Rikintosh wrote on 2023-06-19, 19:50:
But was there any documented specification of which default note/tone?
Let me explain the scenario: I'm building a "super " ms-dos with a boot screen, and I want to spruce it up with a boot sound, and I want to be sensible when doing this, I mean, I'm not going to put the boot sound of playstation 1 to be played through the pc speaker (although possible), i want to do something that is logical, because i like to build these things as an art form, as a vision "what if MS-DOS was user friendly like windows? " I know that countless other people have already done this, but it's like a music remix, each artist has their own style and conceptions.
I made some jingles with FL Studio, songs with notes inspired by floppy seek, but as far as I remember, the PC emits a beep during boot, but this beep didn't seem to be a standard note, I don't think there was a standard note to be played on the beep. I think the closest thing to a standard is the beep emitted by any computer when many keys are pressed at once (it must be exactly the same beep emitted by the bell character)
This makes sense, I think.
Maybe it's also relevant what using DOS meant to users, to "catch the spirit" of it so to say.
In the professional scene, AutoCAD, P-Cad, Deluxe Paint (DPaint) were kind of relevant.
Maybe desktop publishing and animation software, too.
Autodesk Animator Pro, Autodesk 3D Studio..
And that's not even covering the musicians yet.
Some YT links: Re: Autodesk FLIC (FLI/FLC) Editor?
Especially the first one gives an idea how DOS days were to some people.
So yes, DOS users were very diverse. Apart from GW-Basic, Monkey Island and Castle Wolfenstein, there was much more.
Developers of SNES/Genesis games had used 486 era PCs running DOS, too.
They had ISA boards that interfaced with the console hardware.
Likewise, the support people at the help hotlines had worked with DOS PCs.
Sega Documentary (1993)
Maybe watching old 3D animations provide an inspiration, too.
Computer Animation Magic
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