Duke Nukem 3D (DOS)
The DOS version is the original version to feature the song arranged by the same composer, Lee Jackson. It can be output to various music cards enabling MIDI-synth, such as Roland Sound Canvas, Gravis UltraSound and Creative Labs Sound Blaster, etc. The format is MIDI with Apogee's Expanded Specifications called EMIDI and plays when you watch the initial logos and demo playbacks.
The PCM arrangement is a digitized revision which plays in the epilogue after the last stage (E3M8: Stadium) is completed and is a VOC file contained in the DUKE3D.GRP. Because it is a digital recording it will sound indifferent on any device selected for the sounds.
The official expansion packs, Atomic Edition (see below) and Plutonium PAK retains the MIDI version and VOC sound as they are in the original.
Aside from the MIDI song and VOC sound the Atomic Edition adds a new ambient sound played while you are inside the market of E4L3: Shop-N-Bag. Like all the ambience sounds in the game it will be played back on top of the MIDI without breaking or interfering it.
It will always sound indifferent on all sound cards.
Duke Nukem 3D (GCOM)
Duke Nukem 64 (N64)
The song plays at the title screen. It is the only song used in the game.
The file is MIDI with alternative sound bank, converted as DLS (ripped and included in the game archive).
Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PS1)
Duke Nukem 3D (GEN)
Duke Nukem Forever (W32)
1st recording is Classic variation, it plays on some arcade machines in-game. 2nd is Elev variation.
There are also Lenoman and Lenoman TV variations, which are not recorded yet.
A longer version was released as an audio track on CD. This is the full version of the .VOC excerpt included in the original game. An MP3 version of this track was later released by Lee Jackson, however it is not included here because not being used in-game.
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- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Jackson_(composer)#Grabbag - Wikipedia.
- leejacksonaudio.lbjackson.com/ - Download full MIDI versions for General MIDI and Roland GS synthesizers.
- youtube.com/watch?v=CezOHqlXAFY - Official full version.
- youtube.com/watch?v=GsRvTOKXr2I - Played on a dot matrix printer by Midi Desaster.