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Glider PRO

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Glider_PRO_CD.img_.sit (28.20 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (46.42 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (2.69 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Glider_Pro_upd_1.01_to_1.1.sit (1.43 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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Glider_PRO_houses.sit (18.15 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

"In Glider PRO you control a small paper airplane though levels known as houses and collect all the stars in them. It is the sequel to Glider 4 and Glider 3. Glider PRO includes new features including a Two-Player mode, where players compete for prizes, enhancements to the Room Editor including the ability to use custom sounds and artwork, as well as a whole host of new prizes, enemies and locations.

To move through the houses the airplane is told which direction to move in by controls the player configures in the Preferences. The glider must not hit the floor or obstacles including furniture, or you will lose a life. To keep the glider up in the air, blowers are used. These can be turned on or off by switches. The glider can also be kept in the air by candles, but don't get too close!

Prizes which the glider must fly into to collect mainly come in the form of clocks, these will raise your score, as do invisible prizes. Paper will give you another life, Helium will allow you to move the glider in an upward direction and Batteries will allow you to fly through rooms very quickly.

The enemies you will encounter on your adventures include Flying Darts, Balloons, Hot Toast flying out of a Toaster, a fish which jumps out of its bowl, Power Points which have a slight Electrical Problem and Basketballs which simply bounce. Avoid all of these or you will lose a life. Some enemies can be turned off by switches."

In January 2016, this game was made open source.

Read an interview with john calhoun.

Mac App Store Buy Link:
Get the OSX Intel version here: Mac App Store/Glider

iTunes Store Buy Link:
Get the iPad/iPhone version here: iTunes Store/Glider Classic

Architecture: 68k PPC


Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 17 - 11:51pm

The problem with the new "versions" is that they're not Glider Pro, they are different Glider games.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2018, December 31 - 12:56pm

Love that game to this day. In a way it is the essence of 80s / early 90s Mac gaming!

That said, I've just added an archive with 97 user-made houses for Glider PRO that I had collected over the years. I tested most of them, thought not all. Quality differs as always. Enjoy! (And feel free to add to the archive!)

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by that-ben - 2015, October 27 - 11:43pm

That sequel to Glider 4 was an extraordinary piece of art. That catchy tune is still in my head after 20 years... it's incredible. I remember how colorful were the screens on that excellent game. A Mac gem.

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by IIGS_User - 2012, February 13 - 3:48pm

If John Calhoun writes himself as john calhoun, he must not own very much self-respect, must he not?

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by IIGS_User - 2011, November 22 - 8:51am

I have the OS X port archived here. It is just 2,7 MB. Runs on 10.0 - 10.4 if I recall correctly. Worth an upload?

I would think "Yes".

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by Bolkonskij - 2011, November 21 - 6:06pm

I have the OS X port archived here. It is just 2,7 MB. Runs on 10.0 - 10.4 if I recall correctly. Worth an upload?

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by TheComputerKid - 2011, November 21 - 2:46pm


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by IIGS_User - 2011, September 29 - 6:53pm

Glider now available for iOS, so I'm still missing a version for Intel-based Macintosh models, which must be similar. Tongue

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, August 12 - 2:27pm

Man, don't worry about that Blödsinn of non-capitalized names.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, August 12 - 1:50pm

the site won't allow me to make john calhoun's name without capitalizing it!

See above Big smile

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by MCP - 2010, November 22 - 2:20pm

Tried to upload a second archive that includes a bunch of user-designed houses and e-zines related to Glider PRO that I've had on my hard drive for some time and probably can't be found on the web anymore. But of course, it froze and didn't work. So for the time being I've added an external download link.

ADD: And in the author field, the site won't allow me to make john calhoun's name without capitalizing it! For some reason he always insists on using small case for his name.

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by Euryale - 2010, May 20 - 5:18pm

Me gusta mucho este juego.

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by n0 - 2010, May 19 - 1:53am

Love this game (I play the OS X version)!

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 5 - 6:16pm

This is the Cutest-well done game ever created for a Mac,
the Author REALLY put that extra effort to make things right,
something we don't see very often nowadays,

fortunately we can see that kind of effort and "pasion" on older programs and games like this one,
sometimes I think writing software is like composing a song (I don't write software, but I write Music)

..and That's why I love Classic Mac software

Congratulations to the Author.

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by Attila - 2009, April 25 - 7:27pm

As it happens I have Acrobat on my g3 imac, so I combined the two pdf manuals, with the addendum becoming the last two pages of the overall manual.

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by Maedi (Disabled) - 2009, April 25 - 3:58pm


I'll make it so you can upload multiple Game manuals. (I can't do this with games yet BTW)

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by Attila - 2009, April 25 - 3:16pm

I've uploaded the PDF manual I found, but I see we can only upload one file, and there's actually two PDFs, one an addendum. I'll have to stuff the two together later and upload that instead, I guess.