Today I am very happy to release version 2.1 of my enhanced soundtrack for you to use within the game, which will give everyone higher quality sounding music and not just those with powerful MIDI equipment.
In my latest podcast, I interview developers Eugene Sandulenko, Arnaud Boutonné and Johannes Schickel from the open source software ScummVM. ScummVM allows you to enjoy point and click adventure games on a variety of platforms including computers, consoles and portable devices.
Discworld, also known as Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons released in 1995 featuring Rincewind the wizard (voiced by Eric Idle from Monty Python’s Flying Circus). Rincewind with his attractive red dress, sorry I mean wizard robes, is entrusted with the daunting task of removing a huge fire breathing dragon that has been terrorising the citizens of the colourful and completely bonkers city of Ankh-Morpork, which is based on the renowned comedic fantasy books by Terry Pratchett.
My original video trailer for Simon the Sorcerer was looking a little dated as it was uploaded way back in 2007. So recently I invested a little time and energy creating a brand new one taking full advantage of YouTube’s newer widescreen aspect and higher quality video options. Please feel free to embed this video on your own website linking to my Simon the Sorcerer page.
James Woodcock Unveils Discworld v2.0, Simon the Sorcerer v2.0 and Inherit the Earth v1.0 Soundtracks for ScummVM
James Woodcock, creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project has recently released updated versions of previously available soundtracks reaching version 2.0, which include Simon the Sorcerer and Discworld. Discworld can now be played with the latest SVN versions of ScummVM implementing James Woodcock’s enhanced music. Inherit the Earth, which comes under his ‘Fan Creation Soundtrack’ is a homage to the title and is now also downloadable from his personal website.
Available in High and Low bitrate versions, all three soundtracks are free to download and inspired by the original games and the ScummVM software. "For many years, I have enjoyed the wonders of the ScummVM application allowing me to play many of my all time favourite point and click adventures. The ScummVM Music Enhancement Project gives me the chance to inject a little part of my passion for this gaming genre, while giving the community the option of alternative music". James Woodcock continues… "A big thank you to all who have contacted me via email, Twitter and IRC regarding my work and also of course to the original composers, developers and publishers of the titles I have covered and the ScummVM team, without who this would not have been possible!"