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Demoscene demos for Macintosh


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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
PyromaniaRedux.sit (771.09 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TheFish.sit (514.98 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Tile.sit (6.33 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
Guides on emulating older applications

In the early 1990s, many assembly coders were switching from the home computer lines (Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga) to the PC and Macintosh. As they were used on their old computers, they wanted to program their new machines in C and assembly language to boost the performance to the maximum. Unfortunately, the x86 assembly language of the IBM PC was not as comfortable as the 68k assembly language.

With the release of the Power Macintosh 7200 with the PowerPC 601 chip in 1995, a computer with a workstation-like RISC chip became affordable for many computer enthusiasts. They could get their hands on an amount of processing power, which you only could dream of some years before. Soon after, the first demos appeared for the Power Macintosh and a small demo scene emerged (1998-2003).

There were about 100 demos released. We have collected 3 demos so far. If you still got some of them, please do upload them to this page to conserve them for the future!

The 1st download is Pyromania redux.
The 2nd download is The Fish!.
The 3rd download is Tile.

Links:
Wayback Machine - Mac Demos HQ (1998-2000)
Wayback Machine - MacScene.org (2001-2002)
Wayback Machine - kRat homepage
Wayback Machine - iQuest 2000 Mac demo contest
Wayback Machine - theMake Mac Demoscene DiskMag

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Pyromania redux:
Power Macintosh
640x480 screen resolution with 256 colours

The Fish!:
Power Macintosh
640x480 screen resolution

Tile:
Macintosh or Power Macintosh

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by Jatoba - 2019, April 24 - 11:00pm

I wonder where the original uploader (Kitchen2010) even found the "Tile" demo/game. No matter how much I looked online, I did not see even mention of it.

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by Jatoba - 2019, April 24 - 5:16pm

Created a thread to discuss the gathering of all demoscene software here: http://macintoshgarden.org/forum/the-demoscene-quest-resurfacing-old-demos

I'll be uploading the demos besides the 3 listed here (Pyromania Redux, The Fish!, Tile) in a few days from now. I got about 70 or so coming up.

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by Jatoba - 2019, April 21 - 5:00pm

Thanks!!! Smile

Be wary of incomplete files when downloading files captured a long time ago by the Wayback Machine. Files from the late 1990s and early 2000s had a 1 MiB limit, and those from the mid 2000s had a 100 MiB limit. An incomplete file will appear to download successfully. Therefore, if you want to upload files from the Wayback Machine here, check that BIN, HQX, SIT, etc. files can actually be decoded successfully before bothering to upload them. This will save future downloaders from confusion and frustration.

Ah, thanks for explaining that, now it finally makes sense. I was digging up SuperCard 3.5.2 to 3.6 updaters yesterday, and when I saw I couldn't unpack the parts, I figured perhaps I wasn't using the right version of StuffIt or something, but it was odd how they all had exactly 1MB in size when they were expected to be a bit bigger.

You just spared me a lot of headaches. I think this sort of information could perhaps appear in some sort of Macintosh Garden FAQ or so (if it isn't already), for those uploaders who go on an archaeological hunt first to then bring content back to the Garden. (Such as myself.)

Edit: Some other demoscene downloads I found, this time in the Garden itself:
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/psych-out
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/demoid
Perhaps it'd be interesting to put those in this page, for a centralized demoscene page.

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by NucAr - 2019, April 21 - 8:40am

Here are some archived files under the archived pages in the description:

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.mygale.org/blopblop/files/*
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.sfu.ca/~akirczen/archive/files/*
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Par... (6 .bin files)

Be wary of incomplete files when downloading files captured a long time ago by the Wayback Machine. Files from the late 1990s and early 2000s had a 1 MiB limit, and those from the mid 2000s had a 100 MiB limit. An incomplete file will appear to download successfully. Therefore, if you want to upload files from the Wayback Machine here, check that BIN, HQX, SIT, etc. files can actually be decoded successfully before bothering to upload them. This will save future downloaders from confusion and frustration.

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by Jatoba - 2019, April 21 - 12:28am

This is a pretty cool upload. It'd be pretty awesome if more of these old demoscene demos were rediscovered... I'll keep my eyes peeled.