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February 25th, 2013, 02:00
1. game from the 90s (DOS or windows)
2. good solid story
3. good combat system
4. great music score that can be played from either a mt-32 or a general midi device

The middle two requirements are of course objective but I will take all takers as long as the 1st and 4th are met.

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February 25th, 2013, 02:08
Ultima 7
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February 25th, 2013, 02:24
Betrayal at Krondor.

I'm not sure about 4. though. BaK has a great sound track, but I'm not sure which standards it supports besides CDA.
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February 25th, 2013, 02:33
Albion

And there's someone using an old Gravis Ultrasound for general midi in Dosbox, so about as close as you'll be lucky to find an example of what it might sort of sound like on your setup. It demonstrates the ambient/area musics of a couple places. The second location is probably a better representation.

I'd second Ultima 7 but the combat in that was pretty much turn it on, watch it happen, and occasionally pause to use a potion or spell and it sounded like you actually wanted combat that was a little more involved.
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February 25th, 2013, 08:30
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands. I can't say I remember the music, but I can't remember being forced to turn it off. I can't say I've ever seen that as a primary requirement before.
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February 25th, 2013, 09:58
Hmm the midi thing is a tough nut to crack. I think games like Might & Magic 6+ all have high quality music. Maybe M&M 3-5?
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February 25th, 2013, 15:28
Perhaps the "Realms Of Arcania" games ?

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February 25th, 2013, 17:51
Here is a good list to get you started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of…computer_games

The Might and Magic games definitely qualify as III-V are all Roland MT-32 compatible and have decent soundtracks. Of course, they're even better as rpgs.
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February 25th, 2013, 20:25
Good stuff, thanks guys.

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March 1st, 2013, 18:52
Originally Posted by SirJames View Post
Ultima 7
Ultima 7 and a good combat system are antipodals - aside from that, U7 is a fantastic game that definately needs to be played by any RPG fan.

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands. I can't say I remember the music, but I can't remember being forced to turn it off. I can't say I've ever seen that as a primary requirement before.
Perhaps the "Realms Of Arcania" games ?
Absolutely seconded.
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