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RedDragon

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Some findings?
« on: March 27, 2024, 20:16:58 »

Hi to all!

While searching on the internet about some modules I downloaded many years ago, I found out that some of them are actually lost, since they doesn't seem to be hosted on any modules database site and search engines yield no results. Extending the search on the modules I got from old CDs, other seemingly lost ones popped out.

I would like to upload them here on TMA, so to preserve them and make them available to everyone  :).

Here is what I found so far:

sam vs bottle (uncredited) (SAMBOT.MOD)
cgirl.mod (uncredited)

These above are among the very first modules I downloaded from the internet, back in the 2000s, when I searched about MODs on Google, and Modplug Central popped out. At the time it hosted several modules (and its where I discovered the existance of XM and IT modules, along with a new player, different and newer from the WinMod PRO dug out from an old shareware CD (which handled just MOD and S3M)).


Acker1 (uncredited) (ACKER1.MOD)  found on an old floppy, cannot find any info about this
n.s speed (uncredited) (NSSPEED.MOD)  found on the same old floppy, seems a MOD conversion of n.s. speed.stm hosted on Modland
lookout (by Laxity) (LOOKOUT.MOD)  found on a 1994 cd, this seems to be missing from every module database
jazzy work (uncredited) (JAZZY.MOD)  found on the same cd, no info on this
freedom (by Samplemixer?) (FREEDOM.MOD) same as above, this module is already hosted on Modland, but this version has a faster tempo

I'll let you know if I find something else.
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Re: Some findings?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2024, 23:33:43 »

Hi

Some really old modules maybe lost in the mists of time, but some maybe not!

Isn't that part of the fun of collecting?

Ok, just some thoughts.....

Some old modules off the Mods Anthology CD collection have cryptic names and sometimes the real title become known many years later. (maybe acker1 ackerlight-1 ??)

n.s speed - no second prize tune?

The laxity one? The laxity mods I have are all xm's, the Kefrens Laxity is known as Merge, and wasn't there another laxity who was ripping stuff off or something?

Freedom by Samplemixer - don't recognise this version, the version I have is 2k bigger and has more patterns. AMP have it with 29 patterns (with credits) but the same filesize as my version.

As Asle (Prowiz mod ripper) at AMP has said many times, they are lots of bad rips out there but I tend to go along with what AMP says, as the purist collectors prefer proper rips instead of loads of different versions of the same mod.

I'm not sure about what sites you have visited, but AMP, Demozoo & Kestra along with Modarchive and Modland are probably good ports of call.

There also used to be someone on EAB who had a website listing old amiga modules, Stoneoakvalley I think, not sure if that was his website or his name?

But upload them somewhere as we can check if they have been identified or it will be just another mod in the Unknown-Artist folder!!
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Re: Some findings?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2024, 21:27:32 »

As a collector of many things, I agree with you! ;D

The sites I have checked are TMA, Modland, AMP and Kestra (also something on Demozoo), many modules that are not in TMA and Modland were in AMP and Kestra (for example: Delirion's Phantasm Forest, Loquacity, True Identity).

I too thought that this ACKER1.MOD was ackerlight-1, but no, it's a totally different song: the two ackerlight-1 on AMP are 01:48 and 00:08, ACKER1 is 03:04 long.

About the lookout mod, I discovered that is a slightly shorter version of desert dream-titel (https://modarchive.org/module.php?36889), but without most of the description, it only states "by laxity/kefrens 9" and " "desert dream" intrd".  Maybe is either the original, unripped version or a not definitive one?

My version of Freedom has 16 patterns, and one part of it was used in a module called False pride (https://modarchive.org/module.php?83482) with exactly the same tempo as this version. Also has no credits or description, the sample list is totally blank.

I'll upload them here as soon as I can, so they can be available for everyone ;) (if they are accepted, of course :))

Oh, I forgot about one more mysterious module: s2000 (S2000.MOD), this was featured in a Doom II megawad named MARSWAR, no info on author (just a list of samples). Seems to have been made with MODEDIT v2.00 according to WinMod PRO ???
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Re: Some findings?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2024, 13:05:03 »

Jazzy Work = jazzy_nork by Mantronix & Tip
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Re: Some findings?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2024, 20:14:24 »

Thanks Axxy for identifying this out  :)! I wonder why several modules have different name labels while being the exact same song  ???, its not a rare occurrance...

Regarding the others, ACKER1.MOD turned out to be this one:
(spacetravelling - SPACETRA.MOD)
https://modarchive.org/module.php?54357

cgirl.mod is already present as country_girl.mod:
https://modarchive.org/module.php?120388

NSSPEED.MOD too is already present (I'm sure it wasn't there when I checked at the time... or maybe I just haven't searched properly  ???):
https://modarchive.org/module.php?51842
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Re: Some findings?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2024, 12:03:03 »

Just for the record....

Thanks Axxy for identifying this out  :)! I wonder why several modules have different name labels while being the exact same song  ???, its not a rare occurrance...

Regarding the others, ACKER1.MOD turned out to be this one:
(spacetravelling - SPACETRA.MOD)
https://modarchive.org/module.php?54357

Country Travelling by Pat (fr)

cgirl.mod is already present as country_girl.mod:
https://modarchive.org/module.php?120388

Didn't have this one, by Red Ribbon

NSSPEED.MOD too is already present (I'm sure it wasn't there when I checked at the time... or maybe I just haven't searched properly  ???):
https://modarchive.org/module.php?51842

By Uncle Tom


It's amazing just how many modules are misnamed, bad rips etc. I'm still editing my list, some 30 years or more most weeks....
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