- How I Spend My Time by hcs at 8:01 PM EDT on May 24, 2005
- I'm running through my video game music collection, checking it for integrity as follows:
1. if it has an sfv/md5/par use that
2. run through wimpck to check for sync errors, etc.
3. lookup on freedb w/ mediatagger, otherwise check track number and lengths
I have over 2,000 official albums at this point, I might be here a while...
edited 4:56 PM EDT April 14, 2013
- by hcs at 8:12 PM EDT on May 24, 2005
- oh, and how could I forget filling track names and getting cover images!
- by Blue_firestarter at 9:17 PM EDT on May 24, 2005
- Do you have the soundtrack for elemental gimmick gear which is a dreamcast game? I cannot find it anywhere and it had some great music...
- elemental gimmick gear by hcs at 10:08 PM EDT on May 24, 2005
- For some reason it sounds awfully familiar... but I can't find it in my archive.
Check out the vgmcentral.no-ip.com DC hub, I see a few people sharing it there, but you'll have to wait...
- by jelbo at 1:51 AM EDT on May 25, 2005
- Hey, thanks for pointing out the wimpck tool, I've been looking for a tool like that for some time. So, you're a game music nut as well? Hehe.
<spam>The #gamemusic irc channel is a nice place to meet other game music enthusiasts.</spam>
- wimpck by hcs at 8:29 AM EDT on May 25, 2005
- Yeah, I've bee using encspot for a while for the purpose of checking MP3s and discovering the encoder, but mpck is much more useful (does CRCs automagically, for example) for checking and I recently heard of a program called oidua for encoder analysis so encspot may be on the way out.
- by hcs at 2:17 PM EDT on May 26, 2005
- I spent a few hours today writing an administrative system for the database-driven music archive I'm working on for Zophar's Domain. Next I'll do the same for the emulator database that I've started so we can start moving the vast HTML-tables into it.
I'm thinking of keeping this as a running journal of sorts, let's see how that works out.
- Ack? by unknownfile at 2:45 PM EDT on May 26, 2005
- Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'halleyscometsoftware.com' (101) in /sites/zophar.net/www/musictest.phtml on line 80
I cannot connect to the database because: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'halleyscometsoftware.com' (101)
- by hcs at 5:19 PM EDT on May 26, 2005
- Yeah, I haven't integrated it into the ZD MySQL server yet, it's still running off my database here, so it times out connecting on occasion.
- by hcs at 11:30 PM EDT on May 26, 2005
- Crap, I got the devkit sequence player to compile and run but then I changed something and it hasn't worked since.
- by hcs at 2:20 PM EDT on June 10, 2005
- I picked up an N64 controller pack and "tremor pack" (third party rumble pack) today, the total price after discount and tax was $6.66.
- by hcs at 7:13 PM EDT on June 16, 2005
- I got my Hellsing: Raid (almost typed Hellshing :) soundtrack today.
World without Logos is the best song ever.
- I. Shinji is the second greatest song ever. by hcs at 7:41 AM EDT on June 18, 2005
- Elemental Gimmick Gear OST by hcs at 3:55 PM EDT on June 18, 2005
- I have VBR MP3s, I do believe I'll upload them so someone can take a listen for themselves.
- by Blue_firestarter at 9:19 PM EDT on June 18, 2005
- I have looked for the EGG soundtrack forever.. The game had some great music!
- by hcs at 12:21 AM EDT on June 19, 2005
- 24-Armor Dress.mp3, my favorite thus far. I'm uploading the rest but it'll take a while.
- by hcs at 12:25 AM EDT on June 19, 2005
- Check out Aether for some cool remixes. I'm listening to the FFV Dear Friends mix now.
- by Mouser X at 3:13 AM EDT on June 20, 2005
- This brings up a question I've had for a long time. How do you change your system settings so that it displays characters instead of a bunch of "?" when viewing a non-english page? It makes it sort of hard to navigate the page when that's all I see (not that I can read any other language or anything).
Thanks in advance. Mouser X over and out.
- by hcs at 5:51 AM EDT on June 20, 2005
- Usually the page will ask you if you want to install a foreign font. I'm not sure how to do it otherwise... or does Windows Update have that option?
In other news, E.G.G. is up. I think it's all there, if someone who gets it could check the sfv and let me know that'd ease my mind (I'm not waiting to download the whole 100 MB again myself).
- by Anonymous at 6:20 PM EDT on June 20, 2005
- On xp, it's in the control panel's regional settings. Just install east asian language support.
