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"Disk 5" - GAMES - Mac 87D9

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
GAMES.zip (193.72 KB)
For System 1 - 5
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
GAMES.img (409.46 KB)
For System 1 - 5
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
GAMES.sit (201.43 KB)
For System 1 - 5
Emulation
This game works with: Mini vMac

Games- First release from cache of early Macintosh software for the original Macintosh from 1983/1984, possibly from inside Apple.

This disk includes the earliest version yet of Johan Strandberg's Daleks, which is a debug version (it will crash the emulator or even a real Macintosh of the era, but someone I'm working with claims it is not available elsewhere on the net and claims it is an early debug version.

"So far, the bad news is that your version of Alice is identical to the
first known prototype. The good news is some of the other finds are
unique to my knowledge, like a debug version of Johan Strandberg's
Daleks and an October 1983 prototype of Macintosh Pascal, when it was
known as "Instant Pascal.""

This disk includes Daleks and the other programs included in the screenshot. The version of Missile Command is different than any other I have seen or played before, and I would be interested to know how it compares to the earliest versions available on the net for b/w Macs. It is also the source disk with the lost, prototype version of "Mouse" which later became known as Mouse Stampede 2.0 when finished.

The disk's name was changed to GAMES, it originally said simply "Disk 5" in pen on the label, and I annotated it lightly in pencil for my own archival purposes. Various people inspected the copy of the MFS volume recovery copy on the second to last sector of the disk image and determined that when it was originally initialized in the 80s it was named "Mac 87D9". Who knows if it had something else originally and was then overwritten with games (likely). The original volume label from initialization does not change even if the disk is renamed later. Either way, it includes some interesting and fun games that are not available online anywhere according to my knowledge, and the knowledge of the user here helping me who contacted me privately.

Enjoy!

1st file: zipped .dsk for use with emulators (bootable)
2nd file: .image DiskCopy 4.2 image for writing to a 400k floppy and use on a real machine (rename from .img to .image)
3rd file: Stuffit .sit made in Stuffit Deluxe 3.0.1 (I think), use Stuffit Lite 3.5 to expand into a 400k DiskCopy 4.2 image.

If anyone needs or wants it in a different format (e.g. .img that is binhexed, or in a Stuffit 3.5 .sit) please just ask.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

System 1-1.1g. Some of the games WILL work on later System Software, up to 6.0.8 (i.e. Mouse) but others probably will not. The disk is bootable. Use in Mini Vmac or write the img (rename to .image) to a 400k floppy for use in a Macintosh SE or earlier.

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iwakurarein's picture
by iwakurarein - 2019, August 10 - 11:40pm
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.sit uploaded. Please let me know if there are any issues. Use Stuffit Lite to expand on a real classic Macintosh.

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by iwakurarein - 2019, August 6 - 10:54pm
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IIgs User: Apologies for the delay. Been working with the rest of the disks. Trying to figure some problems out before releasing the rest. I will try to have that Stuffit file up for you asap.

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by iwakurarein - 2019, August 4 - 10:39am
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@ IIGS: I figured, because of the whole resource/data fork thing.

I will get to this this week and add it; part of it was not knowing what version of Stuffit to use, or where to find a registered copy. I can't make archives currently. I think I found what I need though and will get it done.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, August 2 - 8:47pm

The .img file may needs to be edited with StuffIt (a very early version, despite its age), or even a predecessor of StuffIt, to get it compressed and downloaded a bit safer.

iwakurarein's picture
by iwakurarein - 2019, August 2 - 5:50pm

You are very welcome. These disks are older than me. I only inherited them recently from some people who claimed to work at Apple in the early 80s, sold with a working Macintosh SE locally for $75. I simply had the know-how with emulators and HFV Explorer, and purchased a FloppyEmu (which I intended to do anyway to play old games eventually) to be able to image them and get them onto a modern filesystem, then back them up and release them here. I'm fairly educated on the sensitivity of the floppy disk as a storage medium, and software preservation efforts involving it.

See: https://youtu.be/MtyFg2GsRCY at about 2:20 for something even crazier. Also, please take a look at my profile here and the forum thread I made. Please vote for/rate this release too. Thank you for your support.

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by 24bit - 2019, August 1 - 10:36pm

Thanks for sharing your old gems, never thought stuff that old would ever surface.