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Rollergames Background Music

By Compy

8 years ago


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#1 8 years ago

Okay, so queue the dumb question!

I just got a Rollergames, and I notice that the game doesn't have the usual background music (the repetitive Rock Rock Rock-n-Rollergames tune). Is there a setting somewhere that changes it? It has what sounds like a revised tune where they just chant "Rock Rock Rock" every now and then.

Just curious as to whether or not this is a change in a version of sound rom (which I've never heard of them doing) or there's a setting in the game that defaults to this mode.

Many thanks!

Jimmy

#2 8 years ago

Hopefully it still has the KICK BUTT jackpot music. My favorite tune in all of pinball.

#3 8 years ago
Quoted from sleethering:

Hopefully it still has the KICK BUTT jackpot music. My favorite tune in all of pinball.

This it does! Its a great one.

#4 8 years ago
Quoted from Compy:

Okay, so queue the dumb question!
I just got a Rollergames, and I notice that the game doesn't have the usual background music (the repetitive Rock Rock Rock-n-Rollergames tune). Is there a setting somewhere that changes it? It has what sounds like a revised tune where they just chant "Rock Rock Rock" every now and then.
Just curious as to whether or not this is a change in a version of sound rom (which I've never heard of them doing) or there's a setting in the game that defaults to this mode.
Many thanks!
Jimmy

There is a setting to make the KICK BUTT song not have Lyrics, but as far as the background music in general, there were two or three different roms, and each had a different background track (none as good as rock, rock, rock and rollergames), so check to see which sound rom is in the machine (use the diagnostics, NOT the sticker on the roms), and let us know which you have...

#5 8 years ago
Quoted from themadman:

There is a setting to make the KICK BUTT song not have Lyrics, but as far as the background music in general, there were two or three different roms, and each had a different background track (none as good as rock, rock, rock and Rollergames), so check to see which sound rom is in the machine (use the diagnostics, NOT the sticker on the roms), and let us know which you have...

Hey madman. Is that even possible? The game roms are LA-2, and the ID01 in diagnostics is "American Level 2". There is no sound rom information in diagnostics from what I can see.

Also, the background music during gameplay is what I'm referring to (the rock rock rock and Rolelrgames bit) as you hinted at

#6 8 years ago

You may have the German sound ROMS installed. Is your game a reimport?

#7 8 years ago
Quoted from johnwartjr:

You may have the German sound ROMS installed. Is your game a reimport?

Not that I'm aware of. The coin door and PSU look to be stock. The sound roms have what look to be factory stickers on them saying "PROTO 2". Its also a DP playfield.

#8 8 years ago

I believe the European market hated this game so much that Williams actually made separate music roms that don't sing the full verse. The words "Rock N' Rollergames" aren't sung. Are the musical instruments playing normally? If so, it sounds like you have these alternate roms.

Wouldn't mind hearing an audio recording of what it is doing!

-BB

#9 8 years ago

Yeah, turns out these are prototype roms, so I've ordered a replacement music rom to see how that works. I'll try to grab an audio recording tonight and post it here

Its a very cool track, just not what I'm used to!

#10 8 years ago
Quoted from Compy:

Hey madman. Is that even possible? The game roms are LA-2, and the ID01 in diagnostics is "American Level 2". There is no sound rom information in diagnostics from what I can see.
Also, the background music during gameplay is what I'm referring to (the rock rock rock and Rolelrgames bit) as you hinted at

You're right, I was thinking that it rotated the info of sound rom and game rom on the first screen in diag, but my mind slipped to a wpc game (funhouse, bride, etc) instead of a system 11.

And as others have said, each country got a different main title theme...

#11 8 years ago
Quoted from themadman:

You're right, I was thinking that it rotated the info of sound rom and game rom on the first screen in diag, but my mind slipped to a wpc game (Funhouse, bride, etc) instead of a system 11.
And as others have said, each country got a different main title theme...

That's not entirely true. There were *2* sets of sound/speech ROMs for Rollergames. Only 2. One was for the German market, the other set used in the rest of the world.

I have both sets of binaries.. and a couple RG in the house, but I don't own a video camera. Maybe I can cell phone something, and YouTube it..

#12 8 years ago

Still holding out for that recording

1 year later
#13 7 years ago

Post away. Just picked up a RG. Would be interested hearing the alt version

#14 7 years ago

Where would I go to order the European rom? Really need to get rid of the rock rock rollergames chant

#15 7 years ago

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#16 7 years ago

I just saw that Pinsound has done Rollergames and could cure all that ails - if you have $400 to sink into a Rollergames.

#17 7 years ago

RG owner hand raised for alternate sound

1 year later
#19 5 years ago

I just picked up a Rollergames (Serial Number 89) and have the same bit where the music for the game is not the same as the production run of the game. Do i need to change out my CPU chips (LA-2), or sound chips?

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#20 4 years ago

I recently took a recording of this alternate music from my machine for a friend. I found this thread and saw requests for the recording so I uploaded it for you. After running different roms on Visual pinball I found that the U1 prototype is the only one with this song. (That I found) It also does not have any female callout voices (which is what made me originally notice something was odd with my sound)

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from McSquid:

I recently took a recording of this alternate music from my machine for a friend. I found this thread and saw requests for the recording so I uploaded it for you. After running different roms on Visual pinball I found that the U1 prototype is the only one with this song. (That I found) It also does not have any female callout voices (which is what made me originally notice something was odd with my sound)
» YouTube video

Mind BLOWN!

#22 4 years ago

Hit the Wall!!
Best closing end of game match music ever!

#23 4 years ago

Oh sheesh! Sorry for losing this thread guys. I can confirm that the YouTube recording posted was the exact music I had. I ended up having to replace both the music and the CPU ROMs as the sound tables were different. I'd get spots where the sounds would be blank (presumably because the CPU was trying to make sound calls to the ROMs that didn't exist.)

I sadly ended up selling this game two years ago but I'd love to have another one. Glad I wasn't the only one who got to hear these early roms!

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