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Glider 4.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Glider_42.SIT (1.32 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
glider_4_10.zip (10.58 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
GliderMacsBug.Hqx (2.03 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
glider_4_manual.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Fly a paper airplane through an obstacle-filled house by catching lift from air vents in Glider. The download above includes Glider versions 4.06 and 4.09, the Room Editor, the "More Glider" disk, as well as additional house files.

In January 2016, this game was made open source.

Be sure to read: Gliderprovillage.com/John Calhoun's Old Page

About Glider for Windows:
Since Calhoun removed previous versions of Glider from his page,
which also included a Windows port in the past, here are links where to still get it:
Lauppert.ws/Glider for Windows
Oldgames.com/Glider for Windows Download (1994 Arcade action Game)
Squakenet.com/Glider for Windows download
Takegame.com/Game Glider for Windows
Download-central.ws/Win16/Glider for Windows

Purchase Glider Classic from the Mac App Store:
Get the OS X Intel version here.

Purchase Glider Classic from the iOS App Store:
Get the iOS version here.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Requires the monitor to be capable of B/W or 16 colors. To run Glider 4 on PPC machines (or SheepShaver), use Glider 4.09.

A note about the download "GliderMacsBug"
Included above is a download for a file called MacsBug (not to be confused with the debugging software of the same name). Originally referred to in the documentation by Calhoun as "!Mission Screen Init" prior to version 4.0.5, MacsBug is an INIT file which will set aside RAM to be specifically allocated for use by Glider 4, affecting the overall speed of the program in System 6. The file must be dropped into the System Folder in order to be used. Not strictly necessary in emulation, but it will appease the warning message if nothing else. It should be noted that the INIT file does nothing in System 7 or later.

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Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 17 - 11:43pm
5

No exaggeration, I still think that this is as close to a perfect game as we are ever going to get.

ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, December 28 - 11:57am

Yes! I'm always happy when user content is archived. It's important, too.

macanalista's picture
by macanalista - 2017, December 28 - 6:26am

It works on MacOS 9.2.2 very well too! My daughter played endlessly with this, she even created her own houses, I have many of those archived if anyone wants just ask me

that-ben's picture
by that-ben - 2015, October 27 - 11:41pm
5

I remember playing that game on an old Mac LC on Mac OS 7. What a great Macintosh piece of history.

CalTheOnly's picture
by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 18 - 7:35am
5

Awesome made even better because of the level editor.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2011, December 21 - 8:10pm

Windows version works on XP as well.

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2011, March 30 - 10:28pm
5

This is one of my all-time favorite games, to this very day! I actually prefer it over Glider Pro.

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by hdfkhdsahjhgfad... - 2009, June 22 - 9:47pm

This game is a blast. The OS X version, Glider PRO, is even better, but doesn't run in Mini vMac.