- On the subject of $6.66 by CaitSith2 at 11:32 PM EDT on June 20, 2005
- Yeah, I had that happen as well, quite a while back, as you will see on this wal-mart receipt.
- by unknownfile at 10:54 AM EDT on June 21, 2005
- I hear Walmart - Mr. Damien R. Good, we know where you live. Surrender yourself now, or we will assimilate you. </stup borg voice>
STUFF THAT IS GOING ON IN TEH OH SO BORING LIFE OF PETER S CONWAY AKA UNKNOWNFILE
Graduation is coming up shortly.
I'm going into Grade 9 soon.
I will not be attending the dinner OR dance that follows graduation, as all the guys in my class are obsessed with rap (you know, the kind of music with guys pretending to have lots of cash and ho's and also pretend to be tough and walk around on the streets. Oh yeah, rap also promotes the objectification of women. I'm going to go download some real music (e.g, all of hcs' USF rips). ) and girl's asses. (Honestly.)
Following that, I will be absent for a month, starting July 3rd. Reason - I am going to summer camp. DUH. If anyone wishes to contact me during that time, tooooooooooo bad.
Oh yeah, and I STILL haven't finished ripping Wario Ware Inc. I plan to get that done by the year 2000000000000000000006. Or better yet, I'd like to request help from Caitsith. :P You know where to find me. In case you have forgotten, thats email@example.com:6667.
- by hcs at 12:32 AM EDT on June 22, 2005
- Given the rate at which the Elemental Gimmick Gear OST is being downloaded I guess it's OK...
So on a similar note I've put up a few tracks from the recent Gurumin OST. It's a two disc set and I originally got it as an APE+CUE so I can only fit the first and last tracks from disc one, converted to LAME APS MP3, but they're my favorites. If it's popular enough I'll put the whole thing up when I take down E.G.G.
- w00t by unknownfile at 8:50 AM EDT on June 23, 2005
- Graduation is tonight. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Anyways, for all you xsf junkies, I uploaded the complete Fire Emblem Sacred Stones GSF to GSF Central. Thanks to Q 3 for tagging it. No comment on Caitsith2.
Anyways, I'm off to work on UFBot now. Maybe later, I will craptap a set. :)
"I need a new tagline"
- by unknownfile at 2:32 PM EDT on June 23, 2005
- Well, graduation sucked a giant schlong. You aren't interested, are you?
Now I have lost interest in craptapping that set tonight because I am so depressed.
- by hcs at 8:08 AM EDT on June 27, 2005
- Hellsing: Raid scans
about the best quality I can pull from an out of focus scanner that only returns values from 64-255.
- VGM bookmarks by hcs at 7:51 PM EDT on June 28, 2005
- by Mouser X at 8:05 PM EDT on June 28, 2005
- A link you missed in your bookmarks. It's my number one spot for VGM (though I really should look elsewhere as well. It helps broaden the horizon).
Go to the forums, and get yourself an account. From there, you can access the "My Stuff" folder (or something like that). Eventually, you'll find the thread that contains massive amounts of FTPs you can access, so long as you follow the rules. I'm pretty sure there's instructions on their site as well on how to sign-up and find the FTP sites.
That's where I've gotten the massive majority of my VGM (unless it's emulated audio, then that comes mostly from Zophar or, for SPCs, SNESmusic).
Anyway, thanks for the help, HCS. Mouser X over and out.
- by CaitSith2 at 9:03 PM EDT on June 28, 2005
- Yeah, finally installed and got linux working. Haven't yet booted back into windows since, although it is present.
- by hcs at 10:29 PM EDT on June 28, 2005
- Gamingforce was already on there, I'd be very remiss to leave it out.
- by hcs at 10:31 PM EDT on June 28, 2005
- Though maybe the fact that it isn't in alphabetical order threw you off.
- by Mouser X at 6:12 PM EDT on June 29, 2005
- Well I'll be... Don't know how I missed that... Sorry. My previous post appears to be partially incorrect. Glad to see it there though, as it is definatly an excellent resource for VGM.
Anyway, thanks again. Mouser X over and out.
- by hcs at 6:51 AM EDT on July 1, 2005
- Maybe it's just because I'm tired, but this (The Eye of Argon, MST'd) is one of the funniest things I've ever read. I've literally been laughing the whole time.
- wimpck_freedb by hcs at 7:53 AM EDT on July 2, 2005
- I've added freedb lookup to winmpck, simplifying my archive checking procedure a bit. I don't do any parsing of the freedb results, but at a glance you can tell whether the album exists in freedb's archive.
