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ShrinkWrap 2.1

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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9

ShrinkWrap 2.1 is a disk image mounting and creation program for the Macintosh. This was the last free for non-commercial use ShrinkWrap version before it was bought up by Aladdin Systems (see ShrinkWrap 3.5x page).

MD5 checksum & filename: 5900e3c8d14d2b25e9ac0fa255c3dacd *shrink_wrap_21.sit

ShrinkWrap 2.1 can run under Mac SSW 7.0 or later and on Macs with a 68000 CPU or greater. It is suitable for use with the Mini vMac emulator and also provides a means for mounting 1.4 MB (or greater) disk image files onto a Mac Plus or SE with only 800k floppy disk controllers.

The download has been compressed with StuffIt 3.6 for maximum compatibility with most Macintosh's and emulators including Mini vMac. It has also been checked clean for viruses with Disinfectant 3.7.1.

  • ShrinkWrap was created for four basic purposes:
    1. To create disk image files quickly and efficiently:
      • To create disk image files using ShrinkWrap, just drag and drop your disk icons...
    2. To provide a convenient and reliable means of mounting disk image files on the desktop:
      • Like Apple's MountImage control panel, ShrinkWrap will mount image files on the desktop...
    3. To seamlessly handle disk image files in their archived form:
      • ShrinkWrap will automatically compress and decompress archived disk image files on the fly...
    4. To provide a freely distributable alternative to Apple's DiskCopy, DART, Disk Image Mounter and MountImage:
      • DART, Disk Image Mounter and MountImage cannot yet legally be licensed for redistribution...

Similar products:
Copy II Mac
DART
DiskCopy 4.2
DiskCopy 6
DiskDup+
ImageMaster
MountImage
MungeImage 1.2.0
ShrinkWrap 3.5.1

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

ShrinkWrap 2.1 is compatible with a Macintosh 68000 CPU and later, SSW 7.0 and newer.

ShrinkWrap 2.1 does not support HFS+
I do not recommended its use on drives that are HFS+ formatted. Workaround: Using Disk Copy 6.3; Create a large HFS formatted image file as a "Read/Write" volume. Mount the image with DC and then manipulate files, saving to & from within the mounted HFS image using SW 2.1.
ShrinkWrap 2.1 does not support Apple Disk Copy 6.1.x NDIF disk image format.
If you need to mount/create HFS+ or Apple Disk Copy 6.1.x disk images, it is preferable to use Apple's Disk Copy 6.3.3 or Aladdin's ShrinkWrap 3.5.x on those drive/file types.

ShrinkWrap 2.1 is ideally suited to batch mounting disk image files (Disk Copy 4.2) on Macintosh 68000 (Plus/SE etc) or Macintosh 68020 (Mac II) hardware, or on Mini vMac, on which, the newer Aladdin's 3.5.x versions of ShrinkWrap will not run.

According to the Disk Copy 6.1.2 User's Guide (PDF, located on this Garden page); "ShrinkWrap (versions 2.1 and earlier) floppy format is nearly identical to Disk Copy 4.2 format".

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 7 - 3:32pm

@Vitoarc:

I'm pretty sure the .img came from this file...

You mean the image file extracted from this: "iEN.img_.bin"? Nope, it mounts fine for me, Quicksilver Mac, OS 9.2.2, Disk Copy 6.3.3 - maybe some other file. No matter, there's a lot of files out there and not all are well behaved Wink.

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by Vitoarc - 2010, October 7 - 3:14pm

The file was a ".img". It would not mount in 6.3.3. Then when I double clicked it, that's when I received the message from ShrinkWrap that it needed the Stuffit Engine 3.5 or greater to expand.

I'm pretty sure the .img came from this file, after unstuffing (but I've been installing so much lately I may be confused about the particular file):

http://www.macintoshgarden.org/games/warbirds

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 7 - 12:35pm

@Vitoarc:

This apparently is the oldest version of Stuffit that will work with ShrinkWrap 2.1

Stuffit Engine - it doesn't depend on Stuffit. Not sure when Aladdin introduced an "Engine" componant exactly, but I'm thinking it may have been around vers. 3

What kind of image (file type) were you trying to mount with this? I assume that it uses the Stuffit Engine for its own image file format - This version of ShrinkWrap is not compatible with Disk Copy 6.1.x NDIF either.

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by Vitoarc - 2010, October 6 - 11:21pm

Using ShrinkWrap 2.1, I just received a message when trying to mount an image. I was informed that ShrinkWrap needed the "Stuffit Engine, version 3.5 or greater" in order to expand the image. This apparently is the oldest version of Stuffit that will work with ShrinkWrap 2.1

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 12 - 4:30pm

Not everyone will compile their own emulator (e.g. me)

And me. Wink

I made a check of mountings in Mini-vMac. The 6-disk-limit seems to be given from outside the emulator, by drag-and-drop. If I mount all the images *within* the emulator, using Disk Copy 6.3 (for example), more than 6 disk images can be mounted. Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 12 - 1:36pm

IIGS_User noted:

Mini vMac is able to mount up to 6 disk images, as far as I know. This can be modified while compiling the emulator...

ShrinkWrap can mount far more than 6 disk images at a time. Limited by available disk space of the current Mac hard drive. Not everyone will compile their own emulator (e.g. me) or even run an emulator. Often I'll mount disk images containing multiple disk images that I need to access from with-in the mounted parent disk image. I'm not implying that one should only use ShrinkWrap, just that it has its uses and can work in situations where Disk Copy 6 will not (try running Disk Copy 6 if booted from a Disk Tools floppy) or can't be mounted by dragging onto an emulator's window. So I like to keep it around.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, August 14 - 2:08pm

Mini vMac is able to mount up to 6 disk images, as far as I know. This can be modified while compiling the emulator. I'm not sure for the Windows version, but the Mac version mounts Disk Copy 6.3 images just fine, in every vMac system software I've tried (also if booted with System 6, so the sub routine to mount images must be in the emulator, not in the emulated SSW.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, August 14 - 12:03pm

From the Mac OS X Finder, when I drag a number of disk images onto Mini vMac, that batch of Disk Image files will also be mounted in the emulated Mac. But it's just a limited amount possible this way, limited by Mini vMac.

Yes, this is an excellent feature of Mini vMac... What is the limit of image files you can load, do you know? I have several HFV archives containing several MBs of Disk Copy 4.2 image files. This is where I rely on ShrinkWrap 2.1 (with my current Mini vMac - a Mac-on-Stick [Win-32] version) to load up the .HFV and then access and batch mount if necessary the enclosed Disk Copy 4.2 images. I get bad errors with Disk Copy 6.x on this Mini vMac, so I use ShrinkWrap 2.1 to mount Disk Copy 4.2 image files, which thankfully works. My Mini vMac is running SSW 7.1.1 (aka Mac OS 7 Pro).

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by IIGS_User - 2010, August 13 - 8:07pm

ShrinkWrap 2.1 is ideally suited to batch mounting disk image files on Mini vMac

From the Mac OS X Finder, when I drag a number of disk images onto Mini vMac, that batch of Disk Image files will also be mounted in the emulated Mac. But it's just a limited amount possible this way, limited by Mini vMac.

This comment is not intended to be a bad comment. Wink