This project consists of significantly improving System Shock 1 music quality, by using much better instruments found on the internet, and heavily modify or simply tweak them to make them sound just right with the original in game MIDI files. This is way more than a simple mashup, as it took me several hundred hours to get it done across several years!
Get the soundfont (it’s a bank of virtual instruments)
Here it is (link to mirror thread on systemshock.org – [systemshock.org] because mega links get removed on Steam for some reason):
https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=12023.0 – [systemshock.org]
If you don’t already have a software able to read soundfonts (.sf2 files) I highly recommend Virtual MIDI Synth:
https://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/virtualmidisynth – [altervista.org]
Here is a very in depth video of (almost) the entire game to demonstrate how it sounds:
https://youtu.be/kK_jGCfMHug – [youtu.be]
This soundfont was only made with System Shock in mind and will have missing instruments or sound out of place with other games.
This is the list of the soundfonts I used to select instruments for this project:
-Crisis General Midi v3.01
-Giant Soundfont V6.0
-Timbres Of Heaven GM_GS_XG_SFX V 3.4 Final
-GeneralUser GS v1.471
Ma*sive thanks to all the authors of these soundfonts, keep in mind that they are free of use as long as a project stays non commercial.
Also thanks to “The Red Snifit” for his cool guide on how to use soundfonts!
Here we come to an end for System Shock: Enhanced Edition Improve System Shock Music Augmentation Project hope you enjoy it. If you think we forget something to include or we should make an update to the post let us know via comment, and we will fix it asap! Thanks and have a great day!
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