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Macromedia FreeHand 8.0.1

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
freehand_8.hqx (18.26 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
freehand8.0.1bupdate_0.hqx (3.69 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
freehand-801-mac.zip (233.59 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

This was the first version released under Macromedia's new focus on web development tools under CEO Rob Burgess, a pivot from the "digital hub" vision outlined under Bud Colligan. As the print features started to be neglected with this release and the following two major iterations of FreeHand, the FreeHand Graphics Studio bundle introduced alongside Macromedia FreeHand 5.5 through 7 was abandoned.

Central to FreeHand 8's new web capabilities is a limited ability to export vector graphics and simple frame-based animations to Macromedia Flash 2 and Flash 3.

Third download contains the full Freehand 8.0.1 CD for archival purposes and the CD scan. Zipped .iso, 9862cf330780bb183d326cd4ed04ddba *Freehand-801-Mac.zip

Second download contains the Freehand 8.0.1 Updater only.

Macromedia FreeHand is a computer application for creating two-dimensional vector graphics (use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons to represent images, also known as geometric modeling), oriented to the professional desktop publishing market. Development has been discontinued but it is still available in versions for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

FreeHand is very similar in scope, intended market, and functionality to Adobe Illustrator. It was created by Altsys and licensed to Aldus, which released versions 1 to 4. When Aldus merged with Adobe Systems, because of the overlapping of market with Illustrator, Adobe returned FreeHand to Altsys soon after the merger (after some legal wrangling, and intervention by the Federal Trade Commission). Altsys was later bought by Macromedia, which released FreeHand 5.0, 5.5 (Mac only), 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11/MX. In 2005 Adobe acquired Macromedia, thus returning the FreeHand product to Adobe.

A flexible application, it was used for page layout (especially since version 4 which was based on Altsys Virtuoso for NeXTStep and had multi-page capabilities) as well as the creation and editing of vector graphic files for print and the Web. - Wikipedia

See also: Aldus FreeHand 1.0, Aldus FreeHand 2.0, Aldus FreeHand 3.x, Aldus FreeHand 4.0, Macromedia FreeHand 5.0.2, Macromedia FreeHand 5.5, Macromedia FreeHand 7 (German), Macromedia FreeHand Graphics Studio 7, Macromedia FreeHand 9, Macromedia FreeHand 10, Macromedia FreeHand MX (11.0.x)

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Architecture: PPC

Works with SheepShaver

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IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, May 23 - 3:57pm

The corrected updater is now available as 2nd download above.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, November 11 - 11:01am

@mrdav: Thanks, but this is likely an admin issue (not even xy's, the actual uploader). I've noticed this with many uploads too. Often a novice uploader will "test" his upload and discover the dreaded amazonaws xml error of the upload not being able to be found, then immediately uploads again (without deleting their original upload) into the same upload position... it results a "_0.xxx" added to its link name...

[snipped]

Your working link needs to go up in the file's description area, with the hope that an admin will do something about it...

[Edit] this post about errors goes back to the "bad old days" when files were hosted externally. MTT

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, November 11 - 6:14am

@MikeTomTom

The above link to the updater still downloads the old faulty file. The correct file can be found at http://s3.amazonaws.com/macgarden/freehand8.0.1bupdate_0.hqx

crank dat apple's picture
by crank dat apple - 2012, July 26 - 11:19pm

I had the same problems with the adobe indesign 1.5 .sit archive. What I did was reinstall Stuffit Expander with only my base extensions active. Then I restarted my iMac and tried to unstuff it. Now it contains all the extensions and other files and it works pretty good. No crashes yet.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 12 - 3:08am

@xy:

If anybody has difficulties opening the hqx-archive please tell me I will rearchive the baby with faster compression.

