Startup Player

Type: System
Category: Utilities
Shared by: that-ben
On: 2022-07-24 10:18:54
Updated by: MR
On: 2023-12-23 19:23:39
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What is Startup Player?

Startup Player is a definitely cool extension that plays a sound over and over until all other extensions have loaded and the Finder comes out. The sound must be in a Finder sound file called "Startup Loop" inside the Extensions folder (or in the System folder if you're running System 6). Since you'll want Startup Player to start playing early in the startup process, you may add a space before the extension name. If you're using some kind of startup manager, put Startup Player among the first extensions to load (see notes below). QuickTime 1.6.1 and 1.6.2 seemed to prevent Startup Player from playing its sound at startup, whereas version 2.0 works fine. You should install QuickTime 2.0 if you haven't already done so.

Notes on the Sound Manager 3.0 extension: Startup Player works well with the new Sound Manager 3.0, but both the Sound Manager extension and the QuickTime 2.0 extension must load before Startup Player. If you add a space before Startup Player's name, you'll have to add spaces before both extensions' names as well. If you're using a startup manager, make sure QuickTime is loaded first; the Sound Manager must follow, and Startup Player should be the last.


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Startup Player v1.0.3 / compressed w/ Stuffit
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Motorola 68K

System Requirements

From Mac OS 6.0 up to Mac OS 9.2

Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K

Mac OS 6.x - Mac OS 9.2.2

This is an extension.  To install it, drag and drop both the extension file and the Finder sound file called "System Loop" into System Folder > Extensions, then reboot.

Note: It doesn't seem to like Sound manager 3.6 (at least not under SheepShaverf) so if it crashes while booting, you can always reboot with the SHIFT key pressed down to disable all extensions and then remove Sound Manager 3.6 or Startup Player from your Extensions folder.


Emulating this? It could probably run under: Basilisk II

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