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How to: Classic system sounds in OS X

16 March 2012 2,035 views 2 Comments

Is a Mac still a Mac if it can’t “moof” or make the call of the “wild eep”? I think not. But you can get back what Apple took away from us all of those years ago with Steven Jay Cohen’s righteously retro Mac OS Classic Sound Pack 1.5 (MacUpdate), which includes all of the classics: bip, boing, chutoy, clink-klank, droplet, indigo, laugh, logjam, monkey, moof, newbip, pong2003, quack, single clip, sosumi, temple, uh oh, voltage, whit and, not to be forgotten, wild eep.

So download the Classic Sound Pack (MacUpdate) and, to install for a single user, place the aiff sounds in the following folder:

/Users/[username]/Library/Sounds/

To install globally, which requires your admin password, place the aiff sounds in the following folder:

/System/Library/Sounds/

Pretty gosh darned cool.

And, for more retro Mac fun, check out Uli’s Talking Moose, a free redo of the ’80s Mac classic.

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