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How Do I Play Sounds in Basecamp 3?

11th March 2016

Here at BLISS we’ve been using Basecamp 3 for the past few months and we have to say we love it!

We feel that Basecamp 3 is a great improvement on version 2, and our team now use it to stay organised across all our on-going projects.

BC3 has loads of fantastic project management and communication features but the icing on the cake is that it’s fun to use.

Team BLISS have recently been having a lot of fun with one feature in particular: the sounds in Campfires & Pings.

The Campfire sounds are triggered by typing /play followed by specific keywords and who doesn’t love a celebratory Nyan Cat or a quick “DOING IT LIVE”?!

As I’m a bit of geek, I wanted to know all the /play commands but couldn’t find much documentation online.

So, I decided to write my own:

The Basecamp 3 Campfire Sounds Cheat Sheet

Please note: These commands only work within Campfires and Pings.

Type this: Hear this: See this:
/play 56k 56k modem dialing

56k Modem Dialing

/play bell Ring-a-ding-ding


/play bezos Jeff Bezos laughing


/play bueller “Bueller, Bueller, Bueller” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


/play butts Samuel L Jackson saying “Hold on to your butts” from Jurassic Park

 Hold On To Your Butts

/play clowntown Classic clown music Clowntown


/play cottoneyejoe “If it hadn’t been for Cotton Eye Joe, I’d be married a long time ago” from The Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe

Cotton Eye Joe

/play crickets Crickets chirping


/play dadgummit Bill Dance saying “Dadgummit” from Bill Dance Outdoors

Dad Gummit

/play dangerzone “Highway to the Dangerzone!” from Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (Top Gun soundtrack)

Danger Zone

/play danielsan “You’re the best, around, nothing’s going to keep you down!” From Joe Esposito - You’re The Best Around (Karate Kid soundtrack)


/play deeper The BWONG chord from Inception


/play drama Law and Order Sound Effect

Law and Order

/play flawless “I woke up like this, I woke up like this” from Beyoncé - Flawless


/play greatjob A man saying “Great Job”

Great Job

/play greyjoy Ramsay Bolton playing a trumpet at Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones


/play guarantee Man saying “I guarantee it” from 1988 Men’s Warehouse Commercial


/play heygirl “Hey Girl!” from Lumpy Space Princess

Hey Girl

/play horn Sad tune on the horn


/play horror “The horror, the horror” from Apocalypse Now Horror


/play inconceivable “Inconceivable” from Princess Bride Inconceivable


/play letitgo “Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back any more” from Frozen Let it go


/play live Bill O’Reilly shouting “DO IT LIVE” Do it live


/play loggins “Are you gonna wait for a sign, your miracle, stand up and fight” from Kenny Loggins - This Is It


/play makeitso Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek saying “Make it so”

Make it so

/play noooo Darth Vader from Star Wars saying “Nooooooo!”

Darth Vader

/play nyan The start of the Nyan cat music

Nyan Cat

/play ohmy George Takei saying “Ooooh My” from 3rd Rock From the Sun

Oh my

/play ohyeah “Oh oh tick-a-tick-a”

Oh yeah

/play pushit Intro to Salt-N-Pepa - Push It


/play rimshot The 'I just made a joke' drum sound


/play rollout “Roll out, roll out, roll out” from Ludacris - Roll Out


/play rumble “Let’s get ready to rumbbblllle!”


/play sax Some smooth sax


/play secret The secret area sound from The Legend of Zelda


/play sexyback Intro to Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back

sexy back

/play story Paul Harvey saying “And now you know, the rest of the story” from The Rest of The Story


/play tada Horns fanfare


/play tmyk NBC’s The More You Know jingle


/play trololo The Trolololo song


/play trombone Sad trombone


/play unix “It’s a Unix system, I know this” from Jurrasic Park


/play vuvuzela A vuvuzela


/play what “Ooooohweeee, what up with that, what up with that” from What Up With That on SNL


/play whoomp “Whoop there it is” from Tag Team - Whoop There It Is


/play wups “Wups!”


/play yeah “Yeeeeehhhhhhh” from The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again (CSI Miami Intro)


/play yodel “Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe” from Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe


I hope the cheat sheet above helps you improve your Basecamp 3 sounds game.

Remember, with great power comes great responsibility - use the sounds sparingly for the greatest LOLs value and least co-worker annoyance. Have fun!

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