Transcribing the music of Rogue Fable III

This article is part 4 of 38 in the 2022 music project series.
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I've been mildly obsessed with the retro-themed roguelike game Rogue Fable III for a while now. And since I've spent what is probably hundreds of hours playing this game, I've also spent the exact same amount of time listening to its music. And since I like transcribing things, I figured for the 4th installment of my 2022 music project series I ought to transcribe some of the music.

Rogue Fable III was created by Pixel Forge Games. In-game music by Nooskewl Games.

Gameplay from "The Iron Forge" from Rogue Fable III
Main menu music from the actual game
My transcription via Lilypond, auto-converted from MIDI → MP3

The open hi-hat sounds terrible in the fluidsynth soundfont, but whatever, it's more about the transcription than the resulting audio.

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Transcription sample for Main Menu

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Main Dungeon

Main dungeon music from the actual game
My transcription via Lilypond, auto-converted from MIDI → MP3

This MIDI conversion also doesn't sound great, because I was too lazy to figure out how to exclude the tom fills (starting in bar 5) from the MIDI output. They're not actually tom fills in the actual track, but it was the easiest way to notate it.

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Transcription sample for Main Dungeon

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The Iron Forge

Iron Forge music from the actual game
My transcription via Lilypond, auto-converted from MIDI → MP3

This MIDI conversion is pretty decent, I even tried to articulate it properly. It turned out pretty good, and isn't a terrible match for the actual in-game track.

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Transcription sample for The Iron Forge

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