If you’ve ever played Marvel vs Capcom 2 on the Dreamcast, you can’t deny that the music is lowsy. It’s incredibly slow and borning and does not fit the game at all. (Read PlanetDreamcast’s review of MvC2 for good commentary)
Because of this, there has been a number of people who have created their own audio mixes and customized a ripped copy of Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the Dreamcast.
If you would like to learn how to max your own mix, check out the following links.
- Custom MVC2 (one of the best tutorial sites)
- Shoryuken’s Support Thread
- Kenshin’s Guide on CDROM Guide
- LiL C’s Guide on CDROM Guide
I’ve talked to frequent RetroGaming reader, mozgus, who has worked on a number of similar remixes (like MvC2 Accurate Mix) and he is telling me there isn’t one perfect way of doing this. There are many different factors in the process that may influence how your project turns out.
Don’t get too discouraged, however if changing the music in games is challenging. If you are feeling adventurous and want to get into some Dreamcast game hacking, jump in and see what you learn. Just have fun with it. Or if you’re lazy like me, just wait for other people to make the cool mixes 🙂
Anyway, not every game is able to have their music changed — mostly just Capcom and SNK fighters and some other games like Crazy Taxi. Basically, the games you can edit are ones that have ADX audio files. I’ll see if I can dig up some additional guides/tips in the future.
If you have a tutorial for changing the music in Dreamcast games or a mix of your own to share, please let me know in the comments section!