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iPuppet presents: Colin's Classic Cards

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MD5: 1f9015c0437aa617b9c0129824d8e1d7
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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This game works with: SheepShaver,

Freeverse's popular shareware card games of Hearts, Spades, Euchre and Pitch, were for a brief time re-branded, given new names and marketed comercially by Aspyr, who sold them bundled together under the collective title; "iPuppet presents: Colin's Classic Cards".

This is the Aspyr CD image of those games, imaged as .iso in a .zip archive. It is of a hybrid CD image with both Macintosh and Windows versions of these card games.

If extracting this archive using a classic Macintosh OS, for best results use MacZip to unzip and the Virtual CD/DVD Utility to mount the image onto your desktop.
MD5 checksum & filename: 1f9015c0437aa617b9c0129824d8e1d7 *

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A (very) loose history:

In 1994 Freeverse's first product was the card game of "Hearts Deluxe". It was followed by similar popular card games with their added brand name, "Deluxe". By the late 1990's these were being sold as shareware under the names; 3D Hearts Deluxe, 3D Spades Deluxe, 3D Euchre Deluxe, etc...

Enter Aspyr in 2001 and a deal was struck where Aspyr lent the name "iPuppet presents: Colin's Classic Cards" to these four games collectively and the name "Colin's" was added to the game names, dropping the 3D and Deluxe. Same games, different names.

Freeverse also sold the game from their website, dropping Aspyr's "iPuppet presents:" from the title. By October 2002 the titles were once again sold individually as shareware under the familiar Freeverse 3D Deluxe titles, no longer offering Colin's Classic Cards to the public.
Aspyr continued to offer the game for sale as iPuppet presents: Colin's Classic Cards, from their website until approx. April, 2003.

Further Reading: MacGamer's review (Web Archive)

See also: 3D Hearts Deluxe, 3D Pitch Deluxe, 3D Spades Deluxe, 3D Euchre Deluxe

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

Minimum System Requirements:

Also plays well under Rosetta on Snow Leopard (10.6.x)

Note: Internet play is broken, as the game was locked into the now defunct AspyrWorld Online Gaming server. No other kind of networked game play is possible.


James Gryphon's picture
by James Gryphon - 2020, July 3 - 11:33pm

Thanks for clarifying. I have a hard time imagining what could have persuaded them to think it'd be a good idea to do it that way; it makes this release uniquely and, worse, predictably crippled. At least it's still good for solitaire play if you don't have any family or friends, I guess.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, June 29 - 10:36pm

By "No other kind of networked game play is possible," does this include local AppleTalk & TCP/IP?

That's correct. This release was licensed by Aspyr and was locked into their networks only, for online gameplay. There was no "one on one" with your friends over LocalTalk, etc., with this release.

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James Gryphon's picture
by James Gryphon - 2020, June 29 - 8:21pm

By "No other kind of networked game play is possible," does this include local AppleTalk & TCP/IP? Every other copy of Freeverse's multiplayer card games from Spades 2.1 on that I've seen included that, but I can't find any screenshots of the game that clarify this point.

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2018, March 15 - 10:37pm

On the PC partition, the game installed and ran successfully under Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on a Gateway 3522 laptop. The setup.exe file seems to be incompatible with the 64-bit architecture due to the application being 16-bit, however, the game appears to be 32-bit, so your mileage may vary.