If you're wondering about the Updated Opera, I chose to release this with the option for people to use the OLD translation for that section of the game as its a preference thing. Square currently uses the updated lyrics in their live performances as they BETTER match the actual melody of the song.
I can verify this after all my work on the different opera versions for the MSU patch. The updated lyrics match almost perfectly with the spoken lyrics in most of the versions, and the spoken parts match up to the point that the lip flaps
match up once the song is timed properly.
Hey hey. I have never ever played FF VI and now I'm deciding to take it by the horns.
Might I suggest trying out the Dancing Mad MSU-1 patch as well, it's 100% compatible with this patch, and massively enhances the audio.https://github.com/Insidious611/DancingMadFF6/releases
(run the Dancing Mad installer targeting an unmodded
unheadered 1.0 ROM, then apply the Ted Woolsey patch on top of that)
An MSU-1 patch basically allows the SNES to play CD quality audio. It is playable through RetroArch using the "lr-snes9x (current)" emulation core.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WHT98HBgpE
This video shows an example, and is from MUCH earlier in development than it is now (it's essentially finished atm, and pretty much all the bugs have been eliminated, and is on a public beta), but gives a good idea of the improvement on the music (and yes, the music has been properly normalized since that video was made).
There are several options for pretty much every track, so if you don't like a particular version of a song you can just replace it with a different one. Also, if you find a version of a song online that you'd like converted for use with the MSU-1 mod, just PM me and I'll convert it for you. (For the closest to the original, select "OST" as the music option, it's the offical remastered FFVI soundtrack CD released by Square; One thing, I'd use the OTH version of the opera, rather than the ost one if you go this route, sooo
much better with actual vocals)https://mega.nz/#F!PJZg1IRb!kS3ECIgKhAkc-qHWkVGRAg
This is a little mod I made, called the 'Cut Songs Restoration mod', that is applied after the Dancing Mad patch which seamlessly reintroduces 4 songs from the FFVI Special Tracks album, which were written for FFVI, but not implemented in the final game.https://mega.nz/#!3UR0nShJ!6V6FlV9kgMGIztJ5oGjS8C1QoojhaOrxtdtqZzP5crM
This is a version of Madsiur's Music Player mod (the same one included with the Ted Woolsey patch) altered to be fully compatible with both this patch and the MSU-1 mod. Credit to Madsiur for coding it. There is also a version in there with the songs from my mod added to the music player, should you choose to use my patch as well. Apply this patch after the Ted Woolsey patch.
Patching order for all 4 patches would be:
1. Dancing Mad
2. Cut Songs Restoration
3. Ted Woolsey
4. Music Player