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SuperCard 3.5.2

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This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

SuperCard is a high-level development environment that is inspired by HyperCard, but includes a richer language, a full GUI toolkit, and native color. The programming language used by SuperCard is called SuperTalk, and is largely based on HyperTalk, the language in HyperCard. SuperTalk has many features that allow creation of rich applications. This version, which was finally released in October 1998, was faster than its predecessors, had support for QuickTime 3, Drag and Drop, and more.

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Architecture: 68k PPC

To author projects using IncWell SuperCard, you must have:
• 68040 processor or greater, including PowerPC
• Minimum of 6 MB of application RAM (10 MB or higher is recommended)
• MacOS system software 7.0 or greater
• QuickTime system extension
• Color monitor with an 8-bit or 24-bit video display card

To run applications created using SuperCard, you must have:
• 68020 processor or greater, including PowerPC
• Minimum of 4 MB of application RAM
• MacOS system software 7.0 or greater
• QuickTime system extension
• A color monitor with an 8-bit or 24-bit video display card


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by Jatoba - 2019, December 27 - 4:20am

For future reference, and since we currently lack a SuperCard 4 page, here's some information I dug up regarding compatibility and different versions:

- Up until at least version 4.6, if not later, three editions exist: Player, Standard and Developer. If I understood it right, "Player" is just the runtime, "Standard" adds the ability to develop stacks, and "Developer" adds extra functionality over "Standard".

- Version 4.1.2 was the last one to support Mac OS 8.6 and Mac OS X 10.1.2 Puma.

- Version 4.5.2 was the last one to support Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

- Version 4.6, which came next, was the first Universal Binary version, and supported at least Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther, with Mac OS X 10.4.3 Tiger or higher recommended.

- At some point, Panther and earlier versions of Tiger were dropped. The current, latest version, 4.8 (and 4.8.1b4), supports Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger PPC/Intel all the way up to macOS 10.14 Mojave.

At least that's how it goes, as far as documentation goes. It also seemed like some version features were changed, if not dropped, as the software evolved on, which means it might be interesting to archive multiple SuperCard versions, from 1.x to 4.x (including their respective subversions), provided the day arrives in which Solutions Etcetera or a future copyright holder gives us their blessing to archive versions of SuperCard they themselves deem "obsolete".

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by systemseven - 2017, December 15 - 7:09am

it is $50 (well, $49.95) with no support for 3.5.2 or 3.6.3. i dont think its tacky to keep a product for sale. its just rare a developer can stay active/in business for that long, so kudos to them

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by Istarian - 2017, December 13 - 12:54am

Especially since the current commercial product costs almost either $179 or $279 for a new user. That's absolutely ridiculous pricing. Even at $50 it'd be questionable. They must have like some huge wallet clients and want to shut others out of the market. I get that being able to just snap together simple applications has value, but I still their pricing smacks of Apple-esque price gouging.

Also seems a bit tacky that they would even care that a previous version is out there for less than tons of money since very few people would even have 68k or PPC hardware to run it on.

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, March 29 - 1:20pm

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Double Bummer! Sad

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by danda - 2012, August 21 - 11:39am

A brilliant program!

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by xy - 2010, August 30 - 7:04pm

After start up in Mac OS 9.2.2 the application ask for Espy Sans and Espy Sans Bold screen fonts (which used to be part of Mac OS 7 but not Mac OS 8/9). The font family can be downloaded here: