Secret of Mana Script for converting the Remaster Soundtrack

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Post by emuandco on Sun 25 Mar 2018 - 10:44

Today I present ya a lil experiment I made while a was a bit bored.
You all know and maybe like the new Soundtrack from Secret of Mana Remaster available on Steam. If that's the case and you even own it legally, this one is for you.

What it does:
- Converts all needed sk20**.win.sab files to WAV as single looped and not fading out. (used tool: vgmstream)
- Allows you to select the two hidden alternate versions of "Danger" and "The Oracle" which I prefer over the default ones tbh.
- Normalizes the whole soundtrack with the recommended settings from Colines aka "-a -21dBFS" (used tool: normalize)
- Splits the intro sound to two separate files needed for the SNES ROM. (Track 44 and 45 aka "Mysterious Moaning" and "Angel's Fear") (used tool: SoX)
- Converts the WAV files to fully looped MSU-1 PCM files. (used tool: wav2msu) Nice funfact about the .win.sab file format: These files contain the perfect loop sample numbers in their header.
- Adds missing sounds for "Cannon Travel Launch" and "New Contient Rises") made by me. And because everyone seems to do so, added the unused Jingle tracks 33 and 35 too.
- Added silence trimming to track 7 "Close your Eyelids" (-1 sec at start) and track 43 "In the Darkness' Depths" (-4 sec at start) to make em at least fit better in the shorter sequences of the original game.

All tools included, just throw this stuff into your Secret of Mana root folder and wait a bit.

d/l: HERE

Bugs:
- Some sounds are simply too long to fit to some of the original cutscenes. Hard to fix this...
- You tell me^^


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Post by emuandco on Mon 23 Apr 2018 - 7:10

Anyone tried it? So silent here... ^^
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Post by emuandco on Sat 27 Apr 2019 - 11:53

OK, no reply, thus I asked Conn if I can post a premade one and he said... Sure:

https://dreimer.eu/msu/SOMRemaster.7z

I am all open to bugs, but as already said... the music was made for the Remaster version and thus a few tracks WILL be too long (even after some splitting and cutting silence) and thus it will be hard to fix that few occasions where this will happen.

This version was made with both the ORIGINAL and the
hidden ALTERNATE versions of "Danger" "The Oracle". Check track 4 and 12 and then rename them by removing the a or o to choose the one you want.
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Post by Conn on Sat 27 Apr 2019 - 17:45

I added your set to the first post in the official database:
https://www.zeldix.net/t798-secret-of-mana

Let me know if I put it correctly. Thanks!


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Post by Conn on Sun 28 Apr 2019 - 8:29

emuandco just messaged me that's the same as qwerty's remake so I took it down again
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