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The Best of The Bureau

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (283.18 MB)
MD5: 89338348b7998f568cbdee8d88365366
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

The Best of the Bureau is a distinguished collection of literature and history, with hundreds of works culled from the best titles of the Bureau Development. Just type in a word, phrase or subject and the powerful search and retreival capabilities put the information you want at your fingertips - instantly. This is mor ethan just thousands of pages of text. It is a complete multimedia personal reference library - all on one disc!

We have included the best of Dickens, the wit and humor of Twain, riveting biographies of the famous and infamous, ancient and up-to-the-moment histories of the cultures, lands and people of the world and lots, lots more.
It’s the perfect way to start your Personal Reference Library!

Installation Instructions for Macintosh:

  1. Insert the CD-ROM disc and open the CD-ROM icon that appears. Open your hard drive (if it is not already open). Drag the icon labeled „DiscPassage“ to the area on your hard drive where you wish to install it. Installatin is complete.
  2. Launch DiscPassage from your hard drive by double-clicking on its icon. To view the CD-ROM, double click on its icon.

For further assistance with installation, see the "aaRead1st" file on the root of your CD-ROM drive for assistance. To find on-line HELP, click on Help under the File Menu.

Installation Instructions for IBM-PC and Compatibles:

  1. Insert the CD-ROM disc and at the Prompt, type the letter of the CD-ROM drive and hit Enter.
  2. Type SETUP and hit Enter. You will be asked which drive you wantto install DiscPassage on.
    Hit Enter to accept the default drive; or type in a new drive letter, and press Enter. Installation is complete. Type DP to view the CD-ROM.
  3. Subsequently, to view any DiscPassage disc, type DP at the prompt of the drive where you previously installed DiscPassage and hit Enter.

For further assistance with installation, type the letter of the CD-ROM drive, and hit enter. At the prompt, enter "Type Readme.1st" to view further installation instructions. Use the „Control S“ command to stop the screen from scrolling. Enter "Print ReadMe.1st" to print further installation instructions. To find on-line HELP, press the F1 key.

- Description has been taken from the flip side of the CD-ROM

This CD-ROM contains parts of the following CD-ROMs: Buy Link:
The Best Of The Bureau: CD-ROM Disc (1992) Bureau Development Inc. A Distinguished Multi-Media Collection Of Literature and History [CD-ROM]

Architecture: 68k x86 (Windows)

This is a bin/cue image with Audio partition, taken from a hybrid CD-ROM for PC & Mac.

Basilisk likes to crash when you quit DiscPassage applications until v1.4.5, but works fine otherwise.
Please use DiscPassage 1.6 to avoid this crash.
To get the CD-ROM recognized by DiscPassage, you may need to write-protect it,
either in your host operating system or within the emulated Mac OS system.

Using Basilisk, the content listings of this CD-ROM are a bit messy, but the CD-ROM works fine otherwise in Basilisk.
If you mount both the Data CD partition and the CD-ROM's Audio partition at the same time, DiscPassage may complain about "can't process this disc", because it tries to read the Audio CD partition first. Simply go to the DiscPassage's "File" menu, call "Disc" and select the data partition of the CD-ROM to continue.


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by IIGS_User - 2015, April 22 - 6:32pm

Unfortunately, I can't get this to run on a Macintosh, at least at some point the Mac will freeze,
when displaying pictures. So I was forced to take PC screenshots on this "article".