A fanmade ‘enhanced’ full soundtrack for Beneath a Steel Sky by James Woodcock.
Beneath A Steel Sky has been playable through the ScummVM software for many years and I am pleased to announce my enhanced soundtrack is now available for you to use within the game, which will give everyone superior sounding music and not just those with powerful MIDI equipment.
To install, extract the music from the zip file and copy it to your Beneath A Steel Sky folder on your hard drive. Make sure you have the latest version of ScummVM from their website or version 1.4.2 or later. For best quality (although not mandatory), start the ScummVM program and select Beneath A Steel Sky. Now select [Edit Game], switch to Audio tab, tick the ‘Overide Global Audio Settings’ and set Sample Rate to 44kHz.
You can also legally download Beneath A Steel Sky both floppy (with subtitles only) and CD-ROM (with speech) from the ScummVM website.
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!
Mr Woodcock has done truly superb work on all of the ScummVM game soundtracks. There’s some simply delightful music in those games that MIDI really didn’t do full justice, and Beneath a Steel Sky is one of my favourites – the intro and outro themes, in particular, really resonate emotionally with me. They have a wonderful soulful feel that complements the plot and visuals perfectly, and that he’s really recaptured and brought out well with the majestic, orchestral treatment they deserved.
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raphael bovey (verified owner) –
Great enhanced rendition of this excellent soundtrack
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