This page is for the W32 game, for other platforms and games from this series see Sacred.
Sacred is an action-RPG game for Windows 32 bit (mostly Windows 2000/XP, the Windows 64-bit systems show worse working) systems, released on the 25 of March, 2004 (version 1.0). Its gameplay reminds Diablo, but the game also have many original and interesting things, like horse riding.
The game vere received by critics ambiguous. The oldest reviews oftener scold it because the set of identical quests, lot of ridiculous bugs and the landscapes, what are sometimes not so unique as the critics wold like to see. More newer reviews usually praise it. The MobyRank for it give an average score of 77/100, for addon - 78/100.
In the version 2.21, the game were changed. A new music, regions and characters vere added, most of the old tunes were renamed (but content the same). This add-on was called "Sacred Underworld".
The music is great and beautiful. Showing the opportunity of MP3 file format and Windows, it combines drum marches and medieval strings and brass compositions (mostly lute, flute and guitar).
There are no albums of the all game music, so in-game music were placed in the alphabet order of the names of the files of the music, from "A" to "Z".
The tunes and its names (where the actual names are unknown) were named from the names of the files of the times in the most newest version of the game - 2.28.
The recording is incomlete. The recording was created simply with conveting mp3 to ogg.
- Ripper: M1911
- Recorder: M1911
- Game Credits:
The game source doesn`t give a information about the composer of the in-game music - only about the sound and music composers ("Музыка и звук" in russian version of the game sourse, translating "Music and sound"). The actual authors of 31 tracks from it, Dag Winterlich and Matthias Steinwachs (with official names of the tracks), founded because the official OST of Sacred, what was placed by Ascaron Entertainment on their official site shortly before their bankruptcy (the site is gone, but the OST files were saved by unknown users). The author of other tracks is unknown, and the former employees of Ascaron should be contacted for it.
The rip is incomplete.
The music places in mp3s files with 128 kbps in one of the folders in the main folder of the game. So ripping it is only converting it to .zip file. The first rip has the in-game names of the music tracks (taked from the last version of the game, 2.28). The second rip (also in MP3 format) contains the files form the official OST for the game with original names). The OST is not only original files with new names, but these files have some differenses with the actual in-game files.