Ominous - SimAnt

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Ominous
Composer Matthew Berardo, Steve Hales, Jack Thorton, Chris Schardt
Released 1991-??-??
Title Origin File Name
Loops No
This page is for the SimAnt song, for more titles see Ominous.

Ominous, despite featuring a different title than the "sad" songs, is played in SimAnt randomly in the same group of tunes when something bad happens. This can include being killed by a spider, ant lion, or red ant, as well as disasters like being sucked up into the lawn mower or sprayed by insecticide, and even just the general game over theme.It was composed either by Matthew Berardo, Steve Hales, Jack Thorton, or Chris Schardt.

The title comes from the song's file name and the meta data in it. In the game, the title is spelled incorrectly, but it is corrected for this web site.

Games

SimAnt (DOS)

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SimAnt (DOS)
Arranger Matthew Berardo, Steve Hales, Jack Thorton, Chris Schardt
Released 1991-??-??
Length 0:09.00
Format MIDI

This is the original version of the song.

The song is index 25 in the SOUND.DAT file and "Ominous1" is the title in the MIDI meta data. With the "1" at the end of the name, it seems as though the composers originally intended for there to be multiple "Ominous" tracks the way there are several "Sad" or "Jolly" tracks, but not others exist.

SimAnt (W16)

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SimAnt (W16)
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Arranger Matthew Berardo, Steve Hales, Jack Thorton, Chris Schardt
Released 1991-??-??
Length 0:07.91
Format MIDI

Unlike most of the soundtrack, the Windows port of the song plays faster than the original DOS version.

The song's file name is OMNIOUS1.MID, and "Omnious.mid" is its title in the MIDI meta data.

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