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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: HoM&M 1 Music
Thread: HoM&M 1 Music
p4e4c
p4e4c


Adventuring Hero
posted February 22, 2012 07:24 PM

HoM&M 1 Music

 I bought Heroes Collection (I-V) mainly because I never played Heroes 1 and wanted to for so many years; and now when I finally managed to get my self a copy, of all the 5 games Heroes 1 doesn't work properly >_<

 It's fully playable, but without the most important thing in HoMM series, MUSIC! It has 'general' sounds like horse walking, battle attacks  and similar, but there is no Town Music or Main Menu Music. So I decided to browse through the CD and see does it even contain those Music files, (Was delightfully surprised to find a King's Bounty ) and I couldn't find any of the Music files in there so I downloaded them all and I am wondering can I put them in a Heroes 1 folder and make them play somehow..?

 Also while browsing through the files In Heroes 1 folder on the CD I found a folder named "ANIM" with .SMK animation of NWC logo and some more "Win/Lose" movie files and none of them are visible in the game! It just skips them, there is no intro.

 So can someone help with fixing this or did I just waste my money and should of got an DOS version -_-

P.S. It's Win7 64-bit


NOTE: The Music Files I downloaded are in .mp3 format so they might not be from the original game and also Changing in Game Music option from "8-bit Mono" to "CD Stereo" causes the game to  crush :/




THANKS FOR ANY HELP I'M HONORED TO BE A PART OF HEROES COMMUNITY

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The_Polyglot
The_Polyglot


Promising
Supreme Hero
Legit Karate champ. Totally.
posted February 22, 2012 08:51 PM

I didn't play H1 much, but seem to recall that I dl'd it a couple years ago from Abandonia,(it was said to be abandonware at the time) and it worked fine with DosBox, including proper music playback. I'm not sure, but I think that like H2, it didn't have a proper Music folder, instead storing it in the main .agg file, so there's a chance it can be fixed somehow.(there is a H2 fix for the same problem(only sound effects and MIDI music would play instead of proper CD quality), but I didn't have to try it with H1, and it may be totally ineffective in your case. If it interests You, I'll post it later)

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Bersaglio
Bersaglio


Hired Hero
posted February 22, 2012 10:52 PM

New World Computing has released a three different CD versions of HoMM1:

1. Original DOS release (September 1995, v1.0, v1.1 or v1.2 game versions) which contains three different sound sets on the CD: 8-bit Mono, 8-bit Stereo and 16-bit Stereo. There are no CD-Audio tracks on this CD.
The file names with music should be:
heroes00.82m, heroes01.82m, ..., heroes32.82m, heroes40.82m, heroes41.82m, ..., heroes54.82m, heroes99.82m - 8-Bit Mono Soundset
heroes00.82s, heroes01.82s, ..., heroes32.82s, heroes40.82s, heroes41.82s, ..., heroes46.82s, heroes48.82s, heroes49.82s, ..., heroes54.82s, heroes99.82s - 8-Bit Stereo Soundset
heroes00.62s, heroes01.62s, ..., heroes32.62s, heroes40.62s, heroes41.62s, ..., heroes46.62s, heroes48.62s, heroes49.62s, ..., heroes54.62s, heroes99.62s - 16-Bit Stereo Soundset
2. Original Windows release (February 1996, v1.0) which contains Red Book Audio (CD-Audio) tracks. (*)
3. Combo release DOS v1.3/Windows v1.2 which contains only 8-bit Mono sound set (for DOS) and Red Book Audio (CD-Audio) tracks for Windows. This version also known as Heroes of Might and Magic Compendium CD1 (September 1997).

The New World Computing HoMM Millenium and Platinum compilations contain v1.0 Windows HoMM1 versions similar to (*).

