OpenMSX is the first release of base music files from the Music Replacement Project. The goal of this project is to release a full set of 31 MIDI files in the jazz and blues styles of the TTD music set that can be freely distributed with the game, with a secondary goal of having all of the music come from within the OpenTTD community itself. Version 0.1.0 was released on February 27, 2010 with a small set of files to start the project off. As of version 0.3.0 the project was released with 31 MIDI files, although many of the files came from two contributors outside of the community. More information about OpenMSX can be found on the OpenTTD wiki, http://wiki.openttd.org/OpenMSX.
- OpenMSX 0.3.1 MIDI base music set, released August 9, 2010: http://binaries.openttd.org/bananas/bas ... 3.1.tar.gz
- OpenMSX_MP3 v 1, MP3 encoding, released May 10, 2015: http://kam-net.com/openttd/mrp/openmsx/
The OpenTTD Music Replacement Project
As OpenTTD is a clone of Transport Tycoon Deluxe, a lot of effort was put into replacing the original TTD graphics and sounds with new, open-source and freely-distributable graphics and sounds. As the project neared the 1.0.0 milestone at the end of 2009, however, there had not been a lot of discussion about replacing the TTD music in the same manner. The OpenTTD Music Replacement Project is a community-based effort to provide new base music files which can be distributed with the game and completely free OpenTTD from any dependencies on having the TTD files in order to enjoy a full, robust game.
How To Contribute
If you can create original General MIDI music, post your submission here in the forum. All musical styles and lengths are acceptable for consideration of inclusion in a base music pack, they do not have to be a copy of the original TTD music. If you know of somebody else who produces MIDI music who would like to contribute his or her works, you can also reach out to them, or provide their contact information so that a project member can do so.
For the MIDI files to be distributed through the in-game content downloading system (BaNaNaS), the files will need to be licensed under the GNU Public License v2 license. Otherwise, base pack developers and artists can create their own license terms and the files can be made available through the forums.
Other Projects Managed Through The OpenTTD Music Replacement Project
- Scott Joplin Anthology - version 2.0.0 released January 10, 2011
- Traditional Winter Holiday Music - still in development