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The Comic Strip Factory

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For System 6.x
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CSF.sit (1.46 MB)
For System 6.x
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This app works with: Mini vMac

From Foundation Publishing! Create your own comic strip with "Comic Strip Factory". Fun to use application. Originally published for the Macintosh 512k and the Macintosh Plus on two 800k disks.
Disk one contains the program and disk two the templates for backgrounds and characters.
You can also add your own artwork in "MacPaint" and import them to your Strip!
Update: This package also includes: Two "dsk" format of "Office Days" and "Kid Stuff" for additional artwork. Originally, sold separately on diskettes.

Architecture: 68k

Tested on Mini vMac! Will work on first Gen. Macs
Works as high as OS7 without booting off "Program" dsk..


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by m68k - 2018, August 22 - 5:08pm

Thx 24bit, I'll give it a try nevertheless.

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by 24bit - 2018, August 22 - 1:31pm

The app was not working well with Basilisk II IIRC, thats why the compatibility entry says MinVMac (including MiniVMac II.)
All .dsk images can be mounted in MiniVMac fine.

The known downside with common ZIP containers are lost resource forks.
I am adding SIT as second DL, the SIT is containing the six disk images as DC4.2 files.

From a short look, the app even seems to work with SheepShaver, it has been some time, I can´t recall the Issue with Basilisk II - if there was one.

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by m68k - 2018, August 22 - 12:31pm

Only one of the six disk images is mountable under Basilisk-II MacOS 8.1.
All others come back with an error message.

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by IIGS_User - 2015, November 21 - 9:02pm

Hi ddurkee,

thank you very much for recreating the title. This work is very appreciated!

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by ddurkee - 2015, November 21 - 5:02pm

Following up on my last note, the new Comic Strip Factory is now available for sale on the Mac App Store. This is a completely new program, with all new color vector art featuring three favorite characters from the original Comic Strip Factory, recreated, and five brand new characters. Please check it out at the Comic Strip Factory website. I also have a YouTube video showing how it works.

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by ddurkee - 2015, March 20 - 8:20pm

Hi everyone. I'm David Durkee, the original author of Comic Strip Factory. I just wanted to let people interested in it know that a new version of the program is under development and will be released later this year. It's available now in prerelease form at Comic Strip Factory Builds. It has a Facebook page for announcements and sneak peeks at the new characters and features too.

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by Mikethemac02 - 2014, March 5 - 8:03pm

The Instructions are here! Have Fun!

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by Mikethemac02 - 2014, February 1 - 1:57am

I hope this Upload works!