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About the Macintosh Garden

The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware games archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform. A notable feature of Macintosh Garden is its emphasis on game emulation, encouraging users to run historical and in some cases genre-defining games on modern systems.

Games featured on the Macintosh Garden have been discontinued by their publishers and are no longer commercially available. The Macintosh Garden aims to preserve these games for future generations, providing documentation and downloads of the original game files. With respect to copyright, non-qualifying games are removed upon request and a link to the game's purchase page is provided.

The website is primarily a wiki, allowing contributors to upload game files and screenshots as well as edit descriptions and other details. Software is categorized by genre, year, author and publisher.

Originally founded in 2001, by 2007 the archive held over 900 games and 6960 user comments. Throughout this time the site was hosted by Home of the Underdogs until late 2008 when the host went bankrupt. The Macintosh Garden has since been relaunched and plans are underway to preserve the archive itself with the University of Portsmouth's KEEP Project.


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Macintosh games have been popular from the early, clunky days until the current high-spec graphics and gameplay we know now and love. Many Mac players enjoy luck-based money games such as roulette (as shown here). For the more discerning Internet Mac player though, skill/strategy games such as poker have become easier with the increase in poker sites offering Mac compatible software.



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by macgeek417 - 2009, November 9 - 4:41am

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

by macgeek417 - 2009, November 9 - 4:39am

ok:
http://macgeek417.uni.cc/files/Mirrors/vas/Games/Games8.zip

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, November 9 - 1:51am

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

http://groups.google.com/group/applemaccd

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by MacWise - 2009, November 7 - 9:55pm

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

by macgeek417 - 2009, November 7 - 8:20pm

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

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by MacWise - 2009, November 7 - 6:28pm

Games 8 of the VAS has a virus.

Link?

by macgeek417 - 2009, November 7 - 4:01pm

Games 8 of the VAS has a virus.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 31 - 4:04pm

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

http://sheepmyshaver123.freevar.com/forum/index.php

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by IIGS_User - 2009, October 27 - 6:40am

Thank you for bringing back the VAS!
Smile

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

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 27 - 2:57am

Visit my vMac Applications site here:

http://sheepmyshaver123.freevar.com

by maceffects - 2009, October 27 - 2:52am

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.

by marcdutil - 2009, October 20 - 7:16am

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 - 10:06pm

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...

by PJAMA - 2009, October 18 - 1:04pm

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

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by schoolhacker - 2009, October 15 - 2:27am

THANK YOU MACINTOSH GARDEN!!!
BEST MAC SITE EVA!!!

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

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 10 - 12:25am

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

http://spftp.info.apple.com/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 adm...@spmail.info.apple.com.

PS: add adm...@spmail.info.apple.com

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 6 - 11:15pm

Want to access the incomplete Mac Archive? Here is:

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7e8a22f588d7ab0836df4e8dca141969dc570...

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by IIGS_User - 2009, October 2 - 7:04pm

is there a password on it? Cause I can't Get connected to it.

Regarding discussion about mycatisbigfoot's iDisk, please cont. at
http://macintoshgarden.org/forum/status-update-macintosh-garden

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by Minimum91 - 2009, September 29 - 5:15pm

is there a password on it? Cause I can't Get connected to it.

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by IIGS_User - 2009, September 29 - 2:08pm

You guys can use my idisk,
Its mycatisbigfoot
It has read and write, I have 17GB on it

Great, we could need further download locations. Smile

by Mycatisbigfoot - 2009, September 29 - 3:13am

You guys can use my idisk,

Its mycatisbigfoot

It has read and write, I have 17GB on it

by Euryale - 2009, September 27 - 4:20am

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

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b88e2ce4ed1308ff91b20cc0d07ba4d2499b7...

by trvsnbl - 2009, September 27 - 4:06am

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.

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by MacWise - 2009, September 27 - 3:58am

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.

by The Inner Jamie - 2009, September 26 - 5:35pm

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

by trvsnbl - 2009, September 19 - 12:32pm

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

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by schoolhacker - 2009, September 18 - 5:31am

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

anything over 200mb can't be downloaded Sad

by bubbajim95@yahoo.com - 2009, September 18 - 12:25am

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

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by Minimum91 - 2009, September 3 - 8:19pm

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.

by dukeraoul - 2009, September 1 - 12:31pm

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).

by pmaciel - 2009, August 24 - 7:55pm

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...

by Theram - 2009, August 24 - 5:00am

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!

