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Bien

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What music fits DF best? And why?
« on: December 09, 2007, 05:42:00 am »

I think the music from the main menu of Halo fits DF best because the monkish chanting sounds like dwarven priests praying to Armok.
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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 07:21:00 am »

Most anything with accoustic guitar makes me think of DF.

This in particular, makes me think of DF. Like I said in IRC a while back, all it needs is the sound of picks in the background, and it would be as perfect as possible.

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 07:43:00 am »

Mm, yeah. Slow and melancholy guitar tracks all the way. For to capture the "lonely mountain" feel.
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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 07:58:00 am »

I can't really pin any one soundtrack down on it. Played it while listening to Baldur's Gate, Beowulf, Halo, The 13th Warrior and many more.

The Tomb of Raithwall from FF12 is a fun track to have in the background on repeat.

Shadow of the Colossus was amusing during a Bronze Colossus attack.

[ December 09, 2007: Message edited by: Red Jackard ]

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2007, 09:47:00 am »

This song is not really something I listen to in the background while playing, but it so reminds me of dwarf fortress for some reason. Don't speak Finnish, though  :)

Just ignore the video: (although it actually fits in some sense)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzSNvpi2skc

I always have short scenes of partying, beer drinking, chandelier riding, tantruming, goblin smashing, dwarf smashing, cave-in-causing, demon fighting, cheese eating dwarves in my head  :)

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 12:04:00 pm »

quote:
Originally posted by dreiche2:
<STRONG>I always have short scenes of partying, beer drinking, chandelier riding, tantruming, goblin smashing, dwarf smashing, cave-in-causing, demon fighting, cheese eating dwarves in my head    :)</STRONG>

All I can think of is a dwarf with a mohawk :P
Btw, flutes should be a requirement for all DF music...!

[ December 09, 2007: Message edited by: Ralje ]

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007, 12:33:00 pm »

Soundtrack to Battlestar Galactica (2003) by Bear McCreary

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2007, 12:59:00 pm »

quote:
Originally posted by Ralje:
<STRONG>

All I can think of is a dwarf with a mohawk :P

[ December 09, 2007: Message edited by: Ralje ]</STRONG>



Exactly...

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2007, 01:37:00 pm »

The music that came with the game.
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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2007, 01:56:00 pm »

Dwarf fortress makes me think of various songs from the Arcanum soundtrack for the most part. 'dwarven music' of course being one of the best.

BUT, when the fort cranks up the metal working industry, I always think about the "Plane of Innovation" song from Everquest: Planes of Power. I couldn't really find a link to it up on the internets though  :)

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 02:46:00 pm »

See, with every game I play, I extract the soundtrack. Therefore, I have a modest collection of random tracks from vague games. I just kind of stuck all of the ones that echoed themes of industry, mountains, and peace in a row and listen to them.
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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 02:50:00 pm »

As my DF crashes if I so much think of starting up another program at the same time, the default music. I find that I miss it loads when I turn it off.
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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2007, 02:55:00 pm »

I listen to death metal, dance, classical, or country when playing. They all fit the mood.

Or opera, that is really fun, listening to Wagner while playing DF. On a turntable, no less!!

(that is a record player for you kids. =p)

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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007, 03:18:00 pm »

I just noticed that the music from Stronghold and Stronghold 2 (Crusader notsomuch) both fit rather nicely, particularly when playing a human fort.
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Re: What music fits DF best? And why?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2007, 03:47:00 pm »

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mfHlA3fmJG0

This song is very appropriate for Dwarf Fortress because it's actually about seven dwarves. Seven dwarves mining, no less.

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