HES Audio

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The HES file format is used for storing the PC Engine program data responsible for playing music and sound effects similar in concept to SID and NSF the format does not allow for meta-data such as song lengths titles or even the number of valid songs contained in an hes presumably the hes format was designed with the use of an external pregenerated playlist in mind to begin playing a song after the file is loaded load the song number into the accumulator register of the HuC6280 load the 8 mprs and call the initialization address a HES file consists of one 16-byte header followed by one or more data header and chunk combinations the 16-bit words and the 32-bit dwords are stored in little-endian format.

Header (16 bytes)

Offset Type Description
0000 4 bytes magic string 'hesm'
0004 byte version
0005 byte starting song number
0006 word initialization address
0008 byte initial mpr0
0009 byte initial mpr1
000A byte initial mpr2
000B byte initial mpr3
000C byte initial mpr4
000D byte initial mpr5
000E byte initial mpr6
000F byte initial mpr7


Secondary Header (32 bytes)

Offset Type Description
0000 4 bytes id string 'data'
0004 dword data chunk size not including this 16-byte sub-header
0008 dword load address for this data chunk
000c reserved for future use should be 0
0010 'data chunk size' bytes data to load into the emulated PC Engine's memory map


Available Audio Files

Game Copyright Composer Rip Date
1552 Tenka Tairan 1993 ASK Kodansha Masao Asakawa 03-23-2006
3x3 Eyes - Sanjiyan Henjou 1994 Nihon Create/NEC Home Electronics Virtual East Corporation 04-10-2006
Adventure Quiz - Capcom World & Hatena no Daibouken 1992 Capcom/Hudson Soft  ? 07-22-2007
Akumajou Dracula X - Chi no Rondo 1993 Konami Mikio Saitou, Akiropito 03-20-2006
Alshark 1994 Right Stuff/Victor Entertainment Tenpei Sato 04-07-2006
Atlas - Renaissance Voyager 1994 Artdink  ? 07-22-2007
AV Poker - World Gambler 1992 Hacker International  ? 03-01-2006
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon 1994 Banpresto Kayoko Maeda, Hiroshi Iizuka 04-07-2006
Blood Gear 1994 Hudson Soft/Westone Jin W, Shinichi Sakamoto 03-01-2006
Body Conquest 2  ???? Hacker International  ? 03-01-2006
Bubblegum Crash - Knight Sabers 2034 1991 Artmic/Naxat Soft  ? 11-27-2006
Cal II 1993 NEC Avenue/Birdy Soft Tenpei Sato 04-10-2006
Cal III 1994 NEC Avenue/Birdy Soft  ? 04-07-2006
Cobra - Kokuryuuou no Densetsu 1989 Hudson Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Cobra 2 - Densetsu no Otoko 1991 Hudson Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Cosmic Fantasy - Bouken Shounen Yuu 1990 Telenet Japan/Laser Soft Hisao Inoue, Jun Hasabe, Tenpei Sato 02-03-2007
Cosmic Fantasy 4 1994 Telenet Japan/Laser Soft Jun Hasebe 07-15-2006
Cyber City OEDO 808 1991 NCS/Masaya Atsuhiro Motoyama, Miyuki Takagi 07-22-2007
Cychorider 1994 Hudson Soft/Media Works  ? 08-10-2007
DE-JA 1996 NEC Interchannel/Elf  ? 07-15-2006
Dead Moon 1991 Studio Ducks/T.S.S. M. Ishimoda, Y. Sonoda 03-16-2006
