Posted March 21, 2011
I noticed that GOG.com has updated the HoMM2 Gold installer per the sticky topic, but unfortunately, GOG still seems not to be aware / not to care about one problem which seems to kind of stick out with that game - the low quality, crackling, poor bitrate CD music conversion... What's wrong with that? It seems like the installer once used to contain the original Redbook audio (yet unfortunately I bought the game after it was already changed), yet later GOG removed it and replaced it with .ogg conversions. While the idea of using conversions to save space is not bad, I'm really sad seeing that the conversions are 96 kbit/s and they crackle in many spots and in many tracks (there's a sharp "clicking" noise due to ripping errors). Given that some of the games on GOG are as large as 3 GB+, I don't see the point in saving 300-400 MB by sacrificing the quality greatly. Is there any chance GOG will restore, at least as an alternative download or as an extra, the original Redbook audio as they (as far as I know) used to provide?.. This is the only real problem I have with the game.
Post edited March 21, 2011 by Agetian