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New World Computing's '''''Music (M)''''' format (the name is a guess) was used in their [[Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen (DOS)]] and [[Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen (DOS)]] games. They contain interwoven MIDI and FM synth commands for complete compatibility between cards with support for FM (such as Adlib and Sound Blaster) and MIDI (such as Roland MT-32 and Wave Blaster). The inclusion of sound effects into the music yields undesired results when using hardware that doesn't synthesize sound effects very well. This can be heard with devices like the Roland [[MT-32]].
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New World Computing's '''''Music (M)''''' format (the name is a guess) was used in their [[Might and Magic]] series, for games 3-5. They contain interwoven MIDI and FM synth commands for complete compatibility between cards with support for FM (such as [[AdLib]] and [[Sound Blaster]]) and MIDI (such as Roland [[MT-32]] and [[Wave Blaster]]). Unfortunately, the games don't let you specify a different device for music and sound effects, so for devices that don't synthesize sound effects very well, like the MT-32, it can be quite disruptive.
 
 
  
 
==Players==
 
==Players==
 
Currently, there are no players that support this format.
 
Currently, there are no players that support this format.
 
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
 
<div style="float:right;">([[:Category: Games That Use M (New World Computing)|Category]])</div>
 
<div style="float:right;">([[:Category: Games That Use M (New World Computing)|Category]])</div>
  
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! Released
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! Title
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! Sample
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| 1991-??-??
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| [[Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (DOS)]]
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| 1992-??-??
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| [[Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen (DOS)]]
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| 1993-??-??
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| [[Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen (DOS)]]
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|}
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==How to Obtain==
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M files must be extracted from the game's resource files.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 13:57, 2 September 2016

Music
M (New World Computing).png
Developer: New World Computing
Header: Unknown
Content: Unknown
Instruments: Unknown
Target Output
Output - Digital Audio - No.png Output - MIDI.png Output - FM Synthesis.png Output - PSG - No.png
Extensions
  • *.m

New World Computing's Music (M) format (the name is a guess) was used in their Might and Magic series, for games 3-5. They contain interwoven MIDI and FM synth commands for complete compatibility between cards with support for FM (such as AdLib and Sound Blaster) and MIDI (such as Roland MT-32 and Wave Blaster). Unfortunately, the games don't let you specify a different device for music and sound effects, so for devices that don't synthesize sound effects very well, like the MT-32, it can be quite disruptive.

Players

Currently, there are no players that support this format.

Games

(Category)
Released Title Sample
1991-??-?? Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (DOS)
1992-??-?? Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen (DOS)
1993-??-?? Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen (DOS)

How to Obtain

M files must be extracted from the game's resource files.

Links