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PlusOptimizer & PlusMaker CD-ROM

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PlusOptimizer_PlusMaker.toast_.sit (21.48 MB)
MD5: 9d53986cff321927a0a1a847c4542f01
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
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POUpdateTo1.3.sit_.hqx (268.50 KB)
MD5: edcf857cbb8438d2d2cd04ff93b30dcf
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
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PMUpdateTo1.0.3.sit_.hqx (152.75 KB)
MD5: b084830f1fa10ade48f0a1f825e615c7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
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PlusOptim-Maker_instructions.pdf
Emulation
Guides on emulating older applications

The CD contains PlusOptimizer v. 1.1 (68k and PPC) and PlusMaker v. 1.0.2 (68k)

PlusOptimizer optimizes your disks by defragmenting your files and free space.

PlusMaker converts Mac OS Standard (HFS) disks to Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) without having to re-initialize your disk and restore from backups.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

To optimize a HFS disk, PlusOptimizer requires a 68040 or PowerPC based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 7.1 or later. To optimize a HFS Plus disk, PlusOptimizer requires a 68040 or PowerPC based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 8.1 or later.

To convert a disk, PlusMaker requires a 68040 or PowerPC based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 7.1 or greater.

This version of PlusOptimizer will not function under Mac OS 9.1 or later.
This version of PlusMaker will not convert disks while running under Mac OS 9.x

The updates to PlusOptimizer 1.3 and PlusMaker 1.0.3, available here, make the applications fully compatible with Mac OS 9.

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transgrosse999's picture
by transgrosse999 - 2017, April 15 - 4:41pm

Can Someone Please upload the 1.3 update I have tried the the official site to get the download for OS 9.2.2 only to get this error when I click the download button I get. You have accessed the Alsoft Downloads area incorrectly.
You should go to the Alsoft Home Page and go to the Support page for the product that you wish to update.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2015, February 3 - 6:43am
5

many thanks mrdav. This is a vital utility for those wishing to get the most out of HFS+ on classic OS.

Cheers.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, February 1 - 12:34am

 I'm not sure about this.

Via the Internet Archive; Back in 1999 PlusOptimizer & PlusMaker were sold individually, tho on this page I cannot see the bundled PlusOptimizer & PlusMaker ROM on offer.

However, I located via the Internet Archive a PDF price list catalog from PICA Software in Australia, which states in it's 2000 publication that:

 PLUSMAKER/PLUSMAXIMIZER BUNDLE - PlusOptimizer is now included FREE with DiskWarrior and is no longer available as a stand-alone product.

Which indicates to me that both of these products at some stage were individually offered for sale from retail outlets.

I think its pretty clear tho' that both of these utilities are abandonware.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2015, January 31 - 11:50pm

------- >...pretty much confirms that it was also sold individually back in the day.-------<

I'm not sure about this. That disc is my own copy, and it was bundled with something else I bought...either a Mac or a hard drive.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 31 - 11:09pm

I'm not sure these utilities were ever sold individually. My copies came as part of the Diskwarrior CD.

DiskWarrior circa 1998. How about DiskWarrior circa 2015? Classic Mac software that was last updated in 2001, is not going to be included with software that now requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer to run.

Looking at the screenshot of the disc above, pretty much confirms that it was also sold individually back in the day.

Digging around their web pages a bit more I see they do mention these utilities as "Legacy Products" and each utility is linked to this "Plus Products" page. In which it describes these utilities as being able to run on Mac OS 9.x or earlier only and that they are supported to check OS X disks up to 10.3.9 but are not able to work with any Mac disk that have been written to by Mac OS 10.4 or later. This software also does not run under Classic on Mac OS X, so it can only run on Macs that can boot natively into Mac OS 9.2.2 or earlier.

Looking at their "Buy Now" linked page, I see only two items + their updaters for sale, DiskWarrior & MasterJuggler. A purchase link for any of the mentioned "Legacy Products" I cannot find - This includes (not mentioned) classic versions of DiskWarrior which apparently up to a couple of years ago you were able to still purchase.

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2015, January 31 - 10:06pm

I'm not sure these utilities were ever sold individually. My copies came as part of the Diskwarrior CD.

Gary

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 31 - 9:47pm

@Gary: I cannot find on the Alsoft pages anywhere that has a purchase link for this software (not saying there isn't one, only that I can't find it). The updaters have creation dates ranging 1999 - 2001, so this software hasn't been changed or updated since then. An updated DiskWarrior is still sold yes, but I'm fairly sure this isn't.

I do however thank you very much for making that contact with Alsoft, as it obviously has triggered them into fixing their broken support page.

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2015, January 31 - 2:02pm

I bought Diskwarrior back in 1998 so I sent them my serial number. The response:
Try downloading the updater again. It should now be working.

-- Marc

So I did and found that the download page DOES work now. I was able to download both updates.

I haven't copied these archives to MG because I'm not sure if it is legal - given that Alsoft is still selling Diskwarrior and these utilities.

Gary

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2015, January 20 - 11:33pm

Alsoft says:

What is the serial number for your license of the software?

-- Marc

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 20 - 9:08pm

Hi mrdav. Back in the early 1990's my only computer was an end of line Mac SE FDHD which had a 20 MB internal drive. With the amount of use that 20 MB got, it probably could've done with a defrag Wink

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2015, January 19 - 10:43pm

@MikeTomTom

->I hadn't realized that a disk defragger existed for Mac OS, thanks.<-

I know I used to defrag my hard disk back in the early 1990s. I think I used one of the options in SUM (Symantec) or in NUM (Nortons)

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2015, January 19 - 10:30pm

I've written to Alsoft about the broken downloads. I will let you know what they say.

Gary

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 19 - 9:55pm

An interesting software. I hadn't realized that a disk defragger existed for Mac OS, thanks.

Of the missing updaters. I wasn't able to find them in the usual places... The official DL file-names of these updaters are/were (if anyone has them archived):

"POUpdateTo1.3.sit.hqx"     -  PlusOptimizer 1.3 Update (262 KB)
"OptimizeDisks.sit.hqx"        -  PlusOptimizer Optimize Disks Droplet (10 KB)
"PMUpdateTo1.0.3.sit.hqx"  -  PlusMaker 1.0.3 Update (153 KB)

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by IIGS_User - 2015, January 19 - 7:46pm

Great addition, thanks. Smile