This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

Macromedia Director 5

Game screenshot
Your rating: None Average: 5 (4 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (12.56 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
mm-director-5.sit (13.13 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

   Macromedia Director is a multimedia application authoring platform. It allows users to build applications built on a movie metaphor, with the user as the "director" of the movie. Originally designed for creating animation sequences, the addition of a scripting language called Lingo made it a popular choice for creating CD-ROMs and standalone kiosks and web content using Adobe Shockwave. Adobe Director supports both 2D and 3D multimedia projects.
   - excerpt adapted from Wikipedia.

Top DL: Macromedia Director 5 zipped on OS X, contains artifacts and is only suitable for OS X users to extract.

2nd DL: Converted above OS X copy to a more Mac friendly StuffIt archive containing Disk Copy 6 image file for easy mounting in emulators. Either extract inside emulated Mac or actual Mac or extract on host PC and mount image as external drive.
MD5 checksum & filename: 722c7292470a7132ce072447bc4b2f79 *mm-director-5.sit

See also: VideoWorks, VideoWorks II, MacroMind Director 1.0.1, Macromedia Director 3.1.x, Macromedia Director 4.0, 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 PPC

FAT, this copy runs on 68k & PPC Mac.

Note: The zipped archive above (and its ".sit" copy) contains a pre-installed folder of the Director program and its associated helper files. It is uncertain if additional files were installed into the System Folder of where this copy was originally installed to; Such as; additional Fonts, Macromedia specific files, Extensions, etc.
    - Help doesn't work from Director's Help menu. Workaround: Manually run help by double-clicking its icon in the enclosed Help folder.

An Installer version of this software should be added to this page. If anyone reading this has a copy of the original CD, please upload it.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 13 - 3:42am

@TanatOS: Thanks. Same goes for running this on Basilisk II (Help not working from Help menu). Your workaround for Help works well and the program itself seems to work OK.

TanatOS's picture
by TanatOS - 2015, January 13 - 12:22am

Thanks, MikeTomTom. It works, except Help if call it from menu, But work with runnig QuickHelp from 'Help' folder.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 12 - 10:25pm

@TanatOS: I made a more "Mac Friendly" copy of what was here and added it to the page, 2nd DL above. You can either extract it on SheepShaver using Stuffit Expander (then Disk Copy 6.x to mount), or by using the UnArchiver (unar.exe) on your host PC and then add the extracted image file as a hard drive in SheepShaver's GUI.

The original archive above had been preinstalled, its not an installer. So I don't know if anything is missing (stuff that may have been installed to the System Folder like fonts, etc). Good Luck.

devils_advisor's picture
by devils_advisor - 2015, January 12 - 9:24pm

i try it here as soon as i can . if the result is usable i let you know and we figure out how you get your hands on it.

TanatOS's picture
by TanatOS - 2015, January 12 - 6:27pm

Host is Win7, so no sharing in classic Mac concept. Drag'n'drop directly to ShipShaver don't support. Dragging unzipped folders from in GUI mounted Windows disk C within emulator has no effect. Any idea?

devils_advisor's picture
by devils_advisor - 2015, January 12 - 4:51pm

extract it to the desktop and share the desktop. try to pull the file into the emulation via drag n drop/clipboard. i would go any route.

TanatOS's picture
by TanatOS - 2015, January 12 - 4:02pm

Ziped under MacOS X and after unpacking don't work on 7.5.5 (SheepShaver) - application not executable. Can anyone fix it?

Ryan Alexander's picture
by Ryan Alexander - 2013, February 26 - 5:38am

THANKS A GAZILLION for this. Now my collection of old Director releases from 1992-97 is complete. Smile