10 Years of Salade !

October 30th, 2013 niki

Writing about the development of the VGM western internet resource scene inspired me to check archives.org for previous versions of saladedemaïs. I was actually surprised to see that the original website was launched more than 9 years ago already !!!

What was going on back then ? Well, the PC88/98 compilation and Story of Thor II albums were already out. I was working on the now defunct Falcom Encyclopedia wiki and only then figuring out stuff like the names of the people behind the Sound team JDK and the Dragon Slayer timeline. It was also the years of discovering Doujin Music on Winny and Share back when only a handful of people in the West knew about what is now this common part of the VGM world. VGMDB didn’t exist and sites like Chudah’s Corner and GMR Online were still reference databases. Back when the VGMCentral DC++ hub would still be filled with people.

Good old days ? It certainly feels nostalgic to think back about them. Browsing Japanese websites in search of composer info, learning to use the few Japanese translators available back then, scouring Winny like adventurers discovering new uncharted waters full of unsuspected booty to bring back to the old country, sure was a great experience.

Like I said in my previous entry though, how things have progressed in 9 years ! Ties between the Asian and Western worlds were made, information was collected tirelessly by passionate fans, impossible to find materials was made widely available through years of scouring Y! Auctions by philanthropic individuals who did it for the love of VGM, and only that. And most of all, VGMDB was born. With VGMDB, the “western” fans showed they were able to all gather around a central project, and created something that has, to my knowledge, no equivalent even outside of the VGM boundaries. To see it linked on Japanese websites shows how much the tables have turned, and what a tremendous success the project was. Seeing it grow was quite something, and I’m proud I got to be a small part of it.

So yeah, here is to this last decade of VGM, and to this almost decade of Salade !

Long live VGM love ~

>>> 9 years of salade ! <<<

Saladedemaïs Youtube Channel !

October 4th, 2013 niki

Everyone’s doing it so, hey ! Why not !!?? :D

I’ll try and keep the channel updated with my favourite and preferably obscure VGM tunes. So, yeah, subscribe ! ^^

Saladedemaïs VGM Youtube Channel

New Ys 2 Special Recording

October 4th, 2013 niki

Hey guys, long time no see !

First of all, an exiting update concerning the Ys 2 Special Game Recording I posted a while ago.

zonx, from South Korea, posted a comment on the entry some months ago that unfortunately got lost in the spam filter. I thankfully went through the pending comments containing URLs tonight and noticed it through the pile of viagra advertisement in there.

Here’s his message:

“Hi. I’m zonx from South Korea.

I think that your recordings are based on files in here : http://pl.ssu.ac.kr/~delios/adlib (now it closed temporally.)
But, that is not an actually game recording.
It just play *.rol files with bank file and recored it. The uploader said that some instructions are missed. (There is the note of the uploader wrote in Korean.)

So I play the game, record it digital, and make public a “Perfect” Ys II Special Game Recording at my blog.
Here it is : http://zonx.egloos.com/5753483

[unused] is the bgm that not used in game. It cannot be play on game so I copied the recordings on http://pl.ssu.ac.kr/~delios/adlib
[secret area] is the bgm that you entered secret area.
[Game World…… ver.] is arrange tracks.”

So yeah, many thanks to zonx for his work and for posting about it here !!! VGM fans worldwide united !!! ^_^

>>> Get it here <<<

Ze Return of ze Salade

May 9th, 2008 niki

So it would seem we’re kinda back … In case some of our 4 readers would actually remember us, we’d like to say sorry for the couple years of intense wait it must have been. heh ^_^;

Anyway, both of us have been caught into, you know, real life business as they say, and we still are more than ever. That’s why instead of resurrecting our oh-so-ambitious project we thought of doing a rather simple blog thingie to finally get things started.

Started to what ? Who knows. But yeah we’re back. =3