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Hi, I am fed up with the standard sound scheme in Windows XP and wondered, if anyone has found any good sound schemes for Windows anywhere? I am not looking for movie/cartoon sounds etc., but computer related event sounds (like mac sounds).

I did a search on Google and I found zip.

Anyone? :blink:

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Sounds are no longer cool, most people disable them and they haven't been popular since MS released Plus! for Windows with theme support...

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i use the jaguar sounds...ive used those for awhile. you can get them at icemans emulation page

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Thanks Russellc. That was exactly what I was lookin for. And also thanks to you, aam. I will check out the site.

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I disabled sounds a long time ago, it'd be very embarrasing to forget to mute my computer and have it start up with the welcome noise when I open my laptop in class

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Thanks Russellc. That was exactly what I was lookin for. And also thanks to you, aam. I will check out the site.

here's iceman's page if you cant find it

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I'm also looking for any fresh sound scheme. I've found only commercial scheme ([url="http://www.neosounds.com/sound-schemes.html"]http://www.neosounds.com/sound-schemes.html[/url]).

Does anybody know where can I find FREE high quality sound scheme with installer?

Many thanks :)

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The samsung sound delivered with Africas Longhorn pack are very good...

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[quote name='skyman' date='Jul 4 2005, 10:41']I'm also looking for any fresh sound scheme.  I've found only commercial scheme ([url="http://www.neosounds.com/sound-schemes.html"]http://www.neosounds.com/sound-schemes.html[/url]).

Does anybody know where can I find FREE high quality sound scheme with installer?

Many thanks  :)
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what's wrong with the ones that were posted?

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I'll say it again. My current sound scheme is [url="http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12584"]Borealis.[/url] It's a KDE sound theme, although you can use any Windows archive program to open the TAR file. Not only that, but you have to manually set sounds yourself (the files are available in WAV format). However it's quite relaxing and subtle, and not distracting at all.

And the startup sounds... whew. There are 4 startup sounds (and two shutdown sounds). The last startup sound is just... wow.

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I pulled the sounds that I liked out of the linux distro of ubuntu. I just love the startup sound.

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Thanks rm20010 - those sounds are truely beautiful compared to XP's.

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Borealis is amazing!

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[quote name='martin10018' date='Jul 4 2005, 21:52']The samsung sound delivered with Africas Longhorn pack are very good...
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Where can I download that?

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Why people disable sounds? I like them, cept when music is on high volume and you get the scary error beep

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Why doesn't MS care about sounds and cursors? They're part of the user experience too.

I liek the old KDE startup sound.

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Sorry of the bump.. but anymore of sound schemes guys?

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Wow, it's been two years. I've already gone tired of Borealis. :p

Here's another scheme: [url="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XCFP5SRX"]A Vista-esque sound scheme.[/url]

For some excellent startup sounds (that sound scheme's "siren" lady is a bit over the top):

[quote name='BlackAciDevil' post='586164204' date='Jul 4 2005, 23:35']I pulled the sounds that I liked out of the linux distro of ubuntu. I just love the startup sound.[/quote]

... the startup sound for Ubuntu 6 is a great one. Also check out the [url="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuSounds"]UbuntuSounds[/url] wiki for some excellent samples that serve well as startup sounds. (Try sample number 3.)

IMO, sound schemes are a part of PC customization that has been seriously neglected. There's too few sound schemes, and many of them except a handful are way too obnoxious and distracting. (It's funny to hear Homer scream DOH! when a program crashes [i]the first time[/i]. Afterwards it gets to be annoying.) Edited by rm20010

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[quote name='stone80a' post='584881822' date='Nov 7 2004, 21:59']Hi, I am fed up with the standard sound scheme in Windows XP and wondered, if anyone has found any good sound schemes for Windows anywhere? I am not looking for movie/cartoon sounds etc., but computer related event sounds (like mac sounds).

I did a search on Google and I found zip.

Anyone? :blink:[/quote]
download xp sound schemes from [url="http://freesoft.kljuc.net/"]http://freesoft.kljuc.net/[/url]

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Does anyone have a link to OS X leopard sounds?

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[quote name='Beastage' post='586330074' date='Aug 5 2005, 04:36']Why people disable sounds? I like them, cept when music is on high volume and you get the scary error beep[/quote]

I hated that error beep, so i replaced it with a wave file of me saying "No", softly...like you would to an infant misbehaving.

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[quote name='stone80a' post='584881822' date='Nov 7 2004, 15:59']Hi, I am fed up with the standard sound scheme in Windows XP and wondered, if anyone has found any good sound schemes for Windows anywhere? I am not looking for movie/cartoon sounds etc., but computer related event sounds (like mac sounds).

I did a search on Google and I found zip.

Anyone? :blink:[/quote]

For my Windows Startup sound i downloaded a file of a Top Fuel dragster engine starting up and idling for 10 seconds. It sounds pretty cool out of my Klipsch 5.1 setup on startup. For my e-mail notification i downloaded a sound clip from "Monty Python and The Holy Grail". ...sound of arrow in flight then striking Eric Idle in the chest at which he replies to Lancelot "Message for you sir".
I have also made several different sounds for various apps. Be creative and make your own sounds.

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If youre feeling creative u can get a whole bunch of sounds and bits at sites like [url="http://coolstockmusic.com/"]coolstockmusic.com[/url] or [url="http://http://muicloops.com"]muicloops.com[/url]
it used to be a hobby of mine to create custom themes .. btw if you want to se something hillarious [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYsq4fqbMG8&feature=fvw"]Windows start up prank [/url]

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