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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9

Ever since booting back up into Mac OS 9 after an almost 20 year hiatus, most things have been every bit as amazing as I remembered them to be. But the brain has a tendency to play tricks on you. And I distinctly remember the Mac OS 9 startup screen having a brightly colored orange number 9.

Seems I was in the wrong on that one. But I'm not always the best at admitting my own mistakes...

Introducing Startup for Mac OS 7.5, Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. The Mac OS startup according to my brain.

Every startup screen from System 6 to Mac OS 9 has been carefully recreated with pixel-perfect precision, and each Mac OS version number colored with the Pantone matching system according to official promotional materials for each separate version of Mac OS. More surprisingly, Apple Inc.'s own grayscale and monochrome startup screens do not align pixel-by-pixel with the full-color startup screens, and this has also been corrected in Startup.

Startup 1.3 is a ResEdit archive, and is compatible with Mac OS 7.5 or newer. ResEdit required for installation. Startup is open-source, and is published under a 'Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License'.

Architecture: 68k PPC PPC (Carbonized)

Version History:
Version 1.3:
- Added custom icons.

Version 1.2:
- Added startup screen for System 6.
- Aligned the grayscale and monochrome startup screens with the full-color startup screens for each version of Mac OS.

Version 1.1:
- Added startup screens for Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 7.

Version 1.0:
- Initial release.


BryMD's picture
by BryMD - 2018, August 1 - 9:06am

...and the OS 9 retail box... and the OS 9 print ads... and the icon for the rosetta layer. But my brain still swears that also the OS 9 startup screen had this color, and he is desperately trying to convince me that he still is right and the rest of the world is wrong. Conspiracy, I tell you... CONSPIRACY!! Tongue

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2018, August 1 - 8:18am

The OS 9.2.1 Install CD printed graphic .. is a big Orange number Nine.