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Last Chance to See

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Last_Chance_Mac_CD1.cdr_.sit (245.09 MB)
MD5: b83bf68a037abd32462e23c7af61120b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Last_Chance_Mac_CD2.cdr_.sit (277.68 MB)
MD5: a2403c0d7701111f4d1bfc70ec1db7d4
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"We think of Douglas Adams as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--in other words, as a superb chronicler of other-worldly life forms and one of the funniest people in the world."

"In Last Chance to See, Adams's habitat is earth and his subject is a serious one, but his sense of humor comes through intact. Here is an interesting tidbit of how the book came about, from Voyager's website: "In Adams's words, this inspired collaboration began when "by some sort of journalistic accident" he was sent to Madagascar with Mark Carwardine to look for an almost extinct form of lemur called the aye-aye. (This passage in the CD-ROM is accompanied by a photograph of Adams holding a lurid stuffed version of the hapless animal.) Adams supplies the narrative and Carwardine the zoological expertise, which is lucky since Adams describes the aye-aye as "a very strange-looking creature that seems to have been assembled from bits of other animals." So begins an odyssey which takes Adams and Carwardine to the remotest corners of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction: vanishing elephants, egrets, rhinos, dolphins, and more. Getting there is seldom half the fun (imagine twenty hours on a small boat with a goat killed three days earlier--Komodo dragons like their meat smelly), even when the destination offers more poisonous snakes per foot than any other spot on earth ("Don't get bitten," advised an international expert on venom when consulted by an anxious Adams). Adams's adventures are punctuated by reflections on evolution, the human animal, and the variety and fragility of life on our planet."

Read more about this multimedia title at Home Of The Underdogs/Last Chance to See. Buy Links:
Last Chance to See/Mac CD-ROM (Englisch) Unbound – Juli, 1995
Last Chance To See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine - Interactive Software for PC/Windows

The Windows 3.1 version can be downloaded from several places:
The Internet Archive Software Collection/The Voyager Company/Last Chance To See CD-ROMs Chance to See Download (1993 Educational Game)

Architecture: 68k

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM.

System requirements Mac:


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by IIGS_User - 2015, March 7 - 4:51pm

Last Chance To see quotes (what you'll expect if you run this application): Adams/Last Chance To See

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by IIGS_User - 2013, December 15 - 2:51pm

The HOTU/Last Chance link I entered above, do you also think it's incomplete, as it only offers the install instructions file, but not the file in request?

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by IIGS_User - 2012, August 8 - 4:00pm

Anyone know if a French version of "Last Chance To See/Les derniers de leur espèce" exists?
(platform doesn't matter. I already got german PC version).

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by IIGS_User - 2011, April 4 - 3:35pm

Hurry, this is on France/Germany ARTE television this week:
In 2009, Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry took a second look
to the places Mark and Douglas visited in the past.
Monday, Apr. 4, 2011 to Friday, Apr. 08, 2011, each 19:30 MEZ time:
French: Les derniers de leur espèce - Série documentaire
German: Die Letzten ihrer Art - Dokumentarfilmreihe von Tim Green

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by IIGS_User - 2010, May 14 - 6:53pm

Second CD ROM added.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, May 9 - 7:19am

Finally I got uploaded the first CD of two, for now.
Second CD ROM will be uploaded later.

Compared to the Windows version, available at HOTUD, which offers 16 and 256 colours,
the Mac version offers three different colour depths, namely b/w, 256, Millions.