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QuickDraw GX

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QuickDraw_GX_116.img_.sit (3.84 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QuickDraw_GX_115.img_.sit (4.68 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QuickDraw_GX_101.img_.sit (3.98 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QuickDraw_GX_101_Extras.img_.sit (11.90 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QuickDraw_GX_112.sit (14.64 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

QuickDraw GX was a replacement for the QuickDraw (QD) 2D graphics engine and Printing Manager inside the "classic" Mac OS. Although GX was based on the same general geometry and dimensions of the original QD engine, the underlying drawing platform became a resolution-independent object oriented retained mode system, making it much easier for programmers to perform common tasks. Additionally, GX added various curve-drawing commands that had been lacking from QD, as well as introducing TrueType as its basic font system.

Downloads 1 thru 4 are images made directly from folders within mounted images of Mac OS install discs. QuickDrawGX v1.1.6 is from OS 8 (year 1997), GX v1.1.5 from SSW 7.6.1 (year 1996), GX v1.0.1 & its Extras are from SSW 7.5 (year 1994).

Download 5 has been here a while, it is QuickDrawGX v1.1.2 (year 1995) in Spanish but with an English Extras folder included.

For software that easily tests any QuickDraw GX installation, try running either of two "DarkSide of the Mac" v5 'faders' named "dvbClock" and "Oliver'sParticles". Both of these fader programs describe their copyright 1993 which extrapolates that QD GX v1.0.0 is a year 1993 product.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Any Mac running System Software 7.5 thru Mac OS 9.2.2 and QuickTime 2.1 - 4.0 or greater.


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by SkyCapt - 2017, October 23 - 4:39pm

While QuickDraw GX did not come with Mac OS 9 it did come with Mac OS 8 & 7. This Spanish GX v1.1.2 must be from some Mac OS "7.5.n" install disc circa 1995. I just uploaded four fresh images! and I pushed the odd file into the 5th dL.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, October 7 - 2:03am

Esta download solomente tenemos aqui es en Espanol (with an english xtras folder). Shouldn't there be an ugly american version?

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by uyjulian - 2014, February 14 - 7:03pm


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by Master - 2012, January 7 - 4:05pm

Both files are missing, 2012 Jan 07.

The two small screenshots are missing, too.