This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

HyperCard 2.2 + Addmotion II

Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
Year released:

[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
HyperCard_2.2_Disks.sit (5.37 MB)
MD5: 75e3d82d37332e4a7fca251e38ead831
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9

HyperCard 2.2 from 1993. The first version with colors, as an optional XCMD!

HyperCard comes back to Apple from a near-death experience as a mis-marketed Claris product, boasting a small handful of desirable updates.

HyperCard Player no more! Unless you really want it. HyperCard 2.2 introduces the ability to save stacks as standalone applications. As seen with Myst on CD-ROM and as did Director with its Projectors.

With HyperTalk being a major influence on AppleScript, it was a matter of time before worlds merged together. HyperCard 2.2 features a comprehensive Apple Events dictionary for AppleScripting between HyperCard and other applications, plus a number of GUI tweaks to help HyperCard stacks look and feel more Macintosh HIG compliant.

HyperCard supports QuickTime through a new Movie XCMD and MovieInfo XFCN. Use a utility stack to set up the XCMD in your existing stack and enjoy postage stamp sized, possibly black and white movie playback on your Mac!

Finally, for localization and the ability to speak in multiple languages, HyperCard 2.2 introduced support for WorldScript. Don't worry about forcing your users to install a heavyweight Mac OS language kit to read your content. Just point them to the WorldScript extensions and they should be a-ok.

See also: HyperCard 1.0.1, HyperCard Z1-1.2.2 (Australian), HyperCard DK-1.2.2 (Danish), HyperCard 1.2.5, HyperCard C1-2.0v2 (French), HyperCard 2.1b13 (Beta), HyperCard 2.1, HyperCard 2.3 + Addmotion II, HyperCard 2.4.1

Architecture: 68k


Duality's picture
by Duality - 2019, February 12 - 6:51pm

A set of the original disks with its own version of Addmotion II fell into my possession.

To address complaints that the original upload was not the original HyperCard 2.2, missing some content, I've uploaded all the disks in Disk Copy 4.2 format with the original installers.

soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2015, November 5 - 9:15am

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — April 1994) added.

papa's picture
by papa - 2014, May 30 - 12:30am

HyperCard 2.4.1 works fine and includes the HyperCard Tour stack. Smile

papa's picture
by papa - 2014, May 29 - 7:56am

@papa: You would probably be better off (on that Cube of yours) using HyperCard 2.3 with updates to 2.4.1 or simply "cut to the chase" and install HyperCard 2.4.1, directly.

Thanks for the pointer. I just found the later HC versions myself browsing through the apps section. I downloaded 2.2 because I didn't bother looking beyond the first page of results when I ran a search on "hypercard". Silly me. Wink (Though the reason HC 2.4.1 would get sorted to the bottom of page 6 is a mystery.)

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, May 29 - 7:28am

Is the Tour stack available somewhere else?

@papa: You would probably be better off (on that Cube of yours) using HyperCard 2.3 with updates to 2.4.1 or simply "cut to the chase" and install HyperCard 2.4.1, directly.

The former HC 2.3 is a full install with all included stacks & update files, the latter HC 2.4.1 I haven't tried, but going by the file size and comments on the page, I would think that it is complete too.

Version 2.2 from this page is a pre-installed copy and is likely missing a few stacks (looking at the archive size).

papa's picture
by papa - 2014, May 29 - 4:01am

This will be awesome to play with, maybe even get my kids hooked on programming.

The HyperCard Tour stack is not included in this package even though there is a link on the home card. Is the Tour stack available somewhere else?

For posterity, here is a HyperCard survival guide, courtesy of MikeTomTom in response to a question about "The Manhole":

With most Macintosh programs the keyboard command to Quit a running program,
is "Command + Q".

With HyperCard, additional keyboard commands you might like to try, can be:
"Command + H" = Return to the Home Stack
"Command + R" = Show recent cards you've visited (and go to any one of them)
"Command + M" = Show Message window (type one line commands and execute them)

Depending on the current stack you are in, a stack's programmer may have scripted these commands to not execute. "Command + Q" should always work.

Go to last card of the Home Stack, set your user level to 5 (with a full version of HyperCard only, not the Player [exception]) and set Blind Typing to True.

Level 5 in HyperCard allows you to program stacks using HyperTalk and Blind Typing allows you to execute single line commands without evoking the Message Window. For example: A single line command such as "show menubar" (without quote marks) and then Enter or Return key to execute, may be useful in menu-less situations. Again, a stack's programmer may have scripted certain commands & even Blind Typing to not execute.

vintagegeek's picture
by vintagegeek - 2014, May 9 - 7:00pm

Runs nicely. Needed v2.2 for a few stacks. Nice color.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, February 21 - 8:21am

I made a lot stuff with HyperCard at its time (some stuff created also in the IIGS version, which knows color from the beginning) , but when it became abandoned by Apple, I switched over to Realbasic, which is still current now Xojo.

Edited by IIGS User, 2014, May 09

Wolf's picture
by Wolf - 2013, February 20 - 8:15pm

Here it is... The famous HyperCard 2.2 (in color!). Our HyperCard was upgraded a couple of months before I finished high school in 1996. I copied all that I could and never used it back until nostalgia kicked in 17 years later. I imaged my floppies, extracted the files, sanitized the home stack and added ADDmotion II (thanks to MikeTomTom) because it was missing.

Back then we used networked Mac Plus (without HDD!). We had a color Power PC in 1994 or 1995 and we had HyperCard 2.2 just before I finished High School. Never really used a Mac since then.

HyperCard was my first real programming language (MS-DOS batch files don't count lol). I had a lot of fun with this...