Windows 3 (DOS)
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.
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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.
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.
|101||Trip Through the Grand Canyon||George Stone||George Stone||2:02||Download|
|102||Almonds||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:57||Download|
|103||Brandenburg Concerto No.6 1st movement||Johann Sebastian Bach||Passport Designs||0:52||Download|
|104||Sunflower Daisy||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:59||Download|
|105||Lite 'N Dreamy||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:16||Download|
|106||Metal Mosh||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:05||Download|
|107||Passport Please||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:03||Download|
|108||The Four Seasons||Antonio Vivaldi||Passport Designs||1:28||Download|
|109||Someone's Band||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:58||Download|
|110||King George's Stomp||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:48||Download|
|111||Piece of Cake||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:01||Download|
|201||Trip Through the Grand Canyon||George Stone||George Stone||2:01||Download|
|202||Almonds||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:56||Download|
|203||Brandenburg Concerto No.6 1st movement||Johann Sebastian Bach||Passport Designs||0:50||Download|
|204||Sunflower Daisy||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:00||Download|
|205||Lite 'N Dreamy||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:11||Download|
|206||Metal Mosh||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:03||Download|
|207||Passport Please||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:03||Download|
|208||The Four Seasons||Antonio Vivaldi||Passport Designs||1:26||Download|
|209||Someone's Band||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:56||Download|
|210||King George's Stomp||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:47||Download|
|211||Piece of Cake||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:02||Download|
|301||Trip Through the Grand Canyon||George Stone||George Stone||2:00||Download|
|302||Almonds||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:55||Download|
|303||Brandenburg Concerto No.6 1st movement||Johann Sebastian Bach||Passport Designs||0:49||Download|
|304||Sunflower Daisy||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:58||Download|
|305||Lite 'N Dreamy||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:11||Download|
|306||Metal Mosh||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:03||Download|
|307||Passport Please||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:02||Download|
|308||The Four Seasons||Antonio Vivaldi||Passport Designs||1:26||Download|
|309||Someone's Band||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:56||Download|
|310||King George's Stomp||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||1:50||Download|
|311||Piece of Cake||Passport Designs||Passport Designs||2:00||Download|
- Ripper: TheAlmightyGuru, binarymaster
- Recorder: binarymaster
- Game Credits:
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.
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:
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_3 - Wikipedia.