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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
vistapro1.08.sit (49.04 MB)
MD5: 11ad87bd9ae907a5967f4279dd12bbfb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
vistaprodems.sit (17.48 MB)
MD5: ab254b3c2e1d69e8e2601f35878024eb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

Vistapro is a program for simulating 3D landscapes. These are created either by using Digital Elevation Model (DEM) files or by using Vistapro's fractal landscape generator. Vistapro offers a variety of methods for modifying the landscapes, and provides the ability to export landscapes as DXF files for use in other 3D modeling programs. Finished products can be rendered as still images or, using the included MakePath Flight Director, a QuickTime movie. The additional archive includes extra Vistapro DEMs.

Its most famous use was for the landscape used in the opening credits of The Chart Show. This sequence involved a silver spaceship flying through a series of valleys that had been generated using Vistapro (Vista didn't support generating animations until the Pro version was released). Vista was also used for the book by Arthur C. Clarke called "The Snows of Olympus", a picture book about terraforming Mars. - Wikipedia

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Architecture: 68k PPC


4.0 MB RAM
8-bit Color Display
Mac OS 7.0
QuickTime (required to export QuickTime movies)


soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2015, November 4 - 2:18pm

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — August 1994).

commodorejohn's picture
by commodorejohn - 2011, August 8 - 7:40pm

Many thanks Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2011, August 4 - 4:59pm

Here´s another;

Thanks, edited above. Smile

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by SwedeBear - 2011, August 3 - 9:57pm

Here´s another;

commodorejohn's picture
by commodorejohn - 2011, August 3 - 7:25pm

The Mediafire link for this is down... :/

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by mathieudel - 2010, December 27 - 11:04am

Thanks for this upload !!! I made a lot of experiments when I was a kid using this software, and could not remember its name... now I can play again with it Tongue