After successfully installing Windows "3.10" in DOSBox-X, and finally getting the sound to work, I was confused to say the least to see that only these sound files exist on my installation:
chimes.wav chord.wav ding.wav
I wanted to hear the classic
Tada.wav startup sound, as well as "The Shutdown Sound":
Xylophon.wav. They can be heard here: https://www.winhistory.de/more/winstart/winstart_en.htm
I did not select some sort of "minimal" installation or anything of the sort.
This is really messing with my head and memories. Were these sounds not included in all language-versions of Windows 3.1x or something?
"winver" says "Windows 3.10", but the archive file says "Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Swedish].7z". The archive file doesn't include "virtual floppies", but instead just a bunch of files. I looked for countless hours but could not find a better or different copy of Windows 3.1x in Swedish anywhere online.
I can't remember whether I had 3.1, "3.10" (if that's different) or 3.11 back in the day. I don't think it was a "For Workgroups" edition. I vividly remember hearing the "Tada!" sound on a Windows 3.1x PC in the mid-1990s, although perhaps not at home. (I didn't have a sound card for the longest time, so I never noticed at home.)
I've looked for any information on this online, but from what I can tell, the actual floppies are supposed to include
Tada.wav etc. Could it be that somebody manually deleted that file before making that archive? Or perhaps selected a "minimal" installation when they installed it originally and that sound was excluded as a result?
Of course, I could copy a
Tada.wav into my installation, but this makes me wonder what else might be missing, and why it's missing in the first place.