METAL GEAR SOLID 2 - Extracting Sequences from the Game? by DunksLovesSounds at 6:12 PM EDT on March 13, 2024
Hi. I am completely new to forums and I've decided to make an account to specifically ask the question that I can't find much on.

Recently, I discovered that this game uses Sequenced Music for most of it's in-game music and sound effects. I managed to convert some samples with PSound as well as sample instruments. Because of PSound's extraction, for some reason the loop points don't sound correct as they do on the file viewer, but fortauntely, I think it's not too bad of a fix since it seems that the end loop point of every file type is always the one that needs some tweaking. Loop points, proper sample rates, and even the thousands of files inside of stage2.DAT are not the problem for me. But what I don't know is how to extract/convert it's sequenced music.

I am using METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SUBSTANCE as my ripping source. I have heard in other forums that .sdx is apparently the extension of the audio banks, maybe even the sequences I'm trying to find, but I don't think PSound brings those up. Does anyone know of a way to extract those sequenced files and convert them to MIDI? Also, I know that this game uses a similar audio engine that METAL GEAR SOLID 1, a game I am also trying to rip for MIDI and SF2. I recall a forum that has Ruby extensions for converting it's .mdx sequences to a MIDI file (I haven't succeeded in a conversion yet).

Does anyone know if those tools can be used to extract .sdx (unless it's .mdx like MGS1) or if there's some tool out there for exporting Instrument information? I know this is a lot, but I figured since I'm interested in SF2 creation, I'd ask.

edited 6:22 PM EDT March 13, 2024
by Enclave123 at 8:12 PM EDT on April 4, 2024
I was not aware that Metal Gear Solid 2 uses midi, that pretty interesting to know.

I did always noticed the music to be midi like in the game when playing.

I hope someone actually makes a midi extration tool for this one.

edited 8:13 PM EDT April 4, 2024

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