M (New World Computing)

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M (New World Computing).png
Developer: New World Computing
Header: Unknown
Content: Unknown
Instruments: Unknown
Target Output
Output - Digital Audio - No.png Output - MIDI.png Output - FM Synthesis.png Output - PSG - No.png
Released: 1991-??-??
  • *.m

New World Computing's Music (M) format (the name is a guess) was used in their Might and Magic series, for games 3-5. They contain interwoven MIDI and FM synth commands for complete compatibility between cards with support for FM (such as AdLib and Sound Blaster) and MIDI (such as Roland MT-32 and Wave Blaster). Unfortunately, the games don't let you specify a different device for music and sound effects, so for devices that don't synthesize sound effects very well, like the MT-32, it can be quite disruptive.


Currently, there are no players that support this format.


Released Title Sample
1991-??-?? Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (DOS)
1992-??-?? Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen (DOS)
1993-??-?? Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen (DOS)
1994-??-?? Might and Magic: World of Xeen (DOS) Does it have new music?
1995-??-?? Might and Magic: Swords of Xeen (DOS) Does it have new music?

How to Obtain

M files must be extracted from the game's resource files.