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#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

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  Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

On at least the first versions of the Power Mac, I had a 6100 with a DOS card, if you booted and hold down the Programmer Switch before the chime you got a sound of a car with tires screeching then a crash. It also happened if you Mac was dead but you could do it on command if you tried.
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  Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

Minor correction: Warren Robinett didn't hide his initials in Adventure, he hid his whole name.
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  Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

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On at least the first versions of the Power Mac, I had a 6100 with a DOS card, if you booted and hold down the Programmer Switch before the chime you got a sound of a car with tires screeching then a crash. It also happened if you Mac was dead but you could do it on command if you tried.


I heard that once on a Power Center Pro (I think thats what it was called). I don't think any one believe me when I told them. Thanks for the tip, too bad the PCP is long gone.
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  Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:13 AM

You can still hear them all today. Mactracker, a database of every Macintosh computer (as well as a host of other Apple products) ever made, contains all of the startup and death chimes for each model. It can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.
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  Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

I remember finding Warren Robinett's Easter egg in Adventure!
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  Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

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Minor correction: Warren Robinett didn't hide his initials in Adventure, he hid his whole name.


You're right. I apologize for the error. It's been almost a decade since I tested that Adventure Easter Egg myself.
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  Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:05 PM

Here's a better pic of the Apple Fax Modem for you:

http://cyber-mosquit...Modem/Front.jpg
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  Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:40 AM

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You can still hear them all today. Mactracker, a database of every Macintosh computer (as well as a host of other Apple products) ever made, contains all of the startup and death chimes for each model. It can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.


I have Mactracker but could not find the chimes - where are they situated?
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  Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:12 AM

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You can still hear them all today. Mactracker, a database of every Macintosh computer (as well as a host of other Apple products) ever made, contains all of the startup and death chimes for each model. It can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. I have Mactracker but could not find the chimes - where are they situated?


In the window for each machine, click Mac’s icon for startup sound, and option-click to hear the chimes of death.
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