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Diamond 5.0

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
diamond_5.0.sit (23.79 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Diamond_5.2_fr.sit (23.36 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Diamond_5.6.tgz (16.71 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
diamond-5x.sit (17.13 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Diamond_NoDemo_60.sit (17.24 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Diamond-Help.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

A very old file compression program, pre-dating StuffIt and Compact Pro. Its files cannot be opened by StuffIt Expander, ZipIt, etc.—only by Diamond itself.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, November 30 - 8:14pm

Hi there,

I have a French version 5.2 of this software. Should I upload it here ?

[EDIT] Finally, I've added the file on the page. There is an Apple logo on the icon...

by mrdav - 2017, August 21 - 12:18am

Thank you, Mike for converting the tgz, and thank you 24bit for getting on to this too.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, August 20 - 1:32pm

Nice work, Mike!
This is looking MUCH better than the glued together screenshots.
No need for another DL methinks, not many will be using the app presumably.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 20 - 12:54pm

@24bit: Sorry about that. I was looking at the .tgz and thought I may as well wrap it up there and then.

I did replace the manual tho' as I didn't need to go down the OCR path. I opened the program in ResEdit and fortunately discovered the Help was in a plain text resource. So I just copied the text and dumped it into a word processor.

wouldn't´t it be nicer to have the app in an .img container - emulators in mind?

Well, the 3rd DL is compatible with real Macs running SSW 6 and earlier (which can't do .img files) and it's not so difficult to use the Unix drive for a couple of those emulators... but if you still have the one you wrapped up, add it to the page as well. They're only 20kb or less, after all Wink

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, August 20 - 10:55am

Mike, you just did beat me, no problem on my side either.
Took me so long, as I wanted to have a "manual" too.
Text is looking really ugly, maybe push it through some OCR?
Some columns are double too - copy paste - without reading.
For the 3.DL, wouldn't´t it be nicer to have the app in an .img container - emulators in mind?

"Diamond can greatly reduce your modem transmission costs." Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 20 - 10:02am

@mdav; The .tgz extracted correctly for me, using the built in archiver in OS X 10.4.11, "BOMArchiveHelper.app"

I repackaged it as StuffIt 3.6 ".sit" (3rd DL above) so it should be more friendly for at least SSW 6x and later. Added a couple of screenshots to show it working in Mini vMac running under SSW 7.1

by mrdav - 2017, August 20 - 7:32am

Can anyone extract a proper Mac application from the second download (Diamond_5.6.tgz)? When I unpack the archive I get two files (._Diamond 5.6 and Diamond 5.6) both with generic document icons. I have tried in both Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.4.11. The first file looks like it might be the resource file, but not linked to the other file to make a proper Mac application. Any idea on how to get a double-clickable application out of this?

by xy - 2010, December 27 - 10:40am

The Diamond format seems to be one of the few formats Stuffit can't open. Thanks for the uplaod!

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by themacmeister - 2010, May 14 - 11:09pm
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Believe it or not, this pre-dates both Stuffit, and Compact Pro, so I believe it only opens its own file formats (not 100% sure of this)...

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, May 14 - 8:42am

what file types can it open ?