My Music

My Video Game music

Somehow over the years I managed to get some of my “music” published and put into various freeware and retail products.  Honestly, most of the midi music listed below is quite painful to listen to – considering my absolute and complete lack of musical talent.  A number of these songs were generated by abysmal emulations of other game songs that I enjoyed, created specifically to fit the Doom style of game music.  Keeping those two facts in mind, coupled with my lack of reasonable tools to generate good midi work when these files were generated, leaves us with a large collection of musical train wrecks cleverly disguised as music.

ALL of the Doom engine midis below were generated in the same fashion.  I would create a 4 channel .mod inside ScreamTracker (not a midi editor) then convert that .mod file to a .mid using a cool little program mod2midi.exe.  After that, I would create additional tracks and convert them into other .mid files, finally loading each .mid all into my crippled Gravis Ultrasound midi software and combine all the tracks together, fix-up the drum channels and hope for the best.  The results were often beyond painful…

Some of the .mod files I used to generate various midis are included below, plus a few other game relevant .mod and .s3m files generated over the years.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you, if your ears bleed, I am not responsible!

I have included my personal rating system below, also known as my “How bad is this music” rating system.

My “How bad is this music” rating system legend:

***** = Reasonable music, might actually constitute listening to more than once
**** = Getting somewhat stinky, but still passable
*** = Borderline crap
** = Dear god, is my soundcard seated properly?!
* = Ears are bleeding, call 911

TNT ICARUS MUSIC

MY RATING USED IN MAP(S) TITLE MIDI FILE MOD / S3M FILE
**** Map08 “Classic Evil” IC08_ClassicEvil.mid ClassicEvil.s3m
**** Map10 “Slow Evil” IC10_SlowEvil.mid -
** Map14 “Hell” IC14_Hell.mid Hell.s3m
* Map17 “Slow Evil II” IC17_SlowEvil2.mid SlowEvil2.s3m
** Map27 “SUPER Slow Evil” IC27_SuperSlowEvil.mid SuperSlowEvil.s3m
*** Map28 “FastTrack” IC28_Fasttrack.mid Fasttrack.s3m
***** Map30 “Face Of Evil” IC30_FaceOfEvil.mid FaceOfEvil.s3m
***** Map31 “Gresta” IC31_Gresta.mid Gresta.s3m
***** Text Music “Icarus Theme” IC_IcarusTheme.mid IcarusTheme.s3m

FINAL DOOM MUSIC

TOM RATING USED IN MAP(S) TITLE MIDI FILE MOD / S3M FILE
* Map05 and Map17 “More” TNT_More.mid More.s3m
** Map10 and Map18 “Infinite” TNT_Infinite.mid Infinite.s3m
* Map20 “Horizon” TNT_Horizon.mid Horizon.s3m
** Map22 and Map28 “AimShootKill” TNT_AimShootKill.mid AimShootKill.s3m
** Title Music “TNT Title” TNT_Title.mid TNT_Title.s3m

HELL 2 PAY MUSIC

TOM RATING USED IN MAP(S) TITLE MIDI FILE MOD / S3M FILE
**** Map02 and Map18 “Ominous” HTP_Map02-18.mid Ominous.s3m
**** Map03 and Map19 “Pluck” HTP_Map03-19.mid Pluck.s3m
** Map04, Map15, and Map24 “Liquid” HTP_Map04-15-24.mid -
* Map08 “Envelope” HTP_Map08.mid Envelope.s3m
** Map09 and Map29 “Teeth” HTP_Map09-29.mid Teeth.s3m
***** Map12 and Map23 “Pacemaker” HTP_Map12-23.mid Pacemaker.s3m
*** Map14 and Map27 “Nasty” HTP_Map14-27.mid Nasty.s3m
* Map17 “ControlCV” HTP_Map17.mid ControlCV.s3m

PERDITIONS GATE MUSIC

TOM RATING USED IN MAP(S) TITLE MIDI FILE MOD / S3M FILE
**** Intermissions “Intermission” PG_Intermission.mid PG_Interm.s3m
***** Map01 “Time” PG_Map01_Time.mid Time.s3m
**** Map02 and Map32 “Ominous” PG_Map02-32_Ominous.mid Ominous.s3m
***** Map03 and Map19 “Pacemaker” PG_Map03-19_Pace.mid Pacemaker.s3m
** Map07 and Map23 “Liquid” PG_Map07-23_Liquid.mid -
**** Map10, Map17, Map24 “Pluck” PG_Map10-17-24_Pluck.mid Pluck.s3m
*** Map11, Map18, Map28 “Nasty” PG_Map11-18-28_Nasty.mid Nasty.s3m
* Map13 “ControlCV” PG_Map13_ControlCV.mid ControlCV.s3m
** Map25 “Teeth” PG_Map25_Teeth.mid Teeth.s3m
** Title Music “PG Title” PG_Title.mid PG_Title.s3m

