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#1 DeathAdderSF OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 3, 2009 4:56 PM

Hello, everyone.

For some time, I hosted/maintained a website that offered free downloads of Ad Lib music which I, myself had ripped from various PC (DOS) video games. However the music was stored in a special format which required people to actually *have* an Ad Lib compatible sound card (a rarity, these days) or use *gasp* emulation to play back the music. The site eventually closed, because I wanted to offer something that could be more universally accepted and enjoyed.

Today, that has happened. As of today I am proud to present...
The Ad Lib music archive v2 @ adlib.oldergames.com

Each song is recorded using special hardware that connects directly to the YM3812 chip on the Ad Lib sound card, for the absolute highest possible quality. Since the recorded songs are stored in MP3 format, you can enjoy listening to them using your favorite music player -- comfortably reliving the good old days.

In addition to being a nice, little site that will grow as time allows me to record / edit / process / add new soundtracks, its official opening marks the start of the "OlderGames" internet domain being used, under my ownership, as a free tribute site to various aspects of classic gaming in general.

Thanks for your attention and interest, everyone. Enjoy the site and have a nice day.

#2 DeathAdderSF OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2009 12:17 PM

The Ad Lib music archive was updated today.
New soundtracks include:

* Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh
* Olmang Jolmang Paradise
* Street Fighter II IBM

Please visit and enjoy @ http://adlib.oldergames.com !

#3 Segataritensoftii OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:32 PM

Bumped for exposure.

#4 zombiecraig OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:23 PM

This is a really cool idea.

I'll definitely keep an eye on it.

#5 DeathAdderSF OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:25 AM

The Ad Lib music archive was updated today.
New soundtracks include:

* Super Fighter
* Tetris Classic

Please visit and enjoy @ http://adlib.oldergames.com !

#6 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:49 AM

BTW is it possible to get hold of something I can plug into the USB with the YM3812 chip on there ?

#7 DeathAdderSF OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:17 PM

BTW is it possible to get hold of something I can plug into the USB with the YM3812 chip on there ?


I have no idea. I only use the original, authentic hardware.

All of the recordings on the Ad Lib music archive are stored as MP3. You don't need a real YM3812 chip to enjoy them.

#8 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:23 AM

The recordings are very good - thanks for making them.

I just fancy the idea of being able to play my midi's through an FM sound card, but on my laptop.

I had an AdLib card on my very first PC - love the sound :music:




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