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Monday, April 02, 2007

REDO: Sonic Mayhem - Quake II (1997)

Disregard this post and check out my third and final revision here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Kevin, what a special treat! Best to you my man...

MiSP said...

Great, I was looking for this. :D When looking for hard-to-find and hard-to-get-the-right-artist-or-title-of songs, there's nothing better than to find it all neatly packed up at some blog. :) Great job!

MiSP said...

And concerning Rob Zombie: The Wikipedia Quake II article states that he made the main theme.

Kevin Sartori said...

I've seen that article, misp, but thanks. I remember there being an intro movie for the game and that the music was orchestral in nature. I assumed that the track(s) used were the Bill Brown orchestral tracks. It's been a long time, though. It could be that the Rob Zombie music is embedded in whatever movie format was used for the introduction...

Hmmn, I'll have to pull the disc out again and see if I can find an additional audio track hidden somewhere using one of the unpacker programs that are out there.

Kevin Sartori said...

Okay, I pulled the CD-ROM out and took a look at the directory structure. It turns out that the cut scenes are contained in a specialized .cin file format. I found a program online called Total Video Converter that, among many other things, allows audio and/or video conversion of these .cin files. There are 11 .cin files on the CD-ROM. Eight of them are short computer dialogue bits with no music. One is the id Software logo sound. Finally, the last two are "ntro.cin" and "end.cin". "ntro" runs 3:30 and there is a lot of dialogue. Underneath the dialogue I can hear Bill Brown's "Showdown" at the beginning, which segues into that "Intro" track from his web page. Running for the last 1:15, however, is a bit cinematic-sounding guitar music I don't recognize. As it sounds different than the music of Sonic Mayhem or Bill Brown, I have to assume that this is Rob Zombie's contribution. "end.cin" also sounds like additional Bill Brown music to me.

Nuts, looks like I'll be posting a third version of this soundtrack...