Hoot X68000 Music Rips
This is a collection of X68000 music for Hoot ripped by M.I.J.E.T. and others.
Hoot is a music emulator/player geared toward older Japanese computer systems such
as the PC-98 and X68000. If you like older game music and/or FM synthesis, you'll
probably enjoy this. If you're just a music collector, please don't waste our bandwidth.
After uncompressing the archive, just start the Hoot.exe program and navigate with the keyboard.
The most important keys are: Space, Enter, Backspace, Arrow Keys.
You may also enjoy pressing p(ause) and Ctrl-R (if you added/removed files, for example).
The first time you load an MT-32 Emulation file the program will lock up for a few minutes.This is normal.
Vermouth files won't play without additional support files.
See the included readme file for more details.
The game titles ripped/completed by M.I.J.E.T. are as follows:
Akazukin Cha Cha Cha
Arcus Pro 68k
Barcelona Fighter '92
Chacha Fighter V
Cyber Block Metal Orange EX
Cyber Mission (incomplete)
FZ Senki Axis
Garou Densetsu 2
Magical Block Carat
Ryu - Naki no Ryuu yori
Sword Master 2
There are also roughly 2.5x more music rips included that were ripped by others and were previously released.
This is not a complete collection of all available X68000 Hoot music, but it should be fairly close.
This is a very large file. Please do not hot-link it (or anything else on this site).
It is not compatible with your pre-existing Hoot collection (if you have one), so please think twice before downloading it and wasting our bandwidth. Users new to Hoot and non-collectors are welcome, however.
Also please be judicious when linking to this particular webpage. If every other yahoo from GaymeMusicCollectors.org
downloads this file we will exceed our bandwidth limitations. If you are capable of hosting it instead, do so.
HootX68000.7z (This is a 7-Zip archive)
Hoot is buggy and the X68000 support is kludgey and undocumented, clearly an afterthought.
I don't like working around bugs/deficiencies in Hoot.
I don't like studying formerly-open-source code from the previous century to
try to figure out what the problem is.
I don't like adding additional patches because the Hoot programmers cut corners or just didn't know what they were doing.
I don't like the attitude either.