Basically here's what I know about the PSX's music capabilities:
- Patches are loaded into the SPU's memory the same as for any sound effect. This forms something similar to a basic sound font. On the PSX disc, this information is stored as ADPCM-compressed sample data inside files with LCD extensions. This isn't a standard PSX format; it's something Williams programmers came up with.
- Actual song programs, as well as certain qualities of a sound font such as attacks, decays, and loops, are stored separately. The song program format is, according to Kaiser and several others who have partially reversed it, basically a simplified version of standard MIDI. And again, the usual PSX format found on 99% of PSX games isn't being used; something custom called a .WMD (Williams Music Data, I would hazard a guess) is used to store all the song programs.
So obviously something like this shares qualities in common with wavetable MIDI, as well as with tracker files. It is, precisely speaking though, neither. It's just a custom programmed solution dedicated to a specific piece of hardware. Hope this info is helpful in understanding why I made the change I made. I did not revert your edit though, because as I'm saying here, it's like splitting hairs. --Quasar 15:50, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the clarification, I wasn't aware of the solution they came up with being that custom. I think it would be fantastic if all of this information could be added into the article.
About the CD music, I added that after quickly popping in my Final Doom disc and looking through the tracks. Track 4 might have been used in one of the levels, I don't remember for sure anymore, and Track 6 is definitely the music from Club Doom. Asdfsfs 16:41, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- Track 4 is what plays during the opening gameplay demos. A very nice track to, I might add. Nuxius 17:15, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Links in title text
While not a hard/fast rule, I've been trying to eliminate all instances of hyperlinks (wiki or external) in the first paragraph bolded "title text" of all articles as it generally looks bad (the bold title text style is interrupted, as well as a bold hyperlink looking odd in and of itself). This sometimes leads to the need for slightly redundant wording but I feel it is stylistically superior (also leads to longer meta content tags, which is positive for SEO, as an extra bonus). I saw you reverted the change but I thought I'd bring this up anyway since if you hadn't it's likely I'd have refactored it somehow anyway. --Quasar (talk) 17:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)