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Harry the Handsome Executive

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
harry.bin (6.12 MB)
MD5: 1c37989f3564c1e98b23dc50a3b1d777
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Harry_ASW_Files.sit (43.43 MB)
MD5: b2e640b819d4308499ce761bd7e6bc9d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Harry_Collectors_Files.sit (21.54 MB)
MD5: 227558c52d2ec20d462fd0b3e3abbb70
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Join Harry the Handsome Executive as he scoots and kicks his swivel chair through the halls of ScumCo in this delightful action game developed by Ben Spees. The path to job security is fraught with many perils! Harry must avoid discomfort caused by dart-throwing middle managers, rebellious customer service drones, crazed chemists, and a host of other enemies. All the while, he must maintain corporate favor or risk the feared pink slip. — publisher's description

1st Download: Harry the Handsome Executive v1.0.1 installer
2nd Download: Custom files for Harry that were archived from ASW's former addons page
3rd Download: Collector's Edition of rare Harry custom levels that were never hosted on ASW's site; compiled by John

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Name: MoonDark
Copies: 999

Architecture: 68k PPC

The application is a fat binary (68k and PPC). It is not compatible with OS X. Requires a Mac with a color monitor.


Malfhok's picture
by Malfhok - 2019, December 25 - 11:25am

Looks like it was Game Sprockets. Installed that and the game launches now. Thanks!

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, December 23 - 9:23pm

@Malfhok: Just guessing - Apple Game Sprockets or lack of?

[Edit] I also recall sound in SheepShaver is problematic unless you disable the single "Monitors & Sound" Control Panel and replace it with the separate individual Control Panels for Sound and Monitors, found in the "Apple Extras" folder located at the root of the startup disk. This may be the culprit if you haven't done this in SheepShaver.

Malfhok's picture
by Malfhok - 2019, December 23 - 8:40pm

Trying to get this to run with SheepShaver. I've tried it on both an OS 8 and OS 9 environment, but both result in an error "Couldn't load Sound Tools!" when launching the game. Anyone know what's going on? I remember playing the demo long ago and want to check it out again.

Elyus's picture
by Elyus - 2019, December 16 - 7:54pm

This was Ben Spees' first game with Ambrosia, and it was a great time to be a classic Mac gaming fan. Ambrosia and others had some really fun and unique games back then.

In addition to the custom world archives that have been added to the download list, check out Tanara Kuranov's topic on the forum for a couple links to web-based archives of the add-on files.

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 16 - 7:27pm

This was one of my favorite Ambrosia titles, and one of the first pieces of software I ever purchased. I had so much fun scooting around the offices! I never did actually finish the game (I think I got as far as the reservoir) and would really love to play it again. For some reason I can't get any of their games to run under emulation correctly, and of course my registration codes are lost (and dead anyway.) It's a dirty rotten shame that the company's gone now.

CalTheOnly's picture
by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 18 - 8:02am

Heh. Great game. Fight off the aliens with office supplies!

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, February 17 - 3:03am

Decided to put this one up. You never know when old titles will disappear from publisher web pages.