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Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« on: April 15, 2010, 10:51:01 AM »
What kind of music do you listen to when playing roguelikes (if any)?

Personally I listen to dark ambient as it gets across the hopelessness and futility of most of my characters short lives (i.e. Crawl and ADOM).

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 04:13:38 PM »
Sometimes, but usually get too distracted by the random shuffling playlist not hitting a solid selection/streak of selections for the mood.

That said, generally some mix of Metal/classical/Instrumental/Misc Asian/Videogame compositions.
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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 09:29:46 PM »
  Metal, man. The heavier the better. Slayer, Sepultura, Ministry. Sometimes Megadeth.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 09:57:47 PM »
http://www.music-marks.com/

The complete sound track to Knights of Honor, with my favorites being Lost Battle, Bard's Tale, Handful of Sorrow, and Where My Heart Is. I listen to these all of the time, playing roguelikes or no.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 08:58:05 PM »
http://www.music-marks.com/

The complete sound track to Knights of Honor, with my favorites being Lost Battle, Bard's Tale, Handful of Sorrow, and Where My Heart Is. I listen to these all of the time, playing roguelikes or no.

I love it, thanks!
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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 01:50:03 AM »
I love it, thanks!
Not a problem! You can download the entire soundtrack on the "Projects" page.

I wish I could find more like this, but I don't think it exists outside of video games. "Medieval ambient" isn't a musical genre to my knowledge.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 03:05:24 PM »
"Certain Death" and other songs by Brad Sucks.  The atmosphere of slightly humorous despair is a good fit for the Roguelike genre.

Also a recording of H. P. Lovecraft's "Fungi from Yuggoth".  A background of vague dread punctuated by moments of panic is also fitting for playing roguelikes.
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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010, 02:59:03 PM »
Great question. I've collected alot of Thunderstorm, Wilderness, Dripping water (cave ambient), and many Resident Evil type music clips for playing my roguelikes.  The main floor, and top floor police station themes from RE2 are particularly good for dungeon exploring.  Maybe I'll compile a list of all the tracks I use if anyone is interested in someone elses tastes.  I'd be interested in seeing others people lists.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 03:05:00 PM »
I'd be very interested in that list, I listen to the PSX Doom and Doom 64 dark ambient tracks that were available at the Doom Depot... It seems to be down for some reason, I'll upload a torrent of it.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 03:27:47 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_CSUhtJeQ&feature=related

I find it very tricky to build the right selection of music.  Sometimes a track seems perfect, but when it pops up randomly, doesn't fit the mood at all.  If I get time later today, I'll dig up my ipod and list them.  Maybe do a torrent each for the Wilderness, Cave, Dungeon, and Castle/Town themes I use.  Just wish I could have the themes switch automatically.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2010, 10:43:49 PM »
What kind of music do you listen to when playing roguelikes (if any)?

Personally I listen to dark ambient as it gets across the hopelessness and futility of most of my characters short lives (i.e. Crawl and ADOM).
That's awesome. I love me some dark ambient  ;D

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2010, 03:25:09 AM »
I always put Jethro Tulls' hits when I play Crawl

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 04:56:22 PM »
http://www.doom2.net/~doomdepot/music.html

Get the music from this site tjg92.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 06:46:32 PM »
No, but I could listen to Joe Satriani's Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards. It's so cool. The way Satriani plays guitar with such dynamic touch. And the songs aren't bad either.

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Re: Do you listen to music when playing Roguelikes?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 09:33:53 AM »
I find the hellraiser soundtracks including the unreleased one from Coil and the Quake soundtrack are my favorite music to listen to when playing rogue-likes. Nice dark, ambient atmosphere to them.

I'm a huge classic metal and heavy rock n roll fan but find ambient and instrumental music best for playing rogue-likes. The zork ps1 soundtrack is also pretty good to play to.
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