10/31/2023: Localization News - Dead of the Brain 1!

No, NOT a trick, a Halloween treat! Presenting the Dead of the Brain 1 English patch by David Shadoff for the DEAD last official PC Engine CD game published by NEC before exiting the console biz in 1999! I helped edit/betatest and it's also a game I actually finished in 2023, yaaay! Shubibiman also did a French localization. github.com/dshadoff/DeadoftheBrain
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#1
Quote from: exodus on 07/28/2018, 12:05 AMI keep forgetting to get that game!! I'll pick it up this week maybe
AKA Mizubaku Daibouken.  Definitely in my top 5 or so PCE/TG16 platformers, and certainly bonus points for being more or less a full sidescrolling adventure of BUBBLE BOBBLE!  :D  It's just a lovely port of a great game imho
#4
Aldynes, Kaze Kiri off the top of my head
#5
Quote from: TheClash603 on 05/26/2018, 11:09 AMMost everyone loves the music in Doom...  so you're welcome, nice track!
DOOM is life.  They don't call me Fragmare for nothin.  ;)  And yes, the DOOM OST is legendary
#6
Quote from: guest on 03/18/2018, 03:45 PMWould you be able to re-upload the roms for your chiptunes? I'm missing most of them as I've been watching the videos on youtube for the most part.
Heeeeeeeeere ya go.  It's a ZIP file with all the most current HES ROMs of these tunes  :)  https://mega.nz/#!zaYWVbiT!ya1Flol6wgEdJ9r03vVyn93gUrdkTHjVXq--fFMzScU


Quote from: TheClash603 on 05/25/2018, 11:13 PMThat sounds like it could be in Doom.
Haha... thanks ?
#8
Quote from: the haze on 01/26/2018, 08:40 AMDevil Wind?   That's hardly a song, and it's a chip tune.  :lol:
You just hear it in that one evil hall in Darm Tower....

Pick a different song. lol
Err.. Whatever...
YOU GOT SOMETHIN' AGAINST CHIPTUNES, THERE, BUDDY???  HUH?  DO YA?!

Lol, jk... yea Devil Wind is a pretty short loop.  Like I said, they made it into a full song in at least one of the more recent remakes.  So is PSG music not eligible for your little survey, then?  Cause, Fountain of Love and Rest In Peace are both pretty awesome, imo
#9
favorite?  probably To Make The End Of Battle.  that music is so sick... honorable mention to Shadow Of The Tower Of Death, Last Moment Of The Dark, and Rest In Peace, though.

So good...
least fav?  ehh... maybe Devil Wind?  it's got a pretty short loop in the PCE version that they expanded in the remakes.  the guy that remade Yuzo's soundtrack could have done more with it in the PCE version, i guess.
#10
Best track: all of them.
Worst track: any track from an OST not named Ys

Seriously, you're talking about one of, if not the most epic video game soundtracks of all time and asking us to pick a worst track?  There is no worst track.  Whichever track is the shortest is the "worst" track, because it's finished the soonest, lol   XD
#11
Quote from: Gredler on 01/18/2018, 08:26 PM
Quote from: fragmare on 01/18/2018, 01:23 PMYou go to 'Posterize' and input a value of 8.  Iirc, it will use RGB values of 0, 36, 72, 109, 145, 182, 218, and 255, iirc
I've never tried using posterize to clean up a low color count rgb image - only to reduce colors from high color count rgb images - so I can't confirm if that's how it behaves, but it was my understanding that it does clamp them but it just uses a nearist neighbor and clamps the colors down to a range defined in the value you input; That would be awesome if that's how it works though, each number representing a bit depth?


I looked into it briefly and it sounds like the number represents the # of colors per channel it will clamp the image down to. I am not certain it relates to bit depth, nor will set the colors to be any different value other than choosing the nearist neighboring color on the gamut


It's just a quick and easy way of color reducing a higher color image to 9-bit color, and especially useful in photoshop since you can't really import a 512 color palette
#12
Also, editing or creating a post on this forum from a mobile device is a FUCKING NIGHTMARE
#13
Quote from: Gredler on 01/16/2018, 05:45 PM
Quote from: fragmare on 01/16/2018, 03:08 PMRight, was in the middle of editing stuff.  The closest PCE color would be 255/182/144
It was my understanding it needed to be divisible by 36 to be valid, so would 255 and 182 be invalid? I wish  we could clamp available colors to valid colors in photoshop across the full spectrum, not just either 256 colors or the full 16bit gamut :( Promotion is kinda good about it, but still 256 or full gamut and f that


