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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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Agent5's picture
by Agent5 - 2009, August 5 - 11:04pm

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

iig's picture
by iig - 2009, August 4 - 9:31pm

Thanks You for the clarification.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 4 - 8:24pm

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. =)

iig's picture
by iig - 2009, August 4 - 7:56pm

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

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, August 2 - 8:39am

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.

Agent5's picture
by Agent5 - 2009, July 31 - 2:12am

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.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, July 31 - 1:42am

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

Agent5's picture
by Agent5 - 2009, July 31 - 12:14am

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.

Winterlast's picture
by Winterlast - 2009, July 13 - 12:36am

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

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, July 8 - 10:17am

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

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, July 7 - 7:47pm


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.

mrnukem's picture
by mrnukem (not verified) - 2009, July 7 - 4:06pm

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

Lagoman's picture
by Lagoman (not verified) - 2009, June 29 - 2:03am

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?


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by Guy Tanzer (not verified) - 2009, June 28 - 4:59am

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.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, June 25 - 11:18pm

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.

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, June 25 - 1:26pm


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.

hackattack's picture
by hackattack - 2009, June 25 - 7:06am

so i have a windows computer for this program and i really wanna get these games to work on but the whole process is complicated since its a macintosh based gaming site..i need help step by step on what i need to download, how to make the emulations work, how to apply the games to the emulation so that i can get going on playin these games because i really wanna play em so bad!! im so confused on what to do!! i downloaded the sheepshaver and baslik emulations and also a game and tried to get them to work but my computer says theres an error and wont run anything so help me step by step exactly what i need to do please!!

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, June 25 - 4:14am

@moltm4785, sorry not sure anyone has any other copies?

moltm4785's picture
by moltm4785 (not verified) - 2009, June 23 - 2:29am

To the admins of Macintosh Garden is there anyway you can get a good copy of both TaskMaker and Tomb of the Taskmaker up and available for download? I don't believe the current version is good.

moltm4785's picture
by moltm4785 (not verified) - 2009, June 22 - 2:21am

is there a way to uncorrupt it?

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, June 21 - 7:00pm

@IIsi 50MHz, not sure why anyone hasn't responded. Please post a forum topic if you wish.

kataetheweirdo's picture
by kataetheweirdo - 2009, June 21 - 7:03pm

It appears the .img in the .sit file has gotten corrupt somehow. There's also Shrinkwrap and Disk Copy, but I've yet to test either of those out.

moltm4785's picture
by moltm4785 (not verified) - 2009, June 21 - 6:02pm

Thank you for the link, I have gone there before and i was able to get 7.5.3 up and running but after that I can't get the game Tomb of the Taskmaker, to run on it at all. I'm not sure what I am missing.

kataetheweirdo's picture
by kataetheweirdo - 2009, June 21 - 5:30pm

You're going to need Stuff-it Expander for the Macintosh (version 5.5 seems to be the best for more recent versions of the Macintosh like 7.5.3 and higher). File transferring is best done through HFVExplorer. Your best bet to retain the resource forks is to put the .sit file directly into the disk image you want to put it in and extract the file within an emulator.

I think this website could explain it much better than I could.

moltm4785's picture
by moltm4785 (not verified) - 2009, June 21 - 3:43pm

Hello all, if anyone here would be so kind as to help me I would greatly appreciate it. I am trying to get the game Tomb of the TaskMaker to run. I don't care if its on a windows PC or a Mac I own both but I've been trying for months to get it working and nothing I do seems to work. I'm 23 and so this game came out when I was just getting into video games I enjoyed it so much my mom refused to buy the full version as I would never leave the computer. I am looking for full instructions down to the exact program to unpack these items. I will list below a few of the biggest problems I have had but if you could give me full instructions from installing a fresh emulator to acctually playing the game this would be immensely helpful as there is nothing online that I have been able to find that shows after getting an emulator to run (I can do this fine) how to get a game to run on the emulator. If there already is such a tutorial could you point me to it?

* Can't seem to find a proper version of any type of unpacker that will run on any version of mac os from version 7.x to 9.x.

* When I unpack a game and bring it over through the share folder of the emulator all the files are categorized as documents.

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, June 19 - 11:57am

Hey guys, I see the server size/upload limit has been increased, this is good news! Now I'm very tempted to add some bigger games to this server. We will see how my connection holds up. I'll start with damage incorporated CD.


Agent5's picture
by Agent5 - 2009, June 17 - 11:11am

The increased file limit is absolutely amazing! The new Mac Garden hasn't been around a year and already features that had long remained on wish lists are being seen to. Ah, to have an admin and centralized control. This is all several shades of excellent.

As a quick aside, if anyone here were to contribute a few of these games to MobyGames it would be very much appreciated. The database is lacking in the more classic Mac department...

Games-n-Apps's picture
by Games-n-Apps - 2009, June 16 - 11:34pm

As I have added a few files as zipped archives, they've always undergone a kind of gamma testing, they usually are proven on someone else's Classic (and OSX) systems.
And the zipped files created with a Classic running computer are web-proven, done with DropZip Shareware, StuffIt Lite 6.5.1.
If something I loaded doesn't do - we'll check it.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, June 15 - 6:27pm

I have that problem with Firefox and IE as well. I get around it by using Firefox and going to "views" and "page style" and selecting "no style."

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, June 14 - 11:23am

Welcome back MG !

Well trying to do my bit, but the game info edit page has issues in latest Firefox v2 (it also crashes Safari v1.3 and OmniWeb).
The Screenshot and Game Manual upload (Browse / Attach) areas have no width, so I can't browse to add screenshots, etc. If I manage to scroll to the right to find the 'Browse..." button I still don't get a file selection dialog box.

