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It's a two-parter.

[1] I have three separate wave files:
professor falken.wav

What's the easiest/simplest way to join them into one single wav file?

(I've experimented with creating a playlist, which I called joshua, but during playback there's a noticeable pause as Media Player loads the third, larger-sized file.)

[2] How do you add the above, now one single wave
file (hopefully), to the startup in XP? Or is
there a better alternative?

(I've tried copying the playlist into the startup
folder, but then Media Player can't open
the wav files.)

So, when my computer boots up I'll hear, "Greetings Professor Falken. Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?"

And for extra credit - Can you name the movie?


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Try AUDACITY with google.com

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From memory you can append wave files.

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Oddysey 2001?

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HAL the computer?

How about using Sound Recorder, after using a 'merging' program, which is appears you've used already, to edit out the pause between each file and then save that new file? Sound Recorder comes free with windows and although pretty primative, it should do what you want fairly easily.


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(NT) (NT) NOOOO.......WarGames LOL

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Really? I would have bet money it was 2001 A Space Odyssey!

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I'm glad I didn't.

I used to use Nero's Wave editor, but haven't done that for some time.

How to get it to play on Startup?

Place the file in the C:/Windows/Media folder. Then goto Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices, choose Sounds and under Windows > Start Windows, select the Browse button to select your wav file.


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Matthew Broderick

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was in WarGames as a teenager messing with computers that hacked into the governments war chest. It was a great movie that I still have....and just as I posted the first response, I remembered it vividly as a scene at the end of the movie. What a trip down memory lane.....pulling out the movie to watch it again. lol


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It is WarGames!

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I am feelin' very old. I expected, like, so many users to have known this. War Games was a "must see" for my generation (TRS-80, Commodore VIC20 (and then the superior Commodore64 with sprite capability and SID chip), Texas Instruments 99/4A, Atari 5200, anyone?). There was even a Galaga arcade scene where a young Matthew Broderick allows his ship to be captured, only to double his firepower. Although I could be mistaken in this. HAL is freaky but Joshua had heart - "The only winning move is not to play." - I guess this film had great impact on me 'cuz I grew up in the Reagan era of nuclear arms build-up. This was before Cameron's "Terminator" even - but the "underground base" figures in "Terminator: Rise of the Machines." BUT it was the Joshua "voice" that always got to me - I can remember searching back in the days of BBS's and 300 baud modems for a Joshua-like synthesis (and people today think 56k is slow?).

I am going to try the suggestions, and plan to let you all know.

Toni gets a gold star (You are exempt from the final exam!). Hehehe :-D

Maybe I should keep this up? I have other issues concerning XP that are in some way connected to old movies. . .

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Thank you! - One more thang!

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Ok, I had the audacity to use audacity - and it worked like a charm! A big shout out to R. Proffitt!
Best of all its freeware.
Even better is that its freeware without any adware/spyware hidden in its install!
A rarity these days.

Merci beaucoup to MarkFlax for the directions where to place the file.

Congratulations Toni H! You're the first person to get my War Games theme when it's complete.

I created this picture of the Joshua mainframe, with blinking leds, that I want to use as my boot screen.
How can I go about doing this?
So, instead of seeing Windows XP with that scrolling thingie underneath it, I'll see the mainframe with blinking lights (an accompanying humming sound that the AI makes in the movie would be a bonus).

Sidebar: Do I really need to know I'm using Windows XP everytime I boot up? I mean, really. Not to go on a "Foamy the squirrel rant" (http://www.illwillpress.com/vault.html)
Like I'm sitting there every day after turning on my computer thinking, "What operating system am I using again? Lemmee see." As if that huge pseudo-embossed metallic sticker saying Windows XP on my tower isn't enough

What was the name given to the AI mainframe the DOD uses in the movie?
I'll give you a hint - it's not the same name Falken usses.

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The Whopper (WOPR)

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Changing the Windows boot and/or shutdown splashscreens was a really simple thing to do with W98 and lower (maybe even W2K and ME) because you could take any .bmp and change the name in one of the windows folders from the original logo files. XP seems to have hidden those files extremely well with different names now that aren't even close to the original file names that used to be used.

I've been through the MSKB trying to search for how to do it now, and the same instructions for the older versions of windows is all that shows up for my search, but admittedly, I don't do searches in the MSKB anywhere near as well as some of the members here do. I couldn't even find anything in the resource kit that tells how to do it, and that file has much more information than a normal windows help search has available.

Hoping somebody like Cursorcowboy shows up with the info you want......if he does, and he would be the man with the answer, I'll be copying/pasting his response so I can add it to my website and tips files.


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Some light reading

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