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|OT| Donkey Kong Country: The Restored Tracks |OT| High Fidelity Jamz

ShadowFX

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Catch-up time!

Live restoration of 'Pokey Pipes' (DKC3):


Final version of this fantastic restoration:
 

God Enel

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Completed version of the restored 'Mining Melancholy' (DKC2):

The dkc series on snes was 10/10. All three games are absolutely amazing and some of the best games ever. This guy is doing gods work. Can he upload this shit to Spotify?
 
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mcjmetroid

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Absolutely godlike. I dream of the day all 16-bit games get the same treatment.
I would absolutely cream myself if Thunderforce IV got this treatment. I know there is heavy metal versions and covers etc but not like this.

I hope he moves onto something like Mario 64 or something at the very least.
 

ShadowFX

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I would absolutely cream myself if Thunderforce IV got this treatment. I know there is heavy metal versions and covers etc but not like this.

I hope he moves onto something like Mario 64 or something at the very least.
Though it's never really certain, Sam has mentioned he has no interest in restoring soundtracks other than DKC1/2/3.
 
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ShadowFX

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With the restored track 'Bad Bird Rag', this completes the official DKC2 soundtrack!

Live restoration:

Completed restored track:
 
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GymWolf

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is there a link where i can listen the restored songs sequentially? (like the ost compilation on yt)?
thanks.
 

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I would absolutely cream myself if Thunderforce IV got this treatment. I know there is heavy metal versions and covers etc but not like this.

I hope he moves onto something like Mario 64 or something at the very least.
Well Thunderforce IV is a MegaDrive game and therefore uses FM synthesis for the whole soundtrack. As opposed to SNES soundtrack which needed samples to be heavily compressed/altered from their original source to fit in the tiny cartridge space and the 64kb of audio ram of the SNES audio chip.
Thunderforce IV ost can't "sound better" because there is litteraly no compression or alteration of samples because there is no samples. The FM chip is generating the sound itself so no restoration is needed.
 
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I'm curious, has David Wise seen this project, or has anyone been in contact with him about these restorations? I would love to hear his response.

Big thank you from this gamer to everyone who worked or is working on this. DKC 1-3 are my favorite games of all time and I could not be more grateful! You people are awesome!
 

ShadowFX

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I'm curious, has David Wise seen this project, or has anyone been in contact with him about these restorations? I would love to hear his response.
From what I've read, David Wise is aware. Though, I'm not sure if he's publicly made any comments.
 

ShadowFX

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A new live restoration was posted of 'Jungle Jitter' (DKC3) 🌴🌳🌰 :


On-hold due to lack of a sound/instrument for now.
 
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ShadowFX

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Updating the live restorations post of the finalization of the DKC2 soundtrack. Continuing on with the Lost Life- and Win jingles.
 

ShadowFX

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Sam continues the Death jingles (DKC2):


Also, the Victory jingles were done afterwards (DKC2):

 
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jaysius

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Can anyone post a hash of the files or zips guaranteeing their virus free with a site like virustotal?
 

ShadowFX

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Can anyone post a hash of the files or zips guaranteeing their virus free with a site like virustotal?
Both the Dropbox and Google Drive locations are your safest bet to download the genuine restorations.
 

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Would it be possible to tag or rename the music files with their respective track numbers? There is a chart showing that the songs have tracks but that data is absent in the download files.
 

ShadowFX

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Would it be possible to tag or rename the music files with their respective track numbers? There is a chart showing that the songs have tracks but that data is absent in the download files.
At the moment, you need to do this yourself (by using Mp3tag, Tag&Rename etc.). The audio files are not always consistently tagged when exported.
I recommend using the chart I created in the first post to match the original soundtrack list.
 
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ShadowFX

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Live restoration was done of 'Wrinkly's Save Cave' (DKC3) 💾:

 
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ShadowFX

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Completed restoration of track 'Brothers Bear' (DKC3) 🐻:


Update: last part of the live restoration of 'Wrinkly's Save Cave' was uploaded by Sam (also updated previous post)!
 
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