MISC GAME MUSIC, SCREAMTRACKER FILES

***** TNT Promo Movie Music Created for the unreleased Final Doom promotional movie. Co-created by Josh Martel and myself. FinalTNT.s3m
***** TomChip I was approached by somebody on IRC one day to make “chip” style music for a small game, this was the result. TomChip1.s3m
***** Doom E1M5 Remake A remake of Bobby Prince’s classic Doom music from level E1M5 in Doom1. PC-E1M5.s3m

NOTE: Thanks to T-Rex for pushing me to put this back up. I had to dig up some old backups to locate these files to get it all back online!

10 thoughts on “My Music

  1. Please upload all your midi files for Final Doom: TNT Evilution, TNT Icarus, Perdition’s Gate and Hell 2 Pay. They’re fun to listen to, even if some don’t sound that pleasing. Your music is epic win.

  2. Still waiting for your midi to show up. Fave tracks – Final Doom TNT: Map 05 “More,” Map10 “Infinite,” Map22 “AimShootKill,” Icarus: Map08 “Classic Evil,” Map10 “Slow Evil,” Map14 “Hell,” Map17 “Slow Evil II,” Map30 “Face Of Evil,” Map31 “Gresta,” Perdition’s Gate: Map01, Map02, Map03, Map07, Map10 “Pluck”, Map11, Map13, Map25 “Teeth,” forgot the names of the other tracks, sorry.

  3. Oh wait, I finally remembered the name of Perdition’s Gate Map03 and 13 tracks: “Pacemaker” and “Control CV”

  4. Still waiting for your midi tracks to be uploaded on your site, Tom. My fave tracks from are: Final Doom TNT (Map05/17 “More”, Map10/18 “Infinite”, Map22/28 “AimShootKill”), TNT Icarus (Map08 “Classic Evil”, Map10 “Slow Evil”, Map14 “Hell”, Map17 “Slow Evil”, Map30 “Face Of Evil”, Map31 “Gresta”), Perdition’s Gate (Map01, Map02/32, Map03/19 “Pacemaker”, Map07/23 “Liquid”, Map10/17/24 “Pluck”, Map11/18/28, Map13 “Control CV”, Map25 “Teeth”. Forgot the names of some of the tracks for Perdition’s Gate, sorry, heheh. :P
    Anyway, upload the midi tracks asap. Looking forward to listening to them again. :D

  5. You’ve got some nice stuff there! BTW Just to let you know that, for some reason, the last 3 links (MISC GAME MUSIC) have quotation marks in the end causing a 404.

  6. I don’t know why but I really enjoy the song of the map 20 of the Doom II TNT game. I downloaded it from 2 other website but it wasn’t the same version (different end for one and strange battery for the other one).
    In any case I find this music really nice especially the ending which is quite short but so bewitching.

    Thank you =)

  7. Hey Tom!

    I’m (re-)discovering your work several years after playing Icarus, TNT: Evilution, thanks to a member of the Doomworld forum named NightFright, who recorded all music from Hell To Pay, Perdition’s Gate, Icarus: Alien Vanguard and other DOOM games with my Arachno SoundFont (available here if you want to check them out: http://www.arachnosoft.com/main/soundfont.php?music-packs)

    And I’m very pleased to read that you actually used a tracker to compose these tunes at first, converting them in MIDI format afterwards… I thought I was the only one working like this! Except that I was still working like that 10 years after your TeamTNT releases…

    You shouldn’t be so ashamed by your stuff, which remains quite popular among most DOOM enthusiasts. Listen to music remixes like those from Lorcan or Kinkiness, and you’ll have to admit that your tracks inspired some extremely talented musicians… you don’t have to be technically skilled to create catchy tunes like you did!

    Funny enough, one of my recent favorites is… Perdition’s Gate ControlCV, which you only rated… 1 star, and that I discovered very recently with NightFright’s releases (I never played Perdition’s Gate). The S3M is cheesy (with the SC-55 power drums and this distortion chord guitar we heard so much on Amiga/MOD soundtracks, like those from Jazz Jackrabbit…), and the MIDI file sounds great with my SoundFont! The S3M has been looping under OpenMPT on my computer for a few minutes now (maybe 10) and, no, my ears are not bleeding.

    I’ll keep them in my huge collection of game soundtracks… thanks for releasing them even if you didn’t want to…. Because we loved your work.

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