some pcs have pcspeakers but they are not as loud as dos in fact they really are crappy. A lot of sound drivers etc rout pcspeakers into the sound card which means they do have some level of volume control.
However compaired to the sound card pcspeakers are total crap.
If you want to make the system sound like an old system I think there is something called mcsnes spelled mc nes or snes anyway nsf files if run in a game will sound almost pc speaker like.
At 02:33 a.m. 24/05/2011, you wrote:
Hi Karl,
I don't think today's computers have a pc speaker anymore.
That is why I have shooting range and breakout on my to do list for conversions.
Other games that used the pc speaker extensively were
ten pin bowling and space invaders.
For those who haven't played the old DOS games,the only way we could hear a sound and hit the shot key was to have the pc speaker play targeting beeps because in DOS we had to stop the running of the game to play real sound effects such as the gun sounds.


We could specify the frequency of the beeps so in our DOS games we had low, medium, and high beep tones. For an example, The beep tones played for tenth of a second and simulated you scanning the world in front of you from left to right. First we played a series of low tone beeps to represent the background to the left of your target, then medium pitch beeps to represent the left side of the object or creature you were shooting at, then an even higher beep to represent the center of that creature or object, followed by more medium beeps to represent the right side of the target, then low tone beeps to represent the background to the right of the target.

This is not the same with windows, so now we can have the beeps as .wav files.

Phil

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For games which use the PC speaker, is there any way to fix them so the
beeps work properly? I'm thinking especially of breakout and the shooting
range.

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Subject: [Audyssey] Instructions was Re: pcs games question?

Hi,
Here are the steps required to run the games. This should work with every
screen reader around, though some work better than others. NVDA works the
best if you ask me.
1. Go to programs>accessories>command prompt. this should open a dos style
window. I recommend maximizing it by going to the system menu with alt space
and selecting maximize.
2. Navigate to the game you'd like to play. to change drives, enter the
drive's letter in uppercase followed by a colon, followed by enter. For
directories, enter cd followed by the directory the game is in.
As an example, my copy of mobius mountain's demo is on the d drive in a
folder called dg. Since the command prompt starts you off on C, I first have
to enter D: (to get to the D drive, then cd dg\mobius97 to get to the actual
game.
3. To then start the game you enter its name, though it may frequently be
shortened. Since The full name mobius mountain exceeded dos's 8-character
limit and would over-all be long to type in, it had been shortened to
mobius.
And after that, the game begins. When asked for sound driver, You can use
the default driver, or if available go down to windows sound and use that
instead. Also for NVDA, there is a bug in the command prompt where it tries
to move you in the screen although there's a menu, to get around that, just
hit nvda+f2 before each arrow key to bypass.
Also, you can run the games from explorer, though that way you may
frequently miss any good bye messages and so on. This is because Printing
the message is done very quickly and after that the game closes, and seeing
explorer's command prompt window is temporary it will close and you'll not
see said message.
Finally, if you experience slowdown, changing the priority of the EXE
(cmd.exe if you're using the command prompt or the game's name.exe if ran
from explorer) using the task manager may help. To do that, hit
ctrl+shift+esc to open the task manager, find the processes tab, locate
ctrl+shift+the
exe in the list, hit your applications key and you will see the priority
there.
HTH!


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