I have Might and Magic 1 from the Might and Magic Humble Bundle. After installation there’s a homm1.gog file which is actually and ISO containing the original music in 82M format.
With info from the Reverse Engineering Wiki page on the 82M file extension I’ve come up with the following command to convert these music files using ffmpeg:
for %f in (*.82M) do ffmpeg -f s8 -ar 22050 -ac 1 -i %f -acodec pcm_u8 -ar 22050 -ac 1 %~nf.wav
This will convert each 82M file to the appropriate WAV format. If you have 82M files from Heroes of Might and Magic 2, you should be able to change the option s8 to u8.
New job, very busy, so tired.
Nice tip from the folks at Lifehacker.com:
How to find out what woke up your computer“
Picked up a few Depeche Mode albums today:
I was annoyed that if you enable HomeGroup Sharing in Windows 7 and share your music, that the media sharing service will automatically update your music and change artist names and such. I didn’t want artists such as “The Chemical Brothers” renamed to “Chemical Brothers, The”. That’s what the artist sort tag is for. So I did a bit of searching and it appears that you can use group policy to change it globally.
Open the Local Group Policy Editor and navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Media Player and enable Prevent Music File Media Information Retrieval. You can run gpupdate /force to enable the change immediately.
This should prevent the sharing service from updating files, I’ll have to wait a day or two to be sure because the last time, the changes were made overnight while my computer was running.
Now, unfortunately, you need to be running Windows Professional in order to have access to the Group Policy Editor, I don’t know if there’s a way to deal with this without GPE. Perhaps some searching will yield more information.