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TomeViewer

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TomeViewer.img_.sit (318.84 KB)
MD5: 487a9a9e2b4086f63e4a987a829bff9a
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

Comments

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2020, January 28 - 9:11pm

Santoscork, I think I like your hints. Smile

santoscork's picture
by santoscork - 2020, January 28 - 7:27pm
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For Mac OS X, for which I see questions; you can simply right click on an app and choose show package contents. Granted this is for an installed app and not for the contents of an installer which is what TomeViewer is for so in this regard I am coming up blank.

EDIT: For an OSX equivalent see Pacifist or in the terminal try

pkgutil --expand /path/to/package.pkg /output/destination/

OR

After the installer has launched and before installing anything or running through the update app, hit Command+i or pull down the File menu and choose “Show Files”.

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Noteworthy: The link on how to use tome viewer has expired, see the archived site which is also mentioned in the description above the comments area. -->
https://web.archive.org/web/20040224151814/http://home.arcor.de/grouchos...

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.

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