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Glider 4.0

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Download Glider_42.SIT (1.32 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Download (10.58 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Download GliderMacsBug.Hqx (2.03 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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.

Be sure to read: 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: for Windows for Windows Download (1994 Arcade action Game) for Windows download Glider for Windows 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.

Architecture: 68k PPC

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.


by that-ben - 2015, October 27 - 10:41pm

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

by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 18 - 6:35am

Awesome made even better because of the level editor.

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by Euryale - 2011, December 21 - 7:10pm

Windows version works on XP as well.

by Bugman - 2011, March 30 - 9:28pm

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 - 8:47pm

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