VengefulChip is creating A Collection of Old Game Soundtracks
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What is VengefulChip?
Basically it's a hobby project I started a few years back in which I challenged myself to post complete soundtracks of old games. During the 80's and 90's, the PCs and game console markets flourished, resulting in a variety of models, capabilities, hardware specs, which caused games to be different across those platforms, both visually and sound-wise. Having this in mind, and seeing that not many endeavoured to collect game soundtracks across all those platforms, I thought I could do this, and make it as accessible as possible so that people can discover the peculiarities in the music of certain ports, listen to game soundtracks as they sound on different hardware than what they had in the past, or simply enjoy a sense of nostalgia, and be taken back to the yonder days of bleeps and square waves.

Why Patreon?
As of lately I haven't been able to make any more recordings due to engagements I took in real life, and also because I got a new job that is a lot more demanding, so this makes me unable to post soundtracks on a regular, or at least semi-regular basis. As I would rather enjoy working on this hobby than to toil away at some job that I feel no connection to, I was thinking of starting this Patreon campaign so that people who found my work useful or brought them some sense of nostalgia can donate and support my work, and with those donations to be able to post soundtracks more often, and hopefully make this into a full-time job.

What is your aim?
As I mentioned previously, I want to be able to do this full-time, without having to succumb to other engagements or a day job.
Besides that I want to be able to buy old hardware, so I could record soundtracks more accurately and provide the listeners with a more authentic reproduction of game soundtracks. Also what I have in mind is perhaps to revamp the whole website and make it easier to access, get a proper domain name and proper hosting, so I could provide faster and reliable downloads.

What can you offer us in exchange for our donations?
Depending on how much you can/want to donate, I thought of giving you certain perks. First tier is the ability to participate in the polls I'll make -- before working on any release I'll start a poll in which I'll ask people what game they want me to cover next. The next three tiers are all related to requesting certain games, meaning that people can request a specific game, and I would start work on it, as soon as I'm finished with the game I'm currently working on. Another tier would be to get early access to the project I'm currently working on (audio files only).
As for other perks, I welcome you to bring any suggestions to the table by contacting me! :)

Wait... isn't what you do kind of immoral/illegal?
I can understand why one would consider this as wrong, that is, for me to ask for donations for posting other's works. It is true that the content I post is not entirely my work, but I would invite you to think this could be similar as paid (through donations) gaming channels, content creators who make videos about playing certain games. For those people, they still record their gaming sessions, and in the videos, the content is actually somebody else's work, yet this practice isn't looked down upon. You would then say that at least the gaming channels add commentary or tips/tricks on how to play that certain game. To this I would say that even though the content is mostly owned by third parties, it is still a lot of hard work on my part that is being put into recording the music as cleanly as possible (without interference, sound effects, inconsistencies, and with accuracy) and then packaging it neatly, with the audio files having proper tags and the video descriptions to be correct and concise. It might not sound like much, but all these things take quite a bit of time and effort, especially with more exotic games, or those that play music asynchronously (ex. Lucas Arts' games). So you could consider those donations as going to somebody who curates and exibits the works of others, rather than stealing other's content and posting it as his own.

Does this mean that the soundtracks you post on YouTube and on the site will not be available for free from now on?
Not at all! I would find it pointless if I kept the soundtracks I record behind a paywall. My intent from the beginning was to build a collection of soundtracks that I can share with as many people as I could, so that they can enjoy and perhaps discover new stuff. I'm merely starting this campaign so that I could be able to post new soundtracks more often, and hopefully, do this full-time.

