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PostPosted: 2021-02-16, 1:25:56 
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An archive with full sound packs (music + sfx) for the classic arcade titles made by Namco written for the WSG sound chip. The songs were extracted with a reverse-engineered driver (frame2frame correctness checked vs Mame register dumps) and, inspired by QuattroPlay, converted to C352 using a custom converter. Placed here, due to a lack of official support for WSG in VGM but I hope that one day the sheer beauty of these compositions will lead to their adoption into the standard! :) My plan is to keep adding soundtracks here from other titles when outcomes from the respective drivers are verified. I will also release the tool once it is in a presentable state.

Hardware: Pac Man / WSG

Hardware: Super Pacman / CS15

Hardware: System 16 Universal / CS15


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Ponpoko_(Namco_Pac_Man).zip [12.28 KiB]
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Super_Pac-Man_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [25.04 KiB]
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Pac_&_Pal_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [23.43 KiB]
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Libble_Rabble_(Namco_System_16_Universal).zip [32.91 KiB]
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Phozon_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [26.67 KiB]
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Mappy_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [38.29 KiB]
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Toy_Pop_(Namco_System_16_Universal).zip [51.46 KiB]
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Motos_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [37.46 KiB]
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Dig_Dug_2_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [30.08 KiB]
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The_Tower_of_Druaga_(Namco_Super_Pacman).zip [55.72 KiB]
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PostPosted: 2021-05-08, 19:06:38 

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This is very interesting, is it possible to extract more WSG music?


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PostPosted: 2021-05-11, 21:31:05 
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Hi, that is my ultimate goal but the conversion process is very slow as it currently requires full disassembly/analysis of each music driver separately. Also, my "hobby" time has been limited recently but hope to get back to it over the summer.


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PostPosted: 2021-05-12, 18:43:58 

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Would you mind sharing your research and maybe disassemblies?
Maybe it could be of use for some people.


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PostPosted: 2021-05-12, 22:22:33 
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Sure, need to tidy it up a bit first. The initial bits (The Tower of Druaga format description and basic version of the converter) are here: https://github.com/grgowski/WSGSound.


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PostPosted: 2021-12-02, 18:27:04 
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Hi, I thought to share here a link to an amazing piece of work by YST on Namco's sound drivers: https://x6uso.booth.pm/items/1930712 It contains the technical analysis of sound drivers for almost all Namco games using different WSG chips and is rather comprehensive in detail. It also renders my plans for further analysis of these drivers pointless so will need to look for a new hobby! :) The booklet is available in electronic format and Google translate does a great job at making it accessible for those not versed in Japanese.


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