Michael Jackson's role in Sonic 3 confirmed!

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  1. Skaarg

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    Thank you for responding with that. :)

    Anyways Midway, what do you mean PCs couldn't playback the same quality of sound as the Genesis versions? Is the Genesis a much more powerful system than my P1 133MHz system with it's AZTEC sound card? I think not... The PC versions were released in 1997, SEGA very easily could have used .wav or something similar recordings or recreated the Genesis music for PC back then. My guess is it was another case of SEGA got lazy and just threw in some random crap.
     
  2. muteKi

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    Well, the only thing is that implementing looping on the music would have taken a bit more effort with a WAV file to prevent any breaks or pauses in the audio. Didn't stop them with Sonic CD (PC) Past music, though -- or Sonic Adventure (again, PC Version). Both had such a problem.
     
  3. evilhamwizard

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    Sonic CD's (PC) past music didn't use WAV, it used Red Book. And about the PC version not using the sound engine, you have to remember that both games were ported from Assembly to C. So probably the reason why both ports didn't use the original sound engines is that they couldn't port it to C (they just simply couldn't or they ran out of time, take a pick), so that's why it was either recorded for Red Book or rearranged for MIDI. Of course, I'm not a programming master, so if you can tell me otherwise - that's fine.

    And I'm going to ask this again since it's better for this topic, does anyone know who even made those replacement MIDIs? If they were created just so they could be used for the PC version, isn't there a credits screen with all the programmers for this port? If there isn't any mention of who could've rearranged/made the material, then the only thing I could imagine is that they were created by the SEGA Sound Team/Composers, next to something more logical - that the person wasn't even credited to begin with. It just boggles my mind how you can replace the Competition Menu music with something completely different than what was in the original game.

    Not to mention that in the PC version, there are a couple random MIDI tunes that aren't even used at all in the game.

    I feel like I'm going to get ass raped by Tweaker for posting this. I don't know why, I just do. :P
     
  4. Overlord

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    Weird Al does parody, which is protected under Fair Use and established precedants for parody. This wouldn't.
     
  5. MK

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    Ok, so I was writing this post in agreement with you just now when something extremely odd hit me:

    After that line I was going to post a relative link to the Carnival Night song, so I got out my disk and browsed to the folder.

    disk\SONICSS\SOUND\S3_S&K\BGM

    I know Carnival Night was track 07 in S3K, but 7 in this folder was Flying Battery. I figured they reordered everything so I played them all in order. Note that these are original WAVE dumps from the Mega Drive game.

    S3&K_01.WAV = AIZ1, S3&K_02.WAV = AIZ2
    S3&K_03.WAV = HCZ1, S3&K_04.WAV = HCZ2
    S3&K_05.WAV = MGZ1, S3&K_06.WAV = MGZ2
    S3&K_07.WAV = FBZ1, S3&K_08.WAV = FBZ2
    S3&K_09.WAV = MHZ1, S3&K_0A.WAV = MHZ2
    S3&K_0B.WAV = SPZ1, S3&K_0C.WAV = SPZ1 (yeah, I used SP for Sandopolis)
    S3&K_0D.WAV = LRZ1, S3&K_0E.WAV = LRZ2
    S3&K_0F.WAV = SSZ,
    S3&K_10.WAV = DEZ1, S3&K_11.WAV = DEZ2
    S3&K_12.WAV = MiniBoss, S3&K_13.WAV = MiniBoss (duplicate)
    S3&K_14.WAV = Boss, S3&K_15.WAV = Doomsday
    etc.etc.etc.

    Why are the tracks that were edited removed? They clearly had the go-ahead to use the tracks from the MD version, but why did they exclude those? Because they were different? I doubt they took that into consideration, as in Japan the Screen Saver was released seperately. And, they didn't put any filler, they simply did not put the files.

    I intended this post to be an "aha duh" stating that because of the Screensaver, there was no basis for the legal arguement, but now this has confused me all over again.
     
  6. muteKi

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    See, that's the thing. If they could re-record it for Jam, why not for the Screen Saver?
     
  7. Vlcice

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    Is the Japanese standalone screensaver missing the same files? Maybe they were only removed from the version packed in with S&K Collection because of the altered songs.
     
