How to Rip Music from Jazz Jackrabbit 2

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Looking to extract the music from Jazz Jackrabbit 2? Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to do it!


Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a platformer video game released in 1998. The game was developed by Epic MegaGames and published by Gathering of Developers. The player controls Jazz Jackrabbit, a green anthropomorphic rabbit, who must rescue his girlfriend, Eva Earlong, from the clutches of the evil turtle, Devan Shell.

The game features 24 levels split into three episodes. The first episode, Earth is a tutorial level that teaches the player the basics of the game. The second episode, Shutterbug Alley takes place in a photographer’s studio and features darkroom puzzles. The third and final episode, Cyberchase takes place in a computer world and features fast-paced platforming sections.

Ripping music from Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is simple with the use of a program called JJ2+ (Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus). This program allows you to extract the music files from the game’s data files and convert them into MP3 or WAV format.

What You Need

To get started, you will need the following items:

-A copy of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (for obvious reasons)
-A way to play back MIDI files. I recommend either Foobar2000 with the plugin “FluidSynth” or VanBasco’s MIDI player
-A converter that can export MIDI files to WAV format. I recommend either ffmpeg or timidity++
-An archive utility that can handle ZIP files. I recommend 7-Zip

The Process

In order to convert the files, you will need a program that can read and export .it files. We recommend using OpenMPT, but ModPlug Tracker will also work. Once you have downloaded and installed one of these programs, open the file you wish to convert in the sequence editor. If your file is an .mptm file, you will need to open it in the module editor instead.

In OpenMPT, go to File->Export->Export Raw Samples. In ModPlug Tracker, go to File->Save As->Otherformats and select “RAW (no header)”. Once you have done this, a new window will pop up asking you which samples you wish to export. Choose the ones you want and click “OK”.

The next step is to open the exported raw files in an audio editing program such as Audacity or Adobe Audition and save them as MP3s or WAVs. There is no need to make any changes to the files before exporting them, but you may want to normalize or add fades if desired.


We hope you enjoyed this quick guide on how to rip music from Jazz Jackrabbit 2! If you have any other questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!

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