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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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LabVIEW-5-FDS.sit (122.66 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Guides on emulating older applications

LabVIEW is commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation.
LabVIEW 5 introduced networking support on smaller systems. Version 5.0 was the last version that also runs on a 68k-based Macintosh, the following version 5.1 was for Power Macintosh only.

Top download is LabVIEW 5.0 including cracks for 68k and PPC.
2nd download same as above but as a StuffIt 5.5 archive with LabVIEW 5.0 as a .ISO image, accessible in most systems (on a classic Mac OS, double-click to mount if the Virtual CD/DVD Utility is installed).
MD5 checksum & filename: ccbf421442d40ee586acef3fb5d4d19c *LabVIEW-5-FDS.sit
3rd download are the User Manual for v5.0 and the Manual addendum for v5.1.

See also: LabVIEW 3, LabVIEW 4.

Architecture: 68k PPC

• Power Macintosh or Macintosh (with FPU installed)
• System 7
• minimum of 8 MB RAM
• Power Macintosh
• System 7 or 8
• minimum of 24 MB RAM
• at least 100 MB (minimal installation) or 120 MB (full installation) hard disk space


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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 23 - 2:38am

@megrex: No probs Wink

As a further note about my using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility for this: I used the utility in this case because the .img was of a CD size, MB-wise (and .iso is a more universal format).

You could also as easily use Disk Copy 6.x to make a Disk Copy image file from the desktop mounted ShrinkWrap .img file. Its not quite as universal a format as .iso but it can be used OK on a few other OS's besides the classic Mac OS. That is, its more useful a than ShrinkWrap 3's image file format.

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by megrex - 2015, July 23 - 2:13am

Wow... that's quite a procedure! ... Thankyou very much for taking the time to spell it all out for me, I really appreciate it ... It will take me some time to go through all of it though ... I'll play about with that dodgy LightWave file and see if I can replicate what you did -- Its good to know all this stuff.

I was barking up the wrong tree with hdiutil and command line stuff.

Regards and thanks once again.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 23 - 12:36am

@megrex: YW - The "how did I do it" bit, went roughly like this:

I DL'd the original archive and copied it to a native classic Mac system - Extracted its content with MacZip which exposed the __MACOSX resources. It meant the archive was fubar on this and any system other than OS X. The big drawback with using the OS X built-in zip utility is that it uses a proprietary method to store classic Mac resources. Its great that it can do this, but it limits the user to having an OS X system to deal with its zip files correctly. Not all users of a classic Mac OS have or use Mac OS X.

OK, so back on a Mac OS X system (Snow Leopard) I extracted the zip file, including the zip files inside of this zipped archive using the built-in OS X zip utility to extract the contents. This restored the classic resources OK.

The ShrinkWrap 3.5.x .img file it contained is mountable only on a native classic Mac OS. Aladdin's ShrinkWrap 3 series doesn't appear to mount its own image files under "Classic" (could be permissions related), so a native classic Mac OS is required to run it (Sheepshaver & Basilisk II is fine for this). And of course, ShrinkWrap cannot run on an Intel Mac OS either.

Not having a dual boot system handy (or an emulator set up) to easily transfer files, I compressed the restored classic content using Aladdin's DropStuff (version 8) with the settings Save to "StuffIt (.sit)" not "StuffIt X (.sitx), "Faster Compression" and "Ignore Finder desktop files" (to eliminate stray Hidden OS X pollution). These settings make the resulting archive usable on a classic Mac OS using Aladdin's Expander 5.5 or later.

This preliminary .sit archive I moved back to a native classic Mac OS running on another Mac and extracted the contents there using Expander 5.5.

Before mounting the extracted .img file with ShrinkWrap 3.5.1, I locked the image. This was to prevent further possible modification to the .img by the Finder. I mounted the image onto the desktop. It looked OK.

I then used the Virtual CD/DVD Utility to create the .ISO from the desktop mounted ShrinkWrap .img - By default Virtual CD/DVD Utility creates an image file named "whatever•toast". I renamed the "•toast" bit to ".iso" because this is what it actually creates. I then made the resulting .iso double-clickable to mount on a classic system (if the Virtual CD/DVD Utility is also installed), using the Utility's included AutoTyper. It is otherwise mountable (& burnable) on other OS's using a variety of tools.

At this point the .iso and the two [k] files are OK for repackaging. For this I used Aladdin's DropStuff 5.5 to create the new ".sit" and this final .sit archive is what I uploaded to this page.

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by megrex - 2015, July 22 - 7:56pm

@MikeTomTom - Yes.... very nice work ... thanks from me as well.

But how did you do it .... did it just require a boot into classic .... did you just use ShrinkWrap ? ... surely it needs more than that.

We're bound to come across more files like this from MacsRUS in the future

( Lightwave is one I've just found for instance.)

But I'm curious beyond that, I always thought mounting disk images was a bit of a "dark art"
- i've got a stack of stuff from years back - I don't know to this day if they're corrupt or just need the right app
..... arrhh, i hate macs sometimes.

I can see how unzip from the terminal extracts that hidden resource file.

But what do you then ? I presume make it visible ... rename it's subdir \__MACOSX to \rsrc, and use hdiutil to "flatten" .... or perhaps ResEdit, ResKnife to recombine data & res
...and presumably only THEN use ShrinkWrap in classic.

I'm stumped ?? -- any new info/tips could help me enormously, thanks.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, July 22 - 11:40am

Thank you for adding the .iso image !

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 22 - 10:58am

Kind: "NDIF disk image"
Type: rohd
Creator: Wrap

Yes, this one is an Aladdin ShrinkWrap 3.5.x image, which is a format that's becoming more inaccessible as time marches on. The zip part contained hidden "__MACOS" parts too, to house the resource forks of the classic files, also a hindrance. But not fatal.

I've converted the archive into a more accessible form and re-upped above

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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, July 22 - 8:33am

I noticed that the original file in MacsRUS' archive was named "LabVIEW 5.0 FDS.img" with attributes "122 MB Classic Disk Image", so it was a unpacked image file that was compressed in .zip format by MacsRUS before he uploaded it. Maybe something (Resource fork ?) was lost in the process. We should compare the checksums of both file.

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by megrex - 2015, July 21 - 6:48pm

Yep, No problem ... it's a known problem apparently.

Kind: "NDIF disk image"
Type: rohd
Creator: Wrap

Found another one in file .... "Lightwave"

But that's good news! - means they're probably not corrupted.

May need a boot into Classic, ( which I can't do easily), on beige hardware even.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, July 21 - 8:37am

Thank you very much, I have added the User Manual for v5.0 to the entry.

I could not mount the image yet (I tried DiskCopy). If you find a way to mount it, let it know us. Maybe it is then better to convert the image to a more user friendly format.

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by Laurier - 2015, July 21 - 4:32am

Is this the manual you are looking for,LabVIEW User Manual Jan.1998,i also add a screenshot.

megrex's picture
by megrex - 2015, July 20 - 6:10pm

Nice work -- but curious, what did you use to mount the img - I tried all sorts

(Inc. Shrinkwrap - since Creator=Wrap ) ... but no luck so far.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, July 20 - 5:00pm

I have uploaded LabVIEW 5.0 from MacsRUS' archive.