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Tracker music in modern games
« on: August 19, 2019, 16:53:12 »

The music for https://store.steampowered.com/app/562860/Ion_Fury/ is apparently in some Fasttracker 2-compatible format. That is quite unusual for a modern game but perhaps not so surprising in this case as it's marketed as a "retro shooter".

Perhaps there's tracker music in indie games but this is a big publisher. Are there any more recent examples?
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Re: Tracker music in modern games
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 21:31:40 »

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Perhaps there's tracker music in indie games but this is a big publisher
The publisher has nothing to do with that, but the game happens to be made by a bunch of Finnish sceners (IIRC Roz is behind those XMs). ;)
I guess recent PopCap games might still be using modules?
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Re: Tracker music in modern games
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 02:33:33 »

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The publisher has nothing to do with that.


Big publishers usually have bigger ambitions and bigger budgets than independent developers, so...
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Re: Tracker music in modern games
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 21:09:33 »

Sure, but what I mean is that they most probably didn't have any creative input into what kind of music format was going to be used. But what you said - it doesn't really apply here. We are talking about a game made with the original Build engine that 3D Realms made their games with in the mid-90s (Duke Nukem 3D etc) - it's not like this is a triple-A release but a hommage to 90s shooters, and a very accurate one as well.
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Re: Tracker music in modern games
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 23:33:35 »

Sure, but what I mean is that they most probably didn't have any creative input into what kind of music format was going to be used. But what you said - it doesn't really apply here. We are talking about a game made with the original Build engine that 3D Realms made their games with in the mid-90s (Duke Nukem 3D etc) - it's not like this is a triple-A release but a hommage to 90s shooters, and a very accurate one as well.

I know this is one of the rare, unexpected cases, so it's best to not look a gifted horse in the teeth.
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