Future planned music packs:

  • Hexen
  • Heretic (Enhanced)
  • Unofficial Duke It Out In D.C. Music Pack (by James Paddock)
  • Unofficial Plutonia MIDI Pack


June 19, 2023:
Rise of the Triad v2.1

Rise of the Triad

Rise of the Triad music pack has been updated to V2.1 to more easily support Apogee's Ludicrous Edition. LE's music is stored in subfolders in the game directory and uses alternate filenames which must be replaced for custom music to work. Now you simply unzip the music pack into LE's root directory and overwrite the existing files (backup the default music if you want to save it).

Here are the update notes for V2.1:

  • Renamed all music files to match LE's filenames and subfolders.
  • Renumbered the tracklist order in metadata tags to match LE's music filenames.
  • LE does not support FLAC files (yet?) so only the OGG music pack will work for now.

Why make these music packs?

The Roland SC-55 was the standard in the 90s for computer game soundtracks. It was the top of the line. The absolute best you could buy. Nearly every game supported it and preferred its many enhancements over the simple General MIDI standard. They not only supported it but most game soundtracks were composed with it and as a result their best gaming experiences were meant to be made with an SC-55. And now that I have an SC-55 myself I can share this experience with everyone else through the wonders of modern source ports with digital music pack support! After doing Duke Nukem 3D I enjoyed the process so much that I decided to record the SC-55 soundtracks of bunch of other games for completeness' sake. And also in anticipation of newer game ports that will hopefully one day support these music packs. And so I am.

That's the short version. Click here for a longer and much more in-depth history of PC game music media.

How can I play these games with your music packs?

Most of the games I've made music packs for have modern ports that you can play on modern computers. Some of them support music packs like mine. They come in all sorts of shapes and flavours to suit any individual's needs. Here's a list of them.

* = Natively supports music packs
# = Natively supports metadata loop tags for seamless looping playback
((#)) = Partially supports metadata loop tags for seamless looping playback (see port description details)

Rise of the Triad

Duke Nukem 3D

Doom, Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Final Doom, Heretic

Hocus Pocus

Super 3D Noah's Ark

Shadow Warrior


Descent I & II

If you have a request, question, or even a word of thanks you can contact me in one of the methods below:

Duke4.net forum thread
Direct contact: getmusic AT brandonblume DOT com