- database, not archive, and by hcs at 2:12 PM EDT on July 2, 2005
- v2 is up now, fixing an irritating bug in wimpck wherein the Find File handle is never closed so you can't move directories until you exit the program, and minor UI changes.
- by Prokopis at 5:54 PM EDT on July 2, 2005
- You might also want to check out this VGM-related (read, OSTs, ingame rips, remixes, rearrangements and so on) mirror servers collective, if ya didn't know about 'em.
- by hcs at 9:52 PM EDT on July 2, 2005
- Already got it on the VGM Bookmarks page.
- Wonder Project J2 arranged by hcs at 7:19 AM EDT on July 3, 2005
- The first four tracks on the WPJ2 OST are arranged, everything else (and much more besides) is in the USF set. I've put MP3s of the arranged tracks up here, since the OST is still a little hard to find, so y'all can get the full Wonder Project J2 experience.
- by hcs at 8:19 AM EDT on July 6, 2005
- I just picked up 100 DVD-Rs at Office Depot for $30, best price I've ever seen offline (and no shipping!)
100 CDRs for $10, I only picked up 50 of those.
So now I can finish backing up my VGM, I was down to my last 10 DVDs.
- 8x, BTW by hcs at 10:59 AM EDT on July 6, 2005
- by Vincent at 1:23 PM EDT on July 6, 2005
- I just had my driver's license, I'm happy !
- by hcs at 8:28 AM EDT on July 8, 2005
- Going to see SpamAlot in NYC tonight. It's gonna be awesome.
- by hcs at 4:19 PM EDT on July 14, 2005
- Something I missed in compiling the VGM Bookmarks page was gmdb. I'd never heard of it, apparently it's another album database.
- by hcs at 4:22 PM EDT on July 14, 2005
- Oh, and I now have 1,334 albums which passed all my tests, 612 left to check manually, and 200 with at least one error.
- by hcs at 9:08 PM EDT on July 24, 2005
- I ripped all the audio from Max Payne (PS2), it's all just VAG files packed into one big chunk. I put together a rip kit for it.
- by hcs at 9:11 PM EDT on July 25, 2005
- This is some interesting stuff, I found this one track that's a Star Trek parody type thing about 3D game development. My brother says it isn't in the game, and I don't see any references online to it.
I put a bunch more of these quotes online for all to see.
- by hcs at 10:58 PM EDT on July 27, 2005
- Over the past two days or so I've been working with someone on a DSP encoder, for the purpose of importing new music into Donkey Konga.
What I have now works, but it doesn't do the encoding itself. You can use the standard devkit mono DSP encoder to make a DSP, then convert it to Donkey Konga format with my tool.
It wasn't the first time someone asked me about this, but it's the first time someone was able to track down the GC devkit themselves and actually test my output on the hardware (and it works, too!)
- The hcs West Coast Tour by hcs at 4:11 PM EDT on July 29, 2005
- I'm going to be on vacation from August 1 through August 10 or so, most likely without any net access, so behave and try not to break the site.
Also I've finally hit 50% of my bandwidth usage this month. Keep it up, guys, make my host work for what I'm paying!
- by hcs at 12:23 AM EDT on July 31, 2005
- I'm filling up my MP3 player for my trip and I put Unlimited Saga on there because I remembered someone having mentioned it. I thought I remembered hearing it before and not thinking it was that good, but I must have been mistaken because I'm listening to it now and it's awesome!
Check it out!
- Vacation Report by hcs at 7:13 PM EDT on August 12, 2005
- I went to Los Angeles for 11 days with my mother and brother.
We stayed in a hotel two days, with cousin a few and a friend of my mother for a few more.
Lots of touristism... Universal Studios, saw a Dodgers game (Phillies won), attended a Bach & Vivaldi concert at the Hollywood Bowl, saw a great performance of Richard III for free (apparently one member of the group is a voice actor for Samurai Champloo and Paranoia Agent, though he wasn't performing that night).
I stopped in a store called Ameboa Music on my cousin's recommendation. I went straight to the soundtracks section and found Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale for $6 (marked as used but still in original wrapping with OBI), so I picked it up. The FF9 OST was there, but it was used and in pretty crappy condition and still $50... I saw FF Tactics for $12 and for whatever reason I passed on it. I regretted that for the next few days and stopped by again, only to find it had been sold! FF5 Piano was there instead, but I already have that in lossless form and it isn't really my favorite. When at Universal Studios we walked through the big outdoor mall "City Walk" and stopped in a Sam Goody, where I got the second Hellsing OST (RUINS).
