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Old 30th October 2008, 11:54 PM
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Exclamation Fungi Forest Song in Banjo-Kazooie! (Imported)

After parsing BK's music files for the past week, I am able to determine that BK's and DK64's(mainly thanks to CBM for checking DK64's format ) music formats are the same. What does this mean?

It means you are able to swap the music files between Banjo-Kazooie and DK64 with little to no editing. The only thing you usually need to edit are the instruments (since BK's instruments are different of course.). As an example, I've replaced the Spiral Mountain music file with something we've been waiting to hear for a long time(In BK). Fungi Forest!

I thought it would be the best place to start since Fungus Forest was in BK originally. The instruments weren't perfect when I imported the file, but I fixed it up a bit. Sounds pretty decent. However, I'll let you decide. Oh, and of course I've provided a patch file(see attachment) assuming you know how to use one . If not, there are simple instructions in the zip file.

Also, I made a video for people who don't have time to download and test the patch themselves. Just know that it's not the best quality :/ .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f30YCFugogw

I'm also working on parsing the "midi event" data so we can import midi files. Not exactly sure how long that is going to take.
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Old 31st October 2008, 12:07 AM
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Wow, cool. I never heard the FF song before
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Old 31st October 2008, 12:12 AM
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Wow, cool. I never heard the FF song before
You mean you never heard it play in Banjo-Kazooie?
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Old 31st October 2008, 01:01 AM
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Old 31st October 2008, 03:07 AM
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Interesting how similar it is to Fugus Forest's music in DK64. Not that I'm really surprised, since the two are very closely related, but I for some reason never expected the music to be almost the same.
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Old 31st October 2008, 11:51 PM
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Like I said, the song was imported from DK64. I'm not sure how underwater tracks work yet, but probably will figure that out soon enough. Anyways, thanks for the comments guys.
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Old 1st November 2008, 01:21 AM
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That was cool, great job!
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Old 2nd November 2008, 08:46 PM
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im kinda confused on this...is it just that you moved the music file to bk from dk64?? or did the music change when it got to bk? or what did you actually do here?
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Old 2nd November 2008, 10:51 PM
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im kinda confused on this...is it just that you moved the music file to bk from dk64?? or did the music change when it got to bk? or what did you actually do here?
I took the fungi forest music file from Dk64, and replaced the data in the Spiral Mountain song(Banjo-Kazooie) with the data in the fungi forest music file.

The thing is, Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong64 use different instruments in their songs. So after importing the fungi forest song into Banjo-Kazooie, all I needed to do was edit the instruments in the song to make it sound similar to how it played in Donkey Kong64.
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Old 3rd November 2008, 03:38 AM
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ohhh ok I get it now good job!
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Old 4th November 2008, 02:29 AM
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Ah, ok. I misunderstood.

Good job, nonetheless.
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Old 4th November 2008, 05:56 AM
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Great job on doing that Rune, I kept putting it off but you did it. I'm having trouble however doing it between Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie for some reason, which is weird.

I'm surprised it sounded that good in BK!
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Old 4th November 2008, 12:37 PM
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Cool. It really does sound like the DK64 version. But a bit more.... Banjo-ish. Nice find.
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Old 5th November 2008, 03:47 AM
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wow that sounds almost exactly like the song on the e3 beta video

good work!!
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Old 6th November 2008, 03:47 AM
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Great job on doing that Rune, I kept putting it off but you did it. I'm having trouble however doing it between Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie for some reason, which is weird.
Yeah, I had to basically keep importing songs from DK64 one by one (well I checked the song files that were at least 6kb) to find out which one was Fungi Forest. Alot of the tracks were muted because they had an Incompatible instrument or something, so it didn't sound as nice until I edited them myself.

It could probably sound alot better if more work was done on editing some of the instruments, but I don't really have the time just now to do that. Some of the tracks (really tiny ones) I think are used for sounds like birds chirping, but I'm not 100% sure.

Also, about Banjo-Tooie. It's music files have the same format as Banjo-Kazooie correct? I'll check that out later, but perhaps the note/event data is different in Tooie(I hope not). Would be cool to import Glitter Gulch Mine, Witchy World, and Hailfire Peaks as well.
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