Miami Vice (DOS)
Miami Vice is an action game based on the TV show. You must control Crockett and Tubbs throughout eight levels, stopping terrorists and performing other tasks throughout the game. You can choose between keyboard, mouse and joystick.
This game was also released for the Atari ST.
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Miami Vice contains a single title song that plays through one of four possible sound cards. The box also advertises with digitized sounds played on the PC Speaker using "Real Sound" (so far not further identified, but unregistered trademark, patent pending). In fact, there are 13 files, and you will hear speech, gunshots, and yelling right as you play.
The song sounds similar to Jan Hammer's Miami Vice Theme, but not identical since Capstone was unable to obtain the rights. This was not an issue, though, since game programmer Rick Leinecker had studied applied music. About how he did it, he said:
All songs were (or are to be) recorded from the game:
- with Roland MT-32 selected.
- with Ad Lib selected.
- with Game Blaster selected.
- with IBM Compatible Speaker selected on a Pentium 60 MHz and a microphone.
This recording is incomplete.
|101||Title Screen||Rick Leinecker||0:00||Download|
|201||Title Screen||Rick Leinecker||0:29||Download|
|301||Title Screen||Rick Leinecker||0:23||Download|
|401||Title Screen||Rick Leinecker||0:23||Download|
- Ripper: Doommaster1994 (music), Professor Chaos (drivers and samples)
- Recorder: Doommaster1994 (tracks 201 and 301), Professor Chaos (track 401)
- Box Credits:
- Software designed and programmed by: Rick Leinecker credited as Richard Leinecker
- Game Credits:
- Senior Programmer: Rick Leinecker credited as Richard C. Leinecker
- Creative Music System Driver Version 3.10 Copyright (c): Creative Technology credited as Creative Music Lab.
- Sound driver V1.51 (C): Ad Lib credited as Ad Lib Inc.
- Not Credited Composer: Rick Leinecker
- Not Credited Arranger: Rick Leinecker
- Not Credited Foley Artist: Unknown
- Not Credited Voice Actor: Unknown
- Not Credited Programmer: Unknown
The game's audio files are installed in the root directory.
The ADL file contains the Ad Lib arrangement, CMS stands for Creative Music System (the original name of Game Blaster), PCM most likely for PC speaker Music (rather than the usual Pulse Code Modulation), and RLN for Roland. The samples don't have an extension, but their contents start with STEVE, followed by a few variables including size and probably speed. All music formats except CMS are possibly custom.
The VGZ file was logged during gameplay and trimmed to play back properly.
(Source: INSTALL.EXE. Choosing Sound Blaster is the same as choosing Ad Lib.)
- mobygames.com/game/dos/miami-vice - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/223131-miami-vice-1989 - GameFAQs.
|Notable Songs||Miami Vice Theme|
|Notable Personnel||Jan Hammer|