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About the Macintosh Garden

The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform. A notable feature of Macintosh Garden is its emphasis on emulation, encouraging users to run historical software on modern systems.

Software featured on the Macintosh Garden has been discontinued by their publishers and is no longer commercially available. The Macintosh Garden aims to preserve these treasures for future generations, providing documentation and downloads of the original files.

With respect to copyrighted software: Non-qualifying software is removed if detected and upon request. If software is removed due to copyright, a link to the Publisher's purchase page is provided in its place.

The website is primarily a wiki, allowing contributors to upload files and screenshots as well as edit descriptions and other details. Software is divided into Apps and Games and these are categorised by genre, year, author and publisher, etc.;

Originally founded in 2001. Throughout this time the site was hosted by "Home of the Underdogs" an earlier PC abandonware site. In late 2008 HOTU went bankrupt and the Macintosh Garden was without a home for a short period. The Macintosh Garden relaunched in 2009 in the form you now see it as its own independent identity. It plans to keep active for now and into the future. We hope that you like and enjoy it.

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themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 3 - 2:21am

no luck with HP PSC 1402 printer - it just isn't supported under OS9 - sigh.

I am sure that a lot of newer Canon or Epson printer models may still be supported under OS9?

I will look into it.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 3 - 2:20am

Thanks for the advice MileStones, but I do not have OS X installed, so find this quite awkward to accomplish.

I have OSX86 on another hard drive somewhere, I might give it a shot if I can find it.


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by MileStones - 2009, December 2 - 6:25pm

Why don't you just unzip it and recompress in stuffit format, the resource fork is included in Mac OS X, its just lost when you transfer it over to OS 9 unless you use stuffit or something...

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, November 30 - 3:59am

It appears that Tanaka was zipped without resource forks, which makes this entire upload worthless.

If anyone has this, could they please use stuffit, and post in binhex format?

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, November 30 - 3:57am


I have an old HP PSC 1402 All-in-one printer/scanner/copier. The HP website says every other 14xx PSC is supported but mine - although none have OS9 drivers available Sad

I downloaded a 1355 driver, see if I can get lucky :/

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, November 29 - 10:07am



or ask here, or on Apple Discussions.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, November 29 - 8:05am

My new (old) g3 iBook is totally sweet now, and decked out to the max, thanks to The Macintosh Garden. I am very glad I donated Smile

Does anyone know of any sites regarding peripheral compatibility with OS 9.2.2? I want to get some odds and ends (printer, firewire external drive) but need to know they work as needed.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, November 29 - 8:01am

I have the PC version of Alien vs Predator Gold, so if it uses the same data files, we may be able to make a working copy using TomeViewer and my data files. I know there is an open source AvP working and available (no net play as yet), but with a perfect single player campaign - only catch is, that it works only on Linux. Might be a challenging port with Rage support Smile

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by longlivemacs - 2009, November 28 - 6:09am

Oh, and by the way, des anyone have a link to alien vs preditor, you can't download it from here (yet!) thx! Smile

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, November 27 - 7:44am

There is a Slackintosh live CD available, althought it is quite old. Work is continuing on getting an updated release done...

On a related note, there were major issues with xorg and 3D support (crashing after 15 seconds). It could not be rectified, even after rebuilding Mesa and other kernel modules. Reinstalled OS9 last night Smile

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by longlivemacs - 2009, November 26 - 9:26am

mac sites ae becoming rare, which is sad because some people still use the classic macintosh, this site is really good. I mosty get my games and utilities from here. Hope this site stays around!

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by MacWise - 2009, November 15 - 7:10pm


They changed the name of the open-source game, probably to avoid legal troubles. It's now called Generic White Dog vs. the RedBaron (with no space between the last two words). I only found a single screenshot of it on an old Mac Observer article. Looks nice, though the sprites must be different now.


I considered Slackintosh when looking for a distro for my ancient G4, but I wanted a Live CD. Any chances of a Slackintosh Live CD in the future?

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by Hiteckredneck - 2009, November 15 - 3:17pm

I looked it up and your 100% right MacWise. I guess the one I was thinking of was the one for Windows released in 2006 and on other multiple platforms except Mac. I remember playing the one for Atari but never noticed the mountains, Slick that you caught that! Thanks for the info though! I am going to upload a Snoopy Vs. Red Baron OpenGL version for OSX that I found it's got a great taste of Classic for those running Mac OS 10.x

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 15 - 9:22am

I installed Slackintosh 12.1 onto my 14" G3 iBook from the 2.5GB DVD last night. Fluxbox is the lightest on features, and on resources, uses about 60MB fully loaded (320MB free!). I switched to fvwm, because I found that all the features (including all hotkeys, IDE LED on front case, Hardware accelerated 3D,sleep on close/wake on open) working with that window manager. KDE was too huge, and XFCE was way too buggy. Also, the kernel does not need to be rebuilt, and it comes with audacious, my favourite music player.

