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Thread: [WIP?] RPG Maker 2000, 2003 & XP music rip (flac & mp3)

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    [WIP?] RPG Maker 2000, 2003 & XP music rip (flac & mp3)

    Hello there!

    This is a personal project dedicated to fans of the old/classic RPG Maker programs for computers. Especially for those who used this program past decade, the music included in the RTP (a kind of default package with almost all you need to make your own JRPG game) holds a special place in our heart. If you are one of those, sure you are feeling the nostalgia just now.

    The music was originally in .mid format. While most computers can play this format with no problem, many devices might not support it (audio portable players, for instance). And maybe some people would like to listen to this music anywhere.

    So, why not making a kind of "unofficial soundtrack album" with this music? I don't know of anyone who did this already, or at least not for public download (only some videos at Youtube as most). I didn't just converted the .mid files but also edited all them to include the typical album format (intro - loop1 - loop2 - fadeout). So here you have all the music available in the RTP in FLAC & MP3 to listens wherever you want!

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    SHORT TECHNICAL INFO:
    If you have any curiosity about the proccess, here's the list of software used:
    Fluidsynth: to convert all midi files to wav, loading two different soundfonts (one to make it sound like Sound Blaster cards, and another to the Microcosft's default "wavetable" or whatever).
    MusE: to check the midis' looping points (the so-called "111 events") and repeat it twice.
    Ffmpeg & SoX: included in a small Bash script I wrote to make the cut and extra fadeout 10 seconds at the end of all tracks
    SoundConverter: to convert all wav files to flac and mp3 (no lossy-to-lossy transcoding).

    I'll add a download link for all the looped midis and my script for anyone interested too, but I want to improve the code a bit and add comments first.

    Filenames are sometimes confusing because different translations used different filenames long ago. You may check the filename tables on this link if you are searching for a particular track you remember with a different name: [Hidden link. Register to see links.] / [Hidden link. Register to see links.]

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    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    ALL the original .mid files from the RTP (2000, 2003 and XP versions) are available to download in the next links.

    (Note that I added two versions for each soundtrack: one using Windows' Microsoft GS Wavetable sound and another one using the 8MB soundfont included in most 2000s SoundBlaster cards, for those who, like me, used to play midis this way. If you don't know what I'm talking about just download the Microsoft GS Wavetable version, which is how it sounds with most audio cards).


    (using Windows' default Microsoft GS Wavetable soundfont)
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    (using SoundBlaster's 8MB soundfont)
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    (using Windows' default Microsoft GS Wavetable soundfont)
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    (using SoundBlaster's 8MB soundfont)
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    (using Windows' default Microsoft GS Wavetable soundfont)
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    Using SoundBlaster's 8MB soundfont (note: this is not how the original midis are meant to sound in RPGMXP games, but added this version anyway)
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    If you prefer the link to the Mega folder go here and grab whatever you want:
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    "You said WIP. Why WIP?"
    Well, I think this rip is good enough to listen and enjoy with no problem as it is now. However, it is not 100% perfect. The sound might be too low or may be clipping. The conversion using Fluidsynth might be not 100% perfect either. And there are a couple of tracks that I'm not sure they looped fine (just 2 or 3, nothing serious). Maybe there is a better method to archive my purposes, but that's what I got right now. And maybe adding proper tags and even custom artwork and other extras might be a good idea. And this thread might look much better too!

    If there is some improvement I'll update the collection and links and I'll let you know here on this thread.

    You probably have nothing to worry, though. Just download, listen and enjoy!

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    F.L.A.C. Collector juelz's Avatar
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    Thank you very much for this. I cannot remember the music of the RPG Maker at all (cause itīs so long ago), but i definitly want to take a listen to this and your work.
    An additional thing, it would be cool if you have the MIDIs as a Extra Download too. I have some additional Soundfonts in which i would like to try them out.

    PS: On a sidenote:
    Quote Originally Posted by damianvgm View Post
    Ffmpeg & SoX: included in a small Bash script I wrote to make the cut and extra fadeout 10 seconds at the end of all tracks
    Are these 2 Programs a good alternative to dbPoweramp?

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    Grand Shriner Maxwill's Avatar
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    Ahhh, memories. I spent so much time back then with RPG Maker 2000 working on my project! Lovely days, but I never finished it sadly haha.

    Thank you very much
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    Thank you, kind sir.

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