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HyperCard 2.4

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HyperCard_2.4b9.sit (1.58 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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HyperCard_2.4b16.smi_.sit (1.62 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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HyperCard_Updater_2.4.1.smi_.sit (5.05 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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HyperCard241.img_.sit (28.67 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

This is everything you need to make HyperCard stacks and run just about any HyperCard stack.

The 1st download is HyperCard 2.4b9.
The 2nd download is HyperCard 2.4b16.
The 3rd download is HyperCard Updater 2.4.1.
The 4th download is HyperCard 2.4.1.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Mac OS 6.0.5 or later requires at least 2MB of RAM
Mac OS 7 or later requires 4MB of RAM
8MB of RAM required for Power Macintosh computers.


by Kitchen2010 - 2015, August 27 - 7:46am

I have added HyperCard 2.4 from MacsRUS's archive.

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by papa - 2014, May 29 - 11:43pm

This works fine on my Power Mac G4 Cube running OS J1-9.2.2 (or OS X with Classic). Thank you! Smile

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.

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by nathanpc - 2010, January 2 - 11:12pm

It's the best language for Macintosh development!

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by Balrog - 2009, October 27 - 12:10am

This includes LiveCard, PDF manuals (I have paper manuals from 2.2; these are from 2.4); and Acrobat Reader 3, as well as HyperCard.

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by bertyboy - 2009, October 26 - 6:40pm

An immense effort to put this up. But my HC v2.4.1 is only 11.1MB uncompressed, 5.6MB in Stuffit. Is there something exra in this ? The HC2.4.1 update.smi I have is 5.1MB.

by Krankle823 - 2009, October 26 - 5:10pm

Me too wants to say thank you for posting this and to all the people who seed the file. I was looking for it for a long time!!! ... And of course, my thanks goes also to Bill Atkinson for creating such a wanderful tool.

by Anonymous - 2009, May 13 - 3:22am

Oh my gosh! When I got my ( disfunctional ) SE/30, it came with a HyperCard disk. BROKEN. The SE/30's drives were BOTH DEAD. Now on my SE SuperDrive, I can finally resurrect it! THANK YOU!


by Anonymous - 2009, May 11 - 10:24pm

to whoever put this up I thank you, I have been looking for this for a long time!!!