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Bugdom_1.2.1.sit (47.78 MB)
MD5: c06d426590a3479f96f52988acda1464
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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bugdom121update.sit (520.26 KB)
MD5: 8204a499cf65b13d85c6db13a87b8b4a
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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This game works with: SheepShaver, QEMU

Bugdom is an incredibly diverse 3D action/adventure game exclusively for your Macintosh which is great for the entire family.

The latest free open source version of Bugdom for a modern Mac and Windows OS
Download Bugdom from this GitHub page

You are Rollie McFly, the only remaining bug capable of saving the Lady Bugs and restoring peace to the Bugdom. Rollie has been hiding in the Lawn area of the Bugdom and will need to travel far to get to the Ant Hill where the battle with King Thorax must take place. There will be water to cross, bugs to ride, and plenty of enemy forces to defeat, but once the Fire Ants and King Thorax have been defeated, you will become the new ruler of the Bugdom and peace will be restored.


  • Suitable for all ages!
  • Real-time 3D action!
  • Over 23 different bugs and enemies!
  • 10 huge exciting levels
  • Swim, jump, ride bugs, swing on ropes!
  • Go into bee hives and ant hills!
  • An incredible CD-quality soundtrack!

The game's author, Brian Greenstone, about Bugdom:

Hopefully, in years from now when the Mac gaming scene is back full-force, people will look back and remember Bugdom as the pivotal turning point in Mac gaming when games went from just being year-old ports of PC games, to being original games developed for the Mac, on the Mac. I get great pleasure from telling PC people that there is no PC version of Bugdom and there never will be. For years they've been mocking us for being so happy whenever we get a port of yesterday's PC game, but hopefully the Mac will be the platform of choice in the future.

1st download is the original Shareware version 1.2.1 (unlock with Serial# ACAHFIDGELJL)

Architecture: PPC

Not compatible with any Macintoshes with PowerPC 601 processors. Bugdom will not perform well on anything slower than a 200mhz 604 processor and 32 MB of RAM.


GoboFraggle1983's picture
by GoboFraggle1983 - 2021, January 6 - 10:18pm

Hallelujah! My life's a rainbow!! Laughing out loud

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by IIGS_User - 2021, January 5 - 6:16pm

The next gen games like Nanosaur 2 and Otto Matic aren't free yet, but Nano2 actually plays on recent M1 Macs from the iOS version.

Their Mac equivalents on the Mac AppStore has been updated the last time 9 years ago.

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by Elyus - 2021, January 4 - 1:18am

This is very exciting to see! After jorio's Nanosaur port, I hoped Brian would release more games' source code, and a Bugdom update is very welcome! I think Weekend Warrior and Cro-Mag Rally still use most of the same engine, and since they're free on Pangea's website, I wonder if he'll release those assets sometime. The next gen games like Nanosaur 2 and Otto Matic aren't free yet, but Nano2 actually plays on recent M1 Macs from the iOS version.

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by IIGS_User - 2021, January 3 - 6:38am

I'm so happy to see this now for Intel-based boxes, say it for PC or Mac.

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by SkyCapt - 2021, January 3 - 12:07am

... great pleasure ... that there is no PC version of Bugdom and there never will be.

-quoting the author from the description above. Umm ... We love u Brian!

Edit: Blockquote has been added - IIGS User

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by remy27 - 2021, January 3 - 11:25am

Thx for the link! Plays very smooth on my eight core Mac Pro running Windows 10/64 bit!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2021, January 2 - 3:01pm

Bugdom 1.3 now ready for Intel Mac. See the green-wrapped link above.

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by GoboFraggle1983 - 2020, October 18 - 9:11pm

Which older Mac version does that game run on for you? Do you think you could teach me to emulate it? I already have a version of Sheepshaver, and I followed this method (, but somehow Bugdom won't play...

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by CptZaphodB - 2020, June 11 - 8:34pm

Bugdom runs in the latest version of Sheepshaver for Mac! It comes up with a notice saying there's no graphics card, and then plays as smooth as I ever remember it playing!

