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Return of the Jedi Audioclips for Windows 3.1 by Sound Source Interactive

April 1, 2011

This software from 1994 is for Windows 3.1 and lets you assign a number of Star Wars audio clips to various computer tasks like deleting a file. I have a feeling it would’ve gotten old pretty quickly, but there was a time in my life when I might have liked this kind of thing. It comes on one 3.5″ floppy disk (remember those?) and I actually dug out an old USB floppy drive that I hadn’t used in years just to see what was on the disk. I was able to access the files, but the sound files are in a format that none of my software seems to be able to recognize. From what I can tell from the charming 8-character file names, there were at least a couple of sound clips of Jabba, as well as various other lines and sound effects.

I used to have an installation of Windows 3.1 on Virtual PC on my Mac, and I thought about trying to install the software there, but after spending twenty minutes or so trying to get it to run again, I realized that my time would be better spent elsewhere. Still, I really like the box the software came in.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2011 6:24 am

    LOL, i’ve got one of these at home somewhere.

  2. Scarletguard permalink
    August 9, 2014 6:03 am

    Is there any chance you could upload the WAV files on that floppy so we could all try to use the files?

    • icruise permalink*
      August 9, 2014 11:22 am

      It’s been a while, but I’m sure they weren’t plain WAV files. I know that’s what it shows in the screenshot on the box, but I wouldn’t have had any trouble playing a normal WAV file, so I think they were compressed somehow, or otherwise used a nonstandard format. I don’t want to make them publicly available for reasons of copyright.

  3. Scarletguard permalink
    August 9, 2014 8:09 pm

    The back of the box pictured above says they are WAV files, However, they are probably the same sound files that was included on this item which I already have:

    The files on these CD-ROM’s were in normal WAV file format.

    • icruise permalink*
      August 9, 2014 8:15 pm

      Well, I am capable of playing a WAV file. That’s not what was on the disk. I think perhaps the problem was that you had actually install the program for the sound files to be unpacked/uncompressed, and since I no longer have a computer running Windows 3.1 I can’t do that.

  4. Scarletguard permalink
    August 10, 2014 12:15 am

    I’d send you a link – seeing as technically own them – but everyone else reading this probably doesn’t. It’s a conundrum.

    • icruise permalink*
      August 10, 2014 1:03 am

      Thanks, but I don’t particularly need them.

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