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Wondering about a couple of games..

When I was in fourth grade we had a dusty Apple II in the back of the room and had a variety of games in the disk holder. Being a country school nobody really used it untill I dusted it off and started learning to use it. Anyway, there were two games that I loved playing one was a create your own solar system game where you could adjust speed, rotation, gravity.. ect. and the other was a game that you would put all sorts of mechanical parts and gears together to make a sort of working machine.. any idea on what these titles might be?

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An Apple II or a Mac II ?

Your descriptions remind me of some Mac games, can't remember the name of the first, but I remember playing it on my Mac IIsi / IIci. The second was a bit later, call The Incredible Machine.

If it was an Apple II (we had one at city-centre school too, but I spent all my time on the Commodore PETs and Sharp MZ-80Ks) then it won't be either of these.

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Regarding the solar system game, could it be this (for Mac though):
http://macintoshgarden.org/games/gravitation-ltd-50

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Definitely an Apple II.. also it wasn't anything you folks suggested although I'm thankful for the input

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The Incredible Machine won many awards and as captivating as it is for youngsters (and adults) it is also highly educational. It actually trains young adults in problem solving/critical thinking skills and in my opinion it should be used in every computer class in America as a "reward" after the normal work is completed.

Unfortunately, I do not have the Mac version to upload.

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A number of The Incredible Machine games are already available on this site.

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Oh SNAP! Tim "3" IS the original, for Mac. I thought the "original" version of TIM was missing here but after reading the comments for "3" I just downloaded/installed it, and yes, it is the original PC version. It's a very misleading title "3" but if that's what the title is called, that's what it is.

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That series had a very convoluted and odd naming scheme over the years. I believe this was the first game, with additional levels of its PC sequel added: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/the-even-more-incredible-machine

ADD: TIM 3 had the wrong year information. I've corrected it. http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/incredible-machine-series

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So let me get this straight... The original version is called "Even More" and it's from 1993, but the later version is just plain "TIM" and it's from 1995? I think you're being too nice calling the nomenclature "convoluted". LOL