FLAC lossless audio has been a requested feature of my ScummVM Music Enhancement Project for many years and I am happy to announce that my Simon the Sorcerer enhanced soundtrack also includes this as an option for download.
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.
Today I have updated my Simon the Sorcerer enhanced soundtrack for use within ScummVM. The second song (track02.ogg) had a single note that was out of place, which has now been fixed in this latest release.
To download the updated soundtrack, click the link below:
> Simon the Sorcerer Enhanced Music Version 2.1
It is just before Christmas in 1994 and after a lot of family discussion resulting in the eventual expenditure of £599, weighing up carefully all the pros and cons of such a purchase, Santa Claus finally delivered an Acorn Archimedes A3010. This was in essence my very first personal computer, with 1MB memory, a 32bit RISC OS 3 operating system and crucially an internal floppy disk drive. Well today the specifications aren’t going to blow you away so I can forgive you for not feeling the same sense of glee and a lack of understanding at my persistence of waking my parents up at 4am to open my presents, however it opened the doorway into a new genre of gaming I had previously missed.
Point and click adventures back then and even now have a very special place in my heart and although there was a serious lull in releases a few years ago when many believed the genre extinct, the advent of the Nintendo Wii, the Apple iPhone/iPod touch and online services such as Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Store, these games are re-appearing in both their original form, remastered and even brand spanking new ones carrying on the legacy.
For me though it all started with Simon the Sorcerer…