to yours. :p

    Based on the midis but retooled slightly and lovingly rerecorded instrument by instrument.

    I was always hoping he'd do the Song of Samlethe (from the basic midi set, not the soundfont sets), but he never got to it. :(

    Would be great to have him on call to redo all the songs properly, eh? Eh?? Hint hint???

    He redid a few other songs not listed there a long while back too, before he moved to Stratics, but he never reuploaded them and I subsequently lost them, else i'd post them here.. not as amazing as the ones he did upload, but they were still nice to have.
     
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    The Skara Brae song was my favorite. Here's hoping he'll redo it and the other ones he hasn't gotten to.
     
  9. Crysta

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    Again (I do this at least once a year, it seems), I still love the UO3D midis that ended up going unused.
     
  10. athos_uo

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    Someone has posted this URL two years ago. I'd like to repost it here:

    Ultima Digital Music Archive

    I don't know if this is the one that other guys point out, but actually this version is also good.
     
  11. Crysta

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    That's completely different.. just straight recordings of the songs. :p

    Still nice to have to fill in the gaps, though... would definitely rather have Techarin's stuff.

    And it doesn't have the UO3D tunes.
     
  12. PorkChopSammiches

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    The UODM Archive stuff will do just fine to fill in the gaps where Techarin didn't get to a song. I'm replacing everything tonight and if it violates some obscure rule about altering client files then they can just ban me if they ever find out.
     
  13. Magnus

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    If anyone wants them, I've had the old midis collected for some time, and actually use them in the 2D client in the rare occasions that I load it up. Just rename the /Music/ folder somethine else (I renamed my /NoDigita4Ul/) and create a new /Music/ folder and unzip it into there.

    Download here
     
  14. Crysta

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    But.. that's only one of the 3 sets of midi files, and also not including the UO3D midis.
     
  15. Magnus

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    Well, I didn't actually play then, and have been collecting them not just from UO - but from older Ultimas as well. I can't produce a set thats strictly from UO, because well... I don't have them. I started UO with SE, long after they were removed from general circulation.

    If anyone wants to upload a better set, I'd appreciate it, since apparently I don't have everything, nor the best. :)
     
  16. Crysta

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    http://www.sendspace.com/file/l92b13

    Here, the full set of midis taken off the AoS CD. Includes the two soundfont files intended for the music in the folders they're in, if you have the capability to use them.
     
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    I pulled out one of my Third Dawn CDs and grabbed the midis off of it. Is this what you were referring to Chrysta? There are only 11 of them.
     
  18. Magnus

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    Thanks, I'll unzip that now. I do believe I see a bit of Pagan music there, oh boy - that music is both amazing, and terrible in the way it gets stuck in my mind.
     
  19. Crysta

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    Yes its those 11, and they're in the one I uploaded. The britain1 retread they did for 3D I find beautiful... I always used to replace the basic version with it.

    And yeah, there's some music from Pagan in there.

    For those that don't know, the different folders have some songs with different instrumentation or some songs taken from Pagan which are technically of higher quality.. they were trying to tailor the sound experience to a few of the soundcards available at the time, I think. The moonglow song version in the 4mb folder has a percussion track, for example.
     
  20. Sadrith Mora

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    +1 vote to bring back at least some of the old songs. Vesper & Ocllo i enjoyed the most.

    Purchased my first house back in '98 just across the north bridge from Vesper bank. Shortly after met a lovely young lady who became my partner hunting gold and resources while defending ourselves from the nasty pk's. We were new and learning the game together. We had plans to get married. About a month later she suddenly had to stop playing and closed her account. I remember her last day while we were standing at vesper bank. She gave me a few items to remember her by that i still have to this day locked away in a chest.

    Hearing the Vesper song again is killing me when i think of all the memories back in the day. (In a good way of course) :)

    Thanks Crysta for that link.

    Take care.
     
  21. Hildebrand

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    Would be cool if when visiting a town, like Vesper, for example, it would play a rotation of the different versions of that town's song.
    Perhaps SA could have this feature.
     
  22. Crysta

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    Looking at the digital music archive page it seems to be missing two songs: dragon's flight (dragflit.mid) and one of the U7 combat tunes (oldult1.mid). I'll post some conversions from the U7 tracks tonight for them, as well as the list of which songs get which cues.
     
  23. Emil Ispep

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    I have my old CD (tha original) that came with the cloth map.. and the t2a one too.

    And yes.. i remember all those old "chest opening" songs that take you back to a different place.

    Like Magnus stated, you simply have to replace the new with the old in your music folder. Should load them instead of the new ones when you go to certain tows, taverns and crap.

    Ive been meaning to do the same, but kinda lazy. Even the new music gets repetative, and usually play with it off anyways.
     
  24. Sadrith Mora

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    Emil, I wanted to place a vote in hopes for an official revert of Vesper and Ocllo back to the originals because i feel they are just better songs. I was honestly surprised when they proposed the new songs. I remember downloading samples and being disappointed with what i was hearing because it was going to change the feel of the game too much.

    Even though i can replace the files, i'd rather have an official revert for any new players (or old) to have these songs back as the standard again.

