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Old 09-30-2019, 09:27 AM
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I just found a new Original EQ soundtrack released by Daybreak games and THIS is how I remember them sounding. What is it that makes it so we cannot get them to sound like this in game?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9-...uexPSBJ-ZVExvM
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:38 AM
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Memory isn't slipping, they didn't sound that way. We are talking about 1999 era MIDI music. What makes it so? those are a cleaned up version, perhaps some form of remaster.

Desert of Ro for sure has been altered.

Faydwers Dusk, remastered version Vs. Kelethin Remastered on Roland SD-50
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:42 AM
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They sounded a lot "worse" back then. We mostly had Soundblaster sound cards then, with some lucky ones having something like a Gravis (I was one! Still have it and keep it religiously).

None of those cards provided anywhere near the MIDI quality heard on the Youtube tracks you posted.

Nice find, regardless!
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:44 AM
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They sounded a lot "worse" back then. We mostly had Soundblaster sound cards then, with some lucky ones having something like a Gravis (I was one! Still have it and keep it religiously).

None of those cards provided anywhere near the MIDI quality heard on the Youtube tracks you posted.

Nice find, regardless!
Okay, so its the fact that things have become so much more "advanced" as the reason why we cannot hear them in game they way we should be?
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:51 AM
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Okay, so its the fact that things have become so much more "advanced" as the reason why we cannot hear them in game they way we should be?
That, I have no idea.

I don't think I ever had music turned on while playing P99 at all.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:53 AM
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Okay, so its the fact that things have become so much more "advanced" as the reason why we cannot hear them in game they way we should be?
Could be many factors to consider. Period hardware/software is one of them.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:54 AM
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People that play everquest with the sound turned off are monsters.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:59 AM
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These are the new versions as done on modern stuff.

The old ones were much lesser quality (well compared to this)

Dont get me wrong, i love the old ones. These are great remakes.
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That, I have no idea.

I don't think I ever had music turned on while playing P99 at all.
How dare you!....
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:02 AM
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Sound is coming through our modern computers, different software/hardware/speakers/headphones etc.

PC game sound cards are not really a thing anymore. creative and windows vista with the critical attack. (one less thing required for multiplatform on Xbox)
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