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Occoris

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Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano (and more)
« on: April 16, 2011, 05:02:22 am »

Hello all,

I wrote a piano arrangement of the Dwarf Fortress theme about a week ago for the Gemclod Let's Play. I did a bit of googling to see if it had been done before and the answer was no, not really. Though there did seem to be some interest so I've signed up on the forums here to share. Hope you like it.










































Kudos goes to LoopyDood of the Bay12 forums for creating the original MIDI file I used as a starting point.











Kudos to LoopyDood again for his MIDI skills.

Orchestral version of Dwarven Prelude.



And here's the .OGG file if you wish to put it in your game: http://www.mediafire.com/?8mson8nob9zc937

MIDIs and sheet music: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hu4gmf13ihgcfjl/Gemclod.rar

You can use OGG files to mod the music into the game. You'll have to rename the files song_game and song_title first though, I think.

Feel free to ask any questions, leave comments etc., your feedback is most appreciated.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2013, 05:00:06 pm by Occoris »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 05:19:39 am »

I'll be the first to say that it's a really good one, and deffo worth a listen!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 06:03:50 am »

Sounds better than the original, I like it!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 07:06:58 am »

Definetly changes the feel when you change the instrument.

So going to use that sheet music to lay down some mad musical mix.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 10:16:39 am »

Wow. The piano really turns the DF theme into a pretty haunting tune.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 11:06:17 am »

I never dreamed this song would sound so good played on the piano. Fantastic work!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 11:45:52 am »

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 heheheh.  ;)

I love this arrangement and I loved all your other work for Gemclod as well. Fantastic!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 11:48:56 am »

Wow, this is really impressive and awesome!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 12:02:26 pm »

Great work!  I think this would make a great addition to Soundsense as well.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 12:31:20 pm »

Like!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 01:00:40 pm »

I don't think 1:25 to 1:35 fits on piano. It sounds fitting otherwise.
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2011, 01:01:10 pm »

Wow, this is pretty awesome!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2011, 01:54:54 pm »

Wow, that's a VERY big difference from the guitar version, I love it!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 02:37:29 pm »

It fits in well with moments of great peril.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Theme On Piano
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 03:47:13 pm »

Definetly changes the feel when you change the instrument.

So going to use that sheet music to lay down some mad musical mix.

I look forward to hearing that!


I love this arrangement and I loved all your other work for Gemclod as well. Fantastic!

Thanks! Anyone who hasn't read Gemclod should check it out before the thread gets put into the SA archives. I'm not sure what's going on with the archiving process but it's not going to be put in the LPArchive site with Boatmurdered, Headshoots and Syrupleaf (other SA Dwarf Fortress Let's Plays, I dunno how well known they are around here except for the first one).
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