TIMP.MSU

Check out the timp.msu premiere event! (presentation starts at ~14:55)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is timp.msu?

timp.msu is an original video game music soundtrack written by me, an ALTTPR community member named timp (best known for creating, co-hosting, and editing the Go Mode Podcast) meant for use with A Link to the Past Randomizer seed downloads.

timp.msu will always be free and you’ll never receive a copyright strike while using it. All I ask is that you mention me as the composer if anyone happens to ask, perhaps by setting up a chat command before starting your seed.

How can I use timp.msu for an ALTTPR seed?

The zip file above is formatted as a standard MSU-1 folder. For instructions on how to utilize MSU-1 packs, see qwertymodo’s “MSU1 Getting Started Guide“. Here’s the quick version:

  1. Download the .zip file above.
  2. Extract the files to a new folder called “timp.msu”
  3. Generate/download a seed from alttpr.com.
  4. Save the patched ROM file in your newly created timp.msu folder (or move it there from your Downloads folder)
  5. Rename the ROM file from its original file name to “timp” instead.
  6. Open the ROM. timp.msu tracks should now be heard instead of the original ALTTP soundtrack.

Is there any way to hear it without playing the game it goes with?

The files in the .zip folder above are in a somewhat obscure audio format known as PCM, but there are music players capable of playing back PCM files you could use to listen to the tracks outside of a Rando seed. The free program Foobar plus the PCM extension is one recommendation for this method.

There are future plans to release these tracks as an EP on Spotify (among other potential platforms), so check back in February/March of 2022 for updates on that front!

What has possessed you to do this, timp?

Ever since I was a young boy waking up early to listen to Street Fighter II’s Sound Test on the Options screen for hours on end, I’ve wanted to be a video game composer. I have a Bachelor’s in Music Composition, and while I used to be a full-time musician, my career has since moved in a different direction (which is totally okay!) And while I did find some success writing for live scholastic ensembles as a full-time composer, I have never had the opportunity to write for a video game. But now, my love of the game ALTTPR combined with how easy it is to switch out its soundtrack via MSU-1 inspired me to finally make some moves and write & self-publish a full video game soundtrack!

I also wanted to give ALTTPR a soundtrack that was truly crafted for the ALTTPR experience. Right now, the normal LTTP soundtrack doesn’t account for the game being played the way it is when you randomize it. You end up spending a lot more time in certain areas than others, meaning whole songs from the vanilla soundtrack are never heard, and relatively short songs on the original vanilla soundtrack are heard way more than was ever intended. In writing this soundtrack, I generally made the songs you hear more often longer.


Track List and Credits

1. timptro

Original Track: Title ~ Link to the Past

Where it Plays: Intro Triforce animation

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny

Additional Credits: N/A


2. Get Up and Get It

Original Track: Hyrule Field

Where it Plays: Light World Overworld

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny

Additional Credits: Wil Schade, Tenor Sax


3. Rain Trance

Original Track: Time of Falling Rain

Where it Plays: Standard Escape Beginning (everything before Hyrule Castle)

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


4. BunnyRun

Original Track: The Silly Pink Rabbit

Where it Plays: Dark World without Moon Pearl

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


5. The Woods

Original Track: Forest of Mystery

Where it Plays: Lost Woods (pre-ped pull)

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


6. Faced Towards the Unknown

Original Track: Seal of Seven Maidens

Where it Plays: Attract Mode (after timptro)

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


7. Gamble Jam

Original Track: Kakariko Village

Where it Plays: Kakariko Village, Link’s House

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


8. DURMS

Original Track: Dimensional Shift

Where it Plays: Mirror sound effect

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


9. Alien World

Original Track: Dark Golden Land

Where it Plays: Dark World Overworld

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


10. Ped Run

Original Track: Unsealing the Master Sword

Where it Plays: Pulling Pedestal

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


11. File Fountain

Original Track: Beginning of the Journey

Where it Plays: File Select, Fairy Fountains, Game Over screen

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


12. Womp womp

Original Track: Soldiers of Kakariko Village

Where it Plays: Being creepy in Kakariko

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


13. WAR PLANET

Original Track: Black Mist

Where it Plays: Skull Woods, Dark Death Mountain

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


14. Spin spin

Original Track: Guessing Game house

Where it Plays: Guessing Game, Dig Game, other interiors

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


15. N/A

Track 15 not used in ALTTPR.


