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MacCommand

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maccommand.sit (98.10 KB)
For System 1 - 5
Emulation
This game works with: Mini vMac

It's not every Missile Command clone that has tiny stick figures plummeting from the buildings when they crumble. It's a special one indeed that adds a tiny ambulance driving onscreen to carry away the remains. Touches like these, along with superior graphics and variety in level design, make this a Cadillac of shoot-em-ups.

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Architecture: 68k

Important: This game is not compatible with the Macintosh Plus (or anything newer). To emulate it, you will need the Mac 128K or 512K variation of Mini vMac (and a matching ROM.)

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by tanaquil - 2016, April 13 - 12:56pm

>Why is it broken even at System 6?

The question was asked forever ago, but... the reason a handful of games made in 1984 and 1985 won't work on the Plus or higher is that the 128 ROM broke some apps (especially games) that didn't strictly follow Apple's early programming guidelines. The 128K Mac and the 512K Mac used a 64K ROM; the 512Ke and Plus were upgraded to a higher ROM that could read 800K disks, use HFS, and had other improvements.

Forget System 6; games that broke under the 128K ROM couldn't even handle System 3!

Most of the problem children will run in the 512K minivmac emulator as long as you set it up with a 64K ROM.

by Temporary Joe - 2014, May 8 - 3:02am

Aw, too bad. This looks like it would be fun to horse around with my System 6 minivmac set up. Sad

Why is it broken even at System 6?

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by MCP - 2010, April 15 - 3:41pm

A most interesting simulation of a topic very near to my digital heart: extermination of life. I simply must sit down this User Winterlast in front of my laser. End of line.