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SmartScrap & The Clipper

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SS_TC_1.05.dmg (409.46 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This app works with: Mini vMac Mini vMac II

SmartScrap & The Clipper, "A pair of elegant desk accessories".

Architecture: 68k

Box says: For Macintosh 512K, Plus, XL, II & SE. Tested with system 6.0.8 in Mini vMac and on a Mac Plus.


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by mrdav - 2019, March 13 - 5:27am

Well, I thought I could do it, but I cannot. Although it is easy enough to get the files off the image in mini vmac onto another image that is DC 4.2 compatible, that is not what we want. Instead, we want a new image that contains an exact copy of the mounted image in mini vMac. The alternative idea of trying to convert the dmg to other image types that can be written to floppy disk was also unsuccessful. Maybe someone else will do better, but really it is not worth the effort. It would be best if the original uploader provided a disk image that we can work with.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, March 12 - 5:53pm

Please try,

because I would need to dig out my old appropriate PowerBook (the one with floppy drive included) first.

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by mrdav - 2019, March 12 - 1:36pm

Regarding "purists", I think this is important here. I could upload a folder of this software tomorrow as it is available in collections...but I won't if we have a disk image of the floppy. A disk image as close as possible to the original is the best option.

Your finding about Mini vMac is important. I think it should be possible to convert this image to a Disk Copy 4.2 image, but it will probably involve making a real floppy disk from the image and re-imaging that (because the checksum on the image that we have is wrong or non-existent). I can try this tomorrow ((it is 11.30pm where I am) if you do not have the physical Macs to do this.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, March 12 - 9:54am

Got it, Mac OS X couldn't mount it, dragged into Mini vMac with System 6 mounted it fine.
Data informations seems to be correct, as of the year 1988, should I:

  1. Move this file to my Mac OS 9 computer
  2. Mount it with Disk Copy 6.5 (which can mount .dmg files in Classic Mac OS)
  3. Create an appropriate disk image file from it
  4. Quest

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by IIGS_User - 2019, March 12 - 9:47am

My experience so far with using disk images (counts for real drives as well), when formatted with recent macOS versions, it couldn't be read with the older Mac OS versions, but vice versa works fine.

This is not HFS/HFS+ problem.


Copy the files from current macOS over to the emulated one, create a Disk image from inside the emulated one.

But this way would wake up purists located here that want to archive un-altered floppies.

Yes, the best way is to use a Macintosh model that works native with the application, any Mac up to Mac OS 9.2 including a floppy drive should work fine.

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by mrdav - 2019, March 12 - 6:43am

I am unable to do anything with this dmg. My intention was to try to convert it to an image understood by a classic Mac OS. However the dmg is not recognised in any of the versions of Mac OS X that I have. charlieg, can you please re-image the disk in either Disk Copy 4.2 or 6.3 on a classic Mac OS? If you can do this, you should also compress it with StuffIt to protect the Disk Copy archive from corruption during file transfer.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, March 11 - 1:17pm

A few questions to our fellow readers:

  1. Is there a way to create Disk Copy 4.2/6.3 disk images from within macOS?
  2. Screenshot with that large dimensions has been taken on a Retina-capable monitor.


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by charlieg - 2019, March 11 - 12:23pm

Will work on scanning the manual.