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Author Topic: From the Vault: Nahlakh Music  (Read 6262 times)
Tom Proudfoot
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« on: September 25, 2010, 10:54:25 am »

I had a hard drive crash last year and while going through the recovered stuff, I happened across the music my brother had written for Nahlakh.  We had something called Adlib Visual Composer, which saved stuff in its own file format, .rol, and I had a terrible time getting that to work in the game.  I incorporated some library I found somewhere and it would play... mostly... but instruments would be wrong sometimes and it also would eventually crash the game.  As my programming skills were not up to fixing this, the music plan was aborted.

But not before Mark had finished a number of tracks, and they languished, dusty and unloved on my hard drive for 15 years, until one day I found them again and wondered if DosBox could run Adlib Visual Composer.  And lo!  It could!

So I piped it through Audacity, and here they are for your listening enjoyment.  I really liked this music and wish my programming back then was up to including it in the game.  There is an ongoing theme to everything and it all blends very well considering the limits of the Adlib sound card.  Mark was, as he still is, much better musically than I am.  MY attempts at Nahlakh music are not appearing here, I assure you. 

These tracks are all copyright 1994 by Mark Proudfoot and he can be located at www.mwpfoot.com


Title (also used for underground):
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_danger.mp3

Underground:
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_cave.mp3

Creepy areas, like, say, demon castles:
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_bells.mp3

So then the party died:
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_death.mp3

Music for towns:
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_fair.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_happy2.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_happy2b.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_happy3.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_happy4.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_happy5.mp3

Wilderness music:
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_der.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_blass.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_quiet2.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_quiet3.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_quiet4.mp3
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_waltz.mp3

Party camping (he thought you could camp like in Ultima V):
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_sleep.mp3

Battle music:
http://www.proudft.com/nmusic/nahlakh_battle.mp3

I think I forgot to tell him you spend 90% of your time in Nahlakh in combat.   Grin

Anyway, make yourself an iTunes playlist next time you play Nahlakh to see how it was MEANT TO BE.   Tongue
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SkeleTony
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 11:42:29 pm »

Nice! I think my favorite is the 'Battle' theme(even though it does not have as much 'meat' as some of the other compositions). It is not too 'up tempo' as to make me feel like I am playing a real time game with crap swarming at me, which I like. I also like the "Blass" one for some reason.

Man these should be used in SOME old school crpg. Hate to see them go to waste...well, not that letting us listen to them here is a waste but, you know what I mean.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 07:25:10 pm »

All the links are dead and lead to a "Hurricane Electrical Services" 404 error page.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 07:01:23 pm »

Oops, I must have deleted them at some point thinking it was just taking up space.   Puttin' em back now.
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