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Mavis Beacon 5.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Mavis_Beacon_5.sit (29.93 MB)
MD5: 38b27e925f46a330f6fe1eecf8cebeef
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Improve your keyboard skills with Mavis Beacon 5.

This is an educational program (version 5), to teach people how to type, the visuals are adequate for such a program and the audio is annoyingly patronising.
There are versions for PPC and 68k.

See also: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!

Architecture: 68k PPC

This is not the full install set, its been uploaded in a used condition. PPC version missing some System Extension libs. Use 68k version of Mavis on PPC.
Runs OK in Basilisk II, probably works in SheepShaver (68k version only)


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, February 12 - 1:25am

Was this software "used", pre-installed to some Mac before it was uploaded here? If so, the packager may have missed packaging some essential lib files from the System Extensions folder etc.

I don't have this software so am just guessing.

[Edit] I DL'd this to check and yes its not original installers, its been pre-installed and is missing some essential lib files for the PPC app.

Workaround: Run the 68k version instead, it runs OK on PPC Mac and doesn't look for or require that missing lib.

macfuntimes's picture
by macfuntimes - 2012, February 11 - 6:06pm

when I try to use the ppc application, I get the message that "microsoftmfc40lib" can't be found. How do I fix this? I'm using os 9.2.2.