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ResEdit 2.1.3

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ResEdit.sit (817.39 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
resedit_2.1.3.sea_.bin (464.75 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
resedit_2.1.3.img_.sea_.bin (451.00 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Apple's resource editor. Comes in handy for a lot of things, like changing file types or seeing invisible files.

Archive includes: ResEdit 2.1.3 in a 790KB HFS disk image mountable with Disk Copy 6.1 or later and in most Macintosh emulators.

What is ResEdit? A: ResEdit is short for Resource Editor. Resources are all of the little things inside a program that makes it what it is. For all intents and purposes, a program is divided into two parts, called forks. One part is the Data Fork, which is the inner guts of a program. The other part is the Resource Fork. The resource fork is the place where all of the pictures, icons, sounds, and other multimedia goodies are stored. With ResEdit, you can change those resources to customize a program.

Amended: Removed the virus infected ResEdit from the Macintosh Garden with a fresh clean (virus checked and virus free) copy. Using same Mini vMac 1.4MB friendly disk image format to archive but have compressed it as well, now in a .sit format using Stuffit Lite 3.6 so Mini vMac users should still be able to access this.

Amended 2: The download link above now works correctly, thanks.

Amended 3: Added the original ResEdit_2.1.3.sea.bin from Apple Computer and a self-extracting StuffIt archive containing a 790KB (instead of 1440KB) disk image.

ResEditReference.pdf is the reference guide for ResEdit. Apple is clearing more and more valuable documentation for Classic OS off their developer site.

This archive should have the MD5 checksum and file size:
9166dae37b91a727382ee59f5a7e123f *ResEdit.sit
07b93ea43811f069ccdb166d1cb7e19c *ResEdit_2.1.3.sea.bin
464d904f862d713cdcd6dea54243f0c4 *ResEdit_2.1.3.img.sea.bin

Architecture: 68k


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, June 4 - 8:48am

I have a good clean copy of this and will post it up shortly

Uploaded and replaced with a clean ResEdit Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, June 4 - 8:31am

Is the uploaded file still infected?

Yes; This from a Disinfectant 3.7.1 scan today:

ResEdit 2.1.3
Disk scanning run started.
04/06/2010, 4:19:02 PM.
ResEdit 2.1.3
### File infected by nVIR A.
Last modification 31/01/2010, 1:05:07 PM.
Disk scanning run completed.
04/06/2010, 4:19:02 PM.


28 total files.
0 errors.
1 file infected by nVIR A.
1 total infected file.

Earliest infected file: ResEdit
Last modification 31/01/2010, 1:05:07 PM.

However; Not for much longer Laughing out loud

I have a good clean copy of this and will post it up shortly - somebody has to do it Wink Same 1.4MB in size but in a .sit archive to make it easier for folks to use.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, March 24 - 4:39pm

Is the uploaded file still infected?

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, February 18 - 2:48am

Use Disinfectant
that it'll take care of that.

djpumpkin's picture
by djpumpkin - 2010, February 18 - 1:33am

This version of ResEdit is infected with the virus nVIR A

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, January 31 - 10:45am

Please .sit the Mini vMac friendly 1.4 MB disk image. Wink

soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2010, January 24 - 3:07pm

Be warned, people, ResEdit is a great way of breaking your OS, as I have found out with much experimentation as to what can be done with it. It is fun though.
Be sure to have a bootable backup volume!

hittoo4587's picture
by hittoo4587 - 2009, September 23 - 1:00am

I yanked every cool sound out of Spectre Supreme, After Dark and Aperion (pre OSX) using little old ResEdit, and my department had the coolest system sounds for years. Those were the days... When I can afford a new computer (right), I plan to turn my old iMac, which I am using right now and is still functioning very well, into a pure OS 9 environment, and pick up right where I left off. THANK YOU, mac garden!!

andymac's picture
by andymac - 2009, August 25 - 6:43pm

I use it to change Splash Screens and Menu Names in my favorite programs.

Shigerello's picture
by Shigerello - 2009, August 6 - 6:18am

You need ResEdit when things oblige you a hard way. You know, in older Mac OS (before OSX), such kind of situations are common.