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Symantec C++ 8.6

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
symantec.zip (273.49 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Symantec-Rel-6-CD-Guide.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Create Macintosh programs using C++.

Last version! Targets 68k and PPC.

Symantec included some extra goodies on the disc, including Think Reference and Think Pascal 4.0 and 4.5d4, Think Project Manager, and more. Copious documentation is included on the disc.

Fun Fact: my boss had to call the president of Symantec in 2000 to get this disc sent to our company. Their phone reps wouldn't sell it to us, and it wasn't available for sale anywhere.

Description merged from previous Symantec C++ 8.6 page.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Mac OS 7.1, 7.5 and up for 68k or PPC.

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SNakApple's picture
by SNakApple - 2019, April 28 - 3:01pm

Did I say "Its a challenge to play this game in it's French form" ? Of course, no, thank goodness... Tongue

Mysterious ? This game was so popular around the world... But, inside, yes, it's a big puzzle. Smile
You could pester me if you want, but, I don't think it would be really necessary. I'll be there if so as I could... Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 27 - 11:02pm

between it's & its

I'm never in this lifetime, going to get that one right Tongue

I look forward to this mysterious game when it arrives and will pester you for translation if I need help...

I'll rephrase that: I will pester you for translation when I'll need some help Wink

SNakApple's picture
by SNakApple - 2019, April 27 - 6:07pm

"Impossible is not French" is a French motto... I'm sure you will progress as you can. I could help you perhaps...

I am not proficient enough to hold an intelligent conversation

Me too (in English), but however, I can answer directly (at least here) in English without any translation. When I use a site (like Linguee) for that, it's only to find the better word or just to enrich my vocabulary. Smile I have noticed sometimes mistakes in English from a lot of people here, even from native ones. If I can correct that, I will do (if necessary). Just like Dax do it for everyone (for example between it's & its). I am sensible to mistakes, even in English. Too much sometimes as you know, but well, never mind...

For the game, no worries, you won't have to learn a lot of French words to play it, especially if you've already played in English. Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 27 - 1:52am

Good to know that you're setting impossible challenges for me, Franky Wink

I've picked up a little more French in the past year... just a little. - I am not proficient enough to hold an intelligent conversation (even in English), sad to say, but my French comprehension is slightly better than it was.

I'm a fan of Canal+ television series, which helps (currently watching engrenages).

SNakApple's picture
by SNakApple - 2019, April 25 - 2:38pm

Slow ? (lol). I don't think so. MacTouch ? Well, may be... Who knows that exactly ? As I said before, my name is Franky. And 24bit knows who I am for sure. He knows my mail address. My name is inside it. Besides that, I can help you to guess. So, yeah, we are friends & I speak French... Wink

I'm back here to finish the job (if I can really say that). I have found a precious gem for the garden. A game in French version. I was looking for it since I've meet you & discover the garden. Now, I'm gonna upload this one next month probably. It's a big one. If you like this game, I believe it will be a challenge for you to play it in French (if you want to...). Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 25 - 1:45pm

Mon ami, MacTouch? I am slow Tired

SNakApple's picture
by SNakApple - 2019, April 22 - 6:07pm

YW. You can call me Franky (if you want). Always a pleasure to help you as you "may" know. Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 22 - 12:27am

@SNakApple: Hi and thanks. Preserved timestamps are a goal to achieve. I've merged the page content over (sans disc) and will remove the other page.

SNakApple's picture
by SNakApple - 2019, April 21 - 2:38pm

Hi Mike,

I've compared the two versions from both pages. Images inside the two wrappers looks enough identical. However, the timestamps are preserved with the archive here. Smile

Cheers,
Franky

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 20 - 11:18pm

This is possibly a double-up over here: Symantec (Think) C/C++ 8.6.

It pays to check 1st to see if there is already a page for it. Then if so, add it to that page if the items are close in version and content, or, if identical no need to upload. This can save time and bandwidth in both directions (and perhaps make less work for staff).


Edit: 2019/04/22
 
Comments made below are preserved from the previous page for "Symantec (Think) C/C++ 8.6".

This page has superseded that page and its content was merged into the description area above.


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IIGS_User's picture

by IIGS_User - 2014, April 17 - 1:00am

Balrog curtailed the file name, which is perfect now. Smile

madcrow's picture

by madcrow - 2011, January 31 - 10:49am

4

This is probably the best dev system for 68K work, but for PPC stuff, CodeWarrior is better.

blargg's picture

by blargg - 2010, December 19 - 1:29pm

1

Wow, this doesn't even work on Mac OS 8.5, let alone later; you get a -192 error when you try to edit a project's options. A built program also fails to even run (on PowerPC). Crashes often when compiling, etc. Back in the day I switched to CodeWarrior from Symantec C++ 7.0, so never got to use this. There's no excuse for such a basic failure like this, as CodeWarrior versions from that era still work fine on OS 9.2.2 (I still use CW Pro 3 daily). Too bad this doesn't work, as it would have been fun to go back and play around with this compiler.

mjgleason's picture

by mjgleason - 2010, September 15 - 9:50am

I suggest CW, but this is good if you have old Think/Symantec C code you want to use (and there is a lot of it floating out there).

Think C was a great product up to version 5.0.4, but versions 6 through 8 were a bit unstable.

Bolkonskij's picture

by Bolkonskij - 2010, September 15 - 6:19am

Is there any advantage in using Symantec (Think) C/C++ over Codewarrior for programming C / C++?

IIGS_User's picture

by IIGS_User - 2010, September 15 - 5:01am

You can mount the .iso file as a Mac volume within SheepSaver, which I just did, so I know it works.

By adding it to the emulator's drives list (using the SheepShaver GUI application), like you've done even with the SheepShaver boot disk. Wink

mjgleason's picture

by mjgleason - 2010, September 14 - 11:46am

Make sure you unzip the file you downloaded. The file I uploaded is a .iso.zip file, and the original .iso file was made using Disk Utility on OS X (using "New Image from CD..." with "DVD/CD Master" and "read-only" as the parameters). You can mount the .iso file as a Mac volume within SheepSaver, which I just did, so I know it works.

basalgangster's picture

by basalgangster - 2010, September 12 - 7:44am

Am I doing something wrong? Toast says there is no hfs or iso file system in that file, despite its .iso extension.

MadMac's picture

by MadMac - 2010, August 23 - 8:33am

Vitamin C++ from Roche? Smile

Ten years ago, i knew people that will give one arm for a cd-rom like this.
Think yourself using copies of a bad copy of a folder containing Think Pascal 4.0...

IIGS_User's picture

by IIGS_User - 2010, August 22 - 4:50pm

What do you think it is? Wink

MadMac's picture

by MadMac - 2010, August 22 - 7:41am

If this is what i think it is... ! ...