The March to War

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The March to War
Composer Bobby Prince, Traditional, Daniel Decatur Emmett, Francis Scott Key, Thomas Arne, Daniel Butterfield
Arranger Bobby Prince
Released 1992-05-05
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

The March to War is the march, used in some games from Wolfenstein series. The melodies of several traditional Americana songs make up The March to War including, Yankee Doodle, Dixie (I Wish I Was In Dixie), The Star-Spangled Banner, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, and Taps. This gives the tune an very patriotic sound to Americans.

Games

Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)

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Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Wolfenstein 3D - DOS - E1M9.png
Released 1992-05-05
Length 1:08
Format IMF

This music plays for the boss stages of four episodes: E1M9, E2M9, E4M9, and E5M9.

The March to War is track 3 in the game's data files, and the IMF meta tag title is "WARMARCH". The title comes from Bobby Prince's archive.

Bobby Prince composed the song using Sequencer Plus Gold.

Voxelstein 3D (W32)

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Voxelstein 3D (W32)
Released 2008-04-19
Length 1:08
Format IMF

Since the shareware files of Wolfenstein 3D DOS version are parts of the game, this tune is presented. But this particular track was not used, so we didn't bother to record it. It even would sound like original one due to the emulation.

Its metadata name is still "WARMARCH".


Wolfenstein 3D (WEB)

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Wolfenstein 3D (WEB)
Released 2012-05-05
Format UNK


Wolfram (W32)

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Wolfram (W32)
Output - PCM.svg
Released 2012-06-10
Length 1:08
Format OGG

This music plays on level 9 for the boss stage of Gans Grosse. This version is simular to the DOS, but the music was recorded into OGG. Due to the different emulator, drum sound differs slighty.

The name of this file in-game is "warmarch_ambient.ogg".

Wolfenstein 3D (GEN)

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Wolfenstein 3D (GEN)
Output - OPN2.svg
Arranger GASEGA98K
Released 2014-??-??
Length 1:01
Format UNK

Just as it was in original version, this track plays on level 9. However, it was downgraded to somewhat inferior YM2612 chip from original YM3812. But because porter was enough skilled programmer, the difference is almost insencible.

Interestingly, GASEGA98K decided to skip the second bar, thing that was not done in previous versions. Possibly he wanted to save some space in ROM for other features, or just thought that it would sound better when "remixed".


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