|64 Trump Collection||?|
|AeroGauge||newly released, no tags yet|
|Automobili Lamborghini||?, no tags|
|Banjo Kazooie||some tracks play multiple versions of the same track at once and someone42 doesn't want to release it until that's done with|
|Banjo Tooie||same multiple version issues as BK|
|Blues Brothers 2000||may be incomplete and inefficient|
|Body Harvest||If I get tags for this I'll release it. This was the first generic driver rip and so far the most successful, I think.|
|Bomberman 64: The Second Attack||?, tagless|
|Buck Bumble||awaiting timing|
|Bust-A-Move '99||player bug fixed in 64th Note 1.0, now just waiting for tags?|
|Castlevania 64 - Legacy of Darkness||unoptimized, part of this is that it contains tracks from the previous version which should be removed|
|Conker's Bad Fur Day||Josh finally got this one ripped, still a bit experimental, though.|
|Donkey Kong 64||?|
|Duke Nukem: Zero Hour||too much CPU|
|Dynamix - congrats split demo||?|
|Dynamix First N64 Intro||no interest in a final release? some player problems|
|Earthworm Jim 3D||some sound quality issues|
|Eikou no St Andrews||no interest in a final release?|
|Fire Electric Pen||unoptimized|
|Getter Love!! Cho Renai Party Game||tagging in progress|
|Hybrid Heaven||possibly incomplete|
|John Romero's Daikatana||one track crashes just before end|
|Killer Instinct Gold||reripped since the generic driver experiment, now only awaits tagging (already partially tagged)|
|Kirby 64 - The Crystal Shards||Josh recently added an optimized version|
|lacmod demo||completely unoptimized|
|Lode Runner 3D||needs times|
|Mace - The Dark Age||(generic rip) awaiting tags, further testing|
|Mario Golf||tagging in progress|
|Megaman 64||tagged, the possibility exists for including certain streamed tracks|
|Mortal Kombat 4||awaiting tags, optimization(?)|
|Nintama Rantarou 64||(generic rip) awaiting tags, testing|
|Onegai Monsters||no tags, some glitches?|
|Pocket Monsters Stadium||awaiting tags|
|Pokemon Stadium 2||tagging in progress, possibly incomplete|
|Robotech Crystal Dreams||could use some optimization|
|Sim City 2000||needs tags|
|Snowboard Kids||takes up too much CPU|
|Top Gear Overdrive||?|
|Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion||?, needs tags|
By this time, unfortunately, I had released early versions of my USF sets and 64th Note, so the obsolete player and sets were distributed to some extent. Now I could have easily added support to new versions of 64th Note to support the "old" format, but I preferred to strictly support the new, "official" version. My mistake was to provide a useless error message when an old-style file was encountered, "What's in code" is generated when the USF parser finds any data in the "code" section. The error really should read "You may be using an ancient USF, get a newer version."
I look for anything that I know might be related to music. For example in Majora's Mask I knew that there had to be a routine in the intro (where it tells the backstory) to start playing that music, so I looked for the into text, then looked for the routine that read the intro text, then worked backwards until I found the intro function, then looked through that for something that looked like a music select function. Music modifiers are useful, too, but they'll still only give you a place to start looking. When a game uses the standard audio library you can start by looking for references to al functions that have the word "Seq" (for sequence) in them. Another method involves searching for a thread that handles audio (Mario 64, for example, had only two main threads, audio and video (and a "gameplay" thread), most games are much more complicated) and looking for stuff that affects that, in Mario 64's case I made a modification to Project 64 to record all variables that the audio thread read and that helped me find what I was looking for. Threads can be found by looking for calls to osCreateThread, the a2 argument is the address of the body of the thread.
One obstacle I encounter frequently is that games generally don't have a direct connection between the song select function and the functions that actually load the music. There is generally a queue where commands to play sound effects, change volume, and play music are written to. There will be a bunch of functions that write to this, usually through a single main function that actually does the writing, and a single big function to read it, which generally uses a jump table (which has a way of screwing up automated analysis such as that done by IDA).
In my experience every game has had a single function to start playing a song, it generally takes the song number as a0 or a1. If I locate a function that I think is this I modify Project 64 so that when it hits that function it will display the arguments with a line like the following in ExecuteInterpreterOpcode:
if (PROGRAM_COUNTER==whateveraddress) DisplayError("a0: %08x a1: %08x",GPR.UW,GPR.UW);
I then run the game and see if there is any correspondence between when songs change, what they change to, and the value of the arguments. If there seems to be a pattern I'd force the argument to a certain value and see if by doing so I can fix the song being played.
Once I've located a song select function I pretty much look for the very first time it is called, usually in a game's intro, and I try to disable everything else from running. This takes various forms: I can try to disable non-audio threads by removing their loop commands (usually an unconditional branch), change the audio thread to use a nonblocking osRecvMesg (a2 parameter is 1, I believe, either that or 0) so that it won't yield control to other threads, or I can go about removing function calls that don't affect the music.
From then on it's easy :)
For most of this analysis it will be inifnitely helpful to have IDA Pro, if you've looked through someone42's document you'll know how to find it. The .sig files for the N64 libs go in the sigs/mips subdirectory.
Maybe that'll give you someplace to start...
As for a logger I don't know, its hard enough to tell what's needed when you're looking at the code, just logging what's relied on for music would be very difficult if you don't want monstrously huge files (think GYM). I delibrately didn't go that direction with USF.