To Download the program click on the link below:
The program is only about 50K and now (20170524) includes the source code.
Whilst the program is downloading read
I don't have Win-Zip, what can I do?
Not much, my web host won't let me store
.exe files so I have to Zip it. You could read the instructions
and work out how to do it for yourself but it is a bit annoying, that's
why I wrote the program. You should probably have Win-Zip
I've found some tunes on another site, can I use your program to convert them?
Yes with a few limitations:-
They wont know, the program doesn't have
any affect on the system, like most windows programs. It just sits on top
like a document, the only trace it leaves, is that text file I mentioned,
and you can delete that.
Why doesn't the program look more like other Windows programs?
I don't know any languages that can do
that, and I don't own any languages either.
I don't trust you why should I run your program on my computer?
Fair point. Version 2.07 of this program
was 53.7K it's too small to do anything particularly nasty. In addition
to this I scan my computer with PC-cillin 2000 regularly.
Why couldn't you be arsed to convert all the tunes to into key presses and put little .wav files on your site?
The answer is in the question.
How many tunes are there?
About 250, I'll add more when I can but
they are quite difficult to make, particularly when you know as little
about music as me. Sometimes I make them and they sound rubbish so I don't
Why play the tune through the PC Beeper?
I think it sounds more realistic, I know
it's a bit quiet but you can't have everything. I've heard some ringtones
saved in Midi format and they sound like they're being played on an electric
I've got Windows NT will it work?
Yes, it didn't work because I'd never tested it but i have now and I've fixed it. Version 2.08 vorks just fine on NT and 2000. I've not tried XP but I reckon it should be OK, if anyone can confirm this I would be greatful.
I've read the instructions page anything else I should know?
Well it's a bit obscure but I think there's
a bug in the Nokia code, it's certainly quite odd and it took me ages to
figure it out. I've explained how when you press the key for a note that
note acquires the octave and note length from the previous note until you
change it. Well if you include a pause then press either  or  to
change the length of the of the pause a subsequent note will not have the
length of the pause but that of the note prior to the pause. This might
not seem like a big deal to you but whilst I was writing the program it
certainly befuddled me. You may now think I'm a geek.
The tempos seem very high, what kind of hard-core is this?
225 bpm would be very high, but for some
reason it's actually quarter notes per minute, or to put it another way
notes per four minutes, I have no idea if this is normal or not.
Who is Norman?
When I submitted my site to the dmoz.org
search engine I wanted to call it 'Free Nokia Ringtones' but the guy reviewing
the site said:-
I have just reviewed your site and am considering listing it in the directory, however it would not be appropriate to list it as 'Free Nokia Ringtones' as this would not be in keeping with the content of the site or the URL that the site has, however something like 'Nigels Ringtones' may be more appropriate and meet the Dmoz guidelines.
Which was fine but he then submitted it
as Norman's Ringtones. As soon as I pointed this out he fixed it but the
damage was done. the search engines that feed off dmoz now call me Norma.
The other search engines wont touch me because they have a financial interest
in Nokia ringtones.