Dead of the Brain 1 & 2 1999 Fairytale/NEC Electronics  ? 03-25-2006
Death Bringer - The Knight of Darkness 1990 Telenet Japan Hirohiko Takayama 07-22-2007
Dennou Tenshi - Digital Angel 1994 Tokuma Shoten Kanta Watanabe 07-22-2007
Doraemon - Nobita no Dorabian Night 1991 Hudson Soft Maki Watanabe, Youko Motoshuku,
Eiji Hasegawa
02-28-2006
Doukyuusei 1995 NEC Avenue/Elf Manabu Kunieda, Noriyuki Iwadare,
Isao Mizoguchi
03-14-2006
Dragon Egg! 1991 Masaya/NCS  ? 03-25-2006
Dragon Half 1994 Microcabin Moriji Fujiwara, Seiji Hirabayashi 04-12-2006
Dragon Knight II 1992 NEC Avenue/Elf Manabu Kunieda 03-12-2006
Dragon Knight III 1994 NEC Avenue/Elf Manabu Kunieda 03-20-2006
Dragon Knight & Grafitti 1995 NEC Avenue/Elf  ? 03-23-2006
Dragon Slayer - Eiyuu Densetsu 1991 Falcom/Hudson Soft Mieko Ishikawa, Ryo Yonemitsu, Keita Hoshi 07-28-2007
Dragon Slayer - Eiyuu Densetsu 2 1992 Falcom/Hudson Soft Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa 08-18-2006
Farjius no Jakoutei - Neo Metal Fantasy 1992 Human Entertainment  ? 07-13-2007
Fiend Hunter 1993 Right Stuff Tadashi Sawashita 07-17-2007
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia 1993 Hudson Soft T's Music 04-07-2006
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna 1992 Hudson Soft/RED Masaaki Inoue 03-01-2006
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna 2 1995 Hudson Soft/RED Takanori Arasawa, Ichiro Shikamura 03-09-2006
Go! Go! Birdie Chance 1995 NEC Home Electronics  ? 07-26-2007
GS Mikami 1994 Banpresto Kouichi Shimamura 04-07-2006
Hatris 1990 Bullet-Proof Software  ? 11-27-2006
Hatsukoi Monogatari 1994 Tokuma Shoten Kanta Watanabe 07-15-2007
Hi-Leg Fantasy 1994 Games Express  ? 11-27-2006
Himitsu no Hanazono 1993 Tokuma Shoten Kanta Watanabe 07-15-2007
Inoue Mami - Kono Hoshi ni Tatta Hitori no Kimi 1992 Hudson Soft  ? 07-22-2007
J.B. Harold Murder Club 1990 Hudson Soft/Riverhill Soft  ? 07-15-2007
Kagami no Kuni no Legend 1989 Victor Musical Industries  ? 07-22-2007
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor - Griffon Hen 1993 Riverhill Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai - Gulliver Boy 1995 Hudson Soft Kouhei Tanaka 07-15-2007
Kyuukyoku Mahjong - Idol Graphic 1992 Hacker International  ? 03-01-2006
Kyuukyoku Mahjong 2 - Super Idol Graphic 1993 Hacker International  ? 02-28-2006
Lady Sword  ???? Hacker International  ? 02-28-2006
Laplace no Ma 1993 Human Entertainment/Humming Bird Soft Koji Niikura 07-15-2007
Legend of Xanadu II, The 1995 Falcom Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa,
Naoki Kaneda, Takahiro Tsunashima,
Masaru Nakajima, Hirofumi Matsuoka,
Satoshi Arai
02-24-2006
Linda Cube 1995 NEC Home Electronics/MARS/Media Works Ryoko Kihara 07-13-2007
Maison Ikkoku 1989 Microcabin  ? 07-15-2006
Madou Monogatari 1 - Honou no Sotsuenji 1996 Compile/NEC Avenue LMS Music 07-22-2007
Mamono Hunter Youko - Makai kara no Tenkousei 1992 Masaya/NCS  ? 03-23-2006
Mamono Hunter Youko - Tooki Yobigoe 1992 Masaya/NCS/Tenky Kenichi Ookuma 04-16-2006
Mitsubachi Gakuen 1990 Hudson Soft Masahito Miyamoto 07-22-2007
