What sound does a Swedish lightsaber make?

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Bjooorn!

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He gets credit in the games that use his music, too.

—Alorael, who is a fan of Bjørn. His music is good, but his name is better.
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Someone needs to explain to me why this is in A4.

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It's used as the A4 opening music.

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This brings to mind an interesting point. Some people have suggested that Spidweb games should have music. The usual response is that the download sizes need to be kept relatively small, but this track is only 4k; that wouldn't even be noticed if added onto a game download, even if a good dozen songs were packaged with the game (an extra minute for dial-up users OH NOES).

The other objection is usually that music is annoying, so there should be an option in the Preferences to turn it off.

But it seems as though there's nothing particularly preventing Jeff from having music like this in his games.

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The size issue was a good one back in the days when most people were on dial-up and the game was <2Mb in size. Now with games running 5 times that size, and most folks on higher speed, plus the reliability of CD mailers, there should be no issue about adding music other than lack of time/interest/motivation.

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Tons of people are still on dial-up. Keeping the games small enough for them is still a HUGE monetary motivation.

Also, I hate music in games. So that isn't going to change any time soon.

I will reconsider using music when I write an all new engine in 3 years or so.

- Jeff Vogel

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One more thing on this.

We can't afford to license quality music. No hot Grand Theft Auto 99 Luftballons action here. And as for hiring people to make music, well, you get what you pay for.

If we had music in our games, it would be of analagous quality to the graphics. But far harder to get used to.

Know a good thing when you got it.

- Jeff Vogel

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

Bjooorn!

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Hey, I listen to him too! :)

(Not this track, though, since I never realized this was what was in A4)

Edit: 404. Nothing with that title in the directory.

[ Friday, August 03, 2007 12:10: Message edited by: jg.faust ]

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If anyone is interested (or wants to join those who've actually accused me of stealing his music, as if I'd be that dumb), it was licensed at http://www.shockwave-sound.com/.

- Jeff Vogel

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quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

Also, I hate music in games.
Oh, right. That's the third major objection usually posed. The other two objections may not hold up to rigorous scrutiny, but I think this one does. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

It's used as the A4 opening music.
Yeah, you know, I really should have used the link. Although I'm not sure I would have recognized
which game the music was from, I wouldn't have been asking stupid questions.

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I don't know what's happened in the meantime, but the file has now reappeared (it definitely wasn't listed yesterday). Spooky. Does Lynne read this forum under a fake identity?

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