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Flashback: The Quest for Identity (CD version)

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Flashback_CD.img_.sit (397.37 MB)
MD5: dcb0c0f06484f7f9ef5b183bda679df2
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Once inside Emulation just Unstuffit, mount it with Disk Copy,
(in my test, it mounts itself after unstuffing)

drag the folder "Flashback CD-ROM" out (that contains the actual Game) and Play it,
in order for the game to play the rendered movies you need to keep it mounted

( I think you already know that but still I want to mention it)

Don't use the installer because for some reason , it won't install the Main game program
(but You may want to try it anyway though)

This version includes all the cinematic rendered movies which make this game quite enjoyable
and that's why it's 397Mb.

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Flashback holds the world record as the best-selling French game of all time. It was advertised as the "CD-ROM game on a cartridge" due to its high-quality graphics and smooth animations, and was eventually re-released as a CD-ROM game with the vector-based cutscenes replaced by 3D-rendered movies. Featuring gameplay similar to Prince of Persia and often confused as the sequel to Another World, Flashback is one of those games you just have to play.

See also Flashback: The Quest for Identity (floppy version). This game is also available for 3DO, Amiga, Atari Jaguar, DOS, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega CD and SNES. There is also a cross-platform program that let it run on modern-day machines called REminiscence.

Architecture: 68k PPC

The rendered movies Run in 256 color, but recommended Thousands of colors,
it doesn't run in millions of colors,

I tested it in Mac OS 7 to OS 9.


abasu1979's picture
by abasu1979 - 2014, August 20 - 5:02pm

The introductory video (or animation in the non-CD version which I played) has the hero flying off on a futuristic hoverbike, whilst being chased by foes on another flying vehicle.

CalTheOnly's picture
by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 18 - 7:18am

Is this the one that started with a car chase cutscene or something? It's been too long...

Slik's picture
by Slik - 2013, December 16 - 11:42am

In my SheepShaver installation, I found the movies only played in QuickTime 2 (not v.3-5).

Dimitris1980's picture
by Dimitris1980 - 2013, September 12 - 5:34pm

I also prefer the floppy version. I find the render sequences of cd version ugly.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, September 2 - 7:04pm

You´re welcome.

schtolteheim's picture
by schtolteheim - 2010, September 1 - 2:42am

The CD version is huge for the sake of its ugly render sequences. Two drawbacks easily avoided; I'd stick to the floppy version any day of the week.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 23 - 8:05pm

I forgot to mention that this file does NOT include the extra demos, so I took off over 200Mb,
of unnecessary software.