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This game works with: Mini vMac

"You find yourself lost in the middle of nowhere. In the middle of a mystery. Who are you? Where will you go? What will you do? London. Luxembourg. Across oceans and continents you struggle. For answers. For your identity. And for the faceless betrayer who left you to perish. This brilliantly wrought mystery echoes with intricate challenges and unexpected reversals. Yet skillfully, it speaks to you in direct, simple prose. And its greatly expanded vocabulary allows you to talk to the computer in plain English. And that means hours of true enjoyment for both the novice and the advanced adventurer."

The Macintosh version of Mindshadow finally makes it to the internet! Much thanks to Daxeria for helping crack the copy protection.

Read more about Mindshadow at Baf's Guide to the Interactive Fiction Archive and

Uses the same game engine as Interplay's later adventure, Borrowed Time.

Architecture: 68k

Be sure to play the game with the 128k Macintosh variant of Mini vMac. Item images will not display with the default Mac Plus build.


Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2016, February 29 - 3:59am

@CuteEwok: I haven't tried it on a physical Plus, but it appears to be one of those games that requires a 128K or 512K Mac, nothing higher.

ewk's picture
by ewk - 2016, February 26 - 3:56am

Just wondering, is this game playable without a keyboard? I'd love to play this on my Plus.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 6 - 12:07am

@tijazer: I have not tried this game, but if what the Compatibility notice says above is accurate:

"Be sure to play the game with the 128k Macintosh variant of Mini vMac. Item images will not display with the default Mac Plus build."

Then this will likely hold true for actual 68000 hardware. That is, it requires a Mac model even earlier than a Macintosh Plus. The 1st Macintosh in fact (one with 128k RAM).

Do you have an external SCSI hard drive attached to the Plus also? If so it might be worth trying the game booting up from your regular System Software and running the game from the external if possible.

[Edit] Also, I believe the system on this game's disk predates the earliest system that shipped with the Mac Plus, so its unlikely to boot the Plus.

tjlazer's picture
by tjlazer - 2014, June 5 - 9:14pm

How can I write this to a real disk for use on a real Mac Plus? I managed to copy all the files but the disk will not boot!

DigiHalfLife's picture
by DigiHalfLife - 2011, November 23 - 6:55am

Most 1984 games had their own System (like Finder 1.1) and work best if you just start Mini vMac, drag the .dsk file to the blinking question mark and let it do its stuff. NOTE: When you die, don't click N (that you dont' want to try again) cause it will cause Mini to get an unhandled exception (probably ejected the original disk from your 128 single floppy (no HD) computer.) Ahh, the nostalgia! Instead, Reset Mini (control-r) and follow Mini vMac direction.

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by jack cambrian - 2011, July 11 - 9:17am

Looks intriguing but I couldn't progress much further than the first couple of screens. I'm willing to give it another shot though.

jkheiser's picture
by jkheiser - 2011, March 18 - 6:41am

Typing "Help Condor" doesn't always provide the most helpful clues! Check out this bizarre reply he gave me:

The condor sits eye to eye with a growling raccoon. Jeebs sleeps as if in the womb. I will discuss this with him at our next salary review. In the meantime, Bruce Lee, we need both contemplate punching out the lights of our respective adversaries.

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by schtolteheim - 2011, March 10 - 6:58pm

Doesn't this work in OS 7?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, March 10 - 4:19pm

Thank you very much old Mac Garden fellow Daxeria, and jkheiser! Smile

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by Apple2Forever - 2011, March 10 - 10:34am

Wow, nice to see this! Always like to see the earliest Mac games show up here. Smile