Contents of the BELLS.DOC file
BELLS TECHNICAL NOTES SAPPHIRE SOFTWARE
BELLS Version 1.0
BELLS INSTALL Version 1.5
Bells is a cute little program that will allow you to change
the sound of the standard IBM -beep- your computer makes. You
can change this beep to a little song, or a unique sound
effect. It's up to you!
Some people have done the theme from "Dragnet", others the
notes from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Bells is actually two programs, BELLS itself, which is a RAM-
resident program which actually does the substituting of the
sound, and BELLSINS which allows for easy entry of your unique
Once you run BELLSINS, the program BELLS is actually modified,
so that each time you run BELLS, the new notes are used. Don't
worry, BELLS may be modified as many times as you like.
The horizontal bars you see on the screen when you run this
program represent notes. These are standard musical notes,
with half step increments. You can select any note you like,
and any delay you like. Up to 5 notes and delays may be
selected. Use the arrow keys to change values and move around,
press ENTER to test the sound, and save. ESC will quit.
Put a call to BELLS in your autoexec.bat file.
Every time you run BELLS it plays the new sound, however if
you want to test it, simply enter this command at any DOS
(that's CTRL G)
No command line parameters are used by BELLS or BELLSINS.
BELLS and BELLSINS are copyright of Sapphire Software (c)
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