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StrataVision 3D 4.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
stratavision3d-4.sit (26.16 MB)
MD5: be7c81f4070ab4c6d282238e5871c100
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (40.31 MB)
MD5: d962464e363dea29387fe3644a460377
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (175.90 MB)
MD5: 62d6dd27009af139029b743f4c3e46aa
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

This is the 3D software that helped create Myst.

   Myst was modeled in Strata Vision 3D 4, and it did rather well. Now you too can create a beautifully realised adventure game and make millions (probably).
   -- MacFormat (UK) Issue 60, Feb 1998: cover CD full version giveaway

External link
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

Top DL above is a Disk Copy 6.x image file of the Strata Vision 3D 4.0 installation software contained in a StuffIt 3.6 archive for better backwards compatibility.
MD5 checksum & filename: be7c81f4070ab4c6d282238e5871c100 *stratavision3d-4.sit

Architecture: 68k PPC

This installs as a FAT binary (both 68k & PPC code) if you opt for the "Standard" install it asks if you want 68k or PPC or FAT before installing. Runs swimmingly on Basilisk II (all screenshots here were taken on Basilisk II running SSW 7.1.1) Runs just as well in SheepShaver too it - I did a FAT install and run this software on a drive file shared between the two: You need to copy the Strata Vision3D Preferences from the Preferences folder of the 1st System you install to, to the other to get this to work on both (or more).

From the installation "Read Me" doc:

* Hard-disk drive with at least 20 MB free
* CD-ROM drive <--- No CD needed with this install - MikeTomTom
* 8 MB of RAM minimum; 20 MB RAM recommended
* System 6.0.7 or later; Mac OS 7.0 or later recommended.
* 680X0 hardware must also include a Floating Point Unit (FPU). This is also known as a math co-processor on 68030-based machines.

The Modern Memory Manager also needs to be turned on in order to render images in Vision 3d. On true Power Macintosh machines, this will need to be done only once. But on older Macintoshes with an upgrade card installed, you may forget when switching from 680X0 operation to Power Macintosh mode.

I thought this might be a problem with SheepShaver, but it seems not for me, so far.


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by MCP - 2012, February 13 - 11:49pm

Feel free to put that link wherever you want it; I didn't want to monkey around changing a very thorough description.

Actually my PDFs put the archive over the 40MB limit, but I don't worry too much about it.

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, February 13 - 1:26pm

@MCP: Thanks a bunch for the disk images, they are an excellent addition. But gee, .31 of a MB over the limit for DL'ing from the garden - thats rough Sad
If they'd been archived separately (the .toast & the floppies) they would've all been available from here.
I think your alternative link could be moved up into the main body, as well.

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by MCP - 2012, February 12 - 5:35am

I own a package of this on floppies and with "goodies" on CD-ROM. I've added it as a second archive, and here's an external download link: