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 <<<
March 23rd, 2011 niki
I never thought I’d one day make something as awesome as adding “Falcom” and “SoundTeMP” tags to an entry here on saladedemaïs. This day has arrived though, and to explain how, I will quote Seldane/FM77, who’s responsible for bringing that gem to the light:
“In 1994, something fantastic was created. A Korean company known as MANTRA released a game called Ys II SPECIAL – under the slogan “Features For The Future.”
“Ys II SPECIAL is – just like Ys II ETERNAL – a remake of the original Ys II. However, Ys II SPECIAL is so much more than just a remake. It can be compared to what Taito did with Ys IV: Mask of the Sun. They gave the game a whole new layout – a whole new feel – and named it Ys IV: Mask of the Sun – A New Theory. This is what MANTRA did – they made “a new theory” of Ys II. (Although – unlike Taito – MANTRA succeeded in it.)”
Exited yet ? Wait for the rest …
“It contains all the music from Ys II, but since this game contains so much more than Ys II does, it needs more music. And it has. Lots of it. And it is good! It was composed by a group of Korean musicians known as soundTEmP.”
Bam. There you go. Suddenly you realize there’s Falcom music arranged for DOS Adlib by the composers of Ragnarok Online out there. Oh, and I don’t know about you but I’m also an Adlib fan by the way. So yeah, I just had to get my hands on this. A link to a Korean website containing all the recorded tracks was posted on Seldane’s Ancient Land of Ys, but turned out to be dead. Fortunately, I managed to get them from someone who carefully saved them (thanks again Groenegel <3), and could finally feast my ears on this improbable awesomeness.
And here it is delivered to you, faithful *cough* readers. I tagged, renamed and reordered everything according to the usual Ys 2 tracklisting, incorporating SoundTeMP’s work here and there. I didn’t play the game though, so the order probably won’t make sense to those who did (approximately 7 people outside of Korea, that is).
As a bonus, I added arranged tracks from this album. ;)
Well, enjoy !!! :D
>> Download <<
edit 24/03/2011: tracks reordered and renamed after Groenegel’s recommendations ;)
Read Seldane’s full Ys II Special Article
edit 04/10/2013: new proper recording by zonx !
June 16th, 2008 niki
And here’s another MMORPG soundtrack composed by the talented SoundTeMP team. While, in my opinion, they never achieve such greatness as they do in Ragnarok Online, all their works have their particular touch.
>> Download <<
May 26th, 2008 niki
Yeah, we play Ragnarok Online. This is basically a chronological selection of the places we (MPTeam) spent time on. There again, the aim is to recreate the atmosphere of a gaming experience.
Music is by the most excellent SoundTeMP Korean composer team. Should be releasing more stuff by them in the future.
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