Warcraft 2: Game rip
Name: Warcraft 2
Alternate name: WarCraft 2: Tides of Darkness (Full Title), WarCraft II: Blood Seas (Working Title); WarCraft II: The Dark Saga (Europe, Japan); Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (Japan)
Characteristics: Strategy, Top-Down, Medieval Fantasy, Real-Time, Editor / Construction Set
Publishers: Electronic Arts, Blizzard, EA, EA Victor
Original/port composer: Glenn Stafford (Dos)
PlayStation - United States
Sega Saturn - United States
PC Dos (1995) - Europe
PlayStation (Aug 1997) - Europe
PlayStation (27 Nov 1997) - Japan
Sega Saturn (27 Nov 1997) - Japan
Related Plaform: PC Dos
Format: Sequenced music (MID)
Composer of these tunes: Glenn Stafford
Source / Archiver / Ripper: Mirsoft, Cloud_Strife
Music type: Game rip
Archived process: Archived completely
Num of tunes: 15
Size of archive: 137 KBytes
- "Excellent music" (by Warcow, 4 Aug 2003) [10/10]
Great medieval/fantasy music with a lot of nice harmonies, it's definitely one of the best old pcgame soundtracks.
- "Best of the Best !!!" (by Perry Wisler, 30 Jan 2004) [10/10]
From the day I tought the Rise of the Triad was the best MIDI game rip I ever heard, I took a look on Warcraft 2, What I say is that it's the best of the best !!!
I never heard a MIDI game rip that looked so amazing with a software sinthetizer, and it still rock with a FM sinth. This is definitively the best MIDI music from any games !
- "Zug-zug!" (by Constantine, 19 Oct 2004) [10/10]
IMO, it's the best Blizzard soundtrack of all (including War3 and Diablo 2)
- "Good Music" (by Zhukant, 11 Nov 2004) [9/10]
I downloaded the Warcraft II soundtrack, and I enjoyed it to tears. It's not the game that I like, but the actual music. However, most of the songs were cut off, and I am not sure if that was all the songs that there were supposed to be. Hopefully, in the future, the recorders will record the entire composition, but otherwise, it was GREAT!!!
- "Just wonderfull" (by yemerich, 22 Nov 2004) [9/10]
As told before this is the best score for all blizzard games, including diablo 1 & 2, starcraft, rock 'n' roll racing and the WC's together... It brings me tears
- "Why I never played human campaign? Because of music." (by Scooter Fox, 14 Oct 2005) [5/10]
Remember, it's only my opinion and it has nothing to do with music quality - I just really don't like the "human part" of the soundtrack. Orcs are nice, though :).
- "Awesomeness" (by Pathogen, 2 Jan 2006) [8/10]
The game's audio is and always has been one of its strong points. Two things will always stick with me about this game, Bill Roper's humorous voiceovers and Glen Stafford's awesome music.
It not only fits perfectly but adds a whole new level of ambience to WC2. WC2 is pretty dated by today's standards, but the music never gets old. For those who remember playing WC2 back in the old days listening to the music is almost as great a nostalgia trip as playing the actual game.
Rather than the jingly techno tunes in the prequel or the low-key ambiental crap in the sequel, WC2's midis strike a good balance between atmosphere and pace. The only doubt I've got is that some of the Orc tracks sound a bit too peaceful and reflective for a race of bloodthirsty savages. And the human victory tracks sound a bit wavery. But those are small complaints, overall.
- "Pure Gold" (by jbltecnicspro, 20 Oct 2006) [10/10]
Over the years, I have enjoyed the music of WarCraft 2 because the soundtrack is possibly the best MIDI soundtrack I've heard. Everything is spot on. The harmonies progress beautifully, while the individual instruments sound complete, yet they make up a wonderful ensemble. To experience what the composer intended, a Roland Sound Canvas is going to be needed. I use the SC-55, and I use WarCraft 2's music to show off my unit. For those of you who care enough, the original CD soundtrack was created using a Roland SC-88 "Super Sound Canvas." The SC-55 doesn't differ too much, but the SC-88 sounds MUCH better. To sum it up - DOWNLOAD NOW.
- "There can be only one!" (by JudgeDeadd, 12 Jan 2007) [1/10]
There is only one good piece of music here and that is Human1gm. The other ones are blah.
- "warcraft2 music" (by rushed, 29 May 2007) [9/10]
Glenn Stafford seems to be a real musician. the best music I ever heard from a game, just hear all these voices playing together at the same time, harmonically perfect! there are two of them that i didn't like so mucho, they are orcs songs n2 and 4. the rest is awesome ^^
- "very good music but..." (by Doug, 1 Jun 2007) [10/10]
...I have all the MP3s where can I upload 'em here?Here's a link to the MP3s of these same
songs on my site...(well actually they're wma
but that's basically the same thing.)These are
the original files from the Warcraft II CD.
I ripped them using windows media player 7.1.
Altogether,they are 60 Mb,if you save this link
there will be custom wads and saves of mine to download.(And War2BNE if I can make it work...)
Good MIDI tunes though.Whee!I'm off to see how
they sound on different midi synthesizers!!^_^
- "Beyond the Dark Portal midi?" (by Regius Timoris, 20 Jul 2007) [10/10]
Are the tracks from the expansion available as midi? If so, does anyone have them? I have the MP3's from B.net Edition, but I want the Orc bonus song as midi for my Yamaha keyboard.
- "Retro Excellence" (by TheoX, 10 Mar 2009) [10/10]
I always loved the music in this game. These bring back good memories of playing over Ethernet with my sister! Thanks for the upload, two thumbs up!
- "Epic goodness" (by Daemit, 6 Sep 2016) [9/10]
This is a rare example of an orchestrated (sort of) score that feels unique and not bland. Every single composition is like a dramatic story. There is no filler here. I really love this work.
I recommend listening to the CD version of this soundtrack. Or, if you have to listen to it in a MIDI format, at least use a good soundfont, like Arachno soundfont or Roland Sound Canvas VA.
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