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A little bonus for those who own Monkey Madness

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This is something I discovered a couple of months ago when playing though MI2 again for the first time in over ten years. For those who own the original Monkey Madness CD with both SoMI and MI2 on it the CD also doubles as an album of twenty-one classic songs composed my Michael Land and three tracks of ambient background sounds all from the original Monkey Island game. You can load the album into iTunes or even play it on a CD player*. Dig up your old CD and try it.


*Warning: on CD players the first song will just play angry static, but the rest of the twenty-three tracks should work fine.

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  • Yes, that goes for all CD-versions of Monkey Island 1, including the 1992 CD-release, the White Label and Red Label compilations, Monkey Madness, and so on.

    It was pretty common for CD audio in games to simply be CD audio tracks on the game disc back in the day.

  • I remember finding out they did this on game CD-ROMs back in the day and going through all my CD-ROMs to find out which ones had music.

  • The Loom talkie version of the game is the same way. I think some of Sierra's Goblin's games do the same thing.

    Kevin

  • @Woodsyblue said: This is something I discovered a couple of months ago when playing though MI2 again for the first time in over ten years. For those who own the original Monkey Madness CD with both SoMI and MI2 on it the CD also doubles as an album of twenty-one classic songs composed my Michael Land and three tracks of ambient background sounds all from the original Monkey Island game. You can load the album into iTunes or even play it on a CD player*. Dig up your old CD and try it.

    Thanks for this. My PC had refused to admit the existence of the CD Audio files, but iTunes spotted it OK. However, the tracks don't appear to be in any obvious order. Is there an ideal way they should be resorted?

  • That was very common with most games from the early CD era, pop a game cd in your cd player and most of the time you will hear the music play, the first "track" is always the game data.

    I could bet that also the cds from maniac mansion 2, sam and max (hit the road), etc. can be played in a cd player (i don’t have them at hand to tell you for sure, but i bet they do play).

  • Yeah, I do remember putting this into a CD player and listening to the music.

  • A quick way to find out for a bunch of old games if they have cd-audio (mixed-mode cd's) is to check the ScummVM datafiles list.
    http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Datafiles
    If the game is listed with ** it means there are cd-audio tracks that need to be ripped to mp3/flac to work with ScummVM.

    You can for example see that glenfx is incorrect.
    DoTT and Hit the Road do not have any cd-audio. It's all MIDI music.

  • @FitzoliverJ said: Thanks for this. My PC had refused to admit the existence of the CD Audio files, but iTunes spotted it OK. However, the tracks don't appear to be in any obvious order. Is there an ideal way they should be resorted?

    2*) Inside The Big Monkey
    3) Mêleé Path
    4) Mêleé Path 2
    5) The Wedding
    6) Mêleé Island
    7) Parts
    8) Guybrush & Elaine
    9) Scumm Bar
    10) Lechuck Crew
    11) Lechuck Theme Song
    12) The Circus
    13) Lechuck Theme Song 2
    14) Lechuck Theme Song 3
    15) Monkey Island
    16) Mêleé Island
    17) The End Song
    18) Intro Song
    19) Stan's
    20) Lechuck
    21) Lechuck
    22) Canibals
    23) Sound Fx1
    24) Sound Fx2
    25) Sound Fx3

    *Note: there is no track 1. Track 1 is just the angry static.

    There, I just posed the entire track listing from Monkey Madness and that was the highlight of my day. I really need a girlfriend. *Brakes down into uncontrollable, inconsolable crying*

  • @bobdevis said:
    DoTT and Hit the Road do not have any cd-audio. It's all MIDI music.

    Actually, my old Sam & Max HtR-CD has four audio tracks on it: Theme song, Mole man theme, King of the Creatures and Bigfoot Shuffle.

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