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MacFormat 1999 Cover CDs

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_72_Jan99_image.sit (463.13 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_73_Feb99_image.sit (468.19 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_74_Mar99_image.sit (476.80 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_75_Apr99_image.sit (475.57 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_76_May99_image.sit (402.47 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_77_Spring99_image.sit (647.85 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#7
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_78_Jun99_image.sit (487.00 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#8
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_79_Jul99_image.sit (459.66 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_79b_Jul99_image.sit (622.50 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#10
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_80_Aug99_image.sit (432.58 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#11
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_81_Sep99_image.sit (388.30 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#12
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_82_Oct99_image.sit (468.44 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#13
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_83_Nov99_image.sit (435.41 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#14
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_83b_Nov99_image.sit (648.92 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#15
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_84_Dec99_image.sit (418.93 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#16
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_85_Awards99_image.sit (509.20 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#17
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacFormat_iMac_Special.zip (551.94 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
macformat-cd-index-1999.sit
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

A second MF 76 disc was issued as World Reference Atlas (Macintosh Garden page)

Manual DL above is a DiskTracker version 1x database of MacFormat's 1999 CD's content (also opens in DiskTracker 2.x) in StuffIt 3.6 ".sit" archive.

Disc images thanks to soudesune & WhosIt.There

For more MacFormat CDs, see: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Comments

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2018, May 10 - 7:08am

I've just added MF79b disc image. This one extracts from the StuffIt archive as "GME79" because the disc is the 1997 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (full product).

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, May 10 - 3:09am

I wasn't sure if the older "Classic" OS versions of Disk Copy could mount the OS X-created .cdr images

Yes, "DVD/CD Master" (.cdr) is equivalent to ".iso", which is the object of the game really - getting an exact replica of the original master. Toast on a classic Mac OS will mount these OK and also adding them as a disk drive in an emulator's GUI will be fine too.

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, May 10 - 2:57am

I wasn't sure if the older "Classic" OS versions of Disk Copy could mount the OS X-created .cdr images, so to make it as compatible as possible with older systems I was using Disk Copy under System 7.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, May 9 - 11:38pm

@WhosIt.There: Thank you for the 77 Spring issue.

I do think tho' that you are making it harder for yourself than necessary in creating the archive.

Instead, just use OS X Disk Utility, create an image of the CD as "DVD/CD Master" (.cdr). - Compress it with StuffIt as ".sit" with a lowest compression setting or Zip it up and that should be all you need to do. Except for sending it up here, of course.

Anyway. It's excellent that you can find the time to do this. Thanks.

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, May 9 - 7:30am

Also now added disc "MacFormat 77 Spring 1999".

I'll have to dig through the drawers full of discs to see if I can find "MacFormat 79b" to complete the 1999 set.

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, May 9 - 6:34am

The printing on the actual CDs I have say "83a" for the usual shareware / demos CD, and "83b" for the bonus fonts and clip art CD.

I'm not sure how the date changed - could have been when it automatically mounts the image after creating it if I forgot to turn off the option. I'll have a look and see if I can make a fixed version. The image file itself will of course always have a creation date of the day you actually make it.

The real problem is that Sheepshaver and Basilisk II can't mount real disks inserted into real drives, so you have to muck about with making an image in OS X Disk Utility, load that into Sheepshaver / Basilisk (via the awful Windows-esque preference change method and restart it), then you can make a Toast image of that within System 7 / OS 9 and StuffIt to compress it.

EDIT:
The date is changed when Toast creates the disc image in Sheepshaver. The only way to fix that is to change it back afterwards with ResEdit or similar. I've replaced the version on here with the (hopefully) date-fixed version.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, May 9 - 1:52am

I was curious about the names, but as it turns out they are also named differently (than in the original MF database) in the updated database WhosIt.There had uploaded the other day. Anyway, no biggie and a big plus of now having both.

Thanks very much for the addition, WhosIt.There. The only criticism I have about it is, the Date and Time stamps of the original CD were modified by the Finder during or after it's creation. This could have happened perhaps after creation if the image was mounted unlocked on the desktop.

The disc looks good. I probably would not have used the same method in it's creation. You could perhaps have used your current Mac OS and not via SheepShaver or Basilisk which I think you may have used.

Tho' if you do use SheepShaver or Basilisk II, instead try using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility from here to save an ISO image of a mounted CD, It's easy to use and you only need space on a Hard Drive container to store the resulting .ISO plus Zipping or Stuffing it.

Alternatively, do you have Toast for Mac OS X? There you choose the "Copy" tab, insert the CD and save an image to your hard drive. Disk Utility should also give good results if you save to CD master. Either way, do not try mounting an image you create unless it's locked beforehand. For archiving you could also use some version of DropStuff on OS X if it's Preferences are set to longest/slowest compression method, save no OS X Finder files and Save As ".sit" not "sitx". That would give a backwards compatibility with StuffIt Expander 5.5 on Classic Mac OS's.

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by mrdav - 2018, May 9 - 12:29am

Mike, I think I wrote 83a to indicate the second #83 disc and similarly for others like that.

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, May 8 - 7:25am

I've just added the 83b disc image. It's a StuffIt 3.5 archive containing a Toast 4.1 image. Let me know if that's the right way to do it and I can also add disc 77 (probably 79a as well when I can find it!).

Note:
The StuffIt archive for disc 83b extracts as "IMSI MasterClips 5,000.image" since that's the name the original CD disc has.

As a side note, both Sheepshaver and Basilisk are HORRIBLE kludgey emulators to use. vMac Mini is MUCH MUCH easier. Sad

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, May 8 - 2:03am

According to the above DT database, we have issue MF83a - it's MF83b we don't have. The database here lists the DL we have as 83a and the missing one as 83b, which had piqued my interest as it mentions some 2000 TT fonts and 3000 EPS clip art images...