Still regretting Tactics (and to a lesser extent FF1&2 (GBA) which was there was there as well).
I checked on the forums once from each location (so 3x total).
- by hcs at 7:59 PM EDT on August 12, 2005
- I repaired my MP3 player today, I had broken it on my trip by pulling the headphone plug too hard, so I had only one channel. A bit of copper wiring and some solder later I'm back in business, without a warranty. Now I only wish I hadn't bid on that replacement motherboard on eBay in desperation...
- by PokeParadox at 8:28 PM EDT on August 12, 2005
- Ouch... well at least you havea working player again... I dropped my iPod the other day and it seems it's the HDD controller that got damaged... I can play music if I'm lucky but it's none too reliable :(. I don't think I fix it myself... The good news is that it is still in Warrenty... the bad news is I accidently stepped on the headphones... so I don't know if that would count in voiding my warrenty.
- by hcs at 1:20 PM EDT on August 16, 2005
- Yay, someone else outbid me with mere hours to spare.
Now let's hope I don't shortly end up needing it again.
- by Mouser X at 8:00 PM EDT on August 16, 2005
- Lucky you, on that one. However, it looks like someone really wanted it. It finally sold for like, about $30 or so, with 11 bids total. Almost everytime I've bid on something, I've won it. 95% of the time though, I "snipe" it. I submit my bid when there's like, 3 minutes, or so, left in the auction. I'm fairly certain there's a few people out there who hate me for that... Oh well. I have want I needed/wanted. So, as long as they don't know me, I'm good. :P Oh, and just for the record, I bid on ebay very rarely. I don't have my own account, so my parents bid for me. As such, it makes it even harder to tell which one is really "me." Oh well. Mouser X over and out.
- by hcs at 12:04 AM EDT on August 20, 2005
- I've got 190 MB free on the server now. Look over my VGM list and let me know if you want anything on there uploaded.
- by Anonymous at 11:19 AM EDT on August 20, 2005
- You know... I've always wanted the orchestral game concerts. :)
- by hcs at 1:44 PM EDT on August 20, 2005
- Well, choose one, because all five wouldn't fit even if I had nothing else on the server. Any one, however, would be fine.
They're all encoded via Lame 3.91 (according to encspot and headers within the files) --alt-preset extreme (if the directory naming is to be believed) with two exceptions:
1. track 12 of OGC1 in this set was from a bad rip, the one which is most often found and includes very bad clicking. I located a slightly lower bitrate (Lame 3.89 VBR) copy which is clean and substituted that for the bad one.
2. track 11 of OGC4 (The Dream Oath~Maria and Draku, one of the best tracks in the whole series) had a click (more like a click and a squeal) in the final two seconds or so (just dead air from the live recording) which I found intolerable. I used a program to clip the last few seconds off the end of the MP3 without decoding and reencoding it. What it did do, however, was bash the Lame headers clear off. This is still from the same set of MP3s but won't be recognized as Lame encoded.
If you want my personal advice I'd recommend OGC4 (almost entirely on the strength of the Final Fantasy opera, 23 minutes of genius) or OGC1 (because of the number of very cool tunes). The others, for the most part, I'm not crazy about.
OGC1 OGC2 OGC3 OGC4 OGC5
edited 5:47 PM EDT August 20, 2005
- by Mouser X at 3:34 PM EDT on August 20, 2005
- Geez, that list is HUGE (well, compared to mine, and I thought I had quite a bit...) I've got quite a list of stuff I'd like, but I should probably try to narrow it down before I request anything... I do have a question though. What's wrong with the Flacom Vocal Collections 1-4 that you have? I have those as well, and I have been able to confirm that they're good (though I have't listened to them with enough concentration to tell wether or not some of the tracks are glitchy (pops, snaps, clicks, etc.)). Also, I don't remember what bitrate they're in. Nonetheless, I was curious to know what might be amiss with your set.
Also, I was wondering about the Zelda OoT Rearranged set you have. I have a few different versions (with tags, w/o tags, low bitrate/high bitrate, ect.), and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to help you confirm that set as good.
Thanks in advance for your help. I'll probably reply again, later, when I have my list of requests down to a manageable size (meaning, a list for you to choose which to put up). Mouser X over and out.
- by hcs at 6:24 PM EDT on August 20, 2005
- My copies of the Falcom Vocal Collections all had numerous tracks that failed my first test with Wimpck, which checks them for proper MPEG 1.0 formatting. I took another look at them today and found that it seemed to have the most trouble (to the point of not even recognizing some files as MP3) with FVC1. I took a loo at it and it seems to have some bizarre tags, and when Winamp tried to remove them it cut off a bit of the file. I wrote a little program to remove them and they now all check out perfectly with wimpck, and the track lengths match up with the freedb values.
