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Shock Trooper
Member # 461
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Now I know Jeff has said before that he doesn't like to put music in his games. However, in A3 Erika's Tower had music, and Geneforge had lots of background sounds. Is there any chance we'll be able to have music in BoA?

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Triad Mage
Member # 7
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We won't have music, but we may be able to choose ambient sounds.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Guardian
Member # 2238
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Choose ambient sounds? Meaning exactly what? Examples are always nice....

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Posts: 1582 | Registered: Wednesday, November 13 2002 08:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #3
Whether we want cave drips, birds chirping, town sounds, etc.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #4
It probably won't be possible to provide your own sounds, though. You'll just have to pick which of the ambient sounds already used in A3, maybe the ones from Geneforge (are there different sounds?), and possibly even some new ones.

—Alorael, who doesn't think he'd want to download scenarios with dozens of megabytes of background music, and Spiderweb probably wouldn't want to have to store them or let people use lots of bandwidth downloading them.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Warrior
Member # 720
Profile #5
I just listen to cds and stuff. I change the song when I go to different places.
I have a couple of video game mixes and some soundtracks that i like. for instance, in A2, I listened to "Chronopolis" whenever I was in the main caves. Which was a lot so it repeated a lot. But now whenever I hear the song by itself I think of A2. It was very accurate.
I listen to "Gerudo Valley" if I'm on the surface in A3 and to a mix of the original Metroid theme if I'm in Upper Avernum.
I listened to salsa music when i fought all those gremlins to get the rose :P
I have songs for every occasion. I like picking my own. :)

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-Daravon
Posts: 104 | Registered: Friday, March 8 2002 08:00
Warrior
Member # 2838
Profile #6
Are you refering to the Gerudo Valley from Zelda: Ocarina of Time? I loved that song, but I think it suits a desert and not A3 outdoors.

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Posts: 118 | Registered: Wednesday, April 2 2003 08:00
Warrior
Member # 2871
Profile #7
I definitely like Jeff's way of doing music better; having the player play his own CDs.

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Posts: 87 | Registered: Sunday, April 13 2003 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 210
Profile #8
Exile 2 had background music... I liked that.
Posts: 42 | Registered: Thursday, October 25 2001 07:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #9
Yeah, I choose my own music.

Which is usually whatever comes up on my playlist.
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #10
I must rebuild my database of music from when I lost all my files...*curses his hard drive*
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 656
Profile Homepage #11
quote:
Originally posted by Henrik:
Exile 2 had background music... I liked that.
Huh? What are you talking about, no Spiderweb game has music. :confused:
Posts: 127 | Registered: Wednesday, February 20 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #12
But when you play your own CDs, a lot of the time the music won't suit the setting.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 631
Profile Homepage #13
The oldschool exile games had music... you just had to turn it on by yourself. I like just listening to music in the background though

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Posts: 329 | Registered: Wednesday, February 13 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 65
Profile Homepage #14
quote:
Originally posted by Jawaj:
[QB] However, in A3 Erika's Tower had musicQB]
It does? I must turn the background sound again.
*Goes away muttering*

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Posts: 650 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #15
What is all this talk about the old Exile games having music. I have no recollection of this from all the time I have played them.

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Lt. Sullust
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Polaris
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #16
I do. Exile and Exile 2 had music. I'm not sure if they did on PC, but they did on Mac.

Just out of curiousity, does anyone know of a site where I can get old game music from?
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #17
Try www.vgmusic.com

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Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #18
You could just download E1 and E2. I liked their music too. Jeff chose it well.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 1823
Profile Homepage #19
You could probably put your own music in the data files, corresponding to whatever background sounds are there. Hey presto, you have your own personalised, and appropriate to settings, music.

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Posts: 530 | Registered: Sunday, September 1 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #20
Couldn't find it on the site Thuryl. However, I think Duel of Fates would work nicely as background music for Exile II. Timing might be a bit off but it is still very nice.

I suppose listening to Britney Spears while playing Exile III dampened my opinion of the game.

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Lt. Sullust
Cogito Ergo Sum
Polaris
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #21
I've listened to stuff like Bohemian Rhapsody while playing Blades of Exile, soo...
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 1902
Profile Homepage #22
I know that you can play music as you play the scenario's but I was thinking is it possible to script the music into the game from certain points, cause we all know that switching from music song to another is kind of annoying to do and very tedious.I have compiled massive piles of music to my games like for my still unfinished scenario( it is offically finished, but i'm waiting to publish it on BoA than BoE) and i really want to script it into the game, and thats all i want to say.

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Posts: 283 | Registered: Tuesday, September 17 2002 07:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #23
Chances are that I'll never have the sound on in BoA anyway. :P
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2940
Profile Homepage #24
If theres going to be any music, then at least have 6 difrent battle themes, i would hate to have the same music repeat on and on everytime an outdoor battle begins, like many console RPG I know. Also, it sould be diffrent with bosses.

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