7. The In-Game Music
Tsukihime uses CD-DA for its music, meaning that the music
is plainly stored on the CD and playable on your stereo CD
player. In the English version, we set up ONScripter to
use mp3 or ogg music instead of CD-DA, for two reasons.
First of all, the current builds of ONScripter don't handle
playing CD-DA very well. Second, there are alternative
musical arrangements for Tsukihime that greatly improve the
The effect is that you will have to rip your CD-DA music to
mp3 or ogg before you start playing. Because of many
problems with ONScripter freezing because of badly encoded
mp3 files, we recommend using ogg files instead.
For ripping CD-DA to ogg files, we recommend using CDex: http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
After you download and install it, click Options / Settings
and under the tab 'Filenames' select an output directory
for your music files. Then select the drive where your CD
is located under the 'CD Drive' tab.
Next, go to the Encoder tab and choose the Ogg Vorbis DLL
Encoder as your encoder. Click OK, select all audio tracks
and click Convert / Extract CD Track(s) to a Compressed
Once you have converted your CD-DA music to ogg, rename the
files to 'track01.ogg' through 'track10.ogg' and move them
to the subdirectory called 'CD' in your game directory.
Remember to delete your mp3 files if you used mp3 music in
a prior version of Tsukihime English.
Note that if your windows is hiding known file extensions
(this is the case if the files you ripped from the CD are
shown without an ogg extension in explorer), you should not
rename the files to track01.ogg through track10.ogg but
simply to track01 through track10 .
The original Tsukihime music is not of very high quality,
and will get extremely boring if you listen to it for a
longer period of time. Because Tsukihime is quite long, we
recommend using one of the following rearrangements of the
Tsukihime game music:
EVER AFTER - music from "Tsukihime" REPRODUCTION
Catalog Number: TMC-1003 or 1004 (Limited Edition)
The first nine tracks of this CD are revamped versions of
the first nine music tracks of Tsukihime. The tenth track
of Tsukihime is not available on this disc. The CD can be
bought at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product
Be sure to copy both parts of the URL into your browser's
TsukiBako version of Tsukihime
TsukiBako was a compilation release containing Tsukihime,
Tsukihime PLUS+DISC and Kagetsu Tohya. Whereas the music
on EVER AFTER could be considered a remix, the music
tracks on this CD are the same as in the original game,
only with improved sample quality.
Note that it will probably be much more difficult to find
TsukiBako than it will be to obtain EVER AFTER. Both CDs
offer equally good music, it depends on personal preference
which one could be considered the best choice. To use these
arrangements, simply encode them to ogg and install them
as described above.