First post, by Zuon
The MS-DOS port of Mega Man X was actually pretty well done, aside from one problem... the default music sounded terrible. And what's Rockman without the ROCK?
I set out to remedy this problem by scavenging out some better MIDI renditions of the original songs, converting them to the game's native XMI format, putting in the correct loop points and attempting to get the file sizes down enough so the game doesn't crash with an error. I just finished all the songs no less than 10 minutes ago, and haven't been able to test it tonight. In the meantime, I am putting the files up for download in case anyone here wants to give it a go.
Apart from the link below, I will be attaching the "XMI.ZIP" file to this post as well. Take your pick which one you click.
To install the mod, extract the "XMI" folder in the zip file to Mega Man X's root directory, overwriting the files in the already existing "XMI" folder. You'll know if it worked just by going into the game and listening. And be sure to select "General MIDI" in the game's SOUND.BAT file to get the awesome music.
Although the examples provided in the Google Drive link were being played with a sound font using VirtualMidiSynth, this mod was intended to run on the Roland Sound Canvas line, specifically the SC-55 with its 28 voice polyphony. Please let me know if you have any issues.