Windows 3 (DOS)

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Windows 3
Windows 3 - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1990
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Buy: Amazon

Windows 3 is an operating environment developed by Microsoft. It is a stepping block between the command line interface of DOS and the GUI OS of Windows 95. It is also the first widely popular version of Windows. Though Windows is not a game, it did include a now-popular music files Canyon.mid and Passport.mid.

Screenshots

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The boot up screen.

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Media Player playing Canyon.mid.

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Media Player playing Almonds.mid.


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Music

The Media Extensions version of Windows 3, which didn't ship until 1991, included example MIDI files from Passport Designs. Due to the lack of standards among sound cards at the time, the Windows 3 soundtrack has been recorded using popular devices at the moment.

Recording

The Roland SCC-1 recording was made using BASSMIDI with SCC-1 SoundFont, the Voyetra Super SAPI FM OPL3 and Creative Sound Blaster 16 recordings were made using DOSBox SVN Daum with OPL3 emulation.

The Roland SCC-1 recording starts with a 1, the Voyetra Super SAPI FM recording starts with a 2, and the Sound Blaster 16 with 3.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Trip Through the Grand Canyon George StoneGeorge Stone 2:02
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102 Almonds Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:57
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103 Brandenburg Concerto No.6 1st movement Johann Sebastian BachPassport Designs 0:52
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104 Sunflower Daisy Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:59
Download
105 Lite 'N Dreamy Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:16
Download
106 Metal Mosh Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:05
Download
107 Passport Please Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:03
Download
108 The Four Seasons Antonio VivaldiPassport Designs 1:28
Download
109 Someone's Band Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:58
Download
110 King George's Stomp Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:48
Download
111 Piece of Cake Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:01
Download
# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Trip Through the Grand Canyon George StoneGeorge Stone 2:01
Download
202 Almonds Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:56
Download
203 Brandenburg Concerto No.6 1st movement Johann Sebastian BachPassport Designs 0:50
Download
204 Sunflower Daisy Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:00
Download
205 Lite 'N Dreamy Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:11
Download
206 Metal Mosh Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:03
Download
207 Passport Please Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:03
Download
208 The Four Seasons Antonio VivaldiPassport Designs 1:26
Download
209 Someone's Band Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:56
Download
210 King George's Stomp Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:47
Download
211 Piece of Cake Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:02
Download
# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
301 Trip Through the Grand Canyon George StoneGeorge Stone 2:00
Download
302 Almonds Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:55
Download
303 Brandenburg Concerto No.6 1st movement Johann Sebastian BachPassport Designs 0:49
Download
304 Sunflower Daisy Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:58
Download
305 Lite 'N Dreamy Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:11
Download
306 Metal Mosh Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:03
Download
307 Passport Please Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:02
Download
308 The Four Seasons Antonio VivaldiPassport Designs 1:26
Download
309 Someone's Band Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:56
Download
310 King George's Stomp Passport DesignsPassport Designs 1:50
Download
311 Piece of Cake Passport DesignsPassport Designs 2:00
Download

Credits

Game Rip

Format

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This rip includes the MIDI files, as well as all of the default WAV files used by Windows. Music and sounds were ripped from the default Windows directory, some additional music was ripped from MWindows\MMData directory.

There are converted MIDI files in the root of archive, since MIDI channels 13-16 are used for "Basic" playback mode in Windows 3 and are not supported by modern players. The original files are also included.

Audio Devices

Like all Windows operating systems that would come after it, Windows 3 would support any sound card with a compatible driver. And MIDI music was altered through the sequencer. To adjust which sequencer to use, open the Main program group, and run Control Panel. Then, open MIDI Mapper and you'll be able to adjust which device Windows 3 will send its MIDI commands.

There are some device drivers which are included within the system:

Music

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Sound

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Releases

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Windows 3 - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: Windows 3
Platform: DOS
Released: 1990-05-22
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

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