The other FVCs, however, also have a few failing tracks, but they seem to have actual sync errors, reported by EncSpot. I do recall hearing glitches in these, and when I check the files with the times for the sync errors given in EncSpot I get either a glitchy sound or a bit of silence, depending on what player I use.
OoT Rearranged has only one bad track, track 5, but it has two sync errors and thus stays in "failed check" until I replace that file.
So Falcom Vocal Collection 1 is exonerated, other than that...
- test by hcs at 1:41 AM EDT on August 22, 2005
- this is supposed to be in the "How I Spend My Time" thread
seems to have worked ok... weirdness.
edited 5:42 AM EDT August 22, 2005
- by hcs at 2:03 AM EDT on August 22, 2005
- OK, since that's all that's been mentioned I'll get the 124 MB OGC4 uploading. I've searched fairly thoroughly to ensure that it isn't available anywhere via HTTP.
By the way, OGC1 is available for direct download here. I can't speak to the quality of this, though.
edited 6:12 AM EDT August 22, 2005
Crap, it took four and a half hours for track 11 and it crapped out on the last half megabyte. FTP servers that don't support resuming suck.
edited 11:00 AM EDT August 22, 2005
OK, that one track is now up, finally. The others are also on their way. I also made an sfv, if someone could let me know when they have the files and have checked it that'd ease my mind (as I'm not going to redownload them myself).
edited 5:01 PM EDT August 22, 2005
- by Prokopis at 10:23 PM EDT on August 22, 2005
- So I was taking my regular walk down at SDA.com the other day when I noticed a few new record time entries up for F-Zero X 64DD, the jap expansion set for the game. I never got to check out what tracks or music this thing had packed in it before, and when I did, I decided they are in fact pretty cool for anyone to include in their F-Zero VGM collection. Hence, I thought I'd come here and plant it down as my #4 choice for a USF rip.
I do remember reading, however, how this was a rare release exclusive to the jap crowd and I don't believe I ever came across it while going through some of the (both then and now) more... "respectable" rom repositories either. All that suggests, it's possible that there's no such thing as a proper 64DD dump for mr. Gashlin, or anyone else for that matter, to tinker with in the first place, which of course would make the whole USF request idea kinda moot. Then I figured, since you offer to share a piece of your VGM pie, you have it in your collection and I can't seem to get anywhere with the RPGamers.net servers lately either, I might as well ask for it here too.
Point of all this is, if anyone can confirm there's no hope for a 64DD USF rip, I'd help to know so I could remove the request from up there, looking silly n' all. Also, in the same case, I'd like to ask, if there's anymore space, to squeeze it in along with the OGC so those of us who haven't done so yet might get a shot at it, even in mp3 format (from what I can tell, it doesn't seem to have more than 4-5 new scores in total, so it probly won't be too huge to fit in whatever space the OGC would leave).
K, that is all. Thanks in advance.
- by hcs at 11:10 PM EDT on August 22, 2005
- An F-Zero X expansion pack rip, while theoretically possible, will not happen until I can get my hands on some 64DD images. I know one person who might have them and I haven't gotten to asking him yet...
I've got 13 tracks I've collected from a few different sources, all recorded from the game, totalling 30 MB:
BIG BLUE 3 = JAPON (therefore twice)
MUTECITY (not sure why this is here, doesn't sound different from the non-DD one)
RAINBOW ROAD (twice)
if I only pick the higher quality (not necessarily the larger file) of the redundant tracks it's 17.6 MB. I'll put 'em on the queue ahead of the OGC4 track on their way up.
edited 3:12 AM EDT August 23, 2005
Hmm, on second thought while JAPON an BIG BLUE 3 are very similar they're not quite the same, so I'll upload them both.
edited 3:16 AM EDT August 23, 2005
F-Zero X tracks now up.
edited 10:17 AM EDT August 23, 2005
- by hcs at 12:14 PM EDT on August 24, 2005
- OGC4 is now up. And it only took two days.
Again I request that someone check the sfv and report back.
edited 4:15 PM EDT August 24, 2005
- by hcs at 11:30 PM EDT on August 24, 2005
- How I've been spending my time.
First I had to fix the news updating scripts which have been broken for months. Then I synced everything with all released sets I was able to find on the major mirrors.