Also I didn't mention how cool the alien head thing looks, nice dude :)
Photoshart does allow you to clamp the RGB values to 9-bit color.  You go to 'Posterize' and input a value of 8.  Iirc, it will use RGB values of 0, 36, 72, 109, 145, 182, 218, and 255
#14
Quote from: Gredler on 01/16/2018, 01:23 PMNot a valid pce color tho, right? 255,168 129. But yeah, even owning Pro Motion NG I find myself gravitating back into photoshop with almost every asset I work on :/
Right, was in the middle of editing stuff.  The closest PCE color would be 255/182/144
#15
Glorious Photoshop Master Race!  XD

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#16
Oh hell yes, the PCE version of Kyukyoku/Twin Cobra is badass... hey, whadda ya know, Arkhan DOES sometimes like GOOD games.  XD  lol ZING!

But seriously, it's awesome.  So is the PCE version of Daisenpuu/Twin Hawk. 

And you shut your whore mouth about Raiden!  lol
#17
Yes, but After Burner has wailing, screaming melodies courtesy of Hiro-san of SST. ;)
#18
Quote from: Michirin9801 on 10/19/2017, 01:18 PMNice After Burner cover ;3
Haha, thanks!  :D

Now to do After Burner covers on the SPC700 using Star Fox samples!  No, wait....  XD
#19
Haven't seen him in forever.  His profile says last online March 25th.  Anybody here have closer ties with Tomaitheous/Malducci/TurboXray than I, so that they might be able to confirm he's okay?  Kinda concerned, TBH...
#21
These mafackas don't DESERVE no shoutbox...
#22
Just off the top of my head...

Devil's Crush
Aldynes (believe it!)
Air Zonk
After Burner II
Out Run
Soldier Blade
Dungeon Explorer
Download
Bloody Wolf (yeeeoooowww)
Legendary Axe II
Street Fighter II' CE

...and many more I can't think of right now
#23
Quote from: Michirin9801 on 10/08/2017, 03:29 PMIt would be so meta if you put After Burner II footage in your video with this song xD
Burn-ception lol

Maybe I will splice in still images of AB2 one frame at a time here and there like a subliminal message.  Like Tyler Durden splicing stills of his dick into film reels in Fight Club bahaha
#25
For, uh, chiptune research purposes  ;)
#26
Quote from: seieienbu on 09/29/2017, 01:03 AMWoo, I voted for that.  It sounds good so far; I'm looking forward to the final version.
Thanks!  If it sounds extra Afterburner-ey, that's because I'm using ONLY wavetables and instruments from PCE Afterburner II  ;) hah
#27
So, I guess we should probably call it for Star Fox - Corneria?  :)

https://instaud.io/1j9U
#28
I just asked my 11 year old son, in a blind test, which he liked better...

1.) Star Fox - Corneria

or

2.) PC-Engine version of Afterburner II - Afterburner

His response?  "DEFINITELY THE SECOND ONE!" (PCE Afterburner) Hahaha

S.S.T. are fucking incredible, i swear.  Those guys are the ORIGINAL video game music gods!  ;)
#29
Here's your Corneria cover, right here, guys lmao  XD
#30
Quote from: esteban on 09/21/2017, 12:57 PMDigital Bikini. Awesome.

And, yes, tats has an account here,  but he couldn't remember his user name.

Also, he was drunk (Swiss beer).

:)
Oh, for the love of... tell his broken engrish ass to get on here and break this tie.  lol.  He used to be on IRC a lot, but he's not there now, it seems.
#31
Quote from: esteban on 09/21/2017, 07:32 AM
Quote from: fragmare on 09/20/2017, 07:34 PMOoh, Super Monaco GP now tied for the lead... remember, if you guys pick Super Monaco, you get this redrawn, eye-candy PCE intro screen for the Youtube vid  :D
Tats told me that he voted for Super Monaco GP, by proxy.

That should settle things.

ALSO: I am convinced you drew a digital bikini top for that title screen.

:)
Lol doesn't Tatsujin already have an account here on PCEFX?

And, yes, the bikini was drawn over top.  ;)
#32
Ooh, Super Monaco GP now tied for the lead... remember, if you guys pick Super Monaco, you get this redrawn, eye-candy PCE intro screen for the Youtube vid  :D

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#33
Alright, one you pie-in-the-sky, gung ho ingenues needs to break this ridiculous 7 way tie lol
#34
Quote from: touko on 09/19/2017, 10:06 AMNo entry for this ??:
:?

