Sonic The Hedgehog CD ( Mega CD / SEGA CD ) Digital Rip

One release I’ve been asked about over and over again is Sonic CD and, since it was a pretty low hanging fruit, I’ve decided to release it.

Why have I been against it for all this time?
Because if you own the original CD of the game you can just put it into a regular CD Player and hear the music, with the exception of the “past” tracks which are still PCM but need to be sequenced and you can just use vgmplay to play them back.

So let me get it straight again: if you have the original CD you are gaining nothing by downloading this: being a digital rip means that it’s “bit perfect” with the source material, so you are experiencing the exact same degree of quality.

I have explained a bit more about this in the notes you can find in the release page and that’s pretty much it.

As you can guess from the album cover is the EU/JP version.
If enough people will come screaming at me asking for the NA version I might consider it at some point as most of the work is already done.

Regardless, hope you enjoy this fantastic soundtrack and thanks for sticking with us so far!

EDIT: thanks to one of our followers I was reminded that several Prototypes of Sonic CD have been found with different audio tracks, so please make some noise if you wish to see those released as well!

16bap is now part of the No-Intro database!

16bap and No-Intro logo

I’m excited to announce that thanks to the efforts of several passionate individuals, 16bap is now part of the No-Intro database!

For those wondering what No-Intro is and why this is one of the best things to ever happen to 16bap, here’s the short version of it: No-Intro is a group dedicated to videogame preservation by providing a database which has unique IDs of each game calculated based on the game data (known as CRCs) of most of the cartridge based games ever released.
Their work is incredibly important because thanks to their database, you can check if the games you own are legit games or fakes/hacks: just dump your game, calculate its CRC and see if it matches what’s present in their database!

Over time, the name of No-Intro has sadly become associated with piracy which is an unfortunate turn of events since their group has absolutely nothing to do with illegal ROM downloads, but this is an inevitable consequence of their hard work in providing such a powerful and useful tool.

As most of you probably know, back in the days when Mega Drive and other 16 bit consoles were current, very few games had official OSTs (Original Sound Track) on CDs or cassettes, and even when there was one, some of those were terrible and the sound quality was subpar.
Thanks to our efforts and research, we managed to provide proper soundtrack releases to many of those games that never had an official OST, and a high quality alternative to those that had one but their quality was deemed disappointing.

No-Intro has now decided to go beyond game cartridges and has recently added new sections in their database dedicated to videogame OSTs. But there’s more: A very strict selection of fan made rips has been chosen to be included as well, due to their quality and accuracy towards the original material!
We were humbled when we were contacted by one of the No-Intro contributors to let us know that our high quality releases were going to be added to their project.

If on the surface this might sound like not a big deal, being now part of the No-Intro database has given 16bap a sort of “semi-officiality” vibe to our work which will be used to fill the gaps wherever a proper, official OST has never been released.
In addition, thanks to their database, if you’ve downloaded our releases from other sources other than our website (which you really shouldn’t, by the way), you can now make sure that the files have not been tampered with.

I’d like to express my gratitude to all of the fantastic people working at No-Intro for allowing us to be part of their project as this is a huge step forward for our work.

Hopefully we’ll be able to find a skilled programmer soon to have a proper hardware VGM Player so we can resume releasing new game soundtracks!

Thanks to all of you for sticking with us all these years, and I hope to be back soon!

All of the old Amiga and DOS releases re-uploaded!

Hi everyone,

over the last years I’ve got a lot of people asking for the old releases Roareye and Dogman did, especially the Amiga and DOS ones (and Knuckles Chaotix).

Since those were “unofficial” releases which happened before the contributor era where we opened up to the community, I have never downloaded/archived them and I when I realized that most of those downloads were offline, I thought they were gone forever.

Thankfully, after making some posts on social media asking for help, it turned out that our followers and fans had saved those old releases on their hard drives and we were able to re-upload them to our Mega account.

Those are the releases which have been re-uploaded and are now available again:

3-D Dinosaur Adventure
Alien Breed
Big Run
Captain Planet
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Amiga
Knuckles Chaotix
Magicland Dizzy
Maths Drill
Mortal Kombat Amiga
Outrun Amiga
Pinball Dreams Amiga
Rambo III Amiga
SWIV Amiga
Slam Tilt
Streets of Rage Game Gear
TMNT 2 Amiga
TMNT Amiga
Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D (SC-55)
Xenon 2 Amiga
Zool 2
Zool Amiga

You can download them in the Releases page.

I’m really happy we managed to save those as they are an important part of our history and they took a lot of effort.

This said, I’ve been working on something which, while not strictly related to new releases, is a very important milestone for 16bap and I’ll make an announcement in the following days.

Thanks to all of you for following us so far, and especially to all the community members that came together to pull this massive re-upload off.

See you soon!

Action 52 released by our community!

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Lilmattere surprises us with a huge release, counting 54 tracks spanning among two discs!

It’s Action 52, a collection of several games released in 1993 by FarSight Technologies.

Albeit unlicensed, it didn’t stop our long time contributor from overtaking this huge task!

Thank you so much for your new contribution!

Micro Machines released by our community!

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Quaid is back with another release: Micro Machines!

Taking advantage of our new knowledge about 50Hz games, this is another release which has been completely done from scratch, starting from logging the VGM with blast’em and recording it again at the correct speed!

Thanks Quaid for your second contribution!

Mortal Kombat released by our community!

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A new contributor appears!

Quaid has blessed us with a (much needed) re-rip of one of the most iconic fighting games ever released: Mortal Kombat!

Now correctly ripped at 50Hz with fresh new VGMs recorded with the latest blast’em nightly!

Thank you so much for your contribution, hope to see more of your work in the future!