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by Agent5 - 2009, August 11 - 12:11am

Thank you, Euryale. You're a lifesaver.

by Euryale - 2009, August 9 - 4:18am

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

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by Agent5 - 2009, August 5 - 10:04pm

Thank you! That's exactly the sort of information I was hoping for.

One last question regarding the game - Can anyone who can run the game tell me who the publisher for the Mac version was? I assume it was Electronic Arts but someone else has suggested it might by ORIGIN Systems

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by iig - 2009, August 4 - 8:31pm

Thanks You for the clarification.

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by Balrog - 2009, August 4 - 7:24pm

It's just to prevent robots. There's no download limit yet. If there was we'd post info, though I would prefer no download limit. =)

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by iig - 2009, August 4 - 6:56pm

is there a download limit? or do you have to log in just to prevent robots from downloading files

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by bertyboy - 2009, August 2 - 7:39am

It most certainly was. I bought it and played it. Not sure I still have the original media, I may have given it away with my IIci.

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by Agent5 - 2009, July 31 - 1:12am

Well no, I know. It's most certainly for the Mac. While I've been having trouble running it in an emulator I recall playing it on an ancient G3. I was just wondering if it had ever been released officially as a stand alone game.

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by Balrog - 2009, July 31 - 12:42am

@Agent5:
You can download it, so yes, it's for Mac.

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by Agent5 - 2009, July 30 - 11:14pm

Does anyone have evidence that the Mac version of Populous was ever actually released? A cover scan, or something similar? I know it exists on the site, but that doesn't necessarily mean it was released.

by Winterlast - 2009, July 12 - 11:36pm

Lagoman-- Only a Macintosh with a built in (or Apple-made) floppy drive will be able to copy the Lagomorph disk. If you don't have one where you are, I would be glad to pay the shipping cost so you can send me the disk and I can upload it here. Please write me at wint...@gmail.com

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by IIGS_User - 2009, July 8 - 9:17am

I also believe HFV Explorer isn't compatible with 64 bit windy OS.

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by Balrog - 2009, July 7 - 6:47pm

@mrnukem:

That utility won't work with 800K disks, but only with 1.4MB disks. The floppy drive hardware in PC's is simply incapable of reading or writing 800K Mac disks.

by mrnukem (not verified) - 2009, July 7 - 3:06pm

http://www.fenestrated.net/~macman/stuff/HFVExplorer/

The above freeware utility will let you read and write mac disks on your Windows PC. I use it all the time to transfer info and to create disk images for my MAC SE

by Lagoman (not verified) - 2009, June 29 - 1:03am

I have a copy of an old school Mac game called Lagomorph. But is on a 720k floppy and I have no way of getting it off of there. Any suggestions?

Lagoman

by Guy Tanzer (not verified) - 2009, June 28 - 3:59am

I got to play it a few times back circa 1989-90 but my copy is long gone. You were flying a B-17 bomber, shooting at German planes. The crew would chime in with comments like "Can't Breathe, Skipper" or "Skipper, we're freezing back here".

I'd appreciate anyone with knowledge chiming in. And a wonderful website, I am glad it exists. Let me find a job and I'll donate. The old black and white Macs had a charm all their own that I kind of miss.

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by bertyboy - 2009, June 25 - 10:18pm

Re: C & C

I got this as a freebie for taking out a magazine subscription. A great, great game, but it's on 2 CDs, far too big for the site.

Although I have seen copies of the game available by other means, weighing in at just 40MB. It's the Movies and the extra music on the 2CDs that take up 95% of the space, so it is possible that this 40MB version is playable.

Of course, if you have an Intel Mac, you could buy a set of discs with every version of C&C ever released for PC for about $5 and play it under BootCamp / Parallels. I could even play the PC version under VPC on my MDD.

by Maedi - 2009, June 25 - 12:26pm

@hackattack

All the games were originally made for mac but we do try to support people on other operating systems. Head over to the , look for the Windows Emaculation tutorial.