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In older versions of mIRC I remember an option to make the internal pc speaker beep, as well as the sound card. A Google shows some old changelogs showing it was there too, what happened to it?!

Is it there and I'm just somehow not seeing it?

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It's gone.
The only way now to let mIRC use the PC speaker, is to set at event to "Beep" and set the "Default beep" in the Window sound scheme to None. Also make sure "Use internal beep" is unchecked.

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That seems like a rather... roundabout way of doing it, which would have a large detrimental effect to the rest of my PC usage..

Is there not a command line I could launch through a script to make it beep?

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No. If you have a sound card, why not just let it beep through the card? If you wanted the sound of the pc speaker, you could always download a WAV file that sounds like that and use that for the beeps in mIRC.


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Because I use a headset, and I want to be able to hear the beep that somebody has said my nickname when I'm NOT sat with the headphones on. For example, if I'm reading, or in a nearby room. I want to utilise the internal pc speaker.

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Can you script it? Probably. You'd need a program that can interface with your PC speaker.

Unsurprisingly, there probably aren't very many such programs around, mostly because the PC speaker is an archaic component that doesn't really exist very much nowadays besides for diagnosing extremely low level BIOS issues. This is why mIRC followed suit in dropping support for it.

You can try http://my.opera.com/zomg/blog/2007/04/13/having-fun-with-the-pc-speaker for a program that can access your PC speaker, calling /run beepage with the correct parameters.


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This option was removed because it was unreliable and may or may not have worked depending on your Windows version and/or configuration. Support for it also seems to have been removed from newer versions of Windows. I have actually never been able to make it work on my notebooks, which run XP, and even on my old desktop, which is running Windows 7. Even support for the low level Beep() command, which was synchronous and froze the entire application while it played, seems to have been removed in recent versions of Windows.


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