Deathkings music


The soundtrack for Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel is the same as the soundtrack for Hexen, although the tracks are used in a different order, and one music track that was found in the original game files but went unused is utilized here. All music was composed by Kevin Schilder.


Level Midi CD Name Notes
Ruined Village Winnowr 13 Winnowing Hall -
Blight Jachr 2 Jach -
Sump Voidr 22 Void CD track corresponds to "Simon"
Catacomb Deepr 15 Deep CD track corresponds to "Wutzit"
Bad Lands Fubasr 9 Fubas CD track corresponds to "Falcon"
Brackenwood Sixater 21 Sixate CD track corresponds to "Level"
Pyre Chap_1r 14 Chapel 1 CD track corresponds to "Swamp"
Constable's Gate Bonesr 8 Bones CD track corresponds to "Crypt"
Treasury Wutzitr 20 Wutzitr CD track corresponds to "Fooja"
Market Place Chap_2r 6 Chapel 2 CD track corresponds to "Hall" (victory music 1)
Locus Requiescat Octor 5 Octo CD track corresponds to "Orb" (victory music 2)
Ordeal Stalkr 16 Stalk CD track corresponds to "Bones"
Armory Falconr 18 Falcon CD track corresponds to "Chapel 4"
Nave Chap_3r 15 Chapel 3 CD track corresponds to "Wutzit"
Chantry Percr 9 Perc CD track corresponds to "Falcon"
Abattoir Rithmr 19 Rithmr CD track corresponds to "Fantasy"
Dark Watch Foojar 17 Fooja CD track corresponds to "Chapel 1"
Cloaca Cryptr 8 Crypt -
Ice Hold Simonr 6 Simon CD track corresponds to "Hall" (victory music 1)
Dark Citadel Crucibr 15 Crucible 2 CD track corresponds to "Wutzit"
Transit Grover 7 Grove CD track corresponds to "Chess"
Over N Under Fortr 13 Fort CD track corresponds to "Winnowing Hall"
Deathfog Swampr 16 Swamp CD track corresponds to "Bones"
Castle of Pain Wobabyr 9 Wobaby CD track corresponds to "Falcon"
Sewer Pit Blechr 3 Blech -
The Rose Falconr 10 Falcon CD track corresponds to "Octo"

Music issues[edit]

Due to a bug, MIDI music requires installing a Deathkings 1.1 patch to be heard, as version 1.0 of Deathkings does not contain a SNDINFO lump associating each level with a song. The MAPINFO lump (which indicates CD track number) and the SNDINFO lump have not been synchronized, so most of the CD tracks do not correspond to the MIDI tracks.

Applying the Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel CD music patch[edit]

  1. Install Hexen using DOSBox via one of the following methods:
    1. If you are mounting a physical CD within DosBox, type the following commands and press enter after each one:
      mount d d:\ -t cdrom
      install c:\hexen

      Note: If your physical CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive is not the D drive, change d:\ to the drive letter your system uses.

      For example, if your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive is the E drive, change d:\ to e:\ instead. The first d after mount is needed because DOSBox looks for the first optical disk drive starting at letter D.
    2. If you are mounting a BIN/CUE pair, type the following commands and press enter after each one:
      imgmount d path\to\hexencuefile.cue -t iso
      install c:\hexen

      Note: Changing to the Z: drive is required by DosBox first when mounting either ISO files or BIN/CUE pairs.

  2. If the version of Hexen you previously installed is 1.0, run the Hexen upgrade patch in the Hexen Deathkings installer in DOSBox. If you have already installed Hexen 1.1, skip step 2 and proceed to step 3.
  3. Install Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel itself using DOSBox. The default folder will be C:\HEXENDK but you can change this to whatever you want.
  4. Outside of DOSBox, go to at Doomworld/idgames and download from one of the given links on the right side of the page.
  5. Extract both PATCH.EXE and PATCH.RTP from into your newly created Deathkings directory. If you used the default Deathkings location, you will now have C:\HEXENDK\PATCH.EXE and C:\HEXENDK\PATCH.RTP in this directory. If you used another location, place these two files in the Deathkings install folder you previously designated.
  6. Back in DOSBox, go to the Deathkings directory the installer created, type the word "patch" without quotes or capital letters, and press enter.
  7. The patcher will run and update HEXDD.WAD to version 1.1 and you will now be able to play Hexen's CD music correctly within DOSBox. (Now would also be a good time to back up HEXDD.WAD if you have not already done so).
  8. To mount Hexen's CUE file within DosBox for proper CD Music playback, switch to the Z: drive first, then use the first command for physical CDs or the second one for BIN/CUE files:
    1. mount d d:\ -t cdrom -or-
    2. imgmount d path\to\hexencuefile.cue -t iso

    Note: Hexen's CD is a mixed-mode CD, so the CUE file must be mounted first before running Deathkings of the Dark Citadel.

  9. While still in DOSBox, go to your c:\hexen folder and open setup.exe. In the setup menu that appears, select "Choose Music Sound Card" and then the option "CD Audio". Press Enter to accept the changes. If this option is not set, Hexen will not play the mounted CD audio files from step 8.
  10. Back at setup.exe's main menu, press Escape. When it asks "Quitting to DOS - Save Settings?", select "Yes" and press Enter. If you select "Save Parameters and Run Hexen" instead of pressing Escape, setup.exe will launch the base Hexen game and not Deathkings of the Dark Citadel.
  11. Now return to your c:\hexendk folder and run hexendk.exe to play Deathkings of the Dark Citadel.
  12. To reiterate: Within DOSBox, you must mount the CD audio, set the "CD Audio" option under "Choose Music Sound Card" in setup.exe, and then run 'Deathkings of the Dark Citadel. If these steps are not followed, Hexen's CD audio will not play.

Applying the Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel CD music patch - alternative method[edit]

This is an unofficial way of patching HEXDD.WAD that does not require DOSBox and can be run within Windows 7 or higher. The DOSBox method uses the official patch released by Raven Software in 1996.

  1. Download Iwadpatcher 1.2 and extract its contents.
  2. Open the iwadpatcher1.2-bin folder, hold down the shift key, and right click within the folder.
  3. Select "Open command window here" in the right click menu that just appeared.
  4. At the command prompt that appears, type the following command and press enter:
    iwadpatcher -Oanynamehere.wad -VHEXDD_11 HEXDD.WAD

    Make sure that your unpatched HEXDD.WAD is present within this directory first or the file will not patch. Also, do not put any spaces between the -O and -V switches, since those are the instructions from the included readme.txt file.

  5. After you have patched your original HEXDD.WAD, delete it and rename your new file created by the -O switch to HEXDD.WAD.
  6. Place HEXDD.WAD in either your DOSBox Deathkings installation directory or the directory of a source port of choice.