It took me a couple weeks of on-and-off work.. But I eventually came up with this 16-track complete conversion project for Marathon 1's in-game music. It is designed to be as close to the original work as possible, while being a modern rendition of it. Possibly what Alex Seropian would have wanted the soundtrack to be like if computers could run it in 1994.
About 2/3 of the tracks I recreated note-by-note, and by ear. The other 1/3 I found MIDI files for on the internet, and made some adjustments as I saw fit. Some notes may be the slightest bit off! But overall, it's quite accurate.https://soundcloud.com/will-christian-2/sets/marathon-1-soundtrack-modern
It (should be) completely downloadable, and will work flawlessly with M1A1, with some moderately basic audio conversion skills.
If audio isn't your thing, here's a guide for how to run these in your copy of M1A1
1) Download each file (extension will be .m4a
- Apple lossless format)
2) Use iTunes (or other program) that will read .m4a
files, and convert them to .wav2.5) If you have a program that will convert .m4a to .ogg, use that.
3) Use Audacity (free) to convert each of these .wav
files to .ogg
(the format Aleph One uses.)
4) Delete the song title from the filename, just leaving the two-digit track number, and the .ogg
. Example:09 Leela.ogg
. Replace the 16 existing files in the M1A1/Music
folder with the new files.
If you need any specific help, shoot me a private message, and I'll be happy to help you when I'm available.
(I am also working on a visual enhancement mod for the Marathon trilogy as well, making glowmaps for lights, lava, goo, and fine tuning their brightness values to be realistic and playable!)