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StuffIt Expander 4.0.2

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
stuffit_expander_4.0.2.sea_.bin (135.13 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
stuffitexpander402.zip (112.08 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Utility for decompressing StuffIt archives.

The top file is for users with the ability to decode MacBinary II files. The second file is a ZIP archive of the same disk image for use in more "modern" environments (whatever that means).

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 21 - 12:42am

bertyboy noted:

Stuffit v5.0 was indeed truly awful. But v5.5 rocked and was used by Mac users from 1996 to 2002...

Lets make that 1996 to 2010+ - Its still this Mac user's fave Stuffit version on a Classic Mac. Laughing out loud

Agreed. 5 was awful and 5.5 is excellent. Esp. the Expander and DropStuff components, which were bundled with Macs in the latter part of the '90's on.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 20 - 11:08pm

Thanks for the that link bertyboy. I'll be sure to check it out.

For now, I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. I've just uploaded Stuffit Deluxe 3.5.1 which I am positive plays nice with Mac OS 7, AND it's a nice, small version with none of the fat like later versions.

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

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, September 20 - 10:21pm

We could call this a draw. Stuffit v5.0 was indeed truly awful. But v5.5 rocked and was used by Mac users from 1996 to 2002, included as a pre-install on all the 13 million Macs Apple sold in that time.

Turns out there was a real hassle getting v5.5 onto Mac OS 7.1.1, I found this in my old favourites, I must have used it to get it working flawlessly for me for all those years - http://www.jagshouse.com/stuffit.html
Every page on the site is worth reading

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

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 20 - 12:47pm

There's a whole bunch of "5x" versions. The easiest to use for me have been the combination of DropStuff/Expander 5.5, without all the "Deluxe" stuff.

If I was going to recommend against using some software, I would recommend against using things like RAM Charger! Programs like that might help in a pinch but generally just open up a whole can of compatibility worms, despite their claims.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 19 - 6:37pm

Originally I had installed 5x clean, with no other Stuffit on my machine, and I installed it with Extensions off. This is on a disk that had recently been initialized, and System Software installed/updated from 7.5 through 7.6.1. I followed the install directions to the letter. Stuffit 5x still acted up.

It is unstable and I stand by my previous comments. I do not recommend v5x for Mac OS 7 users. Let people read this and decide for themselves but this has been my experience and I am going to state my opinions/experiences here just as freely as anyone else.

In regards to "millions" I know the millions is not referring to the 5x version available here at MacGarden. Perhaps 5x does work smoothly with Mac OS 7. I've had problems with the 5x downloaded/installed from this site.

The two of you, since you've been using 5x for "years" with no problems are obviously not using the download from this site.

[EDIT] Here's a comment by another MG member that was written less than 2 hours ago: "I think I had major problems with segments in StuffIt Expander 5.x in Basilisk."

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

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, September 19 - 5:45pm

Sounds like you had serious issues with your setup. I'm another one that used Stuffit v5 for many, many years, from Mac OS 7 to 9 without any issues ever. File Sharing on all the time for my small network (of IIsi, IIci, Classic II, SE, iMac G3, PBG3, iMacG4 and MDD, and PBG4. Maybe not all at the same time).

I can agree with you when you highlight that it did carry a lot of extra functionality. For me mre of it was used than unused, and this is still true. I still like it to be able to unstuff Compact Pro archives (which I used before Sruffit v5) and Unix gunzips, and Unix tars, and zips and others. A thorough walk through preferences turning off all the bloat that you don't want is always a good idea.

Your recommendation for Stuffit v4 is taken on-board by all, but dismissing Stuffit v5 helps no-one., it is a great product, millions used it without issue.

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

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 19 - 2:53pm

Harsh maybe, but I've had numerous issues with 5x, not just it's failure to launch after time passes.

It hasn't played nice with sharing. It won't launch, I've turned sharing off, and then it launches.

But I've also had it not launch even with sharing off. At that point I launch it from within RAM Charger and it works fine, for a time, then I'll have to re-install when that stops working.

Whatever it may be, extraneous, conflicting, Stuffit hidden files within my system, or perhaps just the phase of the moon, Stuffit Deluxe 5.x is just too unstable for my liking. I haven't had any issues like this with any other application that I'm currently running.

Even if it works for others in Mac OS 7, and for whatever reason 5x won't consistently work for me, it's still too bloated for my needs. All I want Stuffit to do is Stuff and Unstuff, that's all.

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

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 19 - 12:17pm

"If you're using Mac OS 7, stay away from any Stuffit 5x versions."

That's a little bit harsh, isn't it? I've always used StuffIt 5x versions on my real hardware with Mac OS 7 and never had a problem.

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

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 19 - 1:02am

Stuffit Expander 4.0.2 worked for me on Mac OS 7.6.1.

However, Stuffit Expander 5x, found on this website, does not. 5x can't expand a file stuffed with SD 3.5.1, it crashes. I proved this by downloading the plain jane Stuffit Expander 5.1.2 (from another site) and that too could not expand a file compressed with SD 3.5.1.

If you're using Mac OS 7, stay away from any Stuffit 5x versions.

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

MacinTricks's picture
by MacinTricks - 2010, July 20 - 5:35pm

I forgot to add that this was acquired from the Netscape Navigator 3.04 installation. It is PowerPC-aware, too. I was looking for the last version of StuffIt Expander that works with System 6-7, but since I cannot find any reliable information on the version history of this application, I will go so far to say that version 4.0.2 is the last version. Then the number skips to version 4.5 which requires Mac OS 7.1.1. Now finding the accompanying DropStuff and Expander Enhancer for 4.0.2 is the next goal for someone!

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

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, July 19 - 8:41pm

I had sort of a similiar experience with Stuffit 5.5 on my LC III. It says that Mac OS 7.1.1 is the minimum requirement, however, I went ahead and installed it on my Mac OS 7.1 Mac, ignoring the warning during install. And well, it works absolutely flawless...

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

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, July 19 - 6:48pm

Also, imo v4 is the best StuffIt version, I use it on all my 68k/PPC macs (and in OSX Classic on my mini too!).

The older, the compatibler. Very simple mathematical equation Smile
In fact, I'm running 4.0 in Mini-vmac, 5.5 in Bas and Sheep, 7.0 in Classic Environment.

pagan's picture
by pagan - 2010, July 19 - 6:40pm
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Interestingly enough: though the installers for version 4 of the Aladdin softwares requires Mac OS 7 or later, the applications themselves works fine on Mac OS 6.0.7.... go figure. (This is true for both DropStuff 4 and StuffIt Expander 4.)

Also, imo v4 is the best StuffIt version, I use it on all my 68k/PPC macs (and in OSX Classic on my mini too!).

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