Both the Installer and updater are good. Both of these .hqx files extract using Stuffit Expander 5.5 on Mac OS 9.x without a hitch. The updater is also checksum identical to the archive at Adobe's site (as it should be). Looks like these two are keepers now. Thanks to your persistence on perfection Smile

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, September 11 - 10:39pm

Thanks very much. I did not know that. I will change my preferences to faster compression for the future. Of course, Freehand is made with better compression. If anybody has difficulties opening the hqx-archive please tell me I will rearchive the baby with faster compression.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, September 11 - 9:38pm

xy,

Don't worry too much about DropStuff v7 vs. DropStuff v5.
If you start the DropStuff v7.0.3 app, and go into Preferences. Under "Stuffing", change 'Better Compression' to 'Faster Compression'. This will create Stuffit archives that can be opened by Stuffit Expander v5 or later.
If it is set to 'Better Compression' (from memory, this is the default), those unstuffing would require Stuffit Expander v7 or later to unstuff it, which can be an issue for many.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, September 11 - 8:46pm

I have replaced both archives. The 8.0 archive is now hqx made with DropStuff 7.0.3. Please test. I did not know that DropStuff 7 is not as good as DropStuff 5 on Mac OS X because I do not use Mac OS X. All my archives are done on Mac OS 9.2.2 native. I will see that in the future I will use DropStuff 5 instead of 7.0.3 if this is works better on Mac OS X. It's just that Stuffit Expander 7.0.3 works much better than Stuffit Expander 5.5 (which is crap). So I thought that also DropStuff 7.0.3 is better than DropStuff 5.5.

The updater archive is again from the adobe website. I hope its good now.

The thing with the stick is just a suspicion. I do not have any problems with it on my good old Lombard. However, I never plug the Lombard into the Internet to keep its HD clean. Instead, for the dirty internet, I use a stinky Windows XP machine. Thus, I transfer everything from a HFS+ stick to a Fat 32 stick and then upload with problematic IE 7.0. During the migration process there might be problems sometimes.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 11 - 2:48pm

@xy:

However, the hqx updater uploaded here is from this Adobe website. I will check my version. Maybe it got bad too.

Thanks for the link, xy. Just DL'd and it is good. This would suggest that what you put up is damaged or the DL'd archive from MG is bad. But the direct DL from the Adobe link is OK. Lets hope the old mac Hutt archive is recoverable, too. I'm not sure about the stick you refer to, or the OS you are using when read/writing to it. But I have had real bad problems using Stuffit version 7 and Mac OS X. If using Stuffit version 5.5 on Classic or 8 on OS X - I no longer have had any problems. I do not trust and will not use version 7 of Stuffit. YMMV I guess, but it does look like something is giving you grief here.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, September 11 - 2:26pm

I will reupload. Maybe the problem here also occured because I have added something just by dragging it into the Stuffit 7 window. I will open the original archive, add my stuff and make a new archive. The original 8.0 archive is from the now defunct MacHut website. Because MacHut is dead I uploaded this. I have tested the installer from the original MacHut archive. It works fine.

The 8.0.1 updater you can download for free from the Adobe website:
http://www.adobe.com/support/freehand/updaters.html

However, the hqx updater uploaded here is from this Adobe website. I will check my version. Maybe it got bad too. It's from the same stick as Canvas 8. I hope my stick is okay. TechTool Pro, DiskWarrior, Disk First Aid and Norton AntiVirus say the stick is okay. Is there any other way to test a stick?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 11 - 2:02am

@xy:

If the main 8.0-sit-archive makes problems while extracting I will upload it again without my additions. The original file without my additions is okay. If there are extracting problems the reason may be same as described by me in the Canvas 8 thread.

I've struck some problems with this DL and the updater, similar to those with Canvas 8.

On Mac OS 9 using Stuffit Expander 5.5 - I get errors about possible damage to the Installer archive and a "use with caution" notice.
On Mac OS X (Tiger) using Stuffit Expander 8 - It extracts the Installer archive without an error message. The main enclosed file "FreeHand 8 Installer" is 12.8 MB (13,364,973 bytes) in size. Can you confirm? If the same then file is likely OK (yet archive itself is perhaps unstable if extracted on a Classic Mac OS).

However the .hqx updater appears to be bad, as Stuffit Expander 8 fails to extract it, then reports:

An error has occured while expanding the file "freehand8.0.1bupdate.hqx" (Archive was compressed with an unknown compression method). Error #17535

Perhaps these do need reworking Sad

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, September 8 - 8:36am

This is the English version. However, I have added German dictionaries for international users. It is interesting, the dictionaries of Macromedia Freehand and PageMaker seem to be interchangable.

If the main 8.0-sit-archive makes problems while extracting I will upload it again without my additions. The original file without my additions is okay. If there are extracting problems the reason may be same as described by me in the Canvas 8 thread.

If this does not help I will upload the whole thing again with FireFox or IE 8 on Windows XP. For this upload I used IE 7 on Windows XP.