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Evolutionary War

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
evolutionarywar1.0.sit (1.13 MB)
MD5: ee2438809376f3ab5e35c70440ceb4e7
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.06 MB)
MD5: fb465bb6869f8ff38cc545e6f695b7fe
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older games

Evolutionary War is much like chess in that two players take turns moving their playing pieces on an 8x8 grid. Each playing piece is an organism with a specific genetic makeup that determines its strength, intelligence, speed, and fertility. On any given turn, a player can select one organism that will perform a single action: shifting, attacking, or reproducing (either sexually by mating or asexually by cloning). Play continues until one player's active organisms have been completely eliminated.

The first download is version 1.0 for OS 9; the second is version 1.1 for OS X.

Architecture: PPC


ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, November 23 - 12:43pm

Video of this game:

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by IIGS_User - 2009, October 2 - 7:57pm

I hope the process of creating a Mac OS X port of PearPC is going on, so one day we could emulate Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.3 (or 10.4) on recent Mac boxes:

Compiling PearPC on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, October 2 - 8:38am

I don't disagree, I just thought this game belonged to Limbo,
as far as I'm concerned, the more you share, the better.

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, October 2 - 7:58am

As the one who put it on: The game itself is freeware, so as MacWise said correctly, it's nothing illegal / pirating. If you use an old Mac with an older version of Mac OS X (e.g. 10.2) it gets harder and harder to find some compatible freeware games for it. I also count these games as heritage worth saving before they completly disappear. A lot of them already have. But if the reponsible people or the majority of other users here disagree, please let me know. Smile Anyway, I still had these on my hard disk and wanted to share them. Played those games quite a lot back in the days when running Mac OS X 10.1 on my b/w G3. And besides, it lies below the 2 MB limit and can be downloaded instantly.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, October 2 - 7:33am

I'm not familiar with all the flavors of Mac OS X,
(Animal names instead of numbers, make it confusing)
but thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

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by MacWise - 2009, October 2 - 6:51am

There's a Classic version of this game at the official site:
You may be able to play it with SheepShaver.

By the way, Snow Leopard is the first Intel-only version of Mac OS X. All others are PPC compatible. And even though the game's not abandonware, we're not pirating it, just redestributing it. That's allowed for shareware games.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, October 2 - 5:53am

If it's a Mac OS X game, then the -Compatibility- option (Architecture :PPC) should be changed.
and I doubt if it belongs to an Abandonware/Classic Mac Web Site like this one.

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by MacWise - 2009, October 2 - 5:45am

It will be futile because it's a Mac OS X game. You can't run it on Mac OS 7-9. PearPC might help you out because it's supposed to emulate Mac OS X on Windows, but that's another story.

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by Euryale - 2009, October 1 - 9:51pm

..except that it's in .zip

Can I use MacZip to uncompress this within Basilisk? or will it be futile.