Any later versions of HoMM1 does not contain any soundtrack at all or contains corrupted files that prevents it from playing.
The GoG version of the game is a DOSBOX RIP from a Heroes of Might and Magic Compendium CD1 (so - game version 1.3, only 8-bit Mono DOS Sountrack), nothing more. Sound glitches included. Heh

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p4e4c
p4e4c


Adventuring Hero
posted February 23, 2012 03:03 AM
Edited by p4e4c at 03:09, 23 Feb 2012.

THANKS FOR QUICK REPLIES

 I opened .AGG file and there is no music only sound files which are by the way .82m so no 16-bit Stereo. It doesn't say what version it is, but it was last modified on 31/01/1996 which should have the Audio CD by Bersaglio's description. GOG's version doesn't seem complete, either. It has 9 music tracks while there should be 15. Does having a Red Book Audio tracks mean that the whole CD for Homm1 should be almost full (close to 700mb)? Heroes 1 Instal files on my CD are only 166mb.


 I remember having the DOS version some years ago and it had a folder named "MUSIC" where the music was so I just want to know is it possible to add that music folder for it to work or should I buy the Heroes of Might and Magic Compendium CD1 if I can find one? :/

...and I almost forgot, but what about the Intro and rest of .SMK animations/videos?

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Bersaglio
Bersaglio


Hired Hero
posted February 23, 2012 06:17 PM
Edited by Bersaglio at 18:23, 23 Feb 2012.

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I opened .AGG file and there is no music only sound files which are by the way .82m so no 16-bit Stereo.

In DOS version of the game the soundtrack files should be in \HEROES\SOUND folder on the CD.
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GOG's version doesn't seem complete, either. It has 9 music tracks while there should be 15.

The HoMM1 for Windows CD have 1 data and 49 audio tracks (Mixed Mode 1 CD-ROM).
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Does having a Red Book Audio tracks mean that the whole CD for Homm1 should be almost full (close to 700mb)? Heroes 1 Instal files on my CD are only 166mb.

On the original HoMM1 for Windows CD the data track is even less (~148Mb). Compendium CD data track is slightly larger (~171Mb).
The full CD image size as follows:
HoMM1 Windows v1.0 ~659Mb
HoMM1 Compendium v1.3DOS/v1.2Win ~699Mb
But I doubt that HoMM1 for Win95 will be working correctly on Win7 x64. Audio tracks from the CD will play correctly only if the game was inserted/mounted in the first CD/DVD drive in the system (with the lowest drive letter). In Windows 95/98 You also need special 4-pin audio cable from your physical drive to the sound card installed.
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I remember having the DOS version some years ago and it had a folder named "MUSIC" where the music was

The proper folder name (on the DOS CD) with soundtrack should be \HEROES\SOUND
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...and I almost forgot, but what about the Intro and rest of .SMK animations/videos?

HEROES\ANIM folder on the CD (DOS CD or Win v1.0 CD).
HEROES\DANIM folder on the Compendium CD1 (for using with DOS v1.3 game version). Files: EARTH.SMK, INTRO02C.SMK, INTRO02U.SMK, LOSE1.SMK, NWCLOGO1.SMK, NWCLOGO.SMK, WIN01C.SMK, WIN01U.SMK, WIN02.SMK (DOS optimized)
HEROES\ANIM folder on the Compendium CD1 (for using with Win v1.2 game version). Files: INTRO02C.SMK, INTRO02U.SMK, LOSE1.SMK, NWCLOGO1.SMK, NWCLOGO.SMK, WIN01C.SMK, WIN01U.SMK, WIN02.SMK (Win95 optimized)

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p4e4c
p4e4c


Adventuring Hero
posted February 24, 2012 02:37 AM
Edited by p4e4c at 02:45, 24 Feb 2012.

Found them

There are music files on the CD I just thought they're sounds. They are in 82M format, so now that I finally found them does anyone know how to make them + animations playable in the game? Win95 emulator

Music files are in SOUND folder and there is one ANIM folder with both animation versions in there
INTRO02C.SMK and INTRO02U.SMK
...same for the all other files...
Ones ending with U are probabily for Windows since they're a larger file

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