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Ecco the Dolphin, the fabulous game series running since 1992 is the main topic of this website. Here we will publish every single piece of Ecco-related information we can get, to keep the Ecco spirit alive as long as possible.

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News:

4. January 2016

Music Update Supreme! The New Year couldn't begin happier for Ecco music lovers!

The big news first:

SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin is a full-fledged unique Ecco the Dolphin remix album, featuring 39 totally new remixes, composed by 140 musicians. Patient Corgi have truly outdone themselves, bringing awesome artists from around the world together to create a wonderful collection of Ecco goodness for the ears. The album spreads among 3 discs, combining to almost 3 hours for your listening pleasure. I'm listening to the album for the first time as I'm writing this text, and I'm pretty much speachless. That's why I'll stop here right now and just send you to the downloads. Did I mention it's TOTALLY FREE?!? Just download it already!.
We want to thank Patient Corgi and all the musicians for putting so much time and effort into the creation of this outstanding work. Thank you so much! <3

Secondly, on a very related note, we're planning on bringing a huge update to the Ecco Fan Music Collection:

We released the Collection in September 2013, and while featuring already more than 100 tracks, we collected so many new tracks in the meantime. It's about time that these new tracks are being added, however there is a catch! Many of the tracks we found or which got suggested to us are not publically available for download. Of course, we could just go and record the stream, but while the quality is often really low, we don't know the reasoning of the tracks not being downloadable. That's why we are currently reaching out to various artists to check with the availability of their tracks.
The benefits of this situation is, this gives all of you the chance to help out with the Ecco Fan Music Collection Update! Right now we are aiming for a release in early February 2016. All upcoming tracks are stored in a public online folder, for you to check out the current state of the Update at all times. A spreadsheet lists all currently available and upcoming tracks, as well as the status of currently unclear tracks.

Here's a list of everything you need to know:

We are asking you to submit tracks that are still missing from our collection to us. Whether you're an artist or a remix collector, please contact us with anything that's missing from our collection. If you can help out with the tracks that are currently unclear / only available for streaming, we'd be happy about any information about the authors, too!

As we are aiming for a February release, we'd be happy if you could submit your information and tracks by 31. January 2016. You can submit everything via email to: cavernsofhope [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you very much in advance! :)

And now enjoy all the awesome new music. I'm not even halfway through SOUND WAVES yet, and I'm so excited!! :D :D :D

-Klaimen

8. August 2015

Ecco DotF E3 1999 demo

An early pre-release demo of Ecco DotF has recently been released (by Bananabreak) on the net. Of course we got really excited and immediately examined the version throughly. It's always exciting to have a prototype showing the state of a not yet finished game, with possibly canned features and/or stages. In this case, what's shown seems to be pretty far into development. Curiously, we already get to hear Tim Follin's tunes, which were said to be added to the game "last minute". But with the build preceding the game release by more than a year it seems the decision was made a bit earlier.

Anyway, read the full story here: E3 Demo (1999) of Ecco: Defender of the Future

-Klaimen

22. January 2015

More HQ Soundtracks, Ecco PC and Password Tool Updates

We're happy to announce that The 16-bit Audiophile Project have expanded their high quality soundtrack rips collection with another Ecco entry, the Tides of Time. You can download the full soundtrack now in MP3, FLAC CD and FLAC 96/24 versions, right from our Music section. While it does make sense, it still always surprises me how the original Mega Drive hardware generated music sounds so much better than the emulated counterparts.

The 16-bit Audiophile Project Ecco: the Tides of Time Release

We've also updated our Ecco PC fixed and enhanced Edition to v1.2! We found a nasty bug that made the seemingly working game crash as soon as you tried to actually played it. If you've encountered such a situation before, it'd be worth to download the latest version and retry running it! We found this bug thanks to a fan reporting it to us, which is likely going to help many other fans! So please, continue reporting bugs to us, so we can continue to make the game better!
Ecco PC also received other small enhancements and bug fixes, and an updated music track. While this update doesn't add any new content, v1.2 is now the definite version of Ecco PC with complete high quality soundtracks in their final versions. This sets a base for further updates that won't require you to download huge files anymore. Whenever those updates are coming. For now, download the Ecco PC v1.2 Update here!

Finally Korama released a new version of the Password Tool, with a couple bug fixes. You can download it from here: Password Tool Download.

Enjoy the new stuff!

-Klaimen

5. December 2014

Trellia & the Skyfin

Exciting news from Ecco creator Ed Annunziata and Ecco Artist Zsolt (Talent) Balogh for all of us Ecco fans! Ed has asked Zsolt to create a scene depicting Trellia and the Asterite in old fashioned pixel art style. The result is truly amazing! It feels like a missing scene from the Tides of Time, like a directors cut, depicting like the peak of an exciting journey of the angelic flying dolphin. Accompanied is a great write-up by Ed, explaining how the Skyfin came to be, and also shedding a bit more light on evolution in Ecco games and in general.

We're absolutely amazed by the quality of this set and it proves once again how much substance the Ecco series still has. We'd love to see you two work together again, Ed and Zsolt, but hopefully on a full Ecco game, so you can realize all of the mysteries that are yet to be revealed!

Read the full blog post on PlayChemy!

Trellia by Zsolt Balogh

-Klaimen

14. November 2014

Ecco: the Tides of Time Utilities

Today we're releasing a project Itresad and I have been working on for quite a while now - the Ecco ToT Utilities script collection! We've been previewing this in the past and we're excited to finally share it with all of you! The collection includes 3 main scripts:

  • a HUD showing exact current gameplay stats
  • a Metamorph script that lets you change to any creature at any time in the game
  • a Memory Hack script to change various game stats

We hope you enjoy this release, it's definitely bringing a lot of fresh air into our good old Mega Drive / Genesis game, and is fun to toy around with!

Download Ecco: the Tides of Time Utilities

-Klaimen

 

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