Dorky question about Star Trek Sounds for mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Queenredspecial, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Queenredspecial macrumors regular

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    On my old old old apple laptop, (before OSX,) someone had given me a disk with some program that installs star trek sounds as the sounds of the computer. (Warnings, alerts, etc..) When I lost that computer, I lost the sounds as well.

    Since then I have looked, but have found nothing like that.

    Has anyone heard of such an application or know where to find one?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try Google? First and second search results!
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  3. Queenredspecial thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did -- however, from the first result, i downloaded a folder with .caf sounds, (which my computer couldn't open,) and the second is what I have found many times -- simply sound files. I was looking for a software that can integrate those sounds into my computer alerts -- more than I can do manually.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I opened the .caf files just find, both by previewing using the space bar, as well as with Quicktime. If you drag them to the Sounds folder, Mac OS X will use them just fine.
     
  5. Queenredspecial thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for responding. To clarify -- I have found (and already have) many individual star trek sound files. What I was looking for though was a way to put it into my OS.

    When I go into system preferences>Sound, there are only the built-in computer sounds, with no option to customize. That's why I was looking for something that would add itself on somehow, if that's possible. The fact that I have not found anything like that leads me to believe that either A. it's not possible, or B. i don't know how to do something very simple.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you put the .caf files in your Sounds folder, they will be available through System Preferences, just like the standard sounds.
     
  7. Queenredspecial thread starter macrumors regular

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    Brilliant, thanks! (Didn't know one could do that...)

    Now one more last question -- where is that Sounds folder? (I did a spotlight search, and did not find it)
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Spotlight won't find it:
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    Then, in System Preferences > Sound:
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