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The Way Things Work

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
the_way_things_work_ger.cdr_.sit (232.86 MB)
MD5: 6ae3d7dbaa291bfa53766bd0cee2870e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
The_Way_Things_Work_2.0.toast_.sit (228.07 MB)
MD5: 0fc8bc7e8a97dd4add15021f66db5854
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
COFUN2.toast_.sit (247.41 MB)
MD5: 443b93ce4684f88df40659278c85f13c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

A unique "mammoth" guide to a magical world of machines, inventions, and technology. The Way Things Work is based on David Macaulay's book, a huge bestseller with over two-and-a-half million copies sold around the world. Now, on interactive CD-ROM, featuring outstanding animations and audio, Macaulay's unique and fascinating introduction to the world of science and technology truly comes alive. The machines he draws actually function, and you can see and hear for yourself how things really work. Hundreds of fact packed animations. From telescopes to telephones, from lasers to lightbulbs, David Macaulay's unique animations explain the workings of everything, from the simplest to the most complex of machines. "Mammoth Movies." The Great Wooly Mammoth, the inventors loyal and long suffering assistant, acts not only as your guide to the CD-ROM but also stars in a series of animated "home movies" that illustrate the inventors scientific breakthroughs. In-depth explanations. Countless everyday machines are illustrated, animated, and explained in fascinating detail. A cross-linked web of information. A single mouse-click lets you jump from the workings of machines to the explanations of the scientific principles that underlie them, and from the history of inventions to biographies of the inventors themselves. -

A note about the downloads available from above:

  1. file is the German version
  2. file is the English version 2.0
  3. file is the Spanish version 2.0

2.0 Spanish version is located at:

The Way Things Work Buy Links: Buy Link:
The Way Things Work Buy Links:
CD-ROM: Jewel Case (Std): DK Original Way Things Work V1 [CD-ROM] [CD-ROM]
DK Originals The Way Things Work Buy Links:
Way Things Work [Anglais] [CD-Rom]
The Way Things Work: 2.0 Macintosh [Anglais] [CD-Rom] Buy Links:
Meyer Multimedia: Wie funktioniert das?
Wie funktioniert das?, Windows, CD-ROM Die aufregende 'Mammut'-Führung durch die spannende Welt der Maschinen und technischen Erfindungen. Für Windows 3.1x/95/NT

The New Way Things Work Buy Links: Buy Links:
Global Software Publishing New way things work
The New Way Things Work Buy Link:
The New Way Things Work Buy Links:
Global Software Publishing New way things work
The New Way Things Work
The New Way Things Work

See also: The New Way Things Work, The Way Things Work: Pinball Science

Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

System requirements Mac:
Motorola 68030/68040 or PowerMac, Mac OS 7.0 to 9.2.2, 8 MB RAM.

System requirements PC:
386DX/33, Windows 3.1/95, 4 MB RAM, mouse.

Common requirements:
256 colors, 2x CD-ROM drive.


soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2020, November 15 - 8:22pm

Article from contemporary magazine added (MacFormat April 1995).
This issue has comics on the Mac as its theme and is worth a read if you are contemplating composing comics on old Macs.