Island of Doctor Brain (Dr. Brain) Music

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Island of Doctor Brain (Dr. Brain) Music

Post by Tawmis » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:34 am

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:39 am

Sigh. I will have to play this game sometime, i guess (I missed my chance way back when), but I don't think this game is even available. Is it?

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Post by Tawmis » Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:54 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:39 am
Sigh. I will have to play this game sometime, i guess (I missed my chance way back when), but I don't think this game is even available. Is it?
I am surprised it's not on GoG yet; but yeah, it's not there.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:01 am

Gee, I see it's on Amazon (here: https://www.amazon.com/Island-Dr-Brain-Pc/dp/B0007YAYNW), but it's not on either GoG or Steam.


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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:05 pm

:shock: I didn't realise there were so many Dr Brain games. I'll upvote them all, but I have to go to work soon. ;)

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 am

Yeah some are duplicates of the same game title; but I upvoted them all and commented in each of them (pretty much copy and paste into each one). Just so it looks like it had some recent activity in it.

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Post by BlueBMW » Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:03 pm

What soundcard are you using in this video?

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Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:10 pm

BlueBMW wrote:
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What soundcard are you using in this video?
These were not captured from my own soundcard.

I can't even remember where I got the music for Island of Doctor Brain.

There used to be a site called "Quest Studios" - some (maybe all?) has been moved to another site. But the "Island of Doctor Brain" music isn't there.

So for the life of me, I don't recall where I got the music. I have had a ton of Sierra soundtracks saved on my computer for a long time and finally took to uploading them on my Let's Play Channel.

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Post by BlueBMW » Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:35 pm

That's been one of the trickiest parts with trying to play games of this vintage on any sort of emulator like DOSBox. You remember how a game sounded and emulated sound cards just never sound quite right. It forces me to keep the old machines running I suppose.

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Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:06 pm

BlueBMW wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:35 pm
That's been one of the trickiest parts with trying to play games of this vintage on any sort of emulator like DOSBox. You remember how a game sounded and emulated sound cards just never sound quite right. It forces me to keep the old machines running I suppose.
True. I had a x486-33mhz running until a few years ago.

For me, I remember it was either ADLIB or SB16, because that's all I could afford. My friend Shawn - his father (who I have to thank for getting me into Sierra games and computers) - had the full set up in his office, with Roland and such.

So more times than not we played at my friend Shawn's house, late at night/early into the morning when his father went to sleep.

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Post by BlueBMW » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:17 pm

I always had whatever cheap card came with whatever computer we had at the time. Eventually we upgraded to a sound blaster 16 / awe32 of some sort. Now that I'm older, I've found a few of the old Roland devices to play around with. Some games its quite the leap from adlib/sb16 to say an MT32 or SC55 module.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:05 pm

BlueBMW wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:17 pm
I always had whatever cheap card came with whatever computer we had at the time. Eventually we upgraded to a sound blaster 16 / awe32 of some sort. Now that I'm older, I've found a few of the old Roland devices to play around with. Some games its quite the leap from adlib/sb16 to say an MT32 or SC55 module.
I would love to get my hands on an MT32 device.

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Post by BlueBMW » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:29 pm

Seems that MT32s have gone way up lately. They were under $100 some years back but now people want several hundred for them it seems. I had one briefly but I also had a CM-64 module which covered everything the MT32 did so the MT32 went to a friend. I suppose I should have kept it :( I'll keep my eyes out for another unit at a reasonable price though.

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Post by Collector » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:52 pm

At least Munt is damned close to the real thing. I have a real MT-32 and there is so little difference that I rarely use. I don't want it to get burnt up.
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