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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DiscPassage.img_.sit (380.57 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DiscPassage.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Version 1.6 of DiscPassage is compatible to Macintosh SE/30 respective Mac II (and newer) models, while v1.4.5,
which is also included in this download, runs on older hardware like Macintosh Plus or its emulator counterpart.

About DiscPassage:
DiscPassage provides a menu-driven user interface for accessing the information on your CD-ROM.
DiscPassage provides various means of accessing CD-ROM data, including a hierarchical "Contents" menu and "Search" and "Browse" facilities. In addition, DiscPassage offers facilities for displaying graphic images, printing text and images, playing sounds (if the CD-ROM has audio content) and copying text to user-named files.

DiscPassage will run properly only if there is a DiscPassage CD-ROM in the CD drive.
The CD-ROMs have the word "DiscPassage" or the word "CMC" printed on it or its jewel box.

Once DiscPassage has been installed on your hard drive, use it from there to access all your DiscPassage CD-ROMs.
You may mount multiple number of DiscPassage CD-ROMs at once and browse to the desired CD-ROM from within DiscPassage's 'File' menu using its 'Discs' menu item.
If you pop in a DiscPassage CD-ROM that includes an Audio CD partition, DiscPassage may try to handle the Audio CD partition first, which will fail. In this case, just use the "Disc" menu item in the File menu to select the data partition of that CD-ROM.

A note about the Manual download available from above:

System Requirements for the Macintosh:
DiscPassage requires:

Some DiscPassage CD-ROMs:
For a number of DiscPassage CD-ROMs available here at MacGarden, click this link:
Macintosh Garden/Engine/DiscPassage

That's not all what's available, there are other DiscPassage CD-ROMs out there, for example:
Yearbooks 1991 CD-ROM
American Family Physician (see Findarticles.com for details)

More Links about DiscPassage:
http://cd.textfiles.com/masterdisc/HELPTEXT
http://apple2.info/wiki/index.php?title=A2_Upgrades
http://apple2.info/wiki/index.php?title=Apple_II_CD-ROM#discQuest_Compat...

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Basilisk likes to crash when you quit DiscPassage 1.4.5 application, but works fine otherwise.
To get the CD-ROM recognized by DiscPassage, you may need to write-protect it,
either in your host operating system or within the emulated Mac OS system.

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by IIGS_User - 2017, December 17 - 5:49pm

If a DiscPassage CD ROM image comes with CD Audio partition, it may needs to be saved as another plain data CD ROM image, using Toast or similar, for use in Mac emulation.

As a IIGS User, I dragged the resulted CD image into the "CleverPort IWM" window of Sweet16", the IIGS emulator for macOS, and its High Sierra partition mounted fine, with HS.FST installed in GS/OS.

In the next step, I checked the DiscQuest application, an IIGS DiscPassage reader, and it worked also very nice with this CD ROM image.

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by IIGS_User - 2015, March 19 - 9:08am

I'll start to create bin/cue images using UltraISO of the depending DiscPassage CD-ROMs soon.
When done, I think I'll keep the data partition of the existing files here to let it be compatible with Mac emulators, but can remove the separate audio partition.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 24 - 5:16pm

Updated Download, Mirror and Readme to version 1.6
Version 1.4.5 is still included, for Mac Plus compatibility.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 1 - 6:01pm

Added the manual, which is a summary of PC and Mac related Readme files found on DiscPassage CD-ROMs.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, May 30 - 7:24pm

As for "Multimedia Audubon's Mammals CD-ROM" and "Multimedia Birds of America", I own these, too, but before uploading, I've to study the Guides to create Audio CD images.