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Genesis VGM-ROM Music Project
« on: May 27, 2015, 07:23:40 AM »

Sega MegaDrive Vgm Player lets you convert .vgz Sega Genesis/Megadrive music files into a rom that can be played in an Everdrive. They open as a player that lets you skip tracks, restart, etc.

Could anyone please help me convert more music over? Almost every game's .vgz music is hosted at It only takes about 15 seconds to convert one game from start to finish (download, extract, drag VGZ files to VGMPlay.exe and it's done).

If you want to help, post links below or shoot me a PM with links to any music roms or packs that you create. Please do one full game's VGM as one .BIN. I'll credit you for anything you submit! Don't make roms larger than 4.2MB though or they'll fail (you will get an error message about bad headers), so split large games into two files.

Here are the music roms that I've made:
Archive with all files below (34mb)

Alien Soldier - Part 1, Part 2
Altered Beast
Arcus Odyssey - Part 1, Part 2
Bio-Hazard Battle
Castle of Illusion
Castlevania Bloodlines
Columns III
Contra Hard Corps: Part 1, Part 2
Cosmic Carnage
Dangerous Seed
Dynamite Headdy - Part 1, Part 2
Elemental Master
Forgotten Worlds
Gauntlet IV
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III - Part 1, Part 2
Gunstar Heroes
Landstalker - Part 1, Part 2
Langrisser II - Part 1, Part 2
Light Crusader
Mega Bomberman
Maldita Castilla (PC) (custom player) - submitted by Golpezas
Mega Man - Wily Wars - Part 1, Part 2
Mega Turrican: Part 1, Part 2
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
OutRun - Part 1, Part 2
OutRun 2019
PaK-Zer0 - The Power of a Mask
PaK-Zer0 - The Power of a Mask (custom SMS player)
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star IV - Part 1, Part 2
Pier Solar and the Great Architects - Part 1, Part 2
Puyo Puyo
Rocket Knight Adventures
Rolling Thunder 3 - Part 1, Part 2
Shadow Dancer
Shining Force
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi III
Sonic 2
Sonic 2 (beta)
Sonic 3 - Part 1, Part 2
Sonic Crackers
Sonic & Knuckles
Space Harrier II
Spatterhouse II
Squirrel King (Super Mario World)
Sunset Riders
Super Bubble Bobble MD
Super Mario 2 1998 (Sonic Jam 6)
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Superman: Part 1, Part 2
Tecmo World Cup
Thunder Force III
Time Trax
Thunder Force IV - Lightening Force - Part 1, Part 2
Ys III - Part 1, Part 2
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Re: Genesis VGM-ROM Music Project
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 11:55:51 AM »

I love this, only a handful of games have actual sound tests.  :)

Now I know I'll have to get an EverDrive for MegaDrive/Genesis.

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Re: Genesis VGM-ROM Music Project
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 12:10:00 PM »
Thanks. Yeah, it's so disappointing when games with great music lack a proper sound test. SMDVGMP fixes that though :D


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Re: Genesis VGM-ROM Music Project
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 03:10:16 PM »
In a conversation with SMDVGMP's developer, I mentioned that it might be nice to have a way of including cover art, and he said that he could include that as a feature. I sent the mock-ups below of the idea that I had in my head. Since project2612 hosts a nice 320x240 cover PNG for each submission, it would still be super fast for users to throw a custom BIN together.

150x113p cover art

200x150p cover art


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Re: Genesis VGM-ROM Music Project
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 02:10:36 PM »
Just an update: SMDVGMP's developer responded that the current user interface can be trimmed and the art will be 160x112 with 30 colors. I'm stoked!