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Lode Runner

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For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
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Lode_Runner_1.X.sit_.hqx (337.33 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
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LodeRunner1.0.sit_.hqx (65.33 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
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Lude_Smuggler.img_0.sit (39.11 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Lode Runner is the classic Apple ][ gold-gathering platformer. This is the original monochrome Mac port from 1984, which still works except that clicking in the main window crashes the game under some OS versions (but you can still play with keyboard control - IJKL to move, UO or SF to dig, D or any other non-playing key to stop). Also includes the levels from 'Championship Lode Runner' and 'Revenge of Lode Runner', which are much more challenging.

Level hint guide can be found at:

Also in this series: Lode Runner: The Legend Returns, Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge, Lode Runner 2

First DL is the originally uploaded ZIP
Second DL is the same thing as SIT.HQX
Third DL is Lode Runner 1.0 as DiskCopy 4.2 image
Fourth DL is "Lude Smuggler", a ResEdited version with drug-themed menus and icons

Architecture: 68k

When running on later 68k and/or PowerPC based Macintosh models, keep mouse inside game window. v1.2 image in download is MFS and can be loaded on 128k or 512k Macs running any System version. v1.0 image is HFS.


by OZ1SMB - 2016, October 5 - 6:13pm

I managed to make a working copy of the original floppy disk by making a bit copy with Copy II Mac.
Amazing the Finder would not make the copy.

by OZ1SMB - 2016, October 5 - 5:40pm

The third image worked, but the contents was not the same as the original floppy disk. I was unable to convert the DC 6 image to a DC 4 image on my Quadra.

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by 24bit - 2016, October 2 - 8:59pm

Feel free to try the third DL. Its a DC 4.2 image made from DC 6.2.
May work or not.
I might be able to create a real DC 4.2 image, but someone with a vintage Mac could do that easier.

by OZ1SMB - 2016, October 2 - 6:59pm

It helped, version 1.2 duplicated fine (on my SE with DiskCopy 4.2 and System 6.0.5) but the 1.0 disk image would not open in DiskCopy 4.2 or DiskDup+.
DiskCopy 6 could recognize the file format (version 1.0) but as expected it would not mount or duplicate MFS format (tested on Quadra 950 with system 7.6.1).

Can you convert the 1.0 image to DiskCompy 4.2 format and upload it?

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by 24bit - 2016, October 2 - 10:41am

SIT.HQX added. Hoping this will help.
On my side the 1.0 file runs fine in MiniVMac and SheepShaver.
The hacked 1.2 is bootable and playable in MiniVMac, DiskCopy 6 rejects it due to an unexpected EOF because of its MFS file system. Not a real surprise, MFS support was dropped in 6.0.8 IIRC.

For making floppies, DiskDup+ on a vintage Mac would be my first try.

by OZ1SMB - 2016, October 2 - 7:57am

I have a original Lode Runner but the floppy disk has a read error. I tried to download the ZIP file to make a new floppy of v1.0, but the disk image file does not work.
Can someone please upload it as .hqx because I think the ZIP format destroys the old 68k files.
Anyone has some input on the subject?

by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 22 - 12:54am

Hours and hours of my childhood dedicated to this game. I thinks it's the first game I ever played with a level editor.

by Insidious611 - 2014, February 7 - 2:01am

Updated Compatibility bit to add that with the v1.2 image (thanks Gael!) you can now load this image on MFS Macs as early as System 1. v1.0 image is HFS and is probably limited to 3.2 with HD20 INIT or higher. This seems backwards, but is likely just an artifact of how these images were created.

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by IIGS_User - 2013, October 13 - 4:04pm

Thanks, Gaël, nice changings! Smile

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by Gael_FR - 2013, October 13 - 1:43pm

Added v1.2 disk image (cracked by Gael) to the former v1.0 image.