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Download Gridz.sit (25.09 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game is still available from its publisher
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As concepts go, Gridz is quite unique. Lead an army of toolbots against the CPU AI or some chums over Appletalk

A fast paced strategy/domination game, your playing field is 'netspace'. To conquer, you will need the help of the builder bots to extend your territory, Hacker bots to destroy the territorial gains of your rivals and strikers to lash out at opposing toolbots to slow their progress down. Figure out which toolbots are best suited for each situation and let battle commence

Gridz boasts fun & addictive gameplay, vibrant & attractive visuals as well as fitting yet comical sound effects

The download avalable here is for version 1.2 provided by the themacmeister, below is a link to the donationware rendition of version 1.5, also available for OSX

Architecture: PPC

24MB of RAM recommended
256 colors


by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 18 - 6:46am

Same here. The more I look at this site, the more I am convinced I need an emulator.

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by themacmeister - 2012, July 11 - 11:17pm

In an effort to stop the requests, here is the single-player serial for Gridz.

I had to wait months for this, so hopefully this might help some of you out.

I haven't tested this personally yet, but it should work with 1.2 and 1.5.



by groblio12 - 2011, October 11 - 4:39pm

Hmm, strange. I didnt write that in the email, and it actually says on the website that:

"1) Download Gridz By Clicking Here:

2) E-Mail Me and ask for a serial number. I will try to respond within a day.

3) Use paypal to donate whatever you feel is a fair price for this game."

Hope that I can get a serial somehow. :/

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by IIGS_User - 2011, October 11 - 3:53pm

I'm fully willing to donate, but I would like to be able to play the game first

They think otherwise: "Pay first, then get support."

by groblio12 - 2011, October 11 - 8:04am

Yes, I sent them an email to that adress and kindly asked for a serial key. I'm fully willing to donate, but I would like to be able to play the game first Smile

No response... I want to play Gridz so bad. :'(

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by PowerPup - 2011, October 9 - 12:41am

What I did was donate and then request a serial key. You did send the email to sales (at) correct?

by groblio12 - 2011, October 8 - 11:27am

I would be forever thankful if someone could message or email me a gridz serial key which gives access to the single player game.

The posted serial is only for network play. I have sent a message to Green Dragon Creations but no response so far.

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by PowerPup - 2011, August 6 - 6:15am

You should probably contact the author and ask for help about your serial number.

I've used Gridz 1.5 under Mac OS X Tiger and it works. (Except for music, which seems to have disappeared in 1.5 for both 9.x & X)

by gridzuser - 2011, August 6 - 5:58am

I just downloaded the OS X version and got a serial from greendragon. After entering the serial, I can't play the single user part of the game. Yellow text on the bottom informs me I am only allowed to do network play. How can I play single user?

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by PowerPup - 2011, July 26 - 3:00am

The Gridz website still exists:

The game is now donate-ware. You can email and request a serial code for the latest version of Gridz. Laughing out loud

by Deersindal - 2011, July 26 - 12:37am

I just started playing this game today on sheepshaver and it brought back so many great memories of the old G3 Wink

If you look in the 'Movies' folder in the 'Gridz data', you can see 'Builder 6 Movie', 'Striker 6 Movie', and 'Striker 7 Movie' ('Striker 7 Movie' is Boss, but 'Striker 5 Movie' is something else!) Aren't there only 5 toolbots in each category Shock?

Does anybody have any idea what these are?! I remember that my dad showed them to me ages ago and he said something about them being in a future update or something? I really suggest you look at them; they're very strange toolbots that aren't acknowledged anywhere in the game. Smile

by TheNewFlesh - 2010, October 25 - 5:42am

I've found the 1.5.1 updater which adds OSX support...

but it's no use without a serial.

The one listed here works for 1.4, but even the 1.5 Readme file confirms that all previous serials only work as "Network Serial Numbers"

I can't even pay for the software if I wanted to, the URL in the Readme no longer works!

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by SAHunterMech - 2010, September 19 - 6:28pm

And so.. a generic facepalm can be asserted in my direction... like that time I searched for Tanaka about 5 years too late. Heh. I forgot to lock the .img file. That's right. It was that simple.

So in the Future, for anyone using this game in sheepshaver, REMEMBER, The .IMG needs to be LOCKED (in Mac OS X) BEFORE you mount it in Sheepshaver. Otherwise the game won't read the disk.

(PS.. the .img is still damaged is OS X, but it shouldn't be a problem.)

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by SAHunterMech - 2010, September 19 - 5:58pm

I can't say my technical expertise is.. superb, so you may indeed be right. In any case, thanks for the link. I'll let you know how it goes.

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by Innes - 2010, September 19 - 4:29pm

Its the same image that i have been using, no problems this end
I would like to suggest that it is a Sheepshaver incompatibility but i never worked out how to use it so i can't check

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by SAHunterMech - 2010, September 19 - 2:47pm

Firstly, thanks so much for putting this up. I love this game to death.

Sadly though, I seem to have a problem. After putting in the serial, which is more or less accepted, the game asks that I put the "Gridz CD" in the drive, despite the fact that I already have it mounted in Sheepshaver. To add to the mystery, whenever I try to mount the .img in Mac OS X after mounting it in Sheepshaver, I get the "invalid Checksum" error. However, even though the game would mount in Mac OS X prior to being mounted in Sheepshaver, I still got the "this disk image may be damaged" warning.

I'm pretty much convinced the disk image is sadly, somehow corrupt.

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by dom5252 - 2010, April 26 - 1:04pm

Sorry, I forgot to put the serial number : 4PHCTZJM

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by dom5252 - 2010, April 26 - 1:02pm

Try this serial key. It works for me with Gridz 1.4. Many Thanks for this great game !!

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by Innes - 2010, April 26 - 12:36pm

Just tried 1.4, regrettably, its incompatible with the provided serial

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by bertyboy - 2010, April 26 - 7:23am

Also a large mixed bag of Mac patches here: . Read the index to find ot more info.

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by themacmeister - 2010, April 26 - 2:09am

Good one Innes! This is a classic, I remember having epic matches on this, thanks for posting!

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by bertyboy - 2010, April 25 - 7:17pm

The v1.3.1 Demo version is on Tucows. Any use ?

Tucows is probably the best of all the Mac patch sites for actually hosting the download files themselves, up to a certain size.

by SwedeBear - 2010, April 25 - 7:08pm

Updater to 1.4 can be found here:

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by amatecha - 2010, April 25 - 6:59pm

Nice, classic game, I remember playing the demo and wishing I could continue playing Smile