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#1 feliciafan89

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:41 AM

The EU Terror Mission Theme plays in my head in situations like the one I'm in right now; today, I have a college exam.

Does anybody else expeerience this sort of thing?
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:22 AM

Um... I was talking about the Terror Mission BRIEFING theme.

And I wanted to hear from those who DO experience it.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:35 AM

Actually, I like the geoscape musics from EU very much.. i find them very relaxing. Still use them on my mp4 when i'm doing paperwork. :)
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:56 PM

Yep - back in the day, that was the most terrifying sound suite there was. Night terror missions.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:49 PM

Lately, at the office, I've caught myself slowly strumming a rubber band (cut and held at both ends - loosely, but tightening it to increase the pitch as desired) near my ear to mimic the battlescape music.

You had to hear it on ye olde adlib with headphones - it was quite amazing when you imagined it as this sort of deep bass and you could make out a rythme in there you could almost mime along with. Mind you, this differed from soundcard to soundcard, so experiences may vary. The new fangled midi music piped through Window's FM synthesiser kind of makes it unbearable. The Playstation version of the battlescape music track also doesn't quite capture the same song that I heard.

As for the X-Com songs that I can't get out of my head: The second Geoscape track's my favourite so I often have it stuck in my head. That's GMGEO2.mid if you've got the CE edition. In particular, the intro for the second song. That's 4:02 minutes into it. The Playstation version (Track 05) does a great rendition of the intro buts seems to lack the midi version's lead guitar piece in the middle.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:19 AM

Amazing, isn't it? The FM Synthesizer does make the songs sound different, but I wouldn't say it makes the Battlescape Theme THAT bad. It gets boring after a while though, so I replace that midi with either the midi for "Act on Instinct" from Command & Conquer, or the song that plays in Episode 1, Mission 1 of Doom.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:58 AM

I have to say that i never liked the battlescape song, back when i had an AWE32 sound blaster, and now with ms FM Synthesizer. It's just boring, it keeps repeating and repeating the same sound... I just raplace it for the GMTACDRY.mid from tftd.

Althought i've played almost 4 years of x-com with no sound.. just listening to Vangelis Portraits album on the cd player, so x-com original songs don't give me much nostalgia as that music album :)
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:01 PM

Amazing, isn't it? The FM Synthesizer does make the songs sound different, but I wouldn't say it makes the Battlescape Theme THAT bad. It gets boring after a while though, so I replace that midi with either the midi for "Act on Instinct" from Command & Conquer, or the song that plays in Episode 1, Mission 1 of Doom.


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On the serious note, yes - I like the music... especially at school tests...
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:38 AM

Amazing, isn't it? The FM Synthesizer does make the songs sound different, but I wouldn't say it makes the Battlescape Theme THAT bad. It gets boring after a while though, so I replace that midi with either the midi for "Act on Instinct" from Command & Conquer, or the song that plays in Episode 1, Mission 1 of Doom.


MIDI in C&C? Infidel!

On the serious note, yes - I like the music... especially at school tests...



The midi isn't directly FROM C&C, it was made by a fan OF C&C, if that's what you're wondering.

(And that doesn't automatically make me an infidel. If I deleted X-Com from my computer, that'd be a different story. But, of course, I know you're kidding.)

Edited by feliciafan89, 26 October 2007 - 07:39 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:17 PM

I dont think he was kidding. This is a very serious matter :P
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

Amazing, isn't it? The FM Synthesizer does make the songs sound different, but I wouldn't say it makes the Battlescape Theme THAT bad. It gets boring after a while though, so I replace that midi with either the midi for "Act on Instinct" from Command & Conquer, or the song that plays in Episode 1, Mission 1 of Doom.


MIDI in C&C? Infidel!

On the serious note, yes - I like the music... especially at school tests...



The midi isn't directly FROM C&C, it was made by a fan OF C&C, if that's what you're wondering.

(And that doesn't automatically make me an infidel. If I deleted X-Com from my computer, that'd be a different story. But, of course, I know you're kidding.)


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:32 PM

..Wow, he was actually not kidding. O.o
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:22 AM

By the way, as for the test where I got that song stuck in my head... I got a 55. Whee.....
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:25 PM

Ahahaha.. niceeee
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 08:02 AM

Now, I've got a song from Doom stuck in my head; the one from Episode 1, Mission 9.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:44 AM

Now you've done it. Doom themes are now running rampant through my head. Currently Map09 from II.

Say what you want about the games (and yes I was an avid Duke3d player as well - so I'm not comparing), but Ultimate, II and Final had a fair number of memorable tracks that you could hum along to. Great mood setters.

When think about it, plenty of games around that time came out with great music tracks. The music was almost out of place against the grainy graphics and gamplay of ye olde times of past. Modern games have great tracks too (some moreso than others), but it's still fantastic what they could achieve with midi audio back then.

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Edited by NKF, 02 November 2007 - 02:57 AM.

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