    I hope that doesn't sound toooo selfish. :)
     
  25. deadite

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    I've always LOVED the old midi music. And especially the music for Ultima 7.

    http://exult.sourceforge.net/download.php

    Look for this section:

    Additional Data files (not required)
    ...
    Ogg encoded Music files for Exult Part 1 12030 KB
    Ogg encoded Music files for Exult Part 2 10860 KB

    Grab the Oggs and convert to MP3. Beautiful!
     
  26. deadite

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    Oh man... I just threw in my beta CD and have been listening to the MIDI files. Wow. Ocllo especially... I really miss these songs.

    Hell. Now I just miss UO before neon, elves, ninjas, etc. I loved the original early renaissance style Britannia. The setting has gotten more and more "fantasy" and less Ultima over the years.

    Bring back Britannia of old!
     
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    And, Draconi - How long till we get music gears for the new music in 2D, and get the music box in KR fixed????
     
  28. Bara

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    I think it would be awesome if SA had some real music options. One of the biggest things I miss (I use kr), is the ability to loop music so that it plays over and over.

    Imagine if SA had the loop music option, but also enabled you to choose the old school music if you wished.
     
  29. Dol'Gorath

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    Wow those songs bring back memories! A shame they never converted them to update MP3's and instead chose to copy music from Ultima 9... =[
     
  30. Hildebrand

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    The songs bring back strong nostalgic memories much more powerful than visuals alone.
     
  31. Crysta

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    First, these are the two missing songs, named appropriately as to the original midi names, and are straight conversions of the exult .ogg files since the songs are the same anyway:

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/yo58tt

    And the song cue list I found online (which actually might be the one I put together years ago) is:

    0 oldult01,loop
    1 create1,loop
    2 dragflit,loop
    3 oldult02,loop
    4 oldult03,loop
    5 oldult04,loop
    6 oldult05,loop
    7 oldult06,loop
    8 stones2
    9 britain1,loop
    10 britain2
    11 bucsden,loop
    12 jhelom
    13 lbcastle
    14 linelle
    15 magincia,loop
    16 minoc,loop
    17 ocllo,loop
    18 samlethe,loop
    19 serpents
    20 skarabra,loop
    21 trinsic,loop
    22 vesper
    23 wind
    24 yew,loop
    25 cave01
    26 dungeon9,loop
    27 forest_a,loop
    28 intown01,loop
    29 jungle_a,loop
    30 mountain_a,loop
    31 plains_a,loop
    32 sailing
    33 swamp_a,loop
    34 tavern01
    35 tavern02
    36 tavern03
    37 tavern04,loop
    38 combat1,loop
    39 combat2,loop
    40 combat3,loop
    41 approach,loop
    42 death
    43 victory
    44 btcastle
    45 nujelm
    46 dungeon2,loop
    47 cove,loop
    48 moonglow,loop

    Everything past there remains the same in the file.

    Obviously the names all don't match up with the ones from that music page, but most of them are easy enough to figure out.

    The ones that aren't obvious (mostly) are (using names form the digital music archive page):

    oldult1 = The oldult1.mp3 in the archive I provided beginning of this post.
    oldult2 = oldultima-lullaby.mp3
    oldult3 = oldultima-lullaby2.mp3
    oldult4 = oldultima-u3.mp3
    oldult5 = oldultima-u3-2.mp3
    oldult6 = oldultima-stones.mp3
    stones2 = stones.mp3
    intown01 = town2-u8.mp3
    dungeon9 = dungeon.mp3
    death = death2-u8.mp3 (the one most of you would be familiar with)
    jungle_a = jungle2.mp3
    create1 = creation-u6.mp3


    The combat and tavern songs are in proper order, just not named properly. Ignore swamp2, plains2, wind2, jungle, town, and death. Most of them are simply other songs renamed to be used with the other midi folder versions, except death (which is the original death tune.. was replaced by the U8 one around... T2A I think?). Also, the "loop" options aren't correct as to what the original had I don't think.. they're just copied directly from the current config file (aside from one of them, which I fixed.. the infamous "lop" mistake one).

    Please note, this also doesn't include the new songs added last year and recently assigned to... I think bucs den and nu'jelm? I'll work those out and post what to change a bit later.

    Also, if you need a version of the text which has everything labeled appropriately as to the digital archive song names, I can put that up later as well.

    Also, please realize the musicbox will still use the names of the MP3s the client used originally... they're hardcoded into the client. The box will use the songs appropriate to the cues as per the config file, however.

    Be sure to make a backup copy of the config text file before editing anything.. whenever changes are made to it during patching, anything being different can cause the patch to fail!
     
  32. Crysta

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    Making this a seperate post because I think its important enough.

    After careful scouring of my old backup files, I have found what SHOULD be the old songs from Techarin he never reuploaded (as well as one that's an earlier version of one of the songs he put on Stratics). I say SHOULD because I can't find an archive of his original page that listed what songs were his and its been at least 5 years since then so I can't remember myself. The only song i'm truly unsure of is Worlds Below... not a UO song, rather an Ultima V song.. hence my confusion; i'm not sure if its from him or the Lazarus project. About 80% sure its his though, so I included it.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/g61p39

    I bet if he heard these he'd be embarrassed (if i'm right about these being the songs :p).