Music from bit Generations - Dotstream

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  1. buzzlightyear
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    The music in the bit generations series is awesome, especially in Dotstream.

    Ive searched hard in the forums and the web after a way to rip it, with no luck.
    i saw in the ds section that there was some tools for ripping music from ds roms, but i cant find any for gba games.

    Anyone knows how i can do this? Or have the music dumps already?

    Please help, id really appreciate it! [​IMG]

    Thx!
     
  2. Ender15

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    Go to google and search .gsf or gsf caitsith.

    You will get a tutorial and everything.
     
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    If you do this, please let me know. I love the dotstream music too!
     
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    I tried using the saptapper to rip the music (to get gsf files).

    But it seems that Dotstream is not sappy compatible (probably like other newer games). The error i got was sappy_main not found in the rom.

    Is there other ways to do it? (Please note that my programming skills are quite limited, so im not sure how manually i can do this...)
     
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    you can do it the cheap way by recording the music with a program like Riverpast Audio Capture...
     
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    :'( [​IMG]
     
  7. zombgief

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    Load up the game in an emulator like Visual Boy Advance and use its "Record Sound" option?
     
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    Funny thing about that recording from the game directly _while playing_ in visual boy (which is going to take _alot_ of work btw)...

    I was thinking i should keep the "hand break" button pressed so i dont make too much extra sound effects over the music while playing and dont accidentally crash and have to retire. However i then encountered something strange...

    The music sound track doesnt move forward into new "verses" if you dont race. The music will simply loop at a certain verse, until you move forward to next area in the race course, which triggers a new verse to be played.

    Maybe other already knew this, but this makes the music even more an integral part of this splendid game!

    I have completed the game now 100%, but getting recordings from the last gp series will be very difficult without dying, meaning you have to do a lot of re recordings...
     
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    yeah, i believe that the music from dotstream is based on how you play... when you're about to hit first place, the music gets more intense... it's really cool
     
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing the link buzzlightyear!
     
  12. zombgief

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    NICE! thanks for the heads up on the musics!
     
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    i just realized that in vba, you can turn off some of the sounds... so you could probably record it without all the sfx.