Does anyone remember an old DOS program Music Box?

March 25, 2016 at 11:43:51
Specs: Dos PC
I had to get my Amstrad PC to run at 3mhz to play the music in it at the right speed, instead of 4.5 mhz, i think.

It had loads of songs in it, one of which was The Entertainer and it used the PC speaker to beep the music.

Thanks for any help in finding it.


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#1
March 25, 2016 at 17:51:01
Just wondered if it was the one that showed a graphic which looked a bit like a mechanical organ (slots in paper). Whatever, the chances of finding it are minimal.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
March 26, 2016 at 08:03:39
Derek,

Why do you say that? I thought you could find *anything* on the Internet.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
March 26, 2016 at 10:24:18
Aha - bad choice or words. Finding it maybe, obtaining it unlikely.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
March 26, 2016 at 13:06:32
I forget if there was a picture of an organ, it's possible, I didn't remember it though.

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#5
March 28, 2016 at 20:42:48
If it came prepackaged with your Amstrad a google search using "music box" amstrad "dos" might turn something up.

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#6
April 6, 2016 at 07:37:57
Hi Jeff, it is a common misconception that:-

'The sum of man's knowledge is on the Internet' - it isn't!

From Matalog's description, I suspect 'Music Box' to be pre-internet, from the earliest days of generally available Personal Computers.

Possibly it was downloaded from one of the dial up Bulletin Boards (anyone else remember these and how slow they were?) available in those times.

There are quite a number of dos software libraries that can be found by googling and maybe one has the required program.

I wonder if Music Box is the correct name. If not, generally Software Libraries are indexed within category which may help locating.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#7
June 8, 2016 at 09:50:49
Sir,

PC 1640, PC 1512, ... ?
PC 1512 Has Four 8-bit ISA slots (Also, PC 1640 With Three 8-bit ISA Slots).
You Can Obtain An Old Audio/Sound Card (eBay, Amazon, ...) And/Or Use Internal Beeper System With Any Old MIDI Player Programs.
It's Not What We Remember, It's What You Can Find Out.
Convert Music File(s) To Midi File(s) Format.

Good Luck



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