Installing Old Mac OS Sounds

I have been going on recently about how I miss old things, particularly in relation to Mac OS 9.2.2 and earlier. As much as I love OS X the nostalgic pull of the cool features of the older versions is something which I can’t ignore.

One of the things which I have particularly missed is the cool alert sounds which were supplied with older versions of Mac OS. With that in mind, I set out to find a guide which would tell me how to install the old sounds. I am delighted to say that I found one and you can too at https://www.macworld.com/article/1157724/alert.html

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Chris McVeigh at Macworld for creating this fantastic guide, you are awesome!

The only issue I had when following the guide was that after converting the sounds in iTunes (now Music) I noticed that some of the files were not named with the aiff extension so I had to change that for them to show in the Sound panel of System Preferences.

I can now piss off people around me with “wild eep”. That makes me happy!

Thanks for reading.

Author: geekbrigade
Loves technology and spends (too much) free time watching videos on YouTube. Mostly uses Mac since Windows 10 became a thing but was always a mac fan since high school. Prefers Linux as a PC operating system.

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