ROM Hacks: Chrono Trigger Soundtrack Expansion 2.0 Released

Started by RHDNBot, November 13, 2022, 09:19:25 PM

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Update By: PowerPanda

Chrono Trigger Soundtrack Expansion is a project compiling the work of 6 different romhackers that adds 12 additional songs to the SNES version of Chrono Trigger. These songs are compiled from unused data in both the JP and US roms, the Japanese Pre-Release rom sent to magazine reviewers, and the PSX/DS rereleases. For the 5 songs that were never previously on the SNES, new arrangements have been done to fit the music within the limits of the SNES soundchip, while still sounding like full songs. All of the music is playable on original hardware.

Version 1.0 was a hack for romhackers, simply packaging all of the data together into one place. Version 2.0 is for gamers, placing all 12 songs at logical places in the game. Instead of toneless wind on Mt. Woe, you will now hear "Scattering Blossoms" from the PSX version. Keeper's Dome has its unique music restored from the Pre-Release rom. Death Peak plays the beautiful but haunting tune, "Singing Mountain". Custom code was even added to the game to switch out the random battle music halfway through the game from "Battle 1" to "Battle 2".

CTSE comes with a compatibility addendum patch for Enhansa Edition.

It will be included by default in an upcoming version of Chrono Trigger+.

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Ok Impala!

Amazing work! So awesome that these "lost" songs are finally home again!  :)


Not even 1 day since release, and I am announcing that there will be a version 2.1. Reld played this, and offered me some advice on how to tweak the music even more. His advice allows us to add in 1 more instrument per track, so "A Meeting with Destiny" gets a crash cymbal, and "Scattering Blossoms" gets the Udu drum back.

I'm also working with ThegreatBen on coordinating a Chrono Trigger+ release. He is going to release a version with the new music incorporated into the extra content, and I am going to put out an optional addendum patch with CTSE that adds new musical cues to the original portions of the game.

I'm not in a hurry on this. The differences with the version released are minimal, and mostly only noticeable if you're listening on good speakers or headphones. I want to make sure the next release is the last release.