Shadow Warrior (DOS)

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Shadow Warrior
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1997
Developer: 3D Realms Entertainment

Shadow Warrior is the next title released by 3D Realms using Ken Silverman's Build engine, after Duke Nukem 3D. It introduces new features including voxels (3D sprites) and improves the sector-over-sector "hack" first introduced in Blood (transitions between sectors are now seamless and there is no judder.)

Continuing in the tradition of Duke Nukem 3D, the humor is over-the-top and the main character is very stereotypical of a specific genre.

While this game was very well made, it never reached the popularity of Duke Nukem 3D.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Early in level 1.
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Music

The Shadow Warrior sound and music was created entirely by Lee Jackson, and was his most complex work at the time. The soundtrack fits well into the various levels of the game adding greatly to the ambiance. Only the shareware version had MIDI music. The full version relied on CD music, which was itself rendered originally from MIDI. Lee Jackson has stated that while MIDIs of the CD tracks do exist, they are specific to the synth he used at the time and wouldn't be playable on any other devices.

Lo Wang's Rap includes voice over by John Galt.

Recording

Several output options were used to record the music.

  1. - CD-audio
  2. - Gravis UltraSound (classic patch set)
  3. - Gravis UltraSound ("Pro Patches Lite" v1.60 with Power drum bank)
  4. - Roland Sound Canvas (SC-88) - recorded using a Roland Sound Canvas for iOS in SC-88 mode, which was the premier MIDI synth available at the time, and the device the songs were designed to be played back through.
  5. - General MIDI (based on Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth)
  6. - OPL2 (Sound Blaster)

Note: outputs 2-6 are only possible to set up in the shareware version of Shadow Warrior. The CD music is the option exclussive to the full registered version.

# TitleCD Track No. Composer Length Listen Download
101 Okinoww!a2 Lee Jackson 2:55
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102 Everybody Off!!!4 Lee Jackson 3:03
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103 Shellac9 Lee Jackson 3:35
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104 A Game of Chants12 Lee Jackson 4:11
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105 Landwaster10 Lee Jackson 3:48
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106 Attention5 Lee Jackson 3:45
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107 Leep's Prophecy6 Lee Jackson 3:17
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108 Nin-Nin Gets His8 Lee Jackson 3:30
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109 Thunder Winds11 Lee Jackson 4:00
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110 Love Field7 Lee Jackson 2:38
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111 Shadow Raver13 Lee Jackson 5:00
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112 Okinoww!a - Reprise3 Lee Jackson 1:05
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113 Lo Wang's Rap14 Lee Jackson 2:32
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
201 Okinoww!a Lee Jackson 2:35
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202 Everybody Off!!! Lee Jackson 4:46
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203 254 mm Lee Jackson 4:09
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204 Morse Kodo Lee Jackson 3:08
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205 Attention Lee Jackson 3:09
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206 Taiko Recall (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 2:51
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207 Pyroclastic Flow (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 4:52
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
301 Okinoww!a Lee Jackson 2:35
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302 Everybody Off!!! Lee Jackson 4:46
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303 254 mm Lee Jackson 4:08
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304 Morse Kodo Lee Jackson 3:06
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305 Attention Lee Jackson 3:10
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306 Taiko Recall (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 2:49
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307 Pyroclastic Flow (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 4:50
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
401 Okinoww!a Lee Jackson 1:14
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402 Everybody Off Lee Jackson 2:21
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403 254 mm Lee Jackson 3:55
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404 Morse Kodo Lee Jackson 2:55
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405 Attention Lee Jackson 2:58
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
501 Okinoww!a Lee Jackson 2:32
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502 Everybody Off!!! Lee Jackson 4:44
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503 254 mm Lee Jackson 4:04
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504 Morse Kodo Lee Jackson 3:05
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505 Attention Lee Jackson 3:08
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506 Taiko Recall (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 2:57
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507 Pyroclastic Flow (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 4:46
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
601 Okinoww!a Lee Jackson 2:32
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602 Everybody Off!!! Lee Jackson 4:45
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603 254 mm Lee Jackson 4:07
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604 Morse Kodo Lee Jackson 3:05
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605 Attention Lee Jackson 3:08
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606 Taiko Recall (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 2:47
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607 Pyroclastic Flow (Unreleased Prototype) Lee Jackson 4:45
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Credits

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Format

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The music is located in SW.GRP in the shareware version only, and is in a special MIDI format called EMIDI that was designed by Jim Dosé and Lee Jackson, although it's similar enough to MIDI to be played by all standard players. The MIDI files were ripped with Camoto. The track titles are taken from the metadata in the MIDI files and the track order is the same order of the levels in the game.

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