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Although I have never officially announced my work as part of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project for classic point and click adventure game The Gene Machine, I have already finished the soundtrack… Just one problem, before I release it in full, I need permission. I have always sought permission to release my enhanced soundtracks, however tracking down those who have the rights to allow me to do just that has proven… well… problematic!
To whet your whistle however, I have decided to release a single track as a preview in the hope that one day, the powers that be will contact either myself or the ScummVM team allowing this to happen.
Until then, enjoy this little taster as we all keep our fingers crossed.
Free Game Soundtracks
Free Game Soundtracks
Fanmade 'enhanced' free game soundtracks by James Woodcock using modern music hardware designed for use with ScummVM.
A lot of the point and click adventure games from the past of years gone by, used the MIDI format for presenting the music. Although this worked well at the time of release, by modern standards and varying users with different MIDI hardware, this results in an average performance for the music reproduction.
Using pure digital recording methods and Yamaha workstations, it is my personal aim to increase the quality of the music, however still remaining true to the originals. 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.
Image credit: Moby Games
One thought on “The Gene Machine – My Enhanced Soundtrack I Wish Could Be Released… [Track Preview]”
Keep coming back here hoping the situation has changed, but doesn’t look like it’s going to. It’s flagged as abandonware and available for download on for ‘free’ on abandonwaredos.com. If anyone was interested in protecting their copyright they’d probably do something about that.
Shame, because I really like your music and don’t really want to even try playing this game without it after having heard just this sample.