- by Will at 4:57 AM EDT on August 25, 2005
- Oh yeah, so you are an updater at Zophar's... any idea what happened to the NSF archive?
- by hcs at 6:25 AM EDT on August 25, 2005
- What happened was it's a PHP page and we switched over to a new server but no one cared enough to fix things, so it silently fails. I hadn't even looked at the other formats, I'll get 'em all up now.
Weird, I still don't know what was wrong with the NSF page but I've developed a workaround. It seems like the server is refusing to show the page, possibly because it's too large? What I did was make a dummy PHP script that reads it out from a .txt file, which works. Now on to GBS, GYM, VGM and SPC.
It looks like someone overwrote the GBS index with the NSF one, so I'm going to have to manually reconstruct it...
OK, apparently it's not the size with the NSF page, because the SPC page is much bigger and has no problem. Drat, what's going on?
edited 11:49 AM EDT August 25, 2005
- by Mouser X at 10:37 AM EDT on August 25, 2005
- Wow! Thanks for the updates at Zophar! That place has been quite neglected as of late (well, for months now...) I had no idea some of those archives hadn't been updated in such a long time... I'll have to look through them to see what I do, and don't, have. Thanks again!
On a different note, I looked through your OST collection, and I've finally narrowed it down from about 300 to about 18. Here's my list, cut and pasted from a TXT file.
Tales of Eternia Original Soundtrack (MJCG-80064)
PHANTASY STAR ONLINE Blue Burst EPISODE IV SOUND TRACK
Phantasy Star Online OST
Nights - Another Dream
Nights - Christmas NiGHTS (Saturn Redbook)
NiGHTS into Dreams - Original Soundtrack [APS LAME]
Genso Suikoden Original Soundtrack
Genso Suikoden 2 Original Soundtrack
Genso Suikoden 3 Original Soundtrack
Genso Suikoden 4 Original Soundtrack
Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2 - Premium Arrange
Zelda, Legend of - Link's Awakening Re-Arranged
Chrono Cross Demo Rip
Skies of Arcadia Gamerips by Lian_Kazairl
Tales of Destiny OST
Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2 - Songs of RAGOL Odyssey
Dragon Force Game Rip-192bit
The ones I want THE MOST are the "Tales of," series, "Genso Suikoden," series, and "Phantasy Star," series. However, I'd really like the Link's Awakening stuff, and the CC Demo Rip.
I have Skies of Arcadia there because I figure the Gamerip will have more tracks than the OST (since the OST combines overworld songs into 1, most of the time).
Okay, that's just for future refferance. Thanks in advance!
[EDIT] I found this interesting. In the PSF section at zophar.net there's a PSF set that's larger than 60mb up for download. If I recall correctly, Zophar was only allowed to host files that were 60mb or less... If you search the Zophar news archives, or PSF_Rippers, you'll probably find the referance for that information. I beleive it was n4rvick that posted the info.
In all honesty, I don't really care if it's up at zophar or not. The reason I bring this up though, is that if someone else finds out, I don't want zophar.net, or HCS to get into trouble for it being up. Whether that would happen or not, I don't know, but I just thought it should be brought up, just in case it was important. I leave now. Mouser X over and out.
edited 4:13 PM EDT August 25, 2005
- by hcs at 12:53 PM EDT on August 25, 2005
- We're running off of Swampgas' server now (which is why the site was broken), not ZTNet's, so I don't think the size limit applies anymore. I'm asking about hosting the huge sets as well.
The Skies of Arcadia rip is just a 6 extended tracks:
Armada Battle (Extended Version).mp3
Cave Dungeon (Extended Version).mp3
Hatred (Extended Version).mp3
Horteka (Extended Version).mp3
Legend (Extended Version).mp3
The Dark Rift.mp3
totalling 53.8 MB.
The OSTs you mentioned can be found fairly easily online. Take a look through the sites on my VGM bookmarks list.
Additionally, I'm not putting anything up in place of OGC4 for a while, it took me too long to upload to replace.
- by Will at 8:05 PM EDT on August 25, 2005
- I see the nsf archive has returned... Woot! Thanks!
- by Mouser X at 8:40 PM EDT on August 25, 2005
- Admitedly, I haven't had the time (or the space, really) to look around for VG OSTs, so I'm sure you're right that, if I look around I probably could find what I'm looking for. Thanks nonetheless though. I'll look into later. Mouser X over and out.
- by marioman at 6:36 AM EDT on August 27, 2005
Just to let you know, it appears that when you updated the Zophar GBS page that you accidently took down the GBS sets that Gavin posted two months ago. Thought that you should know.