I compiled the latest libdvdcss, so watched some encrypted DVDs last night - very good video performance. Since it comes with the correct drivers, compiled with DRI support, you can get some 3D in 16bit (glxgears=410fps). I may not have my xorg.conf file set up correctly, so that number may jump closer to double that with the correct settings.

All in all, this is easily the best out-of-the-box Linux install for older iBooks! 4.5GB is a lot of space to take up tho Smile

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, November 14 - 6:15pm


Snoopy and the Red Baron was an Atari 2600 game. Here's a review. Maybe the multicolored mountains confused your memory? They have the same colors as the classic Apple logo.

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by Hiteckredneck - 2009, November 14 - 3:27pm

When I downloaded Cryptogrammer Norton told me it was infected, looks like a cool game. ???Can anyone confirm??? BTW does anyone have Snoopy and the Red Barron? It's a super hard to find mac versions, I could play it in VPC but wheres the fun in that? I remember having a mac version... Thanks!

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 14 - 2:41am

I am a bit saddened, my new second-hand 14" Dual USB iBook g3 has non-working battery, which was expected, but the internal PRAM battery is also dead. I attempted installing CruxPPC last night and got a working Linux and Xorg + fluxbox, but could not get r128 driver working satisfactorilly. I am installing Slackintosh PPC DVD tonight!

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 12 - 4:57am

Sky Shadow download appears broken. Is there anyone who has gotten Sky Shadow working correctly (ie. in colour) on a real G3 mac running OS 9.2.2? I had it running on 7.5 and later 8.6, but never worked since then. Any help appreciated...

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by Anon - 2009, November 10 - 2:15pm

@themacmeister Thanks!

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 10 - 10:08am

I want to beef up my newest addition, a 600MHz G3 iBook, with 384MB RAM. There is some great software on this site, and I donated because old Mac sites are getting rare...

macgeek417's picture
by macgeek417 - 2009, November 9 - 5:41am

You do realise that Apps 6, 7, and 8 are dead links?

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by macgeek417 - 2009, November 9 - 5:39am


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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, November 9 - 2:51am

If you have the most Apple CDs, you can now make the disk image and post to megaupload/mediafire for my collection isos:

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, November 7 - 10:55pm

Disinfectant takes care of that. Can you give me the links to the infected files? Somebody has to fix them.

macgeek417's picture
by macgeek417 - 2009, November 7 - 9:20pm

My antivirus sw on the WinBlows machine reports it as MacOS:Nvir

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, November 7 - 7:28pm

Games 8 of the VAS has a virus.


macgeek417's picture
by macgeek417 - 2009, November 7 - 5:01pm

Games 8 of the VAS has a virus.

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 31 - 5:04pm

The new forum called Talking About Macintosh has opening today. You can register here:

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, October 27 - 7:40am

Thank you for bringing back the VAS!

Edited by IIGS_User: I've added it to the 'Friends' area on the main page

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 27 - 3:57am

Visit my vMac Applications site here:

maceffects's picture
by maceffects - 2009, October 27 - 3:52am

Glad to see this site back up, I've been using the old one since 2002, and when it went offline I really had a very sad feeling. Thank you so much for bringing it back up. Will be making my donation to suppose the cause, and I encourage others to do the same, this site is invaluable.

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by marcdutil - 2009, October 20 - 8:16am

Thanks to my friend Bob from Montréal; Sparkz (1993) now relives for iPhone / iTouch.
See under the same in iTunes USA / Canada. Bob has done a good job and Sparkz now a staff favourite at iTunes and a top seller in its categories.

Thanks for your comments and encouragements.
Marc D.

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by TheWyldePanther - 2009, October 19 - 11:06pm

I have been looking for apps and games for my old iMac G3 (with OS 9), and I'm so happy to found you, thank you very much! Please keep the good work...

PJAMA's picture
by PJAMA - 2009, October 18 - 2:04pm

I am new here! I have an iMac Bondi Blue I can use again because of this site!

schoolhacker's picture
by schoolhacker - 2009, October 15 - 3:27am


oh... and i am a pc... with quad core windows 7 as min comp..

i got a Power Macintosh running system 8.6 though lol Laughing out loud

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 10 - 1:25am

I have the apple ID called morunapple. Here is the link of Apple Recovery Archive:

You can find all system software 7.1.2-9.2.2, all Apple Software, all Performa restores and more.

