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Ambrosia CD 1

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Ambrosia_CD_1.cdr_.sit (103.86 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
Emulation
Guides on emulating older games

A CD full of Ambrosia software from 1998. These were handed out at a trade show/conference/similar. These seem to be the demo/shareware versions of these titles. No serial numbers are included on the disk but I'm guessing they're out there.
Installers include:
Avara
Escape Velocity
EV Override
Harry the Handsome Executive
Apeiron
Bubble Trouble
Maelstrom
Mars Rising
Swoop
Barrack
Chiral
ColorSwitch Pro
Eclipse
Snapz Pro

Also included are some add-ons for various Ambrosia games, and issues 1.1-5.3 of the Ambrosia Times in DOCMaker format.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

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Elyus's picture
by Elyus - 2019, February 18 - 6:11am

I created pages for the Escape Velocity series using a couple of the installers from this disc. This CD seems too old to have a lot of their later demos. They switched to promotional DVDs in the early 2000's, and I should have one of those lying around to upload when I can find it.

Elyus's picture
by Elyus - 2019, February 16 - 8:21am

I used to hope that they would port most of their classics to OS X and make a comeback on the Mac gaming scene, too. It's a pity they never got into OS X gaming much, focusing instead on Utilities by that point, and then when Apple released the Mac App Store, Ambrosia began to falter like many of the once well-known Mac publishers...

For the record, Ambrosia does still exist. Andrew Welch continues to operate it, keeping it in good corporate standing with the state of New York and maintaining the servers and web domain (active through at least March 2020). Their SSL certificate has been allowed to lapse, so you have to use Firefox or add a certificate exception in browsers like Safari to access ambrosiasw.com. Unfortunately, their web store doesn't really operate since the Ambrosia email server no longer runs, so most of their games have been abandoned from a practical standpoint.

Given that, I do think Macintosh Garden should create pages with at least the demos of their games for archival purposes. This disc is a good start, but I'm actually surprised that EV and EVO don't have their own pages already. In the next day or two, I can pull the demos from this disc and add them if someone doesn't get to it first.

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 16 - 6:33am

It's such a shame, for years now I thought they could have been doing so much more with their existing library; I'd have bought everything again just to be able to play them on newer systems!

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 16 - 6:31am

I think I purchased one from them for 10 bucks long ago...or maybe it came free with something else I bought, it's all so fuzzy now. Anyway, it was one of my prized possessions, and I was so proud to own it! A pretty big part of me died when they closed down.

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by nil0bject - 2017, July 7 - 10:57am

My memory is a bit blurred, but I sent ambrosia my mail address and they shipped it to me. loved getting these discs in the mail. best cd cover design ever.