Transport Tycoon music, ESS AudioDrive FM version

This page is dedicated to the goodness of old FM synthseizers and the sound reproduction often heard before wavetable synthseizers became something everyone had. Specifically the sound as it's reproduced by my old ESS AudioDrive 1668 ISA card.

Even more specifically, you can download various music from this page, recorded from said cards speaker out, and encooded to MP3 format. This is being done in the hope that it will bring back good memories from the old days of DOS gaming. So far, I've only recorded Transport Tycoon music, but it's my plan to record some tracks from various other games as well.

A big thanks goes to Owen Rudge for hosting this page and all the music files on it, it wouldn't be possible without you! Remember to visit the Transport Tycoon forums where all the Transport Tycoon fans meet up.


Transport Tycoon music downloads

All this wonderful music is composed by John Broomhall, and not heard anywhere else, as far as I know. All the files are encoded with Lame in 128 kbps 44.1 kHz mono, with q=0. This should be almost indistinguishable from the original sound. Enjoy!

Rich Nagels High Quality Transport Tycoon music

Quite some time ago now, Rich Nagel posted some links to some high quality versions of some of the Transport Tycoon music, he had recorded on his MIDI equipment. Here's the tracks I managed to salvage:

Can't get there from here Goss Groove Little Red Diesel Broomer's Oil Rag Sawyer's Tune TTD Theme TTO Theme

Other sources of old game music

I know there's plenty of fans of old game music, and that's something a lot of other people also know. Actually, there are some people who are so big fans of game music, that they formed a band, playing nothing but music from old Commodore 64 games. They call themselves PRESS PLAN ON TAPE, and I can tell you, it sounds really great. I can highly recommend listening to some of their free MP3s, and if you like it, buying their albums.