Nazo no Masquerade 1990 NCS/Masaya/Riverhill Soft  ? 07-15-2006
Nishimura Kyoutarou Mystery - Hokutosei no Onna 1990 Naxat Soft  ? 07-15-2007
No-Ri-Ko 1988 Hudson Soft  ? 07-22-2007
Order of the Griffin 1992 Westwood Associates Frank Klepacki 02-03-2007
Pastel Lime 1992 Naxat Soft  ? 04-10-2006
PC Pachi-Slot - Idol Gambler 1992 Hacker International  ? 03-01-2006
Private Eyedol 1995 NEC Home Electronics Takeo Kurashina 07-22-2007
Psychic Detective Series Vol 3 - Aya 1992 Data West Yasuhito Saito 03-18-2006
Psychic Detective Series Vol 4 - Orgel 1993 Data West Yasuhito Saito 03-18-2006
Puyo Puyo CD 1994 NEC Avenue/Compile Katsumi Tanaka 03-04-2006
Puyo Puyo CD Tsuu 1996 Compile/NEC InterChannel LMS Music 07-28-2007
Quiz Toukou Shashin  ???? Hacker International  ? 02-28-2006
Ranma 1/2 - Toraware no Hanayome 1991 Tenky/NCS/Masaya  ? 07-15-2007
Seiya Monogatari - Anearth Fantasy Stories 1995 Hudson Soft/Media Works Masahiro Sayama 04-07-2006
Shin Megami Tensei 1993 Atlus Tsukasa Masuko 03-20-2006
Snatcher 1992 Konami M. Shirakawa, I. Mizutani,
S. Fukami, M. Adachi,
S. Masuda, Masahiro Ikariko,
Mutsuhiko Izumi
03-04-2006
Sol Bianca 1990 NCS/Masaya  ? 07-28-2007
Sol Moonarge 1994 Irem  ? 08-10-2007
Sorcerian 1992 Falcom/Victor Musical Industries Mieko Ishikawa, Yuzo Koshiro, Kenji Kawai 07-28-2007
Star Breaker 1994 RayForce Nobuyuki Nakamura 07-28-2007
Star Parodia 1992 Hudson Soft/Kaneko Jin Watanabe, Shin-ichi Sakamoto 07-26-2007
Startling Odyssey 1993 RayForce  ? 07-28-2007
Startling Odyssey 2 1994 RayForce  ? 07-28-2007
Strip Fighter 2  ???? Hacker International  ? 03-31-2006
Super Daisenryaku 1990 Microcabin/System Soft  ? 04-12-2006
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Oh-Ki 1995 NEC Avenue  ? 02-03-2007
Tenchi wo Kurau 1994 NEC Avenue/Capcom Manami Matsumae 04-07-2006
Tengai Makyou - Fuun Kabuki Den 1993 Hudson Soft/RED Kouhei Tanaka, Keita Hoshi 03-05-2006
Tengai Makyou II - Manjimaru 1992 Hudson Soft/RED Joe Hisaishi, Hirohiko Fukuda 03-07-2006
Tengai Makyou - Ziria 1989 Hudson Soft/RED Ryuichi Sakamoto 03-01-2006
Tokimeki Memorial 1994 Konami Mikio Saitou, Miki Higashino,
Seiya Murai
03-12-2006
Top o Nerae! Gunbuster Vol. 1 1992 Riverhill Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Top o Nerae! Gunbuster Vol. 2 1993 Riverhill Soft  ? 03-25-2006
Urusei Yatsura - Stay with You 1990 Hudson Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Virgin Dream 1996 Tokuma Shoten Intermedia  ? 04-22-2006
Yamamura Misa Suspense - Kinsenka Kyo Ezara Satsujin Jiken 1992 Naxat Soft  ? 07-15-2007
Yami no Ketsuzoku - Harukanaru Kioku 1993 Naxat Soft/System Sacom Manabu Saito 07-13-2007
Yawara 1992 Sofix/Hudson Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Yawara 2 1994 Sofix/Hudson Soft  ? 07-13-2007
Ys I & II 1989 Hudson Soft/Falcom Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa 03-09-2006
Ys III - Wanderers from Ys 1991 Hudson Soft/Falcom Mieko Ishikawa, Masaaki Kawai 03-16-2006
Ys IV - The Dawn of Ys 1993 Hudson Soft/Falcom Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa, ? 03-07-2006

HES rips were made by Kingshriek.