I vote for :
Gley Lancer - Stage 1 -
Elemental Master - Stage 1 -
Thunder Force III - Siren -
Thunder Force III - Haides -
Contra Hard Corps - The Hard Corps -
Yea, I probably missed a bunch.  I just listed what I could think of off the top of my head.

And... this poll got weird.  We're in a uhhh... 7 way tie?!  Lol, really???
#35
Damn, you two guys REALLY want that Phantasy Star II track, huh?  And, yea, the intro and last 30 seconds or so of that track are pure gold.
#36
Quote from: exodus on 09/17/2017, 01:51 AMah, what I meant was you were using some FM drums and all that in the other threads! also I tend to think of a cover as an interpretation on the theme - if you're going for accuracy, I guess I consider it a remake!
Yea, I use samples for percussion much of the time.  The PCE handles samples just fine, and I've got no problems sampling the percussion straight from the original track.  Though, I have nothing against PSG percussion.  I just made a PSG drums version of the Gaiares track (after much tribulation over the snare).  My Super CV4 cover also uses PSG drums.  It's just a PITA sometimes and, besides, that's Michirin's turf anyway.  ;)  haha

Cover, remake, call it whatever you like.  I'm takin' music from other chips and putting it on the PCE's chip.  Bada-bing  :)
#37
Quote from: Michirin9801 on 09/16/2017, 11:58 PM
Quote from: fragmare on 09/16/2017, 11:23 PM
Quote from: exodus on 09/16/2017, 10:45 PMAs I understand it you're not really about using "pure" PCE sounds, which might make my choices meaningless, but that's what I did anyway!
Hmm, what do you mean by "pure"?  I'm creating these tunes in Deflemask and recording the playback by playing the ROM file in Mednafen.  Any of these chiptunes should play on real PCE hardware.
I think he means that you try to make them sound as close to the original as you can on the PCE instead of trying to make them sound as good as they can on the PCE, or maybe even better than the original if possible, but in a style that's recognisably PCE... Am I right? Let me know...
lol, to some people, "as close to the original" == "as good they can sound on the PCE"  ;)

It goes without saying that I strive for accuracy to the source material, with all my covers.
#38
Quote from: exodus on 09/16/2017, 10:45 PMAs I understand it you're not really about using "pure" PCE sounds, which might make my choices meaningless, but that's what I did anyway!
Hmm, what do you mean by "pure"?  I'm creating these tunes in Deflemask and recording the playback by playing the ROM file in Mednafen.  Any of these chiptunes should play on real PCE hardware.
#39
Quote from: guest on 09/16/2017, 10:06 PMThere are so many options I'm not sure why you don't just ask for suggestions and count the most requested ones... the poll is overwhelming.
I like having people feel like they're more directly involved by clicking things lol
#41
New poll posted.  Users can chose up to 5 entries now

https://www.pcengine-fx.com/forums/index.php?topic=22645.0
#42
Remade the poll.  Users can now change votes (or at least i checked that off) and vote for up to FIVE entries.  Have fun!

If anyone notices any missing or duplicate entries, please speak up.
#43
I think I'm seeing a problem with this poll.  There are simply too many entries and not enough people voting to ever decide on a clear winner.  Do you folks think I should remake the poll but enable every user to have multiple votes?  Maybe 3-5?
#44
Quote from: touko on 09/16/2017, 08:18 AMI don't know the dragon fury's version . :-k

Yes,elemental master also has some great tunes .
Has more of a TFIV vibe to it
#45
Quote from: touko on 09/15/2017, 03:04 PMTF3 venus fire for me .

A little bit disappointed to not find any glaylancer's music .
The question would be WHICH version of Venus Fire to cover?  The one from TFIII?  Or the one from the sound test menu in Dragon's Fury?  :)

Oh yea!  Forgot about Gley Lancer!  You know what else I forgot about?  Elemental Master and Herzog Zwei!
#46
Damn, if something doesn't get more than one vote, i'm gonna have to take my no-talent bum ass back over to Atari Age lol
#48
I'll put good money on Arkhan voting for 'Nothing!  Take your no-talent, bum ass back to AtariAge and do POKEY chiptunes.' haha
#49
Quote from: guest on 09/14/2017, 04:34 PMMy vote's for Tetris.  :mrgreen:
What's that you say?  You want to hear Gameboy Tetris on the Atari POKEY??  OKAY!

Quote from: ccovell on 09/14/2017, 06:29 PMI was always partial to the Weapon Select tune in Gradius III SNES...
Ooh good one.  I'll add it.
#50
Vote for a tune you'd like to hear covered on the PCE, if you're into that sort of fuckery... > https://www.pcengine-fx.com/forums/index.php?topic=22645.0