Raptor: Call of the Shadows (DOS)

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Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Raptor - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1994
Developer: Cygnus Studios
Buy: Amazon

Raptor: Call of the Shadows really vamped up the scrolling shooter genre for the PC. Apogee had already published a decent shoot-em-up with Major Stryker (DOS), and Cygnus Studios probably had it in mind when they created Raptor since it smooths over a lot of that game's flaws. Not only are the graphics and sound top notch, but the overall game system is more exciting. Each wave introduces a couple new enemy ships and a new boss to keep the player interested. Also, rather than get upgrades throughout the waves, each enemy ship you destroy gives you money that you can use between waves to fix your plane and upgrade it with more powerful weapons and stronger shields. There are also several difficulty levels which allow any level of gamer to get through the 27 waves. Probably the thing you'll miss out on the most is the ability to play a two-player game with your friend.

Screenshots

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The fast and furious opening chase sequence.

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The title screen and main menu.

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Signing up my new pilot.

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The hangar.

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Blasting away some enemy ships.

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Taking out a bridge.

Music

Raptor's music was composed by Matt Murphy. Much of the music has a throbbing heavy metal sound, but the ambiance of the hangar and the mysteriousness of the night missions have a much smoother timbre.

The recordings were made using various options. They are marked by following song prefixes:

  1. - Gravis UltraSound (original patch set)
  2. - Gravis UltraSound (Pro Patches Lite v1.60)
  3. - General MIDI
  4. - Sound Blaster / Ad Lib (OPL2)

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Fanfare for Duke II (Shareware only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:09
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102 Apogee Fanfare (Commercial only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:08
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103 Raptor Intro Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:17
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104 Main Menu Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:07
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105 Hangar Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:08
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106 Wave Music 1 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:11
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107 Wave Music 2 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:44
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108 Wave Music 3 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:39
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109 Wave Music 4 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:17
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110 Wave Music 5 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:37
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111 Wave Music 6 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:23
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112 Night Waves Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:19
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113 Credits Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:50
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114 Game Over Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:49
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115 Boss 1 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:22
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116 Boss 2 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:49
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117 Boss 3 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:27
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Fanfare for Duke II (Shareware only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:09
Download
202 Apogee Fanfare (Commercial only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:08
Download
203 Raptor Intro Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:16
Download
204 Main Menu Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:08
Download
205 Hangar Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:09
Download
206 Wave Music 1 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:17
Download
207 Wave Music 2 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:47
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208 Wave Music 3 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:43
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209 Wave Music 4 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:18
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210 Wave Music 5 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:42
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211 Wave Music 6 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:27
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212 Night Waves Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:19
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213 Credits Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:50
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214 Game Over Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:51
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215 Boss 1 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:20
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216 Boss 2 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:49
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217 Boss 3 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:26
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
301 Fanfare for Duke II (Shareware only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:09
Download
302 Apogee Fanfare (Commercial only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:07
Download
303 Raptor Intro Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:16
Download
304 Main Menu Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:05
Download
305 Hangar Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:07
Download
306 Wave Music 1 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:11
Download
307 Wave Music 2 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:43
Download
308 Wave Music 3 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:36
Download
309 Wave Music 4 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:17
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310 Wave Music 5 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:35
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311 Wave Music 6 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:22
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312 Night Waves Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:18
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313 Credits Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:50
Download
314 Game Over Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:49
Download
315 Boss 1 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:16
Download
316 Boss 2 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:49
Download
317 Boss 3 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:26
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
401 Fanfare for Duke II (Shareware only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:09
Download
402 Apogee Fanfare (Commercial only) Bobby PrinceMatt Murphy 0:09
Download
403 Raptor Intro Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:16
Download
404 Main Menu Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:08
Download
405 Hangar Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:07
Download
406 Wave Music 1 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:11
Download
407 Wave Music 2 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:43
Download
408 Wave Music 3 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:37
Download
409 Wave Music 4 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:17
Download
410 Wave Music 5 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 2:38
Download
411 Wave Music 6 Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:22
Download
412 Night Waves Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 3:18
Download
413 Credits Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:49
Download
414 Game Over Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:49
Download
415 Boss 1 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:20
Download
416 Boss 2 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 0:50
Download
417 Boss 3 (Unused) Matt MurphyMatt Murphy 1:26
Download


Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

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(Info)


The MUS files were ripped from File0000.GLB. The timing of the files has been manually altered to playback not at their native 70 Hz, but the more common 140 Hz to match the majority of MUS players.

The wave music loops in a special manner during game play. Instead of merely looping the entire song, a loop point is designated after the song's intro, and when the song is played all the way through, it loops back to the loop point rather than the beginning of the song. The loop point doesn't appear to be stored in the MUS file.

There are three unused songs in the rip named boss1.mus, boss2.mus, and boss3.mus.

The General MIDI recording was made using the Nullsoft MIDI Player of Winamp.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - General MIDI.png Icon - Pro AudioSpectrum.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Blaster AWE 32.png Icon - Sound Canvas.png Icon - UltraSound.png Icon - Wave Blaster.png

Sound

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - General MIDI.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Pro AudioSpectrum.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Canvas.png Icon - UltraSound.png

(Source: Music, Sound)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Raptor - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-04-01
Publisher: Apogee Software, Ltd.

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