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MS Fine Artist

Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (12 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (11.68 MB)
MD5: 1e37510aa2550e9bb82637e5ca98a030
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (26.09 MB)
MD5: c6ad72768cbfe8af175635193fe5ad24
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac II

Microsoft's attempt at something akin to Kid Pix.
Not as fun as Kid Pix, but it's... interesting.

Wiki article sums it up well...

Alternative Download
MD5 checksum: 1e37510aa2550e9bb82637e5ca98a030 *MS Fine

Top DL: Mac only. Contains original CD as ".cdr" further compressed as ".zip" for download.

2nd DL: Mac/Win hybrid. Original CD as ".iso" compressed in .zip archive. Sourced from the Internet Archive.

See also: Creative Writer CD

Architecture: 68k x86 (Windows)

Mac version is 68k encoded requiring Mac SSW 6.0.7 and later. Windows version is suitable for Win 3.1/95/98. Mac version runs on 68k & PPC Macintosh. Works in Basilisk II & SheepShaver. In Basilisk II I've only run it under Mac OS 7 Pro (SSW 7.1.1) and in SheepShaver I've only had it running in Mac OS 7.6.1 (Old World ROM). Have not tested in a newer Mac OS so far, so YMMV.

MS Fine Artist requires the CD (or an image of the CD) to be mounted on the Mac desktop to enable certain features (access to animations & sounds).


Duality's picture
by Duality - 2019, January 21 - 8:59pm

It looks surprisingly good in black and white as a System 6 app on a compact Mac. Nicely done custom installer, too.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2019, January 19 - 5:10pm

Should we add this copy from IA, which is a hybrid Mac/Windows CD?
The content of the Mac part seems to be an exact copy of what is already uploaded.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, May 8 - 11:29pm

Not as fun as Kid Pix, but it's... interesting.

Actually, I think this is a blast and a lot more fun than Kid Pix. Five stars from me.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2012, May 7 - 3:30pm

Make .sit or .zip before, this would decrease file size.

Rhazya's picture
by Rhazya - 2012, May 7 - 1:36pm

Try #2 of uploading .cdr

Rhazya's picture
by Rhazya - 2012, May 7 - 1:26pm

Uploading a .cdr of this since the previous uploaded version is gone.