Zone 66 (DOS)
Zone 66 is a top-down futuristic dog-fighting shooter. You play the role of a pilot whose home town is bombed, leaving your wife and child dead. Upon learning who the culprit is, you hop into your jet and wage war on the terrorists who killed your family. The game is a relatively straight-forward shooter. You choose from numerous ships and weapons which combination will be suitable in each level. As you defeat the terrorist bases, new parts of the story are revealed.
Since Zone 66 was made by a demoscene company, the music had a particularly strong focus. The same developers who made the game were also responsible for making several music trackers. Rather than simply force music designed to play on the Sound Blaster through other devices, a much higher fidelity soundtrack was composed for the UltraSound version, some songs were even completely remade.
There are issues with the timing of this recording.
|101||Zone 66 Theme||Kenny Chou||3:55||Download|
|102||Foreign Shores||Kenny Chou||1:17||Download|
|103||Ice Wind||Kenny Chou||1:42||Download|
|104||Desert Heat||Kenny Chou||1:23||Download|
|105||War Plains||Kenny Chou||1:00||Download|
|106||Highway Fury||Kenny Chou||1:30||Download|
|107||Plantation Crash||Kenny Chou||1:26||Download|
|109||Final Frontier||Kenny Chou||1:24||Download|
|201||Zone 66 Theme||Kenny Chou||1:08||Download|
|202||Foreign Shores||Kenny Chou||1:41||Download|
|203||Ice Wind||Kenny Chou||2:02||Download|
|204||Desert Heat||Kenny Chou||1:50||Download|
|205||War Plains||Kenny Chou||1:57||Download|
|206||Highway Fury||Kenny Chou||1:09||Download|
|207||Plantation Crash||Kenny Chou||1:53||Download|
|209||Final Frontier||Kenny Chou||1:22||Download|
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Zone 66 uses CDFM format for music. However, the CDFM Tracker was never released to the public, and the format was never properly documented, so the recording was made during actual game play. The rip includes both the game's original compressed files and the decompressed files as well as a conversion to S3M to make the music more accessible.
The music exists in three different versions for the UltraSound, Sound Blaster, and AdLib. This is true for all but two of the songs, Foreign Shores and War Plains. These two don't feature PCM audio, so the AdLib and Sound Blaster versions share the same file.
Some devices are auto-detected, but others require a special command line parameter. The game's help documentation explains how to get each device working. While the documentation requires you to differentiate between true Sound Blasters and imitations, it will probably be compatible with really good knock-offs including the Pro AudioSpectrum, which the game's documentation says can work. Since the AdLib and Sound Blaster cards use the same FM synthesis chips, the music should be the same on both, the only difference is that you won't get sound effects with the AdLib setting.