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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (173.01 KB)
MD5: 06a141f53c81f1b33ae512926fda3f43
For System 1 - 5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Switcher.dsk_.sit (160.98 KB)
MD5: 99ef8174f12a9787ebe25c632730c86d
For System 1 - 5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Switcher_Construction_Kit.sit (156.49 KB)
MD5: 9f87223405f9f696f1e9f648bbc6a140
For System 1 - 5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: Mini vMac

Before there was Mac OS 7, before there was MultiFinder, there was Switcher.

Note: This archive contains the following versions of Switcher: 2.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.3, 4.4E, 5.0E.

ETA: Until the problems with the first archive are fixed (some files inside it work, some don't), I have uploaded two new files:

Switcher.dsk.sit is a stuffed .dsk image containing a System folder (2.0, I think) and all the versions I was able to scrabble together: 2.0. 4.0, 4.4, 5.0 and 5.0.1. The file dates are all inauthentic, ugh, except for 5.0.1 which came from the physical disk mentioned below.

3.5 and 4.3 from the old archive are still missing and would be nice to have.

Switcher Construction Kit.image.sit is a DC 4.2 image of the physical Switcher disk I found in my archives (version 5.0.1, from 1986). It is not pure (what are those word setting files doing there?) but it is an unaltered image of the disk exactly as I found it.

Architecture: 68k


tanaquil's picture
by tanaquil - 2016, April 10 - 1:27am

I just encountered the same problem. I tried to expand the hqx files you mention using the Unarchiver in OSX, and none of them worked (usually the Unarchiver can handle everything I throw at it, young or old).

I have at least some old Switcher floppies lying about, will see what I can upload.

ETA: uploaded a new image with a collection of files. It appears that some of those borked .hqx files must have come from MacGUI, because ones that I downloaded from MacGUI just now had the same problem. I did find a couple of good additional files on MacGUI though.

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by mrdav - 2013, February 16 - 2:01am

The files Switcher 2.0.hqx, Switcher 3.5.hqx, Switcher 4.3.hqx, Switcher.doc.hqx will not unpack for me using Stuffit 5 or 7. Anyone else able to unpack these?

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by pl212 - 2012, September 27 - 1:46am

Added PDF of manual for 2.0 (April 1985)