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Offline Darius

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From battle track to menu music.

Just finished the first draft of a quick remaster/remix of Joshua II for use as menu music in BP2. I'm trying something a bit more ambient and gentle-paced.

Success? Failure? Does it need more percussion? Etc.

Darius - Joshua II (Menu Music)


Offline Jeff Vader

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Success. I really can't add anything. The moment this track started playing, I could almost see the Main hall of Blue Planet and feel myself inputting the basic keyboard settings and such. I mean, wow. Works perfectly as an ambient track, especially in menus.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
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Offline ShadowGorrath

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Now this one is awesome !


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You never fail to amaze, Darius.


Offline Polpolion

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I shall save this for future enjoyment. :yes::yes:

EDIT: I personally would have it crescendo at the end rather than decrescendo, especially seeing as how it has to loop.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2008, 09:08:05 pm by thesizzler »


Offline nvsblmnc

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Not bad, but I personally prefer the original menu theme - it perfectly captured the mood of the story.

Thinking about the BP music, was Brief09 cut from a longer piece of music? As it fades I'm almost certain I can hear it picking up pace again.
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Offline terran_emperor

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Love this. I originally didnt think much of Joshua II...but after hearing it all the way...I'love it
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Offline ShadowGorrath

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So , it is still unfinished , right ? Or am I wrong .

P.S. If you'd need any ambient music , I could upload some pretty good tracks .


Offline Darius

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Still a WIP. You'll hear the final version in-game.

Music is fine right now thanks.

was Brief09 cut from a longer piece of music?

Summon the Worms by Brian Tyler, Children of Dune soundtrack. The text file that comes with Blue Planet gives the source of all the music files.


Offline Aardwolf

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So much for that music major at my college who said he recognized it as "Mahler's 9th symphony"...


Offline Darius

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Updated this one a bit more, open to opinions about what works about it and what doesn't. Still quite short, as I'm considering it as a candidate for mainhall music.

Joshua II (Menu Version) | Direct Link


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Very nice.
Though I feel it's deviated quite from the original "Joshua" (aside from the few lines in the middle), which isn't a bad thing.
I'd say this version would be better than the last version as mainhall music :yes:, but the previous (the one included in BP) would be better for in-flight BGM. :nod:
That's just me.

Regardless, it's awesome.


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C'mon, download, download...before my connection with linksys kicks it...
* Androgeos Exeunt downloads the first version.

* Androgeos Exeunt sees the newer version.

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Well crap.
* Androgeos Exeunt listens to the first version.

Wow. It sounds really peaceful. If that lady on the Menu Screen is the Admiral of the Sanctuary, I think this piece of music fits perfectly. The best part of all is that it loops like a dream.

* Androgeos Exeunt downloads the so-called "Joshua III", aka. the second version and listens to it.

You know, at this rate, my MP4 will be filled with all your different pieces of Joshua II. All of them are the pinnacle of FreeSpace 2 menu music! I concur with Droid that the newer version is more fitting, but as campaign creator, you have the final say. And, to be frankly honest, I've never heard anything more beautiful than this.

Here's an idea: use one for the menu music, and the other for credits music. :)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2008, 01:16:21 am by Androgeos Exeunt »
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Offline ShadowGorrath

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And the last possible bit of free space in my MP3 player got filled up.

This sounds great.


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BTW Guys, could you direct me to some other FS1 and FS2 music remix'es ?


Offline General Battuta

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The newer version (presumably the one you PMed me with?) is superior, and it's a perfect fit.


Offline Excalibur

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Interesting. I haven't seen Blue Planet's "menu" yet, but the second one is better.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I've filled up the remaining space on my MP4 with all three versions of Joshua II. Good stuff. :yes:
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

wait what

My biggest complaint is that neither one of them loops. I'm not sure if the main FS2 track does either.
Both versions I listed to have a definate beginning and an end, personally I'd prefer it if the songs blended together rather seamlessly (and yes, when people look at the Tech Room, they will hear it more than once). I mean, you can have a high point of the song, and some middle parts, etcetera, but still I'd like menu music to flow into another one much better. Instead of "oh, the songs over, here it starts again, with some major jarring inbetween"


Offline Romanmolf

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... Obviously, Joshua 2's better.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 01:33:36 pm by Jeff Vader »