Miami Vice (DOS)

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Miami Vice
Miami Vice - DOS.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1989
Developer: Capstone Software

Miami Vice is an action game based on the TV show. You must control Crockett and Tubbs throughout eight levels, stopping terrorists and performing other tasks throughout the game. The game uses the mouse to control Crockett and Tubbs.

This game was also released for the Atari ST.


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The title screen.

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Playing the first level.

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Miami Vice contains a single title song which will play through both the AdLib and Creative Music System sound cards. The song sounds similar to the theme song by Jan Hammer. However, Capstone was unable to obtain the rights to the music, so Rick Leinecker had to improvise and compose his own song that sounded like the theme song.

Rick said this about what music editing software he used for the game's music:

I would have created it on the Atari ST. I think I used some sort of Sound Blaster or Roland software. Now I write everything in either Band-in-a-Box or Finale.


The AdLib recording starts with a 1 and the Creative Music System recording starts with a 2. A Tandy recording may exist, but the game does not run properly in DOSBox under Tandy emulation.

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This recording is incomplete.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
101 Title Screen Rick Leinecker 0:29
# Title Composer Length Listen Download
201 Title Screen Rick Leinecker 0:23



The game lacks audio credits. However, Rick Leinecker has verified working on the game's music. According to Leinecker, he knew how to compose music so it wasn't an issue for the game.

Game Rip




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The game's music files are installed in the root directory.

It is unknown what the .RLN file is used for, but the ADL file is for the AdLib version of the music, the CMS file is for the Creative Music System version of the music, and the RAW file with PCM extension is for the digitized sound effects used in the game.

The VGZ file was logged during gameplay and trimmed to play back properly.

Audio Devices


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It is unknown if CMS can play digital sounds.


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Miami Vice - DOS.jpg
Title: Miami Vice
Platform: DOS
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Capstone Software