Chicory music pack for A Link to the Past
Chicory: A Colorful Tale MSU-1 pack
Music by Lena Raine
MSU configuration by arborelia
Released: September 8, 2021
Setting up this pack for the first time
Okay this is important: this pack does not include the Chicory soundtrack. You have to buy the Chicory soundtrack for this pack to work. You can buy "Chicory: A Colorful Tale Soundtrack" on Bandcamp or Steam.
If you got it on Steam, find it under "Games and Soundtracks", and click "Browse Local Files" to get to the files.
What this pack contains is Qwertymodo's MSUPCM++ tool, a JSON configuration file for it, and a batch file that runs the setup on Windows.
To set up this pack:
- Download the .zip file of this pack, and unzip it
- Copy the MP3s from your Chicory soundtrack into the
Chicory MSU\soundtrackfolder. (You can leave the FLACs, they'll just take up space.)
The Pack Builder will check whether you have the Steam or Bandcamp soundtrack, and choose the configuration file with the appropriate filenames.
If there are no errors, your pack is ready.
What is MSU-1?
MSU-1 is a custom co-processor for the SNES that allows it to play CD-quality audio. It was designed long after the SNES era, so it never existed in an official game cartridge, but it's implemented in modern SNES interfaces such as sd2snes, and emulators such as Snes9x.
Playing ALttP with this pack
This pack replaces the music in ALttP with music from Chicory.
Put your ROM from the ALttP Randomizer in this folder. Name it "msu_chicory.sfc". Run it with Snes9x 1.60 or later. (The music will be choppy on 1.55.)
You can also use a vanilla ROM of ALttP if you apply its MSU patch. However, the vanilla game doesn't support unique music per dungeon.
If you see directions telling you to disable music in the randomizer settings, those directions are old and won't work. Music should be enabled.
Remember that the tracks from the soundtrack are not included in this pack. You need to copy them from your copy of the OST.
# Usage in ALttP Track on the Chicory soundtrack ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 01 Opening theme 01 - Blank Canvas (intro) 02 Light World 03 - The Town of Luncheon 03 Rain state 15 - Sips River 04 Bunny 27 - Her Wretched Utterances 05 Lost Woods 14 - Just Like You 06 Prologue 06 - Not Anymore 07 Kakariko Village 07 - Potluck 08 Portal (a crescendo "stinger" sound) 09 Dark World 19 - Seeds of Doubt 10 Pull pedestal 48 - The Wielders' Legacy 11 File select 01 - Blank Canvas (loop) 12 Guards! 30 - Nobody 13 Dark Death Mountain 09 - Appie Foothills 14 Minigame 41 - Color Lab 15 Skull Woods overworld 24 - Teatime Meadows 16 Hyrule Castle 02 - A Colorful Tale 17 (vanilla) LW dungeon 04 - Supper Woods 18 Cave 1 26 - Grub Deep 19 Boss victory (the tune when you open a large gift) 20 Sanctuary 08 - Art Academy 21 (vanilla) Boss 05 - Eyes in the Darkness 22 (vanilla) DW dungeon 28 - Feast 23 Shop 43 - Brekkie 24 Cave 2 25 - Caves 25 (vanilla) Zelda Rescue 33 - Chicory's Theme 26 Crystal collected 06 - Not Anymore 27 Fairy fountain 37 - Simmer Springs 28 Agahnim zaps Zelda 30 - Nobody 29 Ganon reveals himself 50 - You're Not Real 30 Drop in to Ganon 45 - Buried Deep 31 Boss: Ganon 55 - Do the Impossible 32 Triforce room 56 - Change Everything 33 Triumphant Return 36 - Song of the Wielders 34 Credits 57 - The Mountain Top 35 Eastern Palace 04 - Supper Woods 36 Desert Palace 39 - Spoons Island 37 Agahnim's Tower 38 - Turnabout Squeeze 38 Swamp Palace 16 - Gulp Swamp 39 Palace of Darkness 11 - Wielder Temple 40 Misery Mire 34 - Banquet Rainforest 41 Skull Woods (interior) 28 - Feast 42 Ice Palace 35 - Dessert Mountain 43 Tower of Hera 10 - Elevenses 44 Thieves' Town 22 - Dinners, The Big City 45 Turtle Rock 44 - Brunch Canyon 46 Ganon's Tower 52 - Something New 47 Boss: Armos Knights 12 - Probably Ancient Evil (1st section) 48 Boss: Lanmolas 12 - Probably Ancient Evil (2nd section) 49 Boss: Agahnim 1 18 - Erase You 50 Boss: Arrghus 05 - Eyes in the Darkness (1st section) 51 Boss: Helmasaur King 31 - uoY mA I 52 Boss: Vitreous 32 - Eyes in the Darkness (2nd section) 53 Boss: Mothula 46 - MONSTER (1st section) 54 Boss: Kholdstare 32 - Abandon Me (2nd section) 55 Boss: Moldorm 46 - MONSTER (2nd section) 56 Boss: Blind 32 - Abandon Me (2nd section) 57 Boss: Trinexx 17 - Mistake 58 Boss: Agahnim 2 54 - History Against Us 59 Ganon's Tower upstairs 53 - Once More Into the Dark 60 LW after pedestal 59 - A Fresh Start 61 DW after 7 crystals 49 - The Dark Forest
- made the Pack Builder look for both the Steam and Bandcamp filenames
- made the minigame music and portal sound quieter
- used the intro of "History Against Us" as the Ganon intro
- made the loop in the Ganon music ("Do the Impossible") 5.5 minutes long instead of about 1 minute
My Twitch channel is https://twitch.tv/arborelia. I play a lot of modes of ALttPR and many other randomizers.
You can follow me on Twitter as @arborelia, where I may post future MSU-1 packs, or updates to this pack, or when I'm going live on Twitch, or gay girly shit.