MegaRace (DOS)

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MegaRace
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1993
Developer: Cryo Interactive Entertainment
Buy: Amazon

MegaRace is a vehicular racing game that takes place wholly in virtual reality. Starring you as the Enforcer and Lance Boyle as your host, you are pitted against speed gangs on virtual racetracks in a fight to the (virtual) death.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Racing.

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Vehicle selection.

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More racing.

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Lance Boyle, our fabulous host.

Music

This is the AdLib version of the music. The titles are from the areas in which they are played.

While NewSan and Maeva's music files have the same names as the racetracks that they play in, the other filenames are much more cryptic. For example, Factory Land's music is called "DETRITUS" in the game's files. Detritus is a synonym for debris, which is fitting for Factory Land's wasteland environment.

According to the composer, Stéphane Picq, the "PAGA" filename is in reference to the Progressive Jazz Rock band "Paga Group", headed by bassist Bernard Paganotti, which served as inspiration for the "Skyholder" track. "Lenny" is in reference to singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz. "ALARME" (french for alarm) is in reference to the song's alarm-like melody, which is suppose to be reminiscent of a car alarm.

Recording

This soundtrack to MegaRace was recorded on a geniune Yamaha YMF262 enabled sound card.

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This recording is incomplete.

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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 NewSan Stéphane Picq 2:58
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02 Maeva Stéphane Picq 2:38
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03 Factory Land Stéphane Picq 0:00 Download
04 Skyholder Stéphane Picq 3:20
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05 Fractalian Space Stéphane Picq 0:00 Download
06 Terminal City Stéphane Picq 0:00 Download

Credits

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Albums

Much like Dune and KGB had studio recordings of their respective music tracks (in the case of the former, those tracks were ultimately released on the CD, "Dune Spice Opera"), MegaRace too had tracks that were recorded by Stéphane Picq in his studio. These recordings were used as the in-game music tracks for MegaRace's 3DO port, albeit heavily edited and compressed due to the 3DO's limitations. According to Picq, sadly, the master tapes for both KGB and MegaRace soundtracks were destroyed in a fire. The only recording that survived is Terminal City (aka Alarm), which can be heard, completed with an unused ending, on Picq's SoundCloud page.

Game Rip

Format

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The game rip consists of:

  • Original compressed game music files (HSQ)
  • Decompressed game music (SDB) using UNHSQ utility
  • Decompressed sounds (VOC)
  • Decompressed driver files for the SDB files.

Audio Devices

For sound devices, the game supports AdLib, Sound Blaster, and Sound Blaster Pro.

Music

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Sound

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Releases

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This game is missing releases.

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