Where are the WC midi files in MT-32 format, or how can I extract them?

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  1. frui

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    Hi my old longing for MT-32 is rekindled by the emulation program MUNT.
    When I was playing Wing Commander when I was young, I can only afford a soundblaster, and MT-32 was an impossible dream. I recently picked up MUNT and I was astounded by its sound quality. It's so beautiful even by today's standard. Now I'd really like to play all the WC1 and WC2 music in its full MT-32 glory. I don't have time to play the game from beginning to end, so I'd just like to play the midi files. I remember they are available here, but now they are gone. I searche on the net, and I do find the whole set of WC midi files here: http://www.dcee.net/Files/Music/Midi/

    But unfortunately these are in General Midi format, and the site says that the files are converted from MT-32 to General Midi. The one who did the conversion wrote:

    "One fine day, while playing with the files in WC2, I noticed an inconspicous file by the name of MUSIC.R00. Holding down my excitement, I ran it through EXMOD. Lo and behold, a collection of all the music MID's in the game! After briefly converting them with MTTOGM, I had playable MID's from Wing Commander II!"

    I downloaded EXMOD, but it's a very old program and refuses to run on the current Windows. Is there any other ways around? Looking forward to your help and thanks a lot!
     
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    All ripping tool found on http://www.dcee.net/Files/Music/Misc/ need to be run in DOSBox, including EXMOD.
    I've managed to extract all midis from the main game using EXMOD. However, EXMOD doesn't work with the SpecOps-expansions and WC Academy. Another ripper called MRIP mamaged to extract the "Jazz' trial" track from SpecOps 2 and so did Dragon Unpacker.

    So this begs the question why the tracks from SpecOps 1 and Academy can't be extracted.
     
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    Thanks FeKleyrTarg so much for the guide. But this looks quite daunting for me. Could you send me the midi files? I only need WC1 and WC2.

     
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    Here you go.
    This archive includes all WC2 tracks and the court martial-track from SpecOps 2. :)

    (I haven't had any luck with WC1 yet)
     

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    That's truly great. Thank you so much FekLeyrTarg!
     
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    Some of the midi files FekLeyrTarg attached here freeze up with the bulit in midi player of MUNT, and can't be play with Foobar either, but those that can be played, wow!
    This feels really good. Thanks FekLeyrTarg again!
     

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