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6 March 2007 - Music Update


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We've just finished an enormous update to our music system to make the harps and bells of RuneScape's music all the sweeter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firstly, we've changed the underlying technology used to play the music. We've completely rewritten the music player from scratch, so it now uses a bank of instruments built into the game itself rather than using whatever your soundcard happens to have. This has the advantage that the music sounds the same regardless of your computer, rather than varying from machine to machine. This in turn allows us to fine-tune the music exactly, instead of having to try to get something which generally works. Our new music technology should also be more compatible, meaning the music works correctly on more operating systems and soundcards than before!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondly, we've gone through every single song in the game, (a huge undertaking: there are nearly 500 songs), and hand-tuned each one to sound optimal with our new instrument set! As a result, many of the songs are sounding better than ever before, and you can finally hear them as we intended them to sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may also notice the shiny new button on the log-in page. This lets you turn off the log-in music to preserve your speakers while you pop off to get a snack or take a break, all without interfering with your music settings in-game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, if you've been put off listening to the music for one reason or another, now's the time to turn it on and enjoy the ambient delights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're still planning some more tweaks to the system to improve your auditory experience, so keep checking the front page for news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In other news...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the big soundbank update today, we've added 'equip sounds' to armour and weapons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I logged in today for a few minutes just to check out the music update and was surprisedly impressed. IMO, the music sounds alot better than before, which may not be saying much since it was pretty bad before, but i think i may be finding myself playing with the music on more often now.

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I've got a couple questions...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Does music work on Firefox?

 

 

 

2) Does music work on low detail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to both used to be "no", but I didn't know if anything has changed, either from this update, or previous ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks...

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Yes, I really like this new update. Espacially since I very often listen to the in-game music and not play songs on my computer.

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I've got a couple questions...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Does music work on Firefox? YES

 

 

 

2) Does music work on low detail? YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to both used to be "no", but I didn't know if anything has changed, either from this update, or previous ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not bad update, I like the updated music's quality more than the old one. ::'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't usualy listen to ingame music though, seems a bit nerdy to me. :?

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I've got a couple questions...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Does music work on Firefox?

 

 

 

2) Does music work on low detail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to both used to be "no", but I didn't know if anything has changed, either from this update, or previous ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The music works on Firefox and in low detail for me.

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I've got a couple questions...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Does music work on Firefox?

 

 

 

2) Does music work on low detail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to both used to be "no", but I didn't know if anything has changed, either from this update, or previous ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The music works on Firefox and in low detail for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works on firefox in low detail. Can't give my opinion, cause i always listen to the radio when i play/work on my pc.

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I still prefer my own music, but rs music sound better than it did.

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Some instruments simply do not sound proper- the clarinet, for example, sounds positively terrible during an interlude in Varrock's theme. Several of the other instruments either sound very tinny or akin to a car horn. "Harmony" - one of the few tracks I truly liked- was thoroughly ruined by the update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite this, many songs turned out wonderfully through the update- Try "Flute Salad" or "Background."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a start- a step past MIDI- but it still needs tweaking.

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You may also notice the shiny new button on the log-in page. This lets you turn off the log-in music to preserve your speakers while you pop off to get a snack or take a break, all without interfering with your music settings in-game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally.. I've been so annoyed by that opening music... I would just turn my speakers off completely. But this is nice... :boohoo:

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I've got a couple questions...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Does music work on Firefox?

 

 

 

2) Does music work on low detail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to both used to be "no", but I didn't know if anything has changed, either from this update, or previous ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

well, the answer to both is "yes".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't hear much of a difference to be honest.

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They ruined the music for me :( My sound card uses high quality samples of real music instruments for midi song (the format used by runescape) and now that they are using their own samples instead of whatever your computer has they sound cheesey and cartoony to me. I want an option to turn off their samples and use my sound cards samples :evil:

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They ruined the music for me :( My sound card uses high quality samples of real music instruments for midi song (the format used by runescape) and now that they are using their own samples instead of whatever your computer has they sound cheesey and cartoony to me. I want an option to turn off their samples and use my sound cards samples :evil:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The music sounds worse for me... I want my old music back D:

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