Ackerlight

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Ackerlight
Composer Frédéric Hahn
Released 1988-??-??

Ackerlight track is the most recognizable from the demos of the French cracking group "Ackerlight" with Frédéric Hahn.

It was popularizes with the quite popular game DX-Ball (W32), where it was used.

Games

Released

Game

Arranger

Length

Format

Listen

1988-??-?? Ackelight Demos (AMI) Frédéric Hahn MOD
1996-??-?? DX-Ball (W32) Howard Wootan, Mike Doyle MDS
2012-??-?? DX-Ball (WEB) Howard Wootan, Mike Doyle MP3

Note: The sequels of DX-Ball doesn't use this song.

Ackerlight Demos (AMI)

DX-Ball (W32)

This song is used for the highscore board.

The history of this variant is very interesting. Howard Wootan and Mike Doyle arrangered this tune in MIDI format without keeping the DX-Ball in mind somewhere in the beginning of the 1990s (the original name is "Acker-gs.mid", where "gs" means Roland GS).

The authors of this game, most likely Michael P. Welch, found this tune and just converted MIDI to MDS (probably using MIDI to Stream). They even didn't change the name of this tune - it's actually "Acker-gs.mds"!

Althought they said in Readme, that all the music is free, they didn't obtanted the rights with arrangers or the authors of this tune, making this approval controversial. However, exaclly this variant became very popular - too much than the original version.

DX-Ball (WEB)

The authors of this recreation just converted MDS form Windows version to WAV using MIDI Decoder, and WAV to MP3. The recording is different, but also very nice.

The meta data name from excrafted JavaScript code is still "Acker-gs".

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