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Dragon Quest VII symphonic edition - would it be possible
« on: August 23, 2011, 03:44:38 pm »
Since I can't even tell if it's wort digging deeper into the whole romhacking thing, I'd first just like to hear your opinion on wether this project would be possible or not.

Basically it would be about exchaning the midi tunes in Dragon Quest/Warrior VII with their respective symphonic orchestrated versions from all the different soundtracks. I wouldn't even mind if that would make in unplayable on an actual PSX, as long as an emulator works. Because honestly, replaying that game with an almust fully orchestrated soundtrack in the background would be above awesome (at least for me)

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Re: Dragon Quest VII symphonic edition - would it be possible
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 02:59:46 am »
Well I agree 100% with you !
However, there is a hardware limitation that is that if the CD-ROM is used to stream audio data, it cannot be used for anything else. Since Dragon Quest uses sequenced music all the time (even during movies !) it probably uses the CD-ROM for something else most of the time.
So you have two options :
1) Hack the game so that it only loads data when music is not playing, and it stops music when it has to load data (I have no idea if this is possible
2) Hack the game to use an intelligent streaming system like Grandia, which allows to load several seconds of streamed music in RAM, and put other data loads in-between the regular music stream loads.

Also, you have the problem that CD-ROMs are limited to about 650MB of data, and I don't know how much of it DW7 uses.

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Re: Dragon Quest VII symphonic edition - would it be possible
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 10:55:38 am »
I wouldn't even mind if that would make in unplayable on an actual PSX, as long as an emulator works.
If you're desperate, one option would be to do something along the lines of Chrono Trigger MusiCompanion and hack the actual emulator.
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Re: Dragon Quest VII symphonic edition - would it be possible
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 11:01:30 am »
That would be like the only solution that works.
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