Sorry for my bad English
Andy: Thank you for your app, but StartupSound.app shows its icon on the Dock when opening. It makes me feel not like a real Mac startup sound.
Valv: SystemSound.prefpane doesn't work in Snow Leopard (64 bit mode)
May be my PlayStartupSound.app is better. Only one line of AppleScript to make this app. And it doesn't show its icon on the Dock when opening.
Download PlayStartupSound.app here
(include Windows 2000 startup sound)
Mac startup sound can be downloaded here
- Copy your startup sound to /System/Library/Sounds, then rename it to Startup.mp3
- Put PlayStartupSound.app anywhere you want (I think it's better in /System/Library/CoreServices).
- Add PlayStartupSound.app to your Login Items list. You may have to check the Hide checkbox beside.
Before add it, you should run it to check.
- Restart & Enjoy.
In an Apple Macintosh, you have to mute the default startup sound by using the StartupSound.prefpane. In a Hackintosh, this is not necessary because a Hackintosh doesn't have a Mac ROM (which include the default startup sound).