|My avatar is the explosion sprite from MegaRace (DOS).|
Hi, my name is Max and I'm a big fan of video game soundtracks. I kinda copied the layout of my userpage from TheAlmightyGuru; hopefully he won't mind, haha.
My very first video game was MegaRace (DOS) and the soundtrack absolutely captivated me. It's a masterpiece of OPL2 music programming and in my opinion, one of DOS's best soundtracks. My love for the soundtrack got me interested in Cryo's other games, Dune (DOS) and KGB (DOS), which utilize the same music system, HERAD.
Before I joined the VGMPF, the HERAD format was completely undocumented and the only player that could support it outside of the game was RdosPlay, of which the source code had been lost in a hard drive crash. I know very little programming but I am experienced in hex editing, which I did a lot for my friends' Metroid Prime reverse engineering project (which is how I discovered that Metroid Prime uses the MusyX engine for sound and thus we were able to extract the sound effects from the game).
After seeing BinaryMaster started work on documenting HERAD, I decided to take action and reverse engineer the music format, so that we can finally have some documentation. With all the knowledge that I've gained, I've done two custom song mods, the first of their kind for MegaRace. You can listen to both of them here and here.
In addition to my work on HERAD, I've also contributed in a official capacity to the new MegaRace Reboot that is coming soon by Zoom Platform. I was commissioned to remix and rearrange the soundtrack for MegaRace and bring the songs into the 21st Century, using modern DAWs and softsynths. The soundtracks were made before I reversed engineered HERAD, so every note had to be transcribed after meticulously listing to the OPL2 multitracks and sequencing every single note in FL Studio. You can purchase the rearrangements here on Amazon, iTunes, or CDBaby. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to work on the rearrangements and be a part of the ongoing legacy of one of my all-time favorite video games.
Rips I've Made
Recordings I've Made
File Format Documentation
These soundtracks listed below are what I consider excellent soundtracks. Every song fits the game perfectly and makes the game even better. A lot of these OSTs are a big part of my childhood memories.
This is a list of some of my favorite songs from various video game soundtracks. In a lot of cases, these songs are from games I didn't play a lot but my brothers did, so they're more of songs I really liked while watching others play games.
Here are a list of some of my favorite composers that have written music for video games.