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Pledge $1 or more per release
0 patrons
Participate in the Polls.
Pledge $5 or more per release
0 of 20 patrons
Request one game's complete soundtrack.
Pledge $10 or more per release
0 of 10 patrons
Request the complete soundtracks of two games.
Pledge $15 or more per release
0 of 5 patrons
Request the complete soundtrack of three games.
Pledge $20 or more per release
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Early access to the soundtrack(s) I'm working on.
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And Work full time on this project.
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What is VengefulChip?
Basically it's a hobby project I started a few years back in which I challenged myself to post complete soundtracks of old games. During the 80's and 90's, the PCs and game console markets flourished, resulting in a variety of models, capabilities, hardware specs, which caused games to be different across those platforms, both visually and sound-wise. Having this in mind, and seeing that not many endeavoured to collect game soundtracks across all those platforms, I thought I could do this, and make it as accessible as possible so that people can discover the peculiarities in the music of certain ports, listen to game soundtracks as they sound on different hardware than what they had in the past, or simply enjoy a sense of nostalgia, and be taken back to the yonder days of bleeps and square waves.

Why Patreon?
As of lately I haven't been able to make any more recordings due to engagements I took in real life, and also because I got a new job that is a lot more demanding, so this makes me unable to post soundtracks on a regular, or at least semi-regular basis. As I would rather enjoy working on this hobby than to toil away at some job that I feel no connection to, I was thinking of starting this Patreon campaign so that people who found my work useful or brought them some sense of nostalgia can donate and support my work, and with those donations to be able to post soundtracks more often, and hopefully make this into a full-time job.

What is your aim?
As I mentioned previously, I want to be able to do this full-time, without having to succumb to other engagements or a day job.
Besides that I want to be able to buy old hardware, so I could record soundtracks more accurately and provide the listeners with a more authentic reproduction of game soundtracks. Also what I have in mind is perhaps to revamp the whole website and make it easier to access, get a proper domain name and proper hosting, so I could provide faster and reliable downloads.

What can you offer us in exchange for our donations?
Depending on how much you can/want to donate, I thought of giving you certain perks. First tier is the ability to participate in the polls I'll make -- before working on any release I'll start a poll in which I'll ask people what game they want me to cover next. The next three tiers are all related to requesting certain games, meaning that people can request a specific game, and I would start work on it, as soon as I'm finished with the game I'm currently working on. Another tier would be to get early access to the project I'm currently working on (audio files only).
As for other perks, I welcome you to bring any suggestions to the table by contacting me! :)

Wait... isn't what you do kind of immoral/illegal?
I can understand why one would consider this as wrong, that is, for me to ask for donations for posting other's works. It is true that the content I post is not entirely my work, but I would invite you to think this could be similar as paid (through donations) gaming channels, content creators who make videos about playing certain games. For those people, they still record their gaming sessions, and in the videos, the content is actually somebody else's work, yet this practice isn't looked down upon. You would then say that at least the gaming channels add commentary or tips/tricks on how to play that certain game. To this I would say that even though the content is mostly owned by third parties, it is still a lot of hard work on my part that is being put into recording the music as cleanly as possible (without interference, sound effects, inconsistencies, and with accuracy) and then packaging it neatly, with the audio files having proper tags and the video descriptions to be correct and concise. It might not sound like much, but all these things take quite a bit of time and effort, especially with more exotic games, or those that play music asynchronously (ex. Lucas Arts' games). So you could consider those donations as going to somebody who curates and exibits the works of others, rather than stealing other's content and posting it as his own.

Does this mean that the soundtracks you post on YouTube and on the site will not be available for free from now on?
Not at all! I would find it pointless if I kept the soundtracks I record behind a paywall. My intent from the beginning was to build a collection of soundtracks that I can share with as many people as I could, so that they can enjoy and perhaps discover new stuff. I'm merely starting this campaign so that I could be able to post new soundtracks more often, and hopefully, do this full-time.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per release
0 patrons
Participate in the Polls.
Pledge $5 or more per release
0 of 20 patrons
Request one game's complete soundtrack.
Pledge $10 or more per release
0 of 10 patrons
Request the complete soundtracks of two games.
Pledge $15 or more per release
0 of 5 patrons
Request the complete soundtrack of three games.
Pledge $20 or more per release
0 patrons
Early access to the soundtrack(s) I'm working on.