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Macromedia Director 3.1/3.1.3

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (13.41 MB)
MD5: a0d3e6b9041989f4fefcf93831399c8e
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
macromedia_director_3-1.sit (13.53 MB)
MD5: 95860b8c388dbce1fbfe7e927388eb7b
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Mini vMac Mini vMac II

   The professional's choice for multimedia production is now the ultimate QuickTime authoring tool. Author, edit, playback and export interactive QuickTime movies with no additional hardware. Other features include expanded help, added functionality in the Score, a $195 Accelerator, and license free distribution of your multimedia productions.

   - excerpt adapted from Macworld August 1992.

This upload contains images of the complete set of floppy disks. It includes the program, player, accelerator program, examples, sounds, tutorials and more. It also includes the updaters to version 3.1.3. When installing items from multiple disks (e.g. Examples 1-5), mount all the relevant images, then drag a copy of the installer on the first disk to, say, the Desktop. Run the copy of the installer. This will prevent an inconvenient request to insert the first disk (even though the image is already mounted). Also, it is probably a good idea to install version 3.1 completely before running the updaters.

See also: VideoWorks, VideoWorks II, MacroMind Director 1.0.1, MacroMind Director 2.0.1, MacroMind Director 3.0, Macromedia Director 4.0, Macromedia Director 5.0, Macromedia Director 6.0, Macromedia Director 6.5 Multimedia Studio, Macromedia Director MX (9.0), Macromedia Director MX 2004 (10.x), Adobe Director 11.5

Architecture: 68k

(partially quoted from InfoWorld, 2 Nov 1992, page 81)


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by g00dman - 2014, October 6 - 1:35am

Thank you! It's working now. My only question is, what do I put in as the serial number after installing it?

EDIT: Oops! My bad. Found it.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, October 6 - 12:26am

Um, so how am I supposed to install this? On an emulated Mac OS System 7.5.3 in Basilisk II? I'm confused.

This particular archive requires MacZip to do the extracting successfully on a classic Mac OS. Read the description on that page on how best to use this program.

As the MacZip app on that page is archived in a ".hqx" wrapper, your next question might be "How am I supposed to install this, too?" - You will need Stuffit Expander with the Stuffit Expander Enhancer (provided by DropStuff) to extract the ".hqx" file. Stuffit Expander 5.5 & DropStuff 5.5 are the best versions to use on Mac OS 7.5.x - there are a large number of DL items on the Stuffit page. The one to DL is the 2nd from the bottom in the list of DL items, "Download STUFFITEXP55.SIT (2.57 MB)" it contains both the Expander & DropStuff 5.5

Once extracted, use Disk Copy 6.3.3 to mount the Macromedia Director disk images and then run the installer (use Stuffit Expander to extract Disk Copy from its archive).

Note 1; If you are new to using the Basilisk II (or SheepShaver) emulator: If you have a "shared drive" enabled for ease of moving files into the emulator. Do not attempt to use files (such as extracting or running apps) while they are in the shared drive. You must copy files into an emulated hard drive, such as the start-up disk drive that booted the Mac OS or other mounted emulated hard drives that you've created. The shared drive should be used only for moving files from the host into a emulators hard drive & vice versa. Attempting to use files while they are in the shared drive usually fails and can corrupt any extracted file.

Note 2: Stuffit Expander can extract ".zip" archives, but this particular ".zip" archive on this page has been zipped using the MacZip app, which stores important Macintosh resource data in a proprietary way. So, only by using MacZip to extract them will they expand correctly, restoring that important Mac resource fork data 100%. Stuffit Expander will only make a botch of extracting MacZip zipped archives. - Ergo; Back to the beginning - use MacZip to extract this archive.

g00dman's picture
by g00dman - 2014, October 5 - 10:45pm

Um, so how am I supposed to install this? On an emulated Mac OS System 7.5.3 in Basilisk II? I'm confused.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, December 9 - 3:19am

mrdav: Thank you very much for uploading this. This is one rare piece of Macintosh software history here and to get it in its entirety plus the updater all in Disk Copy 4.2 format is a real bonus.

A small criticism I have is; I would've preferred to find the SN loose in the zip archive and not placed into the 1st install disk.

Also, a headsup to others. This archive requires MacZip running on a classic mac system to extract the contents correctly.