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CaptainWill: The music was good. Very late 80s/early 90s.

It would be nice if the music tracks could be offered even if they're only standalone.
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lalowei: I agree!
Also If more people would post on this thread, keeping it alive, maybe the GOG team will make it available.
I'd like to see (or rather hear) the soundtrack, too. After a while listening to the music in your mind does get a little unsatisfying ;-)
I notice that there is a RESOURCE/MUSIC.RES file in the GOG-distributed Capitalism Plus installed directory.

It contains such tantalizing strings as "AMBIENT6" "VIPEWAY1", "TECHTRN4", and so forth.

Things that would seem to imply that MIDI is used here: XMIDFORM and XMIDTIMB, Seq-1, Piano, Bass, Strings, Bell, Snare, etc.

The file isn't recognized by Unix's file command, and doesn't start with a magic number that I recognize, nor do the MIDI file headers show up within the file.
Also, simply using a DosBox environment with MIDI configured and working is not sufficient for that music to play -- I configured one and tried running Capitalism Plus within it, without luck.
Since i was kinda pissed not having music in my CapPlus i decided to dive into the locker where i have all my game boxes stored and guess what i found? I found my original German DOS 5.0 version of Capitalism (without Plus) from 1994 (i think) with original CD!!

So i decided to try to install it on my Windows 7 64-bit system. Basically i did everything the same way that GOG did with CapPlus, that is: copy all CD files to a directory, copy CapPlus DosBox directory into this game directory, make some modifications to dosboxCapPlus.conf etc, create ISO image with Daemon Tools Lite of the original CD and put it in there (like GOG does with the image of CapPlus).

After doing that i had good old CAPITALISM running!!! But no sound and no music. Yet there is a SETSOUND.BAT in there and i tried to run it in DOSBOX (remove EXIT command at end of CAP.BAT so that DosBox stays active when Capitalism is terminated is the lazy way to have DosBox running in the command mode necessary).

SETSOUND.BAT starts 2 driver config utilities, one for sound effects and one for midi music in this DOS!!!!-Version of Capitalism. After providing the values necessary for both setup utilities (use brain and dosboxCapPlus.conf values) i actually had sound and MIDI MUSIC configured and my Capitalism is now running with both.

I noticed that the SETSOUND.BAT in capitalism plus only configures sound effects (SETD.EXE) but no midi device (that would be SETM.EXE). So i used the SETSOUND.BAT of Capitalism to configure also MIDI for CapPlus and the MIDI testsounds were playing correct in SETM.EXE using a generic MPU401 device!! But still CapPlus.EXE doesn't play any midi music, so the calls to the midi music must have been removed by good old Trevor Chan which seems a bit weird after having that stuff already work correct in the older DOS5.0 version of Capitalism.

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LOL to play CapPlus with MIDI i now just need to start my good old Capitalism in window mode and leave it in the background sitting in the menu while playing CapPlus.
Post edited April 22, 2012 by DocMoriarty
Has there been any further development with anyone finding the music files? I certainly would appreciate the ability to download these tracks and have them playing in the background. If someone has them available, would you please send them to me?
There. I ripped the CD Audio tracks from the disc version of Capitalism Plus and encoded them as MP3. You can download the sountrack here:
-link removed due to possible rights holder issues - for reasons why, view this thread:-
http://www.gog.com/forum/general/missing_soundtracks_and_where_to_get_them/post219

[EDIT] Removed link
Post edited March 23, 2014 by vulchor
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spindown: It's unfortunate that the Capitalism soundtrack is not available for download here. Using some external program to play it in the background would be a simple, if not very elegant fix for the missing music. As far as I remember, the original game simply plays the tracks in random order. I have the game here, so I'm going to try to rip the soundtrack from it.
I know it's been a long time, but I did rip it and upload it, see above.
Thanks, vulchor! I'll check it out.
Still no music ? :(
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vulchor: There. I ripped the CD Audio tracks from the disc version of Capitalism Plus and encoded them as MP3. You can download the sountrack here:
-link removed due to possible rights holder issues - for reasons why, view this thread:-
http://www.gog.com/forum/general/missing_soundtracks_and_where_to_get_them/post219

[EDIT] Removed link
Too bad the link got removed. As I too would like to have the music to the game.
Try searching on www.mirsoft.info ;) there's a copy of the MIDs there.