- This page is for the Windows 32 game, for other platforms and games from this series see Sacred.
Sacred is an action-RPG game for Windows 32 bit systems, released on the 25th of March 2004 (version 1.0). Its gameplay reminds Diablo, but the game also have many original and interesting things, like horse riding.
In the version 2.21 (released 28th of July 2005) the game was changed. A new music, regions and characters were added, most of the old tunes were renamed, format extension was renamed from .MP3 to .mp3 (but the format and the content are the same). This add-on was called "Sacred Underworld".
The screenshots were taken from Russian version of the game.
The music tracks remind the style of Diablo (W32), but the amount of them is bigger several times. There are also memorable tracks, such as Mascarell. Mostly of them are eerie or gloomy, but some of them are encouraging.
The game has one of the biggest soundtracks in gaming histroy - with add-on it has about 4,2 hours of music and ambients.
The tunes (some actual names are unknown) were named after the filenames of the times in the newest version of the game - 2.28 (released after 28th of July 2005).
- Daemons of Ancaria (MUSIC_MENU.mp3 - music_menu.mp3)
|#||Title||Filename before addon||Filename after addon||Composer||Length||Listen||Download|
|01||Daemons of Ancaria||MUSIC_MENU.mp3||music_menu.mp3||Dag Winterlich||3:35||Download|
|02||Welcome Home||MUSIC_VILLAGE01.mp3||music_village01.mp3||Dag Winterlich||5:34||Download|
|03||Cemetery||ATMOSPOT_CEMETERY.mp3||atmospot_cemetery.mp3||Dag Winterlich, Matthis Steinwachs, Henrik Hobein||2:49||Download|
- Ripper: N/A
- Recorder: M1911
- Game Credits:
(Source: Russian version from Akella)
The game doesn't give information about the composer of the in-game music - only about the sound and music composers.
The actual authors of 31 tracks from it, Dag Winterlich and Matthias Steinwachs (with official names of the tracks), found because the official OST of Sacred, what was placed by Ascaron Entertainment on their official site shortly before their bankruptcy (the site is gone, but the OST files were saved by unknown users). The author of other tracks is unknown, and the former employees of Ascaron should be contacted for it.
The music is MP3 files in /mp3 subfolder of this game. It appears in two variants: 32-bit mono 24000 Hz (after the coming of add-on) or 32-bit stereo 44100 Hz (before the add-on). The same tracks have also less white noice that in original MP3s. Changing the quality to lezz Hz and mono instead of stereo was most likely caused by expanding the number of it, so it reduced the size of the files.
This game is missing releases.
- mobygames.com/game/windows/sacred - MobyGames.