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Macintosh Programmer's Workshop 3.0 & 3.1

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (4.73 MB)
MD5: f68ef76982a756a8ddb1c28d05153da3
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
mpw_3.0_3.1.sea_.bin (6.05 MB)
MD5: c903a7049bd2da61bacc2787c77881e2
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This app works with: Mini vMac
Architecture: 68k

Both are pre Mac OS 7. Attempting to run them in Mac OS 7 will cause the Finder to tell you to upgrade them.

However, Macintosh Programmer's Workshop 3.2 and later, which will run well on Mac OS 7, will only work on a 68020 or better Macintosh. If you need to program on a 68000 Macintosh, your best choice is only to use Macintosh Programmer's Workshop 3.1 or earlier on System 6.0.x

MPW 3.0 Requirements:
Macintosh Plus
2.0 MB RAM
System 6.0.2
Hard Disk Drive


LeoET's picture
by LeoET - 2016, February 13 - 4:41am

Downloaded the binary. Unwound with Stuffit 4.0 and installed in Mini vMac running System 6.0.8. Thanks for providing this.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2012, June 20 - 2:31am

System 6 can handle CD-ROM fine if you have the right driver (CD-Sunrise is a good start). You'll also need the Desktop Manager INIT to stop it trying to rebuild the desktop database on the disc. I had CDs loading fine in 6.0.8L on my Classic II with an external drive.

IWishTodayWasStill2004's picture
by IWishTodayWasSt... - 2012, June 20 - 1:29am

Bad file for download: System 6.0.8, the last version that Macintosh Programmer's Workshop 3.1 or earlier will run well on, only supports floppy disks and hard drives, but the download is a zipped disc image of a CD-ROM.

pierregdlj's picture
by pierregdlj - 2009, September 13 - 3:54pm

The torrent download works for me... (µtorrent on PC)

InkBlot's picture
by InkBlot - 2009, September 7 - 2:40pm

The link is not working to the Torrent file - I get an XML file error. Can anyone confirm this?