View Full Version : The music in UT!!!!

22nd Feb 2000, 08:26 AM
I'm glad to see that other people in the community agree that the UT music rocks! Sure, there are some ever so slightly dodgy tracks but to play the game with the music turned down is criminal! I can't believe that in PC Zone they said that UT had "truly terrible music". The music is great and for the most part fits in perfectly with the game. The tracks for Hyperblast, Liandri Mining Core and Morpheus stand out in particular as being very cool. Oh, and the tune in Stalwart(XL) is quite good. Anyone who puts the music down is an idiot. Next you'll be saying that Half-Life is the worst game ever and in no way adavanced the FPS genre.

22nd Feb 2000, 09:02 AM
Man, i am kinda disagree with you. Surely, the music isn't too bad, but compared to q2 sound tracks............

22nd Feb 2000, 12:16 PM
I'm with SSSHAD on this one UT music rocks but Q2's sound track is the best.

"The're out ta get me, they won't catch me I'm f*cking innocent"--Out Ta get me, Guns n Roses

25th Feb 2000, 03:47 AM
UT's music tracks are lullabyes compared to Q3 and Q2 - SONIC MAYHEM ROCKS!

The Dudester
26th Feb 2000, 03:05 AM
The Q3A music is great, but very samey.
The UT music is also great, but more varied.

They both suit the kind of game they are...

(as for the Q2 music, it too is great - in context)

And...why hasn't anybody mentioned the great music from Half-life - which actually had a dynamic score?


26th Feb 2000, 01:02 PM
I like 90% of UT music. Alot of Unreal 1's music is really good too. Q2? That music sucks. The Q3 music is ok though.

27th Feb 2000, 01:55 AM
hehe I reckon some of the songs from nine inch nails would go fine with q3 or UT. /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif


28th Feb 2000, 05:59 AM
Wow! Thanx for the response guys! I do have to agree that the best soundtrack for a game was Half Life. That music rocked! The music in Homeworld was great as well (the in-game music, not that terrible band Yes' efforts) if a little tame. Well it is classical.

28th Feb 2000, 05:46 PM
Yep, most of the UT traxx truly rock!
good old mod-music will never die and so won't the scene!

10th Mar 2000, 03:57 AM
Best soundtrack ever is from Outcast, and it's dynamic /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif.

The Q2 soundtrack was somewhat boring I thought.

"Howdy doodie little kitty, the baaaad man is here"

11th Mar 2000, 12:31 AM
I like Unreal music because it has the background feel and some cool hardrock like the underwater base. Quake 2 and 3 music, YUCK! I always turn it down because it has nothing to do with the game. Just my opinion.

Good things come to those who wait.

11th Mar 2000, 05:18 AM
Hey Vortex, does half-life have sound track? I finished the game and heard music only twice. (hmmmm....let's see: 1)when you pick up the enviro-suit 2) the very end of the game.) Do you have enable it somehow?

Ford Prefect
16th Mar 2000, 09:32 AM
Well, Vortex, you were right about Homeworld's music. It's great! And so is the UT music ofcourse.

"The answer" said the mouse, "is Forty-Two."

16th Mar 2000, 09:47 AM
OK SSSHAD, there could be a problem with your copy of HL. Here's when there's music in HL:

1. The train journey
2. Getting the HEV suit
3. Lot's of times in "We've Got Hostiles!"
4. Meeting the Gargantua in Power Up
5. Riding the flatbed train in On a Rail and launching the rocket in said level
6.Getting the Gauss gun in Questionable Ethics
7. Surface Tension (at the cliff when the jet fighter flies by, meeting the tentacle in the desert, practically everytime you meet soldiers)
8. have to go

16th Mar 2000, 10:39 AM
More HL music for SSSHAD:
8. Not too sure about Forget about Freeman
9. Very start of Lambda Core
10. Very start of Xen.
11. Inside the floating island in Xen
12. Gonarch's Lair
13. Don't think there's any in Interloper
14. And finally, the end sequence.

Maybe I missed some out, I don't really know. Anyway, that's quite a biyt more than 2 tracks isn't it?

17th Mar 2000, 02:45 AM
So the music appears only in those places? Then my Half-life music is fine. I just go a bit confused coz i thought that Half-life had continuous(damn, guess i spelled that wrongly /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif) music - like Quake or Unreal.

20th Mar 2000, 04:59 PM
I love the HL soundtrack, especially the music in Gonarch's Lair and the beginning train sequence. The music fits very well with the game. But I still think the Quake 2 soundtrack is the best ever.

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21st Mar 2000, 05:57 AM
Hehe! I've never even heard the Q2 music. hardly ever notice the Q3 music cos even if I set it up at the highest volume I can still hardly hear it. The UT music just rocks though even at low volume!

Life is like a box of chocolate; you never know what your gonna get...but 9 times outta 10 it tastes like $hit.

Thanx to Sky for that one!

21st Mar 2000, 07:21 AM
Mod-music rulez, the scene will survive!

thats first /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif


the music from quake2 rockz, because it makes you ****ing crazy! "Yeah, kill em all!" /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif

[midnite empire]
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the klf - **** the millennium


21st Mar 2000, 08:02 AM
OK - questions:

1) What do all mean by dynamic?

2) What is mod music?

3) Vampyr[me] how do you manage to get **** to appear without the asterisks blocking it out?

Life is like a box of chocolate; you never know what your gonna get...but 9 times outta 10 it tastes like $hit.

Thanx to Sky for that one!

23rd Mar 2000, 05:32 PM

Dynamic means that the music changes depending where u are. On Unreal the music changed when you are fighting or it stops sometimes to increase the atmosphere.
Mod Music is where you make music using a 'tracker' program where you plonk notes and volumes in and .WAV files can be used to make up the 'instruments' (you get other formats too). The good thing with this is it don't skip if the CD gets scratched and it doesn't sound crap like MIDI music.
As for your third question..... pass.....

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous...

23rd Mar 2000, 07:00 PM
The UT music is pretty hip, but I've gotten to the point where I had to kill it in favor of my own CD's.

Now if you really want to talk about great video game music, then we have to talk about the Gradius games on Nintendo! ;-)

24th Mar 2000, 06:34 AM

This has nothing to do with UTY but it is about music so I'll say it anyway. I'd given my Opposing Force CD to someone for a while and I just played the game for the first time after he gave me it back. And waddya know, the music doesn't work! What you done to my OpFor CD, djbob? Does ne one here also post on the quke3world forums? If u do ask him what he's done to my CD!

Life is like a box of chocolate; you never know what your gonna get...but 9 times outta 10 it tastes like $hit.

Thanx to Sky for that one!