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by 24bit - 2020, April 14 - 3:57pm

Quemu does run the game, sort of. Some progress has been made with QemuPPC adding ATI GPU support. With Qemu version 3.1, an error message gets displayed:


Qemu error message

The game starts in spite of that. On a tiny screen, roughly rendered, coarse animation…
There is an experimental build over at Emaculation, supposed to come with better ATI support.
Feel free to try. Smile

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by Jatoba - 2020, April 14 - 1:46pm

@Opti101 QEMU I think. But I don't know if performance can be satisfactory if so. Perhaps with a very powerful rig it could be "good enough" for some.

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by Opti101 - 2020, February 27 - 8:48pm

Is there any possible way to emulate this?

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, July 20 - 3:52am

The game is now free

Thanks. It looks as tho' all of their early titles are now a freeware. Smile

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by Catar4x - 2018, July 20 - 2:04am

The game is now free :

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, November 10 - 10:21pm

Why did you remove all updaters for the Mac OS 9 version?

Because the 1.2.1 update archive contained the full version as well as the shareware version executables. While this game is still for sale via Pangea we do not want to host or assist in warez. The full version 1.2.1 executable would allow updating the full 1.1.4 version that is locatable elsewhere.

If the update archive had contained the 1.2.1 shareware executable only, then it may have remained.

As long as Pangea is selling a license for this game we will not host or assist in its piracy. If or when that software developer stops selling this game from their website we can reassess this.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2016, November 10 - 8:58am

Why did you remove all updaters for the Mac OS 9 version?

G4 User's picture
by G4 User - 2016, May 23 - 12:49pm

Thanks for updating the links Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, May 20 - 11:19pm

The full game has been removed, as its serial is still a purchasable code and DL from Pangea.

The .dmg of the shareware archive for v1.2.1 was also removed as it is the same file as whats available for DL on the Pangea page for Mac OS 9 and is not for Mac OS X (albeit it being in an OS X .dmg wrapper). AFAIK, there is no X native version of Bugdom 1.x

The shareware copy of v1.2.1 in the .sit wrapper has been retained, as it is immediately accessible to native Mac OS 9.x and earlier systems.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2016, May 19 - 3:49pm

OK, I have uploaded the full version v1.1.4 and the shareware version v1.2.1 for Mac OS 9/X. I also added the updater to v1.2.1, that you might use on the v1.1.4 full version (I did not try this).

I found and uploaded also the demo version and updater to v1.24 for the Windows version.

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by G4 User - 2016, May 18 - 7:08am

Thanks Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, May 17 - 11:31pm

@G4 User: See the MG page "Ten for X Games" (Bugdom 2 if it helps)

G4 User's picture
by G4 User - 2016, May 17 - 1:48pm

Hey guys, does anybody have this classic game Wink, Because I cannot find it on the internet now, If anybody have Please share the link. Thanks Smile

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by almightyM - 2016, May 17 - 11:29pm

This game indeed was bundled with OS9 a few times, a problem is that this is an OEM version and when you simply copy it from an iMac Restore CD to a PowerMac G4 (for example), it will not start but show the message "this copy is not licensed for your system."
So one would need to upload a version for free... Do they actually still sell this game??

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by sfp1954 - 2014, April 7 - 9:59pm

It's on my iMac 9.0.4 restore CD.

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by iBook_Clamshell - 2014, April 7 - 8:47pm

Can anybody make this a free download? Puzzled

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by A Laggy Grunt - 2013, February 11 - 1:36am

Runs on 3DFX hardware, but your 2D card draws the cursor and your status bar. If you don't pass your 2D card's signal through your Voodoo (use one screen for 2D, one for 3D), you can see everything, but clicking "start" is a pain.

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by jebug29 - 2012, March 9 - 4:21am

Oh my gosh! It's Bugdom! I always used to play this in the gifted program before the school got rid of all the iMac G3's!!!

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by Thundersock - 2010, November 20 - 6:20pm

Crashes on Sheepshaver.

Harrymatic's picture
by Harrymatic - 2010, March 22 - 8:54pm

Used to play this on my friends iMac years ago, it's not bad but the levels are too repetitive.

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by kargaroc586 - 2009, December 30 - 10:40am

We used to have this on iMac G3 computers at our elemenary school (for absolutely no reason).
It's an OK game