Abandoned melody

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Abandoned melody

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Why BfW no longer uses old opening melody? Last version using it was 1.12 or 1.13, I can't understand why no more since it was rather good one
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Mainly so that people aren't blasted in the face with the start of the old main menu song.
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heh, i acctually loved being blasted in the face with that song...
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any chance that if it got sort of "remixed" into a more inviting version of the song, while still keeping the main melody, it could come back?
(im learning to use lmms to create music)
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ChrundleTheGreat wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 4:07 am any chance that if it got sort of "remixed" into a more inviting version of the song, while still keeping the main melody, it could come back?
(im learning to use lmms to create music)
Isn't that what already happened?
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Not for the main title, i don’t think so, it sounds WAY too different at least.
The previous song was much more epic (be it a little too loud) imho.
It sounded vibrant and powerful and had a very distinct progression, i think it was easier to recognize and associate with the game.
If it were to be remixed i think we would turn down the “power” but let it hit the same recognizable notes, (which the new one doesn’t).
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ChrundleTheGreat wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 5:48 am If it were to be remixed i think we would turn down the “power” but let it hit the same recognizable notes, (which the new one doesn’t).
Compare the old main_menu.ogg 00:00-00:08 to the new return_to_wesnoth.ogg 00:12-00:21.
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I liked the old intro music, it made the game more distinct.
It felt more "powerful" and epic.
That blast was the first step that signaled me, that I was about to immerse myself in a fantasy world, and about to embark in heroic battles and epic adventures.
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Yeah I think it would be nice if there were at least an option to toggle between the two; the current solution of telling users to try renaming the files is a bit too advanced for most players. If such an option can't be added to the main game, I wonder if maybe it's something that the Tamanegi Jukebox Modification could do?
https://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?t=52372
(I haven't tried it in a while...)
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I remember there was also one more calmer melody in the opening that was abandoned in newest version as well
„Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam"
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