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Anyone remember this old game?

So, years and years ago, I had a really cool game on my 4-meg Mac Plus. It was a space-themed game, which (if memory serves) took place on the Moon. The game was divided into two halves:

First was navigating. This aspect of the game was a lot like the old classic "Lunar Lander" - you had a little ship, limited fuel, and would fly left and right, attempting to land softly on different bases.

Second, once you'd made your way to a base, you could buy and sell goods, making it a sort of space economics sim. Load up on goods, fly to the next base, and hopefully turn a profit.

Does this ring any bells for anyone? I figure if someone remembers the name or other details, I should be able to track it down...

Thanks!

Huxley

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olePigeon's picture
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Never heard of it, but sounds fun.

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Is this it?

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/lunar-rescue

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Atilla, impressed. I had a vague feeling about the game. I wasn't sure, but I did remember the idea.

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I've been meaning to try playing it again, with Mini vMac this time. I tried it originally on a Classic II but it didn't work right. Very early software. I'll bet it's fine with Mini vMac and System 6, if it runs at "1x" speed.

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It sounds a bit like Galactic Trader [http://macintoshgarden.org/games/galactic-trader]. I don't remember anything about it being on the moon though.

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I like this game, is fun.

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Sorry to dig up a months-old thread, but I was wondering if anyone who got this working under Mini vMac could tell me exactly how you did it. I've got vMac up and running, System 6.0.8 running, Stuffit Expander 4.0.1 installed, and cannot get the Stuffit file from the site working on my emulator.

So far I've tried using the Importfl utility, and also dropping it directly onto my disk image in HFVExplorer - no luck. If someone could let me know exactly how you got this one up and running, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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@zakman asks:

but I was wondering if anyone who got this working under Mini vMac could tell me exactly how you did it. I've got vMac up and running, System 6.0.8 running, Stuffit Expander 4.0.1 installed, and cannot get the Stuffit file from the site working on my emulator.

So far I've tried using the Importfl utility, and also dropping it directly onto my disk image in HFVExplorer - no luck.

Yes & No.

Here's the easy bit - HFVExplorer: When dropping onto your disk image (mounted in HFVE), choose "raw copy, data fork" and not auto. Actually, for best results always choose this setting when copying Mac archives from PC to the Mac drive image file and vice versa.

Start Mini vMac. Launch Stuffit or Stuffit Expander and get it to open the file you copied over. If it doesn't "see" the ".sit" file, choose "Open Any File" (or "All Files") in Stuffit so you can see the file name to open. select it and extract to some location on your Macs hard drive. It should extract OK at this point.

The hard bit... Running this game in Mini vMac. I was able to get it launch the splash screen and intro. I was also able to view the controls settings. But play the game... no Sad

It couldn't see the lunar file or something (should've written the error down). Even tho the file it wanted was in the same folder with the program. - Tried this on Mini vMac running SSW 6.0.8 and SSW 5.1 (on XP) Lunar Rescue on both versions of these Mac OSs gave the same error and I had to quit.

So if you can get through to the same point (extract the game and run the splash intro and can view the controls settings) AND then, get to play the game. I'd also like to hear about it Smile

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Should probably mention that I'm running Mini vMac under Windows 7. Thanks!

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Believe it or not, but I got it up and running! Got Stuffit to recognize the file, unpacked it, went all the way into the game and tried out both practice and full game modes. Both worked great. The only problem I'm having is with the controls - I keep hitting the Windows key when I mean to fire lasers, which switches me out of vMac. Fortunately vMac pauses when I do that, so it's not too bad, but still annoying. Looks like I need to retrain my fingers Smile

Not sure why it's not working out for you. Maybe your download was corrupted somehow, or you installed it on the wrong type of disk image? I used the 224M blank from the vMac site - have no idea if this would make any difference, but figured I'd throw it out there.

Also, thanks for the help - looking forward to playing this one again Laughing out loud