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Universal Weltgeschichte (aka Kulturfahrplan)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (440.44 MB)
MD5: 032c25ca30d859b8e88195f6fa45b0d0
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

"Der große Kulturfahrplan" (The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events)
is an interactive Eenzyklopedia from prehistoric times to present.
It includes more than 50,000 facts of cultural history; more than 100,000 Indexed entries for fast researches in all areas of knowledge; more than 2,500 pictures from the "Archiv für Kunst und Geschichte" (Germany); more than 25 minutes of movies seen on Wochenschau, feature films, News, more than 110 minutes music examples and Original sound recordings from the German Rundfunkarchiv (Radio archive).

This is a special edition of "Kulturfahrplan", also known as "Chronik der Weltgeschichte 2.0".
The special edition has been sold as "Universal Weltgeschichte".

Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek/Der große Kulturfahrplan der Weltgeschichte. Der neue Kulturfahrplan. Buy Links:
Der große Kulturfahrplan (Koch Media, Windows only)
Der große Kulturfahrplan. Multimedia CD- ROM für Windows und Mac. Die interaktive Enzyklopädie von der Vorzeit bis zur Gegenwart (United Soft Media, PC/Mac)

A note about the downloads available from above:
The Manual download is a scan of the cardboard cover Buy Link:
The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan
(This is the printed book the CD-ROM is based on) Buy Link:
Der grosse Kulturfahrplan. Multimedia CD- ROM fuer Windows und Mac. Die interaktive Enzyklopaedie von der Vorzeit bis zur Gegenwart

See also: History Compact

Architecture: 68k PPC

This is a hybrid CD-ROM for PC & Mac in German.

System requirements Mac:
PowerPC, 16 MB of RAM.

System requirements PC:
Pentium 75 MHz, Windows 3.1/95/95 (Windows 3.1 with Win32s), sound card,
16 MB of RAM (32 MB recommended)

Common requirements:
3 MB of hard disk space, 4x CD-ROM drive, QuickTime 16-bit.

This is a translation of the README.WRI file found on the PC partition of the CD-ROM:
1. The font "Kulturfahrplan":
Virus scanners or other TSR application may prevent to set up the font "Kulturfahrplan" automaticaly by the application. As a result, the special characters can't be displayed correctly and the line break does not look correctly. You can install the missing font manually:

When using Windows 3.x :
In the Main Group/System Settings, run the Font Manager application. By using "Add", select the font "Kulturfahrplan" found on the CD-ROM in the folder "Dfont" and click "OK". Restart Windows and the "Chronik der Weltgeschichte" displays the text on the screen correctly.

When using Windows 95/98
Open by using "Start/Settings/System Settings" the Font Manager application. Use "File/New Fonts" to install the font "Kulturfahrplan" found on the CD-ROM in the folder "Dfont".
Under certain circumstances, you must delete the font again, up to 2 times). Then, the special characters and the line break whithin the "Chronik der Weltgeschichte" will be displayed correctly.

2. QuickTime

To display pictures and show movies, "Chronik der Weltgeschichte" required a 16-bit version of QuickTime. This will be optionally installed by the Setup application. In case a 32-bit version is already installed ( or 3.0+), the "Chronik der Weltgeschichte" requires to each case a 16-bit Version of QuickTime. It can co-exist with a 32-bit version of QuickTime.
To prevent conflicts between driver software of a few graphics card and QuickTime, "Chronik der Weltgeschichte" will alter the configuration file of QuickTime, "QTW.INI", with the line "Optimize=BMP".


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by IIGS_User - 2015, June 21 - 6:14am

Box said, it requires PowerPC, but the application contains both 68k + PowerPC code,
and it runs fine when using Basilisk.