Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nintendo music heals the soul

For those of you who grew up with a Nintendo (or you are like me and grew up with an Atari 2600 but later realized that Atari music blew chunks when compared with the sweet sounds of the NES symphony orchestra), you may proceed to wax nostalgic... but only after following these steps:

1. Install Winamp -
(This is a great little free media player if you don't already have it)

2. Download this NES music plugin for Winamp - HERE (If you can't open the file then you need WinRar - free as well)

- To install the plugin, open the RAR file (it should open in WinRAR or WinZIP). Click on the 'in_NotSoFatso.dll' file and then click the "EXTRACT TO" button in WinRAR and then browse to c:\program files\winamp\plugins and hit the OK button.

3. Now go HERE and download your favorite NES game music file. They will also open in WinRAR. Instead of extracting them you can just open them up by double clicking. Windows will ask what program you want to use... choose that you want to select the program from a list and then choose Winamp (if you don't see winamp on the list then you can opt to browse to the c:\program files\winamp directory and then select winamp.exe and hit OK.) There should also be a check box that says 'always use this program'. Check it and from now on Winamp will automatically open the NSFE files.

ENJOY all you NES audiophiles... what? There are no NES audiophiles out there? Well at least I know how to do it now.

1 comment:

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

If you love Nintendo music, check out these bands:

The Advantage's Elf Title - album is an amazing album of Nintendo classics covered.
Crystal Castles - dancy but clearly influenced by Nintendo
Flash.bat's Laud Baud - Sample nintendo blips