Fallout Remastered OST available for free

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, May 10, 2010.

  1. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Isn't his contract with Interplay and not with Bethesda?

    If you compare the old with the new, the difference is quite obvious.
  2. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Well, when Bethesda or ZeniMax bought the Fallout name, they got everything.
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    He's not under contract with either, but the Fallout OSTs are a part of the Fallout assets to which Bethesda is the rights-holder.

  4. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    I was wondering that... I'd say that the question Beth should be asking is whether or not it's profitable to sell the OST. I don't really see how they could figure it would be, the game is old to the point where the only people looking for the OST would be hardcore fans and music junkies. Add in how quickly and easy music is pirated and I don't see how issuing as C&D would be in their best interest. In fact they could link to this album and use it to promote the Fallout brand by keeping it free, but with how big of IP nazis they are, who knows.

    Regardless, I'm downloading it now just in case the C&D comes :p. I wish they were in a lossless format (FLAC) but oh well.
  5. Travesty

    Travesty First time out of the vault

    Apr 18, 2005
    If it`s just in your head, then it`s in mine too. It does sound better. Some of the sounds that were very hard to hear in their a lot compressed state (in fallout) can be heard quite well right now. Mark Morgan did a great job.

    These would be great extra on F2 Restoration Project.

    Same here, but its still in a really good quality regardless.
  6. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Rude... :seriouslyno:

    Again with this falacy... Piracy doesn't take money away from them. It doesn't increase costs... If they would put the OST on sale, say, at their website, how would it be any problem for them? As long as its price would cover the IT-workforce and the bandwidth, they'd have very little to loose.

    Not selling something because you wouldn't make as much money as you'd wish is plain stupid. I say as long as you're making money, why not? Not that I want them to sell it, of course. It's available for free now, so they'd be effectively robbing the costumer by putting it down. No argument there.
  7. Mistrz

    Mistrz Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 28, 2009
    It`s just great. Thanks for heads up. Very good quality is noticable, and I haven`t found any changes by far.
  8. ralexand

    ralexand First time out of the vault

    Jul 3, 2008
    Tears ... in my eyes. So great. I read the interview with Mark Morgan where he promised to look through his tapes and release a remastered version. Stunning! :mrgreen:
  9. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    It can matter when you press the discs, I brain farted on digital distribution (how I did so when that's how it's being distributed, I have no idea) as you're right that it doesn't hurt the creator in that case.

    I think Mark Morgan is making it free to avoid lawsuits with Beth and to provide a service to the Fallout community, possibly as a thank you for their support. Still waiting for an official word from him...
  10. jomiyo

    jomiyo First time out of the vault

    Feb 7, 2010
    Hell yeah! :D
  11. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I don't see how telling Brian Menze to take down his Vault Boy art from DeviantArt would be in their best interest either, but they did.
  12. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    I'll have something to listen while playing NV.
  13. Arr0nax

    Arr0nax A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 30, 2009
    Do Bethesda legally own the original music of Fallout 1/2 ?
  14. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Yes, they own all the Fallout 1 and 2 assets.

    By the way, we finally have track names for Fallout 2 music, we only had ones for Fallout 1.
  15. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    Mr. Morgan should be the one making the music for New Vegas. If he isn't, why isn't he? His music IS Fallout.
  16. smilodom

    smilodom Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 17, 2008
    Great..i saw this just in our Forum, (Fallout Now) introduced by Lexx...really good stuff....
  17. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Because Inon Zur is more famous.
  18. FDrebin

    FDrebin First time out of the vault

    May 10, 2010
    That's not necessarily the whole story though. Mark Morgan could have licensed the music to Interplay and also retained distribution rights for himself. He wasn't an Interplay employee after all, but a contractor. The fact that he used his work from the TV series The Stand in Fallout 2 would suggest that he's used non-exclusive licensing before. It's not an unusual arrangement in TV at least. It usually pays less but you have the option of re-licensing your work or even giving it out for free, like in this case.
  19. maggit

    maggit First time out of the vault

    Jun 2, 2008
    That's great! Thanks Mark. :) Oh, apart from the overall better quality I'm pretty sure that "Metallic Monks" seamlessly faded into "Followers of the Credo" before it ended for good, the same happened to "Vats of Goo". That won't help modders with making their custom soundtracks but will surely enhance the feeling of continuity between the tracks.
  20. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Well, the music from The Stand wasn't reused directly, his Redding track was pretty damn similar, but not identical.

    All of them fade into the next track.