Unreleased Doom Music Available On Planet Rome.ro

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
Unreleased Doom Music Available On Planet Rome.ro

Proving that maybe he's not such a bad guy after all, John Romero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Romero] has released MIDI tunes written for the Doom soundtrack that eventually went unused.

Posting on his Planet Rome.ro [http://rome.ro/] site, he said that he'd been digging through his original Doom development directory when he came upon the NeXTSTEP DoomEd source, Doom map source files, and the unreleased Doom MIDI music. Some of the tracks are early versions of songs that were eventually included in the game, and their quality varies considerably, according to Romero.

"There's a reason these weren't released," he said in a post announcing the release. "They're not very good, at least not as great as the music we actually shipped with the game. Some of the songs are just repetitive riffs." There are 31 tracks, all written by Bobby Prince [http://www.bpmusic.com/], the man responsible for creating the famous Doom soundtrack, as well as music accompanying numerous other games.

Romero, who came into high-flying fame as the designer of Ion Storm [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom]. His promise to make you his ***** remains unsubstantiated.

A link to the music, as well as brief descriptions of a few tracks, is available here [http://rome.ro/2007/06/doom-archaeology.html].