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Macromedia FreeHand 5.5

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m-freehand-55.sit (10.28 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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mm-freehand-55-d.sit (10.74 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Macromedia's FreeHand version 5.5 is a major upgrade. It introduces to FreeHand for the 1st time, Photoshop plug-in compatibility, PDF document import, Photoshop-EPS Export + several other nice features & tweaks. It is network install (compatible); As well as being a regular installer set, optionally it can be installed over an AppleTalk network. Separate English and German full install sets of FreeHand are included.

MD5 checksum & filename: a648885a25f094cbb62dad2cff9388be *m-freehand-55.sit
MD5 checksum & filename: 13e2a10a9cc0da066268e2347bcb298b *mm-freehand-55-d.sit

See also: Aldus FreeHand 1.0, Aldus FreeHand 2.0, Aldus FreeHand 3.x, Aldus FreeHand 4.0, Macromedia FreeHand 5.0.2, Macromedia FreeHand 7 (German), Macromedia FreeHand Graphics Studio 7, Macromedia FreeHand 8, Macromedia FreeHand 9, Macromedia FreeHand 10, Macromedia FreeHand MX (11.0.x)

Architecture: 68k PPC

SSW 7.0 to Mac OS 9.2.2
Will not run on 68000 CPU (or Mini vMac) as it has a default memory setting of 8 MB & a minimum memory requirement of 5 MB. Possibly will run on 68020 Mac if the memory is sufficient. Will run OK on 68030 CPU's and above.
Works well in '030 & '040 Basilisk II & also will run OK in SheepShaver (with some caveats).

Note - SheepShaver users:
If a standard install onto Sheepshaver causes FreeHand v5.5 to crash SheepShaver badly when running FreeHand after installing. Re-install, perform a Custom Install and choose the 680x0 version instead of the PPC or Universal version options. Running the non-native 68k binary seems to work OK on PPC SheepShaver - without crashing.

I suspect that SheepShaver's lack of MMU support is at fault & being the reason behind certain PPC apps failing to run on this emulator.