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ClarisWorks 2.0CDv1 - 2.1CDv4

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Download clarisworks-2cdv1.sit (2.08 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
Download cwks-21cdv3-mac.sit (2.92 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
Download clarisworks-21cdv4-updtr.sit (604.27 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

OFFICE set of applications:
Word Processing
(many translators and sample files)

The above DL's are of the International English (Australia, Canada, New Zealand) release of the ClarisWorks 2 series; Versions 2.0CDv1 & 2.1CDv3, with updates for both to 2.1CDv4 - Installs UK English dictionaries, otherwise it is identical to the US English release versions of the 2.x series.

[Top DL]: 68k native version of ClarisWorks 2.0CDv1 (dated 1993).
MD5 checksum & filename: e39beee76632ee0756242ea34321cbd3 *clarisworks-2cdv1.sit

[2nd DL]: Installs 68k, PPC or FAT versions of ClarisWorks 2.1CDv3.
MD5 checksum & filename: cb3435ec222239cdd32fec466e1fc9bd *cwks-21cdv3-mac.sit
From 1994, also available here.

Both 1 & 2nd DL above contain DiskCopy 4.2 disk images of the original media, compressed with StuffIt.

[3rd DL]: Updaters to take either of the top 2 DL's to version 2.1CDv4 - the final version release of the ClarisWorks 2.x series.
MD5 checksum & filename: a96642f1f0bd40b35b2c45541589a44a *clarisworks-21cdv4-updtr.sit

Architecture: 68k PPC

The ClarisWorks 2.0CDv1 install set is 68k native, only.

The ClarisWorks 2.1CDv3 install set is 68k & PPC native.

The top DL is useful if you want to install this version of ClarisWorks to a 68k Macintosh, including Mini vMac & Basilisk II. It can still be updated to version 2.1CDv4 using the updater in the 3rd DL above.

Of the 2nd DL above, the installer program will detect the type of Macintosh CPU you are installing to and install the appropriate (68k or PPC native) ClarisWorks program onto your Macintosh. The installer will only require and ask for "Disk 3" if you are installing ClarisWorks to a PPC Macintosh.

The 3rd DL above contains installers to update ClarisWorks 2.0CDv1 and ClarisWorks 2.1CD(v1, v2 & v3) to ClarisWorks 2.1CDv4

When running ClarisWorks 2.x for the first time, you will be asked for a user name and serial. Enter a name. The serial number field is optional, and is not required.


by soudesune - 2015, November 25 - 4:36pm

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat 02 — April 1993) added.

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, May 10 - 4:41am

@mrdav: Have added it and changed name to reflect contents of both DLs.

by mrdav - 2012, May 9 - 12:40pm

I don't have the third disk. I don't think I ever had it...maybe two disk I have were bundled with one of my non-PPC Macs

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, April 25 - 1:35am

@mrdav: Your 2.1v3 upload is missing Disk 3 (the PPC install parts). I can upload this if you don't have a copy handy. My 3 disk set is the same version and locale (it has the letters "CD" printed on the disks and installs the UK English dictionary as the "Main Dictionary").

I also have updaters to 2.1v4 (updates versions 2.0 to 2.1v3 inclusive) but these are for the US English version only and will not update this upload. I don't have a US English working copy of 2.1 either.

by mrdav - 2012, March 25 - 5:23am

Added version 2.1v3. Note that the SN is not needed.