Dransik (W32)

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Dransik
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Platform: Windows 32
Year: 1998
Developer: Asylumsoft, LLC., Iron Will Games, LLC.
Online: Download

Dransik, later known as Dransik Classic is an MMO RPG made as an homage to Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (C64), and would go on to be the base of Ashen Empires (W32).

You play a hero in a the land of Dransik, and you must fight monsters, complete quests, and perform various tasks in order to become more powerful to help King Lotor defeat the denizens of the evil Talazar.

When Ashen Empires was released, Dransik was renamed Dransik Classic, and after a year was taken offline in 2004. Once Iron Will Games purchased Ashen Empires and Dransik, Dransik Classic was made available again on April 5, 2006, and is still available free to play.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Creating a new character.

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Getting a quick primer on the land.

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Exploring the town of Silvest.

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An outpost at night.

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Searching for poor William's father in Spider Cave.

Music

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The music of Dransik was composed by Paavo Härkönen and incorporated into the game in 2001; it combines Old World themes with modern instruments to yield a timbre common among high fantasy media. Songs are setup to play in different areas of the game. There are several songs designed for towns, dungeons, graveyards, castles, and traveling through the wilderness.

The song titles are derived from the game's data files, and are short and to the point: Church, Evil - 5, Town - 3, Travel - 2, etc. A couple of the MIDI files list slightly different titles in the meta data, but the data file's titles more accurately describe how the songs are used in the game, so they are preferred. For example, "Evil - 4" is called "Approach" in the meta data, but it is not used in the game when enemies approach, but rather as the backdrop of an evil undead battleground.

Since the game allows the player to move about the map without any planned course, the player may hear the game's songs in varied orders. The track order used for the music is setup to simulate various quests in the game.

Härkönen also recorded arranged versions of the music with high-quality synthesizers and made the songs available on his web site, which is now offline. They are archived here.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Paavo Härkönen 3:01
Download
02 Church Paavo Härkönen 3:57
Download
03 Town - 1 Paavo Härkönen 1:56
Download
04 Travel - 1 Paavo Härkönen 3:09
Download
05 Dungeon - 1 Paavo Härkönen 3:33
Download
06 Evil - 1 Paavo Härkönen 1:26
Download
07 Battle Paavo Härkönen 2:11
Download
08 Town - 2 Paavo Härkönen 2:03
Download
09 Travel - 2 Paavo Härkönen 1:51
Download
10 Lotor Paavo Härkönen 3:08
Download
11 Dungeon - 2 Paavo Härkönen 2:01
Download
12 Evil - 2 Paavo Härkönen 1:44
Download
13 Relief Paavo Härkönen 0:51
Download
14 Town - 3 Paavo Härkönen 2:01
Download
15 Travel - 3 Paavo Härkönen 3:51
Download
16 Sad Paavo Härkönen 1:32
Download
17 Tribal Paavo Härkönen 1:53
Download
18 Evil - 3 Paavo Härkönen 1:22
Download
19 Town - 4 Paavo Härkönen 2:49
Download
20 Travel - 4 Paavo Härkönen 2:56
Download
21 Evil - 4 Paavo Härkönen 3:17
Download
22 Pirates Paavo Härkönen 1:40
Download
23 Evil - 5 Paavo Härkönen 2:02
Download
24 Winter Paavo Härkönen 3:24
Download
25 Death Paavo Härkönen 0:06
Download

Credits

(Source)

Paavo Härkönen is credited with the music in the game's credits, and his name is also included in the meta data of the MIDI files.

Game Rip

Format

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(Info)


The Type-1 MIDI music files are located in the .\Dransik\Data\Data04 file. The header of the file contains the file offsets, file names, and internal titles.

The songs were recorded using Nullsoft's MIDI Player v3.55 in Winamp outputting to the Microsoft DirectMusic MIDI synthesizer.

Audio Devices

Dransik just uses your default MIDI synthesizer to play the music, which, for most people, is Microsoft's DirectMusic MIDI synthesizer.

Releases

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Title: Dransik
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1998-??-??
Publisher: Asylumsoft, LLC.
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Title: Dransik Classic
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 2006-04-05
Publisher: Iron Will Games, LLC.

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