Simon the Sorcerer Soundtrack

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Simon the Sorcerer Soundtrack, designed specifically for use with the ScummVM software with enhancements using modern music hardware by James Woodcock. Available in FLAC, OGG Vorbis and Nintendo DS Wave formats.

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Description

Simon the Sorcerer Soundtrack, designed specifically for use with the ScummVM software. This enhanced version of the original soundtrack is available for release with permission granted from Simon Woodroffe.

PLEASE NOTE: Game not included!

Available in the following audio formats:

  • FLAC – Lossless (389MB)
  • OGG Vorbis – Lossy (94MB)
  • OGG Vorbis – Mono (19.5MB)
  • Nintendo DS Compatible – WAV – Mono (39.1MB)

What is the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project?

Many of the point and click adventure games from the past used the MIDI format for presenting music. Although this worked well at the time of release, by modern standards with the added complication of users with different MIDI hardware, this results in an average performance for music reproduction.

Using pure digital recording methods and Yamaha workstations, it has been my personal aim to increase the quality of the music, however still remaining true to the originals or at the very least catching their essence. Using ScummVM, to which I will be aiming the tracks to be used for exclusively, we will all be able to enjoy the game music all over again with hopefully a far superior sound quality.

It is important to note, that the original composers put a lot of effort in to the original MIDI files and we should remember their massive contribution.

Requirements

  • Full Simon the Sorcerer game – Please use your original media, ScummVM and indeed this project does not tolerate piracy
  • Latest ScummVM software – 10th March 2007 and later (earlier versions will not work correctly)
  • Enhanced Simon the Sorcerer Soundtrack by James Woodcock

Instructions

These instructions assume you have already installed the game and are ready to install the soundtrack.

  • Download the soundtrack
    Download the full soundtrack
  • Extract the soundtrack
    Extract the soundtrack from the compressed *.zip file and place in the root folder of the game installation
  • Starting the game
    Start the ScummVM program and select Simon the Sorcerer. Now select [Edit Game], switch to Audio tab and set Sample Rate to 44 kHz. (Sample Rate not relevant for Nintendo DS tracks!)

Now you can enjoy Simon the Sorcerer with my enhanced soundtrack!

Disclaimer

The ScummVM Music Enhancement project was created by James Woodcock to help enhance the MIDI music of some titles that are compatible with the ScummVM program. Enhanced work by James Woodcock must not be used for profit or hosted elsewhere without express permission from James Woodcock.

The original MIDI files from this classic point and click adventure have been altered and enhanced by James Woodcock with permission, to work with current MIDI devices and further optimised and recorded from the Yamaha Tyros series of keyboards.

These files are for personal use only, not to be used commercially and are not to be distributed without permission from James Woodcock. They are intended for use with the ScummVM software only! Game not included!

IMPORTANT NOTE: My ‘enhancements’ are literally myself enhancing the original MIDI file quality, which is sent through modern MIDI equipment and the result recorded. It is not meant as enhancing the work of the original composer and if anything is a testimony to their wonderful creations!

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