This article covers the methods for YM2612 (aka. OPN2, the FM synth chip of Genesis), but some of informations can apply to SN76489 (the DCSG chip) too.
- Dump VGM file by Kega Fusion
- Extract instrument presets from VGM file by vgm2pre
- Play VGM file and mute channels by foo_input_vgm
- Convert VGM file into Genesis ROM by VGMPlayer
- View register values in real-time with Exodus
This article introduces conversion tools for various video game music format, mainly focuses on sequenced music. If your best favorite tool is missing, let me know!
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|VGMTrans||♥||Mike||zlib License||GUI||Music player for sequenced music. MIDI/DLS/SF2 export is available. Various formats are supported with varying degrees of accuracy.|
|VGMToolbox||♥||Snakemeat||MIT License||GUI||Collection of small tools with integrated interface. You may want this if you have some general file extraction/conversion tasks (especially when you face to xSF formats in my opinion.)|
|vgmstream||♥||kode54 and more||ISC License||GUI/CLI||Library for streamed music formats. My favorite frontend is foo_input_vgmstream, a component for foobar2000.|
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If you are going to rip a game that uses standard DS sound format (SDAT), you do not need to read this guide. You can use VGMToolbox to convert directly DS ROM to 2SF. I also recommend you to create NCSF instead of 2SF.
If it’s not the case, it requires a manual ripping.Read more