  8. MK

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    Someone needs to find it. Some info here:

    http://sega.jp/pc/sonicsc/

    Release date: August 9, 1996
    Suggested retail price: 3,800 yen (3,990 yen tax included)
    OS Support: Japanese version of Windows 3.1/95
    Media: One pair of CD-ROM
    Model number: HCJ-0102
    JAN code: 497436520102-9

    Apparently it uses 2 disks?

    Hopefully by some stroke of luck someone here already owns it, or can find it.
     
  9. hxc

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    Something I forgot to post yet have repeatedly referenced, an email from Roger Hector describing the situation. As I repeat, despite what some people seem to think, MJ did not put his own music in the game; that was never planned

     
  10. Tweaker

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    Yeah, but we're challenging that. I'm sure that if MJ's music being in the game uncredited was publically confirmed by a former SEGA employee, massive shitstorms would ensue.

    The fact that multiple samples of Michael Jackson's music, in addition to stories such as Shade's about MJ calling Cirocco during the night and singing him the theme to Hydrocity, leads severe credence towards MJ having much more of an active role than Hector seems to imply he did. That much is for sure.
     
  11. Qjimbo

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    Here's what Cirocco actually said:

    I still need to call this guy at some point.
     
  12. hxc

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    I still only hear the Jam vs CNZ one. Honest to god, the others don't sound remotely similer to me.

    If any of MJs work is in the game I seriously don't believe it was what he intended. As I have to regurgitate again and again he composed ORIGINAL music for the game, not addaptations of the old work. If it's int here, the sound team did it.

    Also why the fuck has this ciccoro emails not been posted publically when they are of major relevance?
     
  13. Tweaker

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    This may change your mind, then.
     
  14. hxc

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    I just listened to all that on high quality (talking $1000+) audio equipment, and I really really can't hear it. The speed difference is far far too great to allow any real comparison, and the drum structure and timing is waaay out from what I can hear.

    If someone could produce samples where they are being played at the same tempo, rather than at radically different ones, then perhaps the comparison would be easier to spot.

    As I said, I'd like somoene to perform spot checks on people uninterested in sonic to see if they hear a similarity.
     
  15. Qjimbo

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    At the time, Wite was trying to contact Cirroco over the phone, so we kept it quiet.

    He never rang Cirroco, and a couple of months later I was completely swamped with stuff and just totally forgot I even had the emails till the other day.

    I'm going to try contacting him again for a proper interview, so don't flood him with emails plz.
     
  16. hxc

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    I'd be intersted in seeing the talk wite had anyway, so if you wouldn't mind emailing it/PMing it?

    use relinquished (aaat_) gmail . com if emailing.
     
  17. muteKi

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    On the one hand not having MJ publicly credited has a precedent as mentioned with the Simpsons.


    On the other hand, the first couple of notes of Vampire Killer are pretty much the same as those of Thriller.
    And Rondo of Blood certainly borrows heavily from his style, the 90s synth pop. And Cross a Fear never made it into the SNES Remake!


    YES I LIKE CASTLEVANIA WHAT OF IT
     
  18. Qjimbo

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    Here's a comparison MP3 I made aaaages ago:
    http://www.sonicresearch.org/basement/site...s3endingmix.mp3

    Made this yonks ago. Some thieving bastard called "mraaronhd" also put it up on Youtube simply crediting "Sonic Cult" -_-
    edit: To be fair it IS on Cult and without credit too *shakes fist*

    And sure I'll send you the info hxc.
     
  19. McAleeCh

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    All this stuff about contact with Cirocco sounds intriguing. I know there's no way in hell he could ever release any of the stuff he mentions in that email without some kind of permission from MJ, but it's nice to know he held onto it and that it's not lost forever.

    It'd be very interesting if he'd be willing to talk about his experiences with the music for the Sonic 3 project - there's just so much that seems to have gone on behind the scenes during the development of that game...

    Wonder if he knows they misspelled it 'Scirocco' in the credits? =P Heh.
     
  20. muteKi

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    Oh, but since I threw it out there, I was wondering (off-topic) if anybody knew who actually did the music to Rondo of Blood.

    'Cause I'm pretty sure he's one of the guys who did the music for SegaSonic. They came out about the same time, and Trap Tower sure sounds like Cross a Fear.

    Like, insanely so:
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    The first part is from Rondo, the second from SegaSonic.



    And don't get me started on Moon Fight from Chronicles.
     
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