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  • #12914
    urungusurungus
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    I know the music in Descent was always highly suitable for play. But, anything else you like to listen to while doling out hot carnage?

    #13141
    YoshimitsuYoshimitsu
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    Actually playing Overload I like to hear it’s own awesome music. That said, every time I flood the map with creepers and wait for the kills to start racking up, or if I see a robot running from a cloud of creepers “Creeping Death” by Metallica pops into my head! 😛

    #13187
    bemosabemosa
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    Plug for Papersailboat! He’s a fellow Overload / Descent fan who makes some great atmospheric/ambient tracks that I find to be a good companion to the game:

    https://papersailboat.bandcamp.com

    It’s a better fit for the campaign than CM imho, less ‘aggressive’ than what we have now. Custom playlists would be a nice feature for Overload. I also like playing the game with music off, so I can really appreciate the subtleties in Dan’s sound effects — with music off the game has more of a ‘alone in space’ feeling which I really enjoy (also why I like papersailboats tracks – though I do find them a bit toppy at times).

    There are also spatial ambience effects in the pipeline which I am really looking forward to. I haven’t actually turned the music off in the EA builds yet, it might already be in the game. Edit -> Nope, not yet.

    #13191
    bemosabemosa
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    Another thing I wanted to mention..

    Ambient/atmospheric tracks work really well when you have become lost in-game *cough bemosa cough* – OR you are taking your time (my play style with campaign levels) – I find it can be frustrating if I have become lost and the music is still bangin’ like a Metallica concert.

    Just a thought – perhaps algorithms could be written so that if you were X distance from bots, the music chills out a bit somehow (different track / fades down / audio b-roll). Probably a bit late to be bringing this up but I just wanted to throw it out there.

    #13200
    krayzkrokkrayzkrok
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    I love the music in Overload. I also love the sound effects. Which to prioritize? What a dilemma! I went into the sound options and discovered, curiously, that the music was set to volume 9 and the sound effects to 8! No wonder I had to turn my amp up so high. Not sure if this is something I did in the past, or whether it’s a bug (or bizarre setting) but yeah, pumping up the SFX to 90 and the music to 30 is a good balance for me. It makes the effects crackle, and the music’s not overwhelming but still quite audible.

    +1 for Papersailboat. On Worker’s Day basically sounds like a Descent OST anyway, parts remind of the old D1 midi tracks, others the D2 redbook.

    #13297
    Haunted ParraspHaunted Parrasp
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    I like to listen to what’s in the game but when I get bored of it… I put on a mix of stuff that’s got a lot of my own songs and Nine Inch Nails. I like having lyrics in the background for whatever reason. And for some reason (definitely not because I love Descent’s music and still listen to it sometimes) my own songs tend to fit this sort of game very well, even when the lyrics aren’t really having anything to do with it.

    Ship’s cat, MPSV Iberia
    Check out his original music @ http://vertigofox.bandcamp.com/

    #13345
    urungusurungus
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    Definitely a Hard Rock/Metal fan myself. Though I’ve always had an itch to scratch for Techno, (currently Psytrance). Tons of new material to choose from. Certainly wasn’t the case way back in the ’80s when all you had was mail order music or the local record store.

    #13348
    Haunted ParraspHaunted Parrasp
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    I can imagine something like Aphex Twin could work really nicely with this game too. Futuristic and weird in ways that are sometimes unsettling.

    Ship’s cat, MPSV Iberia
    Check out his original music @ http://vertigofox.bandcamp.com/

    #13388
    CHILLYBUSCHILLYBUS
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    I’ve got a huge Drum n’ Bass playlist I use to cool out over Duke Nukem 3D.

    I also put this playlist together of cool tunes that sound good and stuff: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOjhHBV53PGQXFgyByA2BEPt5BeD_L1Oo — the idea isn’t to compile classic soundtracks into a big thing, but to make a list of somewhat identifiable but universally usable tunes to shoot stuff to!

    #13779
    booster
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    WHat program do you use to play your own music in game? I’d like to have my own playlist and then the games sfx. thanks

    #13782
    CHILLYBUSCHILLYBUS
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    Spotify or a browser with Youtube running, and in some instances I use MediaMonkey. Spotify and MM allow remote control of the music while you’re playing, but a YT playlist requires tabbing out to control it.

    #13792
    Haunted ParraspHaunted Parrasp
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    Foobar2000 for offline (or if I’m playing online because my internet isn’t that good), because it lets you set up global hotkeys to control anything from the playlist to the volume without using an alt-tab.

    Ship’s cat, MPSV Iberia
    Check out his original music @ http://vertigofox.bandcamp.com/

    #14172
    DuperDuper
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    Ghosts of August have some pretty good tracks.

    “The cat was already dead when I got there.” -Curiosity

    #14429
    urungusurungus
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    Topics: 4
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    I just use iTunes, or YouTube.

    #14446
    rapturraptur
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    I use cmus 😀

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