16. Digital Hero

Original Track: Majestic Castle

Where it Plays: Hyrule Castle (Escape & Aga 1)

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


17. In Another Life

Original Track: Lost Ancient Ruins

Where it Plays: Pendant Dungeons

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


18. Anybody Got a Light?

Original Track: Dank Dungeons

Where it Plays: Underworld Tunnels & Caves throughout Light & Dark Worlds

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


19. Celebration

Original Track: Great Victory!

Where it Plays: Boss Defeated

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny

Additional Credits: Wil Schade, Tenor Sax

Mike Gillespie, Trumpets


20. DH Redux

Original Track: Safety in the Sanctuary

Where it Plays: Sanctuary

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


21. dooBLAKoom

Original Track: Anger of the Guardians

Where it Plays: Boss Fights

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


22. Searching for Crystals

Original Track: Dungeon of Shadows

Where it Plays: Crystal Dungeons, GT Basement & 1st Floor

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


23. Shopping Up a Storm

Original Track: Fortune Teller

Where it Plays: Various Shops & Fortune Tellers around both Light & Dark Worlds

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny

Additional Credits: Matt Nadolny, Stylophone


24. Anybody Got a Light?

Original Track: Dank Dungeons

Repeat of Track 18


25. Got Er

Original Track: Princess Zelda’s Rescue

Where it Plays: Not heard in ALTTPR

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


26. Contemplation

Original Track: Meeting the Maidens

Where it Plays: Crystal collection

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


27. File Fountain

Original Track: The Goddess Appears

Repeat of Track 11


28. Foreboding

Original Track: Priest of the Dark Order

Where it Plays: Aga 1 Cutscene

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


29. Stinger

Original Track: Release of Ganon

Where it Plays: After killing Aga 2

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


30. PUNishment

Original Track: Ganon’s Message

Where it Plays: Before Ganon fight

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


31. Nick Ganon

Original Track: The Prince of Darkness

Where it Plays: Ganon fight

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


32. Bask

Original Track: Power of the Gods

Where it Plays: Triforce Room

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny

Additional Credits: Wil Schade, Tenor Sax


59. The Gauntlet

Original Track: N/A

Where it Plays: Ganon’s Tower Upstairs

Written by: Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny


33. Epilogue

Original Track: Epilogue ~ Beautiful Hyrule

Where it Plays: Triforce Get, Credits Pt. 1

  • Benediction“, Written by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Mike Gillespie, Trumpet
  • Your Uncle Recovers” Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Original song “Beautiful Hyrule” by Koji Kondo
  • GG” Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Original Song “Power of the Gods” by Koji Kondo
  • Zelda’s Lullaby” Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Original Song “Princess Zelda’s Rescue” by Koji Kondo

34. Staff Roll

Original Track: Staff Roll

Where it Plays: Credits Pt. 2

  • Go Mode“, Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Mastering by zeronicks. Original song “Flute Song” by Koji Kondo
  • Moon Pearl Dance“, Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Original song “The Silly Pink Rabbit” by Koji Kondo
  • GANON!“, Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Original song “Priest of the Dark Order” by Koji Kondo
  • Y’all Looking For Mitts?“, Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Original song “Get Ready For This” by 2 UNLIMITED
  • Fairy Fountain“, Arranged by Tuesday Timp aka Matt Nadolny. Matt Nadolny, xylorimba. Original song “Beginning of the Journey” by Koji Kondo

Known Issues / Planned Tweaks

The following will be addressed before the release of V2:

  • Ganon boss battle theme is a bit quiet and the loop does not work properly
  • Real trumpets and saxes will be recorded and used for horn parts in The Gauntlet

Leave Feedback!

If you try out timp.msu, I’d love to hear your feedback! Here are a few ways you can share your thoughts with me:

 – Thanks for listening!