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I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

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Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Scream_image.sit (494.28 MB)
MD5: 47a098c515b95af1f43ca9bc6cbdfdfc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: ScummVM

The last five humans on Earth have been kept alive for over a century by a genocidal, rage-filled computer that seeks to torture them forever. Now it has devised for them a new challenge, "a game of speared eyeballs and dripping guts and the smell of rotting gardenias."

Based on a story by Harlan Ellison, who also co-wrote the game and voices the computer AM.

'I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream' Mac CD image
(494.3 MB)
For Mac OS 7.1 to 9.2.2
1 CD-ROM image in a StuffIt archive (518.4MB) segmented into 3 parts
(2 X 200MB + 1 X 118.4MB) available from here:
Segment #1
Segment #2
Segment #3
Architecture: 68k PPC

Minimum requirements:

Reportedly not compatible with OS 9.

Can be run in ScummVM under OS X.


stormok's picture
by stormok - 2014, October 2 - 7:32am

This game IS available for purchase. It's on and runs under OS X 10.7 and later

hansmeiser666's picture
by hansmeiser666 - 2013, October 21 - 9:10am

I'm sorry, i'd rather not post links to my server in public, as my provider might kill the server.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, October 18 - 7:13pm

If these files get removed and anyone wants to get them

We simply can't watch this.
Why not just adding your mirror as well, at the same time? Wink

hansmeiser666's picture
by hansmeiser666 - 2013, October 18 - 5:05pm

I've downloaded and tested the image. The "Scream PPC" application really doesn't work in OS 9, but the "Scream 68k" does, thanks to the 68k emulator in OS 9.

hansmeiser666's picture
by hansmeiser666 - 2013, October 17 - 1:59pm

Thank you for uploading, SwedeBear!
I'm currently downloading the files and will upload them to my server after that.
If these files get removed and anyone wants to get them, please contact me and i'll give you a link.

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2013, October 17 - 7:22am

DL links moved into the game main page. Please remove if not feasible.

Nightflyer28's picture
by Nightflyer28 - 2012, November 24 - 9:37pm

Looks like it's been a while since this was available anywhere; any chance someone's in the mood to make it available again? I'd definitely like to check out this game...

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, October 12 - 10:57pm

Actually, it is abandonware, because Cyberdreams went out of business around ten years ago. The link pointed to a fan site that may or may not have the rights to the game. Read the rest of the messages below for more information.

For future reference, Macintosh Garden allows commercial games to be listed. This is implied by one of the last fields on the add game page. It's called "Available for purchase?" and states, "Is this game still available for purchase? Please enter a link to the games purchase page here. You may also upload a demo of the game as well."

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, October 12 - 9:05pm

Then there's no point having this game here,
It is NOT Abandonware.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, October 12 - 5:54pm

Hardcore Gaming 101 has an article about this game:

By the way Euryale there was never a download link for this game but rather a link to page where you could buy it for $32.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, September 30 - 9:36am

What happened to the game (file)?
looks interesting.

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by lordyupa - 2009, September 30 - 2:44am

This might be one of my favorite adventure games of all time. It's creepy, haunting, and weirdly uplifting at the same time, as well as open ended and nonlinear. Highly, highly recommended for fans of the adventure genre, or of psychological horror.

Nicholas's picture
by Nicholas - 2009, September 19 - 11:11am

Ellison is known to be extremely litigous and protective of his IP, and putting the game up for download could provoke at least some response. I wouldn't advise it...

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2009, July 18 - 10:58pm

It´ll be bigger as Toast makes a more 'general' copy than ShrinkWrap under the conditions mentioned. A CDR copy is even bigger as it is like a low-level copy, one-to-one. The resulting image might work as a volume to Basilisk/SheepShaver but should impact on the storing server as the ShrinkWrap/DiskCopy images mounted in the emulated OSes are in general smaller than the other made in OSX.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, July 18 - 1:47pm

What is the result if you just zip the resulted CD image, like I've done with, say, King's Quest VII and Torin's Passage? On Mac OS X, the users just have to unzip such files and add them to the emulator's drive's list like their emulator's boot disk.

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by SwedeBear - 2009, July 18 - 12:47pm

The copy of the CD-ROM was made with Toast in OSX. Then moved into SheepShaver/OS 9.22 where I mounted the image with VirtualCD Imager and copied it with ShrinkWrap, ticked 'Copy Used Block Only', and lastly moved it back to OSX where I stuffed to the old SIT-format. The result: 529MB.

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, July 18 - 12:40pm

Have you tried toasting then .sit?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, July 18 - 12:40pm

If you've an image of CD and you're sitting on Mac OS X, you could also zip it (by right-click "create archive").

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2009, July 18 - 12:14pm

Just made a copy of the disk and Stuffed it; 529MB… Sad
Guess it´ll be on wait until the restrictions are changed.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, July 8 - 10:33am

@RSK: The PC version runs on DOS, so you should have no problem playing it either on DOSBox or SoftPC 3.1. And you're right: Cyberdreams is no more and thus this game's abandonware. I'm taking the link down and leave this page as a stub until somebody uploads the real thing.

RSK's picture
by RSK (not verified) - 2009, July 7 - 11:17am

The place that you can order this from isn't the original publisher. It's a place for fans of Harlan Ellison to buy his works, including the computer game. If I recall correctly, Cyberdreams went out of business a long time ago (it happens alot in the gaming world), so to say it's still available from the publisher is a bit misleading. I think it would be better to say it's available from a retail seller that still has copies...and I agree they're overpriced. Too bad, too, because I have a PC version of the game that I could never get to run and I don't have the money to get the one from that site. I've been dying to play this game for ages.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, July 19 - 9:44pm

I played this game on my old G4 running OS 9 and I don't recall any bugs so the problem might not be the system but the hardware (i.e., it's not compatible with later PowerPC Macs.) The game is challenging, I say as challenging as Gabriel Knight, but not as inflexible. It has several endings for both success and failure and the visuals are amazing, very surreal just like in the original story. Cyberdreams released it the same year they released Dark Seed II and just like that game it features the work of a famous intellectual, Harlan Ellison in this case, who collaborated on it and provided AM's voice.

This is an adult game in the sense that it deals with things like rape, Vietnam and the Holocaust but it's serious about it so this is actually one of its highlights. Another thing that I remember about it is that the goal is to clean the character's conscience so they can gain insight and defeat the supercomputer. The only way to do so is to make them face their fears and accept their mistakes. The better persons they become the more chances they have of winning. Reminds me of A Mind Forever Voyaging but only for the loftiness.

I must add that charging $32 for a 1995 game is a bit too much. Something tells me all you'll get is a homemade CD with no packaging, manual, or the mousepad featuring Ellison's artwork that came with the original release. Give me a break!

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, July 6 - 7:27am

oh damn... I saw a download on RetroMac when it was up, too bad.