- BUILD #: V.100.12.1529.0
- PLATFORM: Steam
- OS: Windows 10
The new DE music files which, according to this article , were “remastered” at a higher sampling and bit rate, sound corrupted and with a forced lowered volume in certain parts of all tracks. It appears as if the volume was adjusted by a loudness equalizer and this created the audio corruptions.
The issue is especially noticeable for the “feloniousjunk” and “getyesum” music files.
These issues are not present in the official soundtrack released after the original game in 2005, and those music tracks were also sampled at a higher bit rate than the game files.
FREQUENCY OF ISSUE
- 100% of the time
- Boot the title.
- Start a game.
- Listen to the soundtrack.
Music tracks sound corrupted by a loudness equalizer.
After the original game’s release in 2005, the full official soundtrack was also released separately, where the songs were exported at a much higher quality/bit rate than the game files, and unlike the new exports, they do not have any audio glitches or corruptions and are actually of a higher and clearer quality than the DE music files.