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Mathville VIP

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Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VIPMAC.bin (3.21 MB)
MD5: 2c718cb13f32b468024978e40718507d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mathville_VIP_Data_Patch.sit (617.26 KB)
MD5: c6c851015906f7729bac606666468970
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

“Users practice math, problem solving, and creative thinking skills while engaged in everyday activities in a virtual village.” (WorldCat)

Top DL: Macintosh Executable updater (Director 8.0) for users running PowerPC Mac OS 8.1 - 9.2.2 (including OS X Classic).
Second DL: Data Patch to extract along with the Top DL.

We are still missing the original Hybrid Mac/PC disc images of all of the first seven Mathville games from Courseware Solutions (Cca. 1995-2002). If you have any to upload, please do!

Architecture: 68k PPC

For Mac: 68040, System 7.1 up to Mac OS 9.2.2.
Common: 8 MB of RAM, 640x480 display.


Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, November 25 - 8:49am

If you have Mac OS X for PowerPC, or one of Mac OS Xs that can run Rosetta (up to 10.6, Snow Leopard), I believe Stuffit Deluxe 8 does produce SIT files that can be unstuffed from Stuffit 5.5. That version should be on the Garden.

You just need to make sure in the Preferences that it's configured to produce SIT files and not dastardly SITX files. That is what I do.

It's also good to have StuffIt 8 configured for faster and not better compression for the sake of those older, slower machines, but that's just a nice to have.

Alright, so repackage Data Patch archives? I can take a swing at that now that I've done another once over with Director 6.5 on real hardware, this one time.

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2018, November 25 - 2:04am

Anyone willing to test all of the Mathville games by Courseware Solutions from the Garden using SheepShaver and Basilisk II? Let me know when all the testing is done with your results! Thanks!

EDIT: Upon closer inspection, I am only able to find the Macintosh executable updater and put together some data patches in a compressed ZIP for Mac OS X users to extract. The executable and data patch files were taken from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine mirror of from August 2004. If anyone has one or more disc images of any of the Mathville games from Courseware Solutions (Cca. 1995-2002), I will be eternally grateful, but in the meantime, the Data Patch ZIP files of each Mathville game will need to be repackaged in a StuffIt format for compatibility with the Classic Mac OS. The emulator testing note will be for another time if the demos or disc images have been found! Thanks again!