Otherwise, excellent to see MG back up and running.

grawlix.computing's picture
by grawlix.computing - 2009, June 14 - 2:45am

Maedi wrote:
No need to get a physical copy, though I can burn you one if you wish, and it be helpful if you could pay for postage.

Thanks, I just now spotted your response. I'll work from the online pile.

IIsi 50MHz's picture
by IIsi 50MHz (not verified) - 2009, June 14 - 1:03am

Many games and other programmes can frequently be found in thrift stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army, and St. Vincent de Paul's. Often, many of these are children's educational titles, and sell for about $4 USD (less during "50% Off Everything" sales and such). Many include manuals and cover art.

I don't really know how much demand there is for most of the titles I come across. I don't really know where to put this message, either. Feel free to yell at me if there's a proper place somewhere.

I can currently get:
Arthur's Wilderness Rescue
Backyard Soccer MLS Edition
Clue Finders Third Grade Adventures
Disney's Adventures In Typing With Timon & Puma
Deluxe! Reader Rabbit 1
Freddi Fish 5: The Case of The Creature of Coral Cove [sic]
Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries
Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop
Land Before Time Kindergarten Adventure
Pajama Sam's Lost & Found
Pixar-Disney Activity Center: Toy Story
Put Put Enters the Race
Put Put Saves the Zoo
Tonka Search & Rescue
Ultimate Spin Doctor (game)
Where In the USA Is Carmen Sandiego (this is here, but not sure if the CD might have any files you're missing)
Wings: Korea To Vietnam (education and reference, which claims to have "flight simulators" (plural) inside)

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, June 8 - 8:17pm

Please, move them to offline storage, so peoples do no longer upload the same titles three times, even inadvertently.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, June 7 - 2:19pm


I was planning to move some of the games from there [those that are already uploaded to the "new" Macintosh Garden] to offline storage to make room for more. I can't think of any other way to make sufficient free space on the server for growth. Please email me if this is a real problem, or if you have a good alternative...

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, June 7 - 2:15am


All the games can now be found here:

No need to get a physical copy, though I can burn you one if you wish, and it be helpful if you could pay for postage.

All the best,

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2009, June 4 - 7:11am

I might have a working computer within the week!

grawlix.computing's picture
by grawlix.computing - 2009, June 1 - 7:11am

I'm a reinvigorated Mac enthusiast from my undegrad days. (I still have the SE/30 I bought in my junior year, and have been working to restore it. The tantalum caps are on the way.) I would be happy to help in any way that I can, though I lament that I no longer have the 200+ disks collected in that era.

Is to upload around 900 games to this new website. Your help is appreciated, myself and a few others have discs with the old games on them (Or you may have games backed up on your computer already). If you can spare the time and brain power, please ask us for a copy and have a go at uploading a few games.

I guess, I'm asking at this point. What's the next step?

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, May 28 - 9:40pm

@ Balrog:

Yeah you can do that on your OS X box as it is. Shame we didn't had this discussion over the forum. It would have made an excellent threat for future reference.

Well j_damage•69, now you have no excuse to upload all those sweet CD version games! Smile

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, May 28 - 4:31pm


As long as I can rejoin with Stuffit Expander for OS X, it should be fine. And there is a PC equivalent to MacHacha that's compatible, called 'hacha 3.5' (but you'd have to google that).

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, May 27 - 6:56pm


I don't have access to an OS X box, but I do have a Windows XP laptop and I'm sure there's a PC equivalent for MacHacha. The reason StuffIt Deluxe is the right tool for the job is because Classic is the common OS among us, and using a Classic application means we're all on the same page.

The two versions of StuffIt Deluxe available over, 4.0 and 5.1.5, work quite well on an emulated environment. However, you only need StuffIt Deluxe to split the file. You can rejoin the segments with the regular version of StuffIt Expander.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, May 27 - 6:10pm

Yes. The final .sit is the file being divided and later merged.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, May 27 - 4:18pm

For Mac OS 9 (and earlier) games it is recommended to use a Stuffit version inside the emulation to create download packages.
Otherwise, some useless Mac OS X files will be merged into the download file.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, May 26 - 6:10pm

I disagree about using Stuffit Deluxe for this. It doesn't work on newer machines (unless I buy the current version) and I don't think it verifies integrity. Also, Stuffit Deluxe (in current versions) is quite terrible.
Do you have access to a computer with Mac OS X? (MacHacha format preserves resource forks and similar data and does extensive integrity checking). I have a fast connection so I should be able to do the rejoining and uploading.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, May 26 - 5:48am

That should work. j_damage•69 can upload the segments to a free file hosting site and post the links here or at the forum so you or me or somebody else can do the rest of the job. The only thing I would change about that is using StuffIt Deluxe instead to segment, and rejoin, the files.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, May 25 - 7:13pm

You could use a utility like MacHacha to split the archive into segments of a manageable size. Later, we can download all the segments, re-assemble them, and upload them.
Be careful though because the free space on the server is getting low.

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, May 20 - 1:56pm


You can now add forum topics, look for the link in the forum.

Marathoner325's picture
by Marathoner325 - 2009, May 20 - 3:49am

I see a forum is finally up, but why is it that we aren't able to post new topics?

kataetheweirdo's picture
by kataetheweirdo - 2009, May 19 - 4:06am

to j_damage•69:
I believe it(Raptor) was a top-down shoot-em-up. There's a bit of a postmortem online:

I think I might have it somewhere, but it's an older version I believe.

Dimitris1980's picture
by Dimitris1980 - 2009, May 18 - 12:26pm

Can someone give me some information about roland mt32? I have a power mac 7500/100. Can i use a roland on this machine? There are games like the games of sierra that support roland.

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, May 18 - 11:57am

You mean the top-down jet fighter arcade game? I thought that was only for Windows/DOS. Unless theres a Mac version I dont know about. Smile