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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 Mattscott251 - 2009, April 8 - 1:46am

I have the original Taskmaker and Lemmings and a few other games that I downloaded from the original Mac Garden that I will upload here. But How do I compress them into .sit format or whatever format they need to be in?

by StarPlay fan (not verified) - 2009, April 7 - 11:24pm

Does anyone have a copy of Souls in the System? I'm in DIRE need of it. If anyone gets me a copy I'll give back by uploading the prequel ShadowWraith

by StarPlay fan (not verified) - 2009, April 7 - 11:24pm

Does ANYONE have Souls in the System? I'm in DIRE need of it. If someone gets me a full version I'll give back its prequel ShadowWraith and a whole collection of other games.

by thellama73 (not verified) - 2009, April 7 - 2:14pm

Thank you thank you thank you for reviving this site! I had just downloaded dozens of my favorite games of yesteryear when my harddrive crashed and I lost them all Sad
The game downloads don't seem to be working yet, but I'm surre you're on top of it. Thanks you so much.

by Maedi - 2009, April 6 - 4:47am

SterlingBen, I've fixed this, you should now be able to upload a game.

by SterlingBen - 2009, April 6 - 4:29am

After making account I still get "You are not authorized to access this page." whenever I try to upload anything.

by Dr Ivo Robotnik (not verified) - 2009, April 5 - 9:57pm

I cant wait to upload what I have!