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ACI 4th Dimension 6.0.6

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aci-4th-dimesion-606.sit (49.86 MB)
MD5: 898fc60292df6eb18e63603a73ab8d06
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
4D-Mono-v6-0.6-fr-r8-.sitx (1.99 MB)
MD5: 6d649a542f2d9f1c16bacb9ffc9f4243
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9

A full database creation package, 4th Dimension 6.0.6 is an integrated professional relational database development environment that can be used to create database applications, from contact management systems and product catalogs through to games, multimedia apps and accounting packages and much more.

MD5 checksum & filename: 898fc60292df6eb18e63603a73ab8d06 *aci-4th-dimesion-606.sit

2nd file is a preinstalled French version of the application.

Original File Source:
Give-away promo in MacFormat magazine issue #90, May 2000 CD edition. Full working & complete software. Comprehensive documentation included (PDF)

Installing 4D 6.0.6:
The installer places an ACI folder at the root level of your start-up disk and completes the installation of the 4D 6 database. There are other, separate components accompanying this database package.
If you install other separate components such as the demo apps and the 4D plug-in extras etc, then do all of the installations you require before moving the ACI folder to any other location. The additional installers, all look for the ACI folder at the root level of your drive and will create fresh ACI folders in that location if you have moved the initial ACI database folder before completing all of your installations.

I recommend that you do install the Demos package (which should have been named "Database Examples") as you can then get a good feel for this program by picking these example apps apart.

This package also installs the 4D Runtime engine:
4D Runtime is designated as Redistributable according to the 4th Dimension License Agreement and can be freely distributed according to the terms and agreements of that license.

Meaning: You can create standalone databases and distribute these to others along with the runtime engine (then 3rd party doesn't need the full 4D application to use your database).

Architecture: 68k PPC

Minimum Requirements:
68040 Macintosh
Any PowerMac or PPC Macintosh Compatible
Mac OS 7.6.1 or newer
20 MB RAM (32 MB Recommended)
13 inch monitor with 256 colors

Minimum Extraction Requirements:
Stuffit Expander 5.5
Disk Copy 6.1.2 or newer to mount expanded ".img" file

This download also includes the ACI patched version of 4D for Mac OS 9.x compatibility (4D 6.0.6r8).

All screenshots were taken using Mac OS 7.6.1 (on Basilisk II) and Mac OS 8.6 (on Sheepshaver) so yes, Mac emulator compatible too...


Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2012, July 9 - 2:45pm

Yep, I also use FileMaker 3 pro,
can´t beat that one.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, July 9 - 2:23am


I could never run this one

Me neither Smile
For my (limited) personal needs in a database, I haven't required anything more than FileMaker Pro and its much simpler "user friendliness".

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by IIGS_User - 2012, July 8 - 5:12am

Don't split the files lower than 40 MB parts,
because there is a reason why the download limit exists.
Bandwith costs.
Maybe this will be solved one day, but this decision is up to Balrog and Maedi only.
Don't ask for skipping the download limit, please.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2012, July 7 - 5:22pm

I could never run this one

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 6 - 11:18am


That´s too bad they reduced the size limit, bummer!

No matter. I'm more concerned that this archive exists in any form. I'm very grateful to it being here (I had to do the "splits" for my recent full Acrobat 3.0 upload too).

BTW That is an awesome photo. I'd thought that it may have been from a Pre-Raphaelite sketch of 150 or so years ago. Anyway, I think it is stunning and very beautiful. Now I don't feel so afraid if "baby" comes back - or Medusa - or the Gorgon - or...

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2011, May 6 - 3:33am

That´s too bad they reduced the size limit, bummer!

thanks but this is not an avatar, it´s my official facebook photo with a cool photoshop antique fx
actually it´s the second time I´ve used a photo of me in MG
the other photo is still ´hidden´ somewhere in one of the screenshots,
one day you´ll find it.

...but I like the other creepy demonic baby,
you´ll see her soon muahahaha

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 6 - 2:44am

@Euryale: I think the 400Mb size allowance is a "was" and it is now indeed under a much smaller limit. I don't recall where I saw 40 MB as being the cut-off size but it has stuck with me, since.

You can still upload much larger files of course, but they won't be available for downloading - and I want this to also be available for DL - See this page for example, where you will see instead of a DL link, a "Archived (59.06 MB) Temporarily unavailable due to high bandwidth costs" message.

[Edit] The Up/DL limits for the Mac Garden have since been lifted

btw: Love your cool avatar. Please don't change it for a while (your last one was so scary for me) Smile

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2011, May 6 - 1:56am

This certainly looks pretty cool...
else, I might be wrong but as far as I remember, the 40Mb file size limit no longer applies,
I remember the file size allowed now is 400Mb to MacGarden
so i think you can upload the whole thing without spliting it up.

...that was for Mike Tom Tom

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 6 - 1:09am

@amatecha asks:

Uh, why is this split into two files that have to be extracted in such a backwards manner?

I did this because (1) File uploads to the Garden are 40 MBs or less, (2) I wanted this to be archived and still be available from the Garden. To circumvent these restrictions I split the archive.

By all means, join and post it up for others to cut 2 minutes of install time off but please don't remove the two Garden hosted archive parts...

That said, part 1 (Download link at top of screen) is still a broken link from here Sad

Adding.. The alternative link in body of page labelled "Download for Part 1 (until top link above is fixed)" is the actual working Garden link at amazonaws. It is what the top link should be. Admins!

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by amatecha - 2011, May 5 - 9:07pm

Uh, why is this split into two files that have to be extracted in such a backwards manner? If I make these files available elsewhere, no one's going to have those instructions included. Guess I'll download this, extract it and recompress as a single file to avoid this problem for others who want the program.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, January 7 - 7:11am

@finkmac spotted:

Part 1 is down…

Ah yes, quite right, well spotted. The top "Download" amazonaws link is pointing to a "4d-6-1.sit". Whereas it should be pointing to a "4d-6-1_0.sit"

I have put a temporary but correct link into the file description area. I suggest using that link until the top link gets corrected by the Admins. The 2nd "Download" link for part 2 "4d-6-2.sit" is working OK. Thanks.

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by finkmac - 2011, January 7 - 3:52am

Part 1 is down…