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amandastories.iso_.sit (6.07 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
amandastories_bin-cue.zip (264.45 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

All of the HyperCard games by Amanda Goodenough. Very, very, very rare stuff. This CD image was made by me from the original which I bought recently, and it includes:

Bin-cue disc image
Download from max1zzz's server

Use Toast (for example) with the bin-cue image to burn a CD that contains both game and audio partitions.

My grandmother was a great storyteller, I was raised on stories, and stories have been the passion of my life. It was natural that I should "want to be a storyteller when I grew up."

I even had a dream once that I was a professional storyteller. Dressed like Mother Goose, I rode a white horse to a fair, and sat under a big tree telling stories to little ones while their parents walked around, and when the parents came to collect their children they paid me whatever they wished. The dream ended with me riding home on my white horse, realizing "I'm not making enough money!" and having to go to work at a boring job!

While working, I continued to tell stories. Some storytellers stick to their lines, but if, for instance, I said, "And what do you think was down in the well?" and a child came up with a likely suggestion, I'd run with it.

I sent my work to children's book publishers and got back rejection notices and posted them on the fridge. I was running out of hope when I learned about HyperCard. I was not very computer literate, but HyperCard was so easy to use that I was able to create a simple interactive story called Inigo Gets Out. Lots of people liked the story and told other people about it, and I was encouraged. Maybe, finally—it was two months until my birthday—I would find a publisher and fulfill the dream of being published by the age of thirty.

I went to my first MacWorld Expo with a new version of Inigo Gets Out on a floppy disk. At a software exchange meeting, I timidly asked a humble, unimportant-looking man if I could put my stack onto one of the Macintoshes there. He humbly, unimportantly said he didn't know. I said bravely, "This is Inigo Gets Out." He immediately said, "You must be Amanda Goodenough. I'm Bob Stein of the Voyager Company. I want to publish your work." Talk about dreams coming true!

Traditional storytelling is by its nature very difficult to capture in any medium without losing a lot of its vitality. But by allowing the person playing with the story to have some input, HyperCard and other multimedia authoring tools provide oral storytellers with an invaluable bridge to publication—the ability to concretize their art, yet still interact with their audience.

  — Amanda Goodenough

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Here is the problem - I can only get it to work in Basilisk II and SheepShaver if it is mounted in Alcohol 120%. Mounting it internally with Toast 5.2 didn't work for me. Unfortunately the HyperCard stacks are copy-protected, so they won't work without the CD mounted. If anyone can figure out how to mount the CD within SheepShaver, or, better yet, figure out how to break the copy protection so the games will run on Mini vMac, I'd be very happy.

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by Temporary Joe - 2014, July 24 - 2:26am

Well, I took the BIN/CUE and actually burned the BIN (but not the 4-6k CUE) onto a real CD via Toast. Booted it up in SheepShaver, opened it. A first run of the B&W HyperCard crashed the system entirely (just unexpectedly quit the app). The Color one demanded I move it to the hard drive, I did and it froze on the first screen. A third run had me decide to copy the B&W stack to Finder which did work...but just no sound. Is my burned copy worthless as far as sounds are concerned?

[Yes, the partition was burned in, but SheepShaver doesn't recognize it]

by mrdav - 2013, December 29 - 11:42pm

I can't remember, but I think the bin-cue I just put on the page is the same one given by dukeraoul in the comments...only my copy is zipped rather than rared.

by SwedeBear - 2012, August 30 - 7:12pm

Many thanks! Smile

by dukeraoul - 2012, August 30 - 3:18pm

I don't have any Mac hardware here, so I can't use Toast (Basilisk II and Sheepshaver recognize neither the real CD nor an image of it). Here's a link to a .rar with the bin/cue inside: http://www.mediafire.com/?1iqd83dq84j33j3. Since the audio track of the CD is not recognized in Basilisk II or Sheepshaver, I haven't been able to get the games to run with the intended sound. Because I really missed the sounds, I edited the HyperCard files for most of the games to play the original sounds (they were commented out in HyperCard) and not reference the CD. If somebody has the floppy versions, it would be great if they could upload those too. (I have a floppy with an earlier version of most of these games, but it was too old and couldn't read all the files when I tried to rescue them about 5 years ago.)

by SwedeBear - 2012, August 30 - 2:04pm

I´ll take it you don´t have access to Toast? In that case; yes, .cue/.bin will be grand. Smile

by dukeraoul - 2012, August 30 - 12:21pm

I'll try as soon as I have time. Would bin/cue be alright?

by SwedeBear - 2012, August 30 - 11:03am

Is this a Hybrid CD-ROM?
If so is it possible to up a complete image?
TIA Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2012, April 21 - 2:13pm

Changed downloadable file from AmandaStories.iso (55 MB) to AmandaStories.iso.sit (6.07 MB)

by gm0nk3y - 2010, January 16 - 10:05pm

Thanks for the advice, but I still haven't been able to mount the image with an emulator. When I select the CD image as a disk to load before booting, SheepShaver mounts it, but not as a CD - so the CD protection stuff complains when I try seo service to run it. Disk Copy (versions 6.33, 6.4 and 6.5) and ShrinkWrap (versions 3.0 and 3.51) refuse to make images of the CD. Also, the .iso image doesn't mount correctly when using Daemon Tools - it only works with Alcohol 120%.

by watchsmart - 2009, June 24 - 7:03am

Fun fact: The Voyager company (that published this game) is best known today for it's "Criterion Collection" DVD series!

(Indeed, the company is now called "Criterion Collection")

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by Balrog - 2009, May 28 - 10:38pm

Yes ... the black-and-white versions are simple HyperCard stacks (and should be easy to un-protect), but the color versions are Macromind (later Macromedia, now Adobe) Director apps. These would be harder.

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by Balrog - 2009, May 28 - 10:27pm

Since (I'm assuming) these are HyperCard stacks, it's rather easy to remove the protection. They're probably checking for a file on the CD or calling an XCMD/XFCN to 'validate.' But without looking at the scripts I can't tell at all.

by dukeraoul - 2009, May 21 - 1:19pm

Thanks for the advice, but I still haven't been able to mount the image with an emulator. When I select the CD image as a disk to load before booting, SheepShaver mounts it, but not as a CD - so the CD protection stuff complains when I try to run it. Disk Copy (versions 6.33, 6.4 and 6.5) and ShrinkWrap (versions 3.0 and 3.51) refuse to make images of the CD. Also, the .iso image doesn't mount correctly when using Daemon Tools - it only works with Alcohol 120%.

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by IIGS_User - 2009, May 19 - 3:22pm

If it's a .cdr image, try Disk Copy 6.5, included here

But usually, you can add the .cdr image as usual to the emulator's drives list (before booting it) like you add hard disk images, and the .cdr will be mounted inside the emulated Mac system.

by SwedeBear (not verified) - 2009, May 19 - 2:49pm

You´ve tried Disk Copy and ShrinkWrap to mount the image?