You have good taste if you like the NiGHTS soundtrack. (I really like it; it is one of my top 5 favorite soundtracks.) If are still looking for the NiGHTS music, try the following sites:
NiGHTS OST/NiGHTS Remix
NiGHTS Full Selection (Better than OST, includes DSS tracks and Christmas NiGHTS. You will need a download manager to download it.)
NiGHTS Full Selection does not include the Dreams Dreams Instrumental track from Christmas NiGHTS. You can find it here along with some other NiGHTS music.
--Note to everyone--
Does anyone know where I can find the Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2 soundtracks at? Thanks for your help.
edited 12:11 PM EDT August 27, 2005
- by hcs at 12:37 PM EDT on August 27, 2005
- Gavin actually did it himself, he overwrote his newer version with the NSF page and lost his own backup of the newer GBS page. I put up my most recent copy, which is complete but for those updates. He says he'll try to get the new sets back up there.
And thanks for the NiGHTS links. If I see any Super Monkey Ball soundtrack around I'll let you know. There are some listed on CUBED WORLD but not for direct download.
- by marioman at 1:00 PM EDT on August 27, 2005
- Thanks hcs. I am sure you will handle the GBS situation in due time. I only wanted to make sure that you were aware of it.
Thank you for looking for the SMB soundtracks for me. I have been waiting for Cubed World to put them up for some while. But, their FTP went down a few days before they were ripped, and it hasn't come back up since. >_<
I hope that you enjoy the NiGHTS music. If you don't have Full Selection yet, be sure to get it. It sounds much richer that the OST, and is has the complete DSS music. Using the DSS you can customize the music to make it sound like the interactive music in the game. The only downside is the aforementioned missing instumental track, but it is easily acquired elsewhere.
- SMB by Blue_firestarter at 1:36 PM EDT on August 27, 2005
- I have the super monkey ball soundtrack on my pc.. I can upload it on yousendit.com but the downloads are limited so I'm not sure how well it will work. I'll post it on here once the upload finishes (will take a bit its 80+ mb's)
there ya go
edited 2:24 AM EDT August 28, 2005
- by marioman at 10:58 AM EDT on August 28, 2005
- Got it. Thanks Blue_firestarter. It sounds great. Now, back to searching for Super Monkey Ball 2......
- by Blue_firestarter at 11:04 AM EDT on August 28, 2005
- Glad you got it.. it's a catchy soundtrack don't even remember where I got it from. I'm trying to find the blaster master blasts again soundtrack the game had great music but not many people even played it...
- by marioman at 11:26 AM EDT on August 28, 2005
- If you are talking about Blaster Master: Blasting Again, it is listed on the FTP at Cubed World too. I wish that they would get the FTP up!!!
- by hcs at 9:35 PM EDT on August 28, 2005
- Oh, I've decided what I want for my birthday (9/15/85). Who wants to indulge me a mere $30?
- by Josh W at 9:41 PM EDT on August 28, 2005
- The soundtrack out september? I didn't know the movie was out yet.
I would if i lived in the US.
Hmmm, your only 5 months older than me.
edited 1:42 AM EDT August 29, 2005
- by unknownfile at 4:34 AM EDT on August 29, 2005
- Happy Birthday...soon.
- by PokeParadox at 8:19 AM EDT on August 29, 2005
- \/\/00+!? I'm older than HCS O_o (10.12.83 - DD.MM.YY <- I'm from UK :P )
Bleh.. you have just added something onto my xmas/bday list by showing me that >_>. I want too many things already...
- by hcs at 8:33 AM EDT on August 29, 2005
- Movie comes out in Japan two weeks before the soundtrack... and I can't imagine that it would be anything less than an amazing soundtrack. That's what I'm most looking forward to about this movie.
- Cubed FTP by marioman at 8:48 AM EDT on August 30, 2005
- Just to let everyone know, the FTP at Cubed World just got back up. (The site says that it is down, but that is incorrect.) However, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Blaster Master: Blasting Again are not on it. Apparently, the music for those games was ripped by Kutlass, and he has put tracklists for the music on the site but has not uploaded the MP3s. (I have seen many music rippers/websites do that and I can't figure out why - it is kind of worthless.) So, the music is unavailable as of now. Maybe he will upload them in the future.
Oh, by the way, happy birthday hcs.
edited 2:44 PM EDT August 30, 2005
- by PdZ at 12:32 PM EDT on August 30, 2005
- marioman could u pls post the link?This would be very nice =D. Thx.
