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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Outland-complete.sit (1.89 MB)
MD5: 21463b2751f2ac0243b7d694d960b195
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
outland_games.sit (1.20 MB)
MD5: 28867612f229c23091b670ced9395cb2
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

Outland was a graphical multiplayer game network for Macintosh users available through the Internet and by modem. You could connect to Outland if your Mac had Internet access using MacTCP, if you had a Unix, Delphi, or other account that can Telnet, or if you dialed their modems in Palo Alto, California. Outland worked as a gateway and brought you and other players together in games like Spaceward Ho, Chess, Reversi, Backstab, and a graphical BBS.

They charged a hefty price (2.50$ / hour) for that, though you only paid as long as there were other players to play with.

More on the history of Outland can be found here.

1st download is the gateway software itself
2nd download contains the special outland versions of the games. The archive includes Chess, Backstab, Reversi, Crossroads and Outland Ho! (Spaceward Ho!)

Architecture: 68k PPC

68020+ Macintosh
System 7.0 or later
MacTCP (version 2.0.4 is recommended) or a 2400+ baud modem


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2018, October 5 - 11:29am

That's awesome, thanks for sharing! I'll add the link to the description.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, October 5 - 6:31am

There may be more out there. somewhere! Wink

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2018, October 4 - 5:51pm

This is really an interesting piece of history. I wonder if someone knows how their story continued? Judging from their pricing model, high provider costs and limited online users back then, I wouldn't be too surprised if it never really picked up ...