How do i rip Music from a GBC game (and convert it to the .mid format)?

Started by RealMargaretThatcher, July 19, 2020, 08:53:10 PM

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I've been wanting the music files for a specific game (Spongebob Squarepants: Legend of the Lost Spatula), But I've been having trouble. Any way I can extract the music files? I'd also like to know how to convert them to .mid, unless I'm asking too much/


The first question is, are you sure someone hasn't done this already?  There are repositories of GB music out there on the Internet, for use with specific media player plugins.

There's certainly nothing resembling "music files" in a GB ROM.  As I understand it, there is no straightforward way to make a GB music dump - the dumps you can find out there basically consist of the ROM manually stripped down to just its music code.  To convert that to .mid would require further reverse-engineering of the music code, and good understanding of the structure of the .mid format itself.
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