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TomeViewer

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TomeViewer.img_.sit (318.84 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Browse and extract the contents of installation tomes used by Apple to store system software data.

A good "how to" walk-through on using TomeViewer here (Wayback Machine):

English: How to use TomeViewer...   German: Hinweise zu TomeViewer...

Hint: If the images on the Wayback Machine don't appear in the linked pages, reload the page as many times as it takes to retrieve all images.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

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IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, July 2 - 1:13pm

For a Mac OS X native .pkg viewer there is CharlesSoft's Pacifist.

I think it would be nice to have an OS X native viewer for Mac OS Classic Tome files installed. Smile

Found a Howto over at emaculation:
Emaculation/Extracting a ROM for use in SheepShaver using Basilisk II

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2013, January 22 - 12:15am

I've no idea to use this app, but a Mac OS X version would be a very nice and useful piece of software...

Its a very easy to use program, but there is a very good walk-through for TomeViewer linked to by MacWise's comments at very end of this thread/page. TomeViewer also runs under Classic up to Mac OS X 10.4.11

Edit: That excellent walk-through is now dead - But it still lives via the Wayback Machine Smile

English: How to use TomeViewer...   German: Hinweise zu TomeViewer...

For a Mac OS X native .pkg viewer there is CharlesSoft's Pacifist. Although, it is a $20 shareware app.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, May 30 - 6:13am

A guide to use tomeviewer? This app rocks, at any sense, when i discover it at pure-mac.com, but its too easy to use...

I've no idea to use this app, but a Mac OS X version would be a very nice and useful piece of software...
See, extracing ROM files from Mac OS installation CD-ROMs...

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2010, May 30 - 1:59am

A guide to use tomeviewer? This app rocks, at any sense, when i discover it at pure-mac.com, but its too easy to use...

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, April 23 - 3:08pm

This download is now a Disk Copy disk image (img.sit), ready to use in emulators.

Anonymous's picture
by Anonymous - 2009, June 20 - 11:59pm

There's a tale of success with Apple Backup files here http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=123054&tstart=317 by using the Apple Restore programme from a 7.01P Utilities Disk.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA28741?viewlocale=en_US suggests that System 7.1P6 may have a better version of Apple Backup that previous versions.

grawlix.computing's picture
by grawlix.computing - 2009, June 20 - 6:05am

That's good stuff, thanks. Now can anyone come up with an app that can read Apple Backup documents?

As far as I can tell that application was only used in those rough years of a million performas, and is almost impossible to find details about. It appears to be a fairly straight-forward disk imaging mechanism, but I had to write my own code to pick an archive apart. I would love a complete solution.

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by MacWise - 2009, June 19 - 6:21pm
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Read a TomeViewer guide at http://home.arcor.de/grouchosbox/tomeviewer.html