However, I cannot access because I not the Apple Service Provider. I also don't have the GSX access credentials to get here.

Edit: This one is came from my ISO of Apple SSW Recovery 2 CD.

An archive of most Apple software is available on the Support Professional Web Site
The Apple Software Recovery Archive, containing disk images of most Apple software, is available from the Support Professional Web Site. Support Professional authorized contacts have been given a password and access information to this site. If you are unable to access this server, send a message to

PS: add

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 7 - 12:15am

Want to access the incomplete Mac Archive? Here is:

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, September 27 - 5:20am

You can download the AUTOCADs, Appleworks, etc..
from here (and much more)

trvsnbl's picture
by trvsnbl - 2009, September 27 - 5:06am

Yes I was referring to Aquazone Deluxe, sorry for the confusion. Someone seeded all the apps I requested except for autocad, but I'm glad to hear they will be more easily available in the future.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, September 27 - 4:58am

can someone seed the torrents? specifically autocad, aquazone, and apple works 5.0.4 + 6

Aquazone is under 5 MB so it's available as a direct download. If you meant Aquazone Deluxe, I've added an alternative download link for it. The other apps you request will be added to a list I'm compiling to address the problem.

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by The Inner Jamie - 2009, September 26 - 6:35pm

Not all the files are just drag and drop. Some may be archived, some may simply be disk images in formats that aren't supported. One way to do it is to make sure that you have Disk Copy 4.2 in your virtual Macintosh, it seems to have the most options when it comes to mountable disks.

Another possibility is that the filesystem of the disks is incompatible. They may be formatted HFS+ which is not supported on systems before 8.0 Sad

I've been trying to get myself set up with old computers and software the last few days and it's been fun. I've run into some of the very same problems you have, but they're all fixable. It's actually harder if you're doing it on a real computer since you can't use something to help. You're stuck with what's on your old computer Smile

trvsnbl's picture
by trvsnbl - 2009, September 19 - 1:32pm

can someone seed the torrents? specifically autocad, aquazone, and apple works 5.0.4 + 6

schoolhacker's picture
by schoolhacker - 2009, September 18 - 6:31am

um.... are any of the bandwidth problems going to be fixed?

anything over 200mb can't be downloaded Sad's picture
by - 2009, September 18 - 1:25am

I have downloaded , (get ready to call me a noob) and when I drag the files into vmac it says the game is unreadable by macintosh even though the site said it was compatible , please help , I run vista

Minimum91's picture
by Minimum91 - 2009, September 3 - 9:19pm

Hi, I am a very recent user on this site. The concept seems Outright AWESOME, but many of the files hosted here are unfortunately unavailable because of 1) Files bigger then 100 cannot be hosted by owner, couse it's expensive. All that is understandable. But what's up with people putting up torrents of games and not seeding at all? Every game I've tried to download via torrents so far has 0 seeders.

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by dukeraoul - 2009, September 1 - 1:31pm

I've also been looking for Number Maze. I seem to recall that the reward (upon completion of the maze) was to have a random object added to a room. It was really pointless, but I remember laughing about some of the silly things that my brother and I would win. Anyway, I have a floppy disk of Number Maze at my parents' house, but unfortunately that is thousands of miles away in another country (and is probably unreadable by now anyway).

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by pmaciel - 2009, August 24 - 8:55pm

Hi everybody,
I've been looking for "Number Maze" for a few years now. It is a math-oriented educational game (I remember fractions were the word of the day, but there was other things in it) while you guide your bee (or another animal perhaps) unlocking doors until you get to a house.
I remember that game from my SE/30, but I used to play at a friend's because we could play it in glorious color. Smile I also recall the publisher was Great Wave if that helps. Does anybody remember this one? Google is of little help...

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by Theram - 2009, August 24 - 6:00am

Hello, back im my younger days, i used to draw and edit my works a lot using Photoshop 1.0.7, which now resides on my dead Macintosh Classc II =( fast forward a few years, i got a Macintosh Performa 5215CD which works like a charm, now im trying to open again all my works from the past years, but i dont know what kind of format does that photoshop used, because i cannot open any of my works with newer version of photoshop, ok problem is, i downloaded photoshop 1.0.7 from here (awesome site btw ^^) but when i try to unstuffit it says that the file is corrupt >< any help would be great!

Agent5's picture
by Agent5 - 2009, August 11 - 1:11am

Thank you, Euryale. You're a lifesaver.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 9 - 5:18am

Agent5, it was published by Electronic Arts,
I wiil upload a screenshot.