And to hcs: hes only also a few months older than me ^^
P.s. Why is noone tagging the rips?Ok i dont want to provokate ;) only the hope u accept my "wish", because then i would continue taggiung =P
- by marioman at 2:01 PM EDT on August 30, 2005
- Hcs already posted it, but for redundancy's sake I will post again:
There you go.
- by hcs at 1:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2005
- Now you can really see how I'm spending my time:
I've resurrected my "Now playing" winamp plugin and companion PHP script. It's simple but effective, and I've even gone so far as to make it configurable. So maybe I'll release it soon.
edited 5:01 AM EDT August 31, 2005
now uses new URL format
edited 3:30 PM EDT August 31, 2005
- by unknownfile at 3:31 AM EDT on August 31, 2005
- SO HAVE I. :P
- by hcs at 7:48 AM EDT on August 31, 2005
- I was considering doing a history thing, too, but then I thought: do I really want a history of everything I listen to/watch online?
- by unknownfile at 5:54 PM EDT on September 2, 2005
- I've ressurected my blog, this time located on my site. Curse PHPMyadmin for not allowing me to add in new databases.
The Peter Conway Project
- by hcs at 6:19 PM EDT on September 13, 2005
- My Nomad is finally dead, the pad that had been giving me problems lifted clean off of the PCB. What a shitty design, to have a connector that will have so much stress on it held only by the solder on it's signal pins.
So now I've got a board that works fine except it has no way to output sound, a fairly expensive battery, and a 40 GB laptop hard drive.
- by hcs at 3:13 PM EDT on September 14, 2005
- I'm now spending my time bailing water out of my apartment, which apparently couldn't handle the first rain of the season.
And now I must run to my Intro to Music Theory course...
- by hcs at 10:47 AM EDT on September 17, 2005
- I'm on my way to the Union County Music Festival, primarily to see They Might Be Giants.
Back, awesome show. A bit of rain but it let up quickly enough, though they did have to pause to move the equipment out of the way.
edited 12:40 AM EDT September 18, 2005
- by hcs at 11:34 AM EDT on September 21, 2005
- yay, I've finally got some mod points on /.
Time to read through all the crap and pick out the worthy stuffs.
- by hcs at 9:03 PM EDT on September 30, 2005
- I'm a poet and I don't even... realize it.
I make a rhyme every... well, whenever I attempt to do so.
- by hcs at 8:45 AM EDT on October 10, 2005
- Shadowgate 64: Trial of the Four Towers - The Dragon sounds like a Final Fantasy airship theme, and it'd make a good one.
- How I Spend my Money by hcs at 7:37 PM EDT on October 11, 2005
- I just purchased an original copy the Orchestral Game Concert.
Am I crazy or just wanting to pick up a CD I've loved for over five years?
Wow, I'm lightheaded now...
- by Josh W at 8:30 PM EDT on October 11, 2005
- a little bit from column A, a little from column B.
am i crazy, or isn't anyone ever on IRC.
- by hcs at 2:37 PM EDT on October 12, 2005
- Might I add it was $124? Maybe it's time to start accepting donations...
I also spend some time anxiously awaiting a CBFD rip... not to be irritating but I very much look forward to it.
edited 6:38 PM EDT October 12, 2005
- by Josh W at 5:01 PM EDT on October 12, 2005
- I also spend some time anxiously awaiting a CBFD rip... not to be irritating but I very much look forward to it.
So do i.
Actually i think i found out what i did wrong when i tried to rip it, i must of accedently hit a key in the wrong place making D96D instead of D96C
Well i decided to try and fix the set, which actually in the sample the first ~half a second was left out, and this was because a dlist was being processed and that many hundreds of TLB errors were there.
Well, i managed to get rid of the dlist, but the TLB errors were problematic (as problems tnd to be). I was able to remove the tlb errors, but apparently they are required to be there to Init the music (inited by the exceptions caused?)
Well, after figuring out that i cant remove all the TLB errors i continued with what i got (but still a little from the start is missing, but since it is most likely un-noticable i will work with that. This leads to 2 bad things.
The first is that i will have to re-rip all the ones i have ripped so far (the ones from the sample, which was about 4 hours ripping total), and the second problem is that i will be using a savestate for all the tracks saved after the music already has loaded, which means that the midi data will be in the .miniusfs instread of the lib, which will most likely make the set up to (and including) several megs larger.
Other than that, everythings fine and dandy so i will try to muster as much cpu proccessing power as i can for this.
edited 9:02 PM EDT October 12, 2005
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