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Not to resuscitate this so soon, but... You know how the original Thief games and even TDM have fairly rockin' intros and/or credit videos ? Well, if we ever do some North African themed missions, here's some music to consider:

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Granted, it's Tuareg, rather than Moorish or Berber, but still a nice blend of traditional Maghrebi singing with some nice modern strummin', :)

Obviously, we couldn't use a copyrighted song, but something stylistically similar would fit with some of TDM's anachronistic musical themes.

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2 hours ago, Petike the Taffer said:

Not to resuscitate this so soon, but... You know how the original Thief games and even TDM have fairly rockin' intros and/or credit videos ? Well, if we ever do some North African themed missions, here's some music to consider:

:D


Granted, it's Tuareg, rather than Moorish or Berber, but still a nice blend of traditional Maghrebi singing with some nice modern strummin', :)

Obviously, we couldn't use a copyrighted song, but something stylistically similar would fit with some of TDM's anachronistic musical themes.

Definitely on the right track, but I personally feel that it sounds a bit too contemporary. I would think more along the lines between the intro music for this doco and Vangelis's Animoid Row Part 2 from Blade Runner. This is more bazaar/marketplace type stuff.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, gokudo said:

Definitely on the right track, but I personally feel that it sounds a bit too contemporary. I would think more along the lines between the intro music for this doco and Vangelis's Animoid Row Part 2 from Blade Runner. This is more bazaar/marketplace type stuff.

Well, those are good choices, but I'd consider those better as in-game background music. For music/ambient in the mission itself.

My choice above was deliberate, as that would be for the intro song (in the menu) or the credits song only (for those willing to modify them - some existing FMs have done so). This sort of mix of a traditional sound with a contemporary sound would be a homage to Thief's intro songs and credits songs (click the links to see what I mean). Tellingly, even TDM has this sort of credits song. :) Obviously, electric guitar backed music within the "North African" mission itself would feel just as out of place as it would in a typical "European" mission for TDM. For an intro song in the menu, though, it would give the whole thing some added style.

 

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100% behind this! We already have (most of) the assets: It mainly seems that no one had the initiative of making such a FM yet. I'm sorry that I haven't been helping either: I'm busy with many other projects, and due to the non-commercial nature of TDM it's difficult to make even a FM a project for my Patreon which would have made it a lot easier to work on one.

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On 12/1/2019 at 5:15 PM, Geep said:

BTW, there is - in parallel - a recently-revived discussion about this topic, but focused more narrowly on currently-available moorish AI characters:

http://forums.thedarkmod.com/index.php?/topic/15738-when-is-someone-gonna-make-an-egyptian-based-mission/page/3/

I know that one. I contributed to it a while back.

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