Ys Special





  All about Ys Book I & II Special Edition...

Years ago, I thought it would be fun to change some of the music tracks in Ys. It was a timely process. First came the test; can you replace audio tracks in a Turbo CD Game and keep it playable? After playing around with CD Burning Soft on the Amiga 4000 back in 1998, this was learned to be possible. Next task was to catalog every red book audio track in Ys, then sort through other Ys tracks/remixes. Some difficult choices had to be made; what tracks can be replaced? What ones can not? What ones should I just leave alone? First of all, it was determined to simply leave the audio tracks played during the animated sequences alone. I really could not find suitable replacement tracks for them, and I concluded that if the replacement track was not the exact same playtime... something strange might happen. Second there were "turbochip tunes" or course I can't replace these, I am not a programmer! (sure would be cool if I could though, since I have replacement tunes for them). Third issue that came up was a judgement call. There just was not a good remix of the music from "Burnland" (for example). So I just left it alone. Where as some of the tracks simply did not have any remix track that I could find. So rather than putting a completely different song in it's place, I left it alone. After it's all said and done, I like the final result. I think the choices made are the best overall. I hope others enjoy it as well.

I have given a great deal of thought to possibly making Ys Book I & II Special Edition even better. Since the cd was created I have collected many more Ys tracks and remixes. Sorting through these songs, then editing them or creating new mixes myself I could surely replace all the red book audio tracks that were not replaced in the original release finished in 1998. However, I have a problem. I no longer have a Amiga Computer, and I am finding it impossible to dump all the tracks of a Turbo CD Game and rearrange/change them with any PC burning software I have tried. If you have any insight, be sure to let me know and I might consider revising Ys Special Edition.

  Package Design...

Bordom got the best of me summer of 2001 when I was unemployed... Sit a 23 year old man in front of a computer that should be looking for employment, and this is what you get. Includes front and back designs for Jewel case and CD lable designs. Each file is a 350dpi/.tif/CMYK color. Should be more than high enough quality to make your copy feel "authentic." Download the .zip archive below, and print them with your favorite software; I like Pagemaker myself.

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  What do I do with these files after I download them?

º download Fireburner Install and run.
º File > Import Tarks from Cue Sheet > Select ysse.cue > Burn
º Place cd in your duo etc, and fight the forces of evil!
º CdrWin, Nero, Clone CD and other apps should also work.
º Good luck! and enjoy! :)

As of 2016, I have decided to revisit this project.
I am in the process of collecting lossless versions all ys remixes relevant & released to this date...... That's a lot of damn music, and let's not forget any fan made stuff that I hear exists....

It is my hope to extend the tracks with as many versions as possible and make a yet another version of this game. (Assuming it will fit on the disc. Much development and research is yet to be done, but the process has at least started.

+ Ys Book II & 2 Special Edition is intended only for those who have purchased & played through the original game. Back in 2001 I acutally shipped out a package copy of this game, for the cost of hold shipping and a cdr. Clearly I don't do that anymore. I also don't care if you owned the game before or not, and you are free to download the iso and use it however you please. Just don't be an asshole please, lets give credit where credit is due.