When I was a kid, we had a PC-XT with a lot of GW-Basic programs on it. I am trying to track down one in particular -- it was a music player of sorts. A menu (all monochrome text as I recall) and you could select one of many songs, which would be played through the PC speaker (monophonic rather than polyphonic).

I remember a lot of TV and Movie Themes, as well as classical and popular tunes. I spent some time trying to track it down and turned up a few similar items, but not that exact one. This would have been the mid-80s, in the SF Bay Area.

For sure it contained the "William Tell Overture" which I have seen as its own file WILLTELL.BAS in a few places.

Anybody remember this, or something like it?

  • Welcome to Retrocomputing Stack Exchange. Here's a link to the site's tour. Can you remember any other information about it, e.g. the UI, latest time published? – wizzwizz4 Jun 28 '17 at 21:51
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    I was a child the last time I saw it, this would have been the mid-to-late 80s. I think the UI was key-based rather than typing commands; i.e. you pressed a key 0-9A-Z to select an option on screen. I think it had multiple genres to select from. I remember a lot of the songs it played -- TV and movie themes like Star Trek and Beverly Hills Cop and classical music like William Tell and Anitra's Dance. – Ben Jun 28 '17 at 22:46
  • I've got a BASIC program that plays the IBM song: Everonward IBM complete with words and the bouncing ball. – Dougie Dec 9 '18 at 18:31

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