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Multimedia Birds of America

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
BIRDS_91.cdr_.sit (31.32 MB)
MD5: 60078c2ceebd4701be76866d6d5e275f
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (328.65 MB)
MD5: 7f37fbfa95ecd841eb0b767a8d99a824
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Excerpt from the Review found at
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist best known for his extensive bird drawings and paintings published as "Birds of America" (1827-38). The Multimedia Audubon's Birds CD-ROM by Creative Multimedia Corporation (CMC) is from the 1840 "First Octavo Edition" of James J. Audubon's complete seven-volume text, reproduced by the National Audubon Society. Audubon's "Birds of America" includes over 500 full color bird lithographs drawn and colored by Audubon, bird sounds from Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology, and text written in collaboration with the Scottish naturalist William MacGillivray...

Multimedia Audubon's Birds uses the same DiscPassage search engine found in a variety of other CD-ROM disks (Monarch Notes, Family Doctor, Great Literature, Shakespeare, Multimedia Darwin, and Sherlock Holmes on Disk.) ...

Multimedia Audubon's Birds is contained on an ISO-9660 disc and includes both DOS and MAC search programs.

The Multimedia Audubon's Birds CD-ROM is an excellent presentation of Audubon's classic work, "Birds of America." The combination of text, color drawings, and sounds provide a unique multimedia experience. If you are interested in the study of birds, are a dedicated bird watcher, or just want to have a closer look at the work of a master naturalist, this CD-ROM is highly recommended.

Read the full review at

A note about the downloads available above: Buy Links:
Audubon's Birds of America (Multimedia)

Architecture: 68k x86 (Windows)

This is a hybrid CD-ROM for PC & Mac.

Basilisk likes to crash when you quit DiscPassage application, but works fine otherwise.
To get the CD-ROM recognized by DiscPassage, you may need to write-protect it, either in your host operating system or within the emulated Mac OS system.

This is a Mixed Mode CD-ROM, which means, the data track is track #1, while track #2 is a musical audio CD which can be played using every Audio CD player.


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by IIGS_User - 2011, November 6 - 10:54am

If you want to re-create this on real CD-ROM, you need first to burn the data partition without finishing the project, then add the Audio CD partition as second partition, naming the audio title as "2 audio title". Played on real Audio hardware, the data partition will be seen as "Audio CD title #1", which is common with Mixed-mode CD-ROMs such this one.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 7 - 5:12pm

The hybrid CD-ROM partition of the original media is basically based on the same data structure and file structure, except the application for Mac, which isn't visible on the PC partition.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 6 - 5:47pm

It seems, this CD is only working (means to be recognized by DiscPassage) if the CD image has been created from the actual CD-ROM. For some reasons, DiscPassage won't recognize the CD image if it has been created of a folder of its content.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 6 - 5:37pm

I can't get the CD-ROM section 'Selected Bird Calls' to work. It says it plays the call, but I can't hear anything, even on real Macintosh hardware (PowerBook 190 (Mac OS 8.1), Pismo (Mac OS 9.2), PowerBook G4 (Mac OS X 10.4.11 in Classic Environment).

But you can simply play the Audio CD part with your favorite Audio CD player, either hardware based or software based (remember, track #1 is CD-ROM, track #2 is Audio CD).

In my environment, emulators don't want to mount the Audio CD image.

Works fine with System 6 up to 9.2, including Classic Environment, but
Mini vMac may require a separate CD driver software installed, if you plan to mount .cdr images like this one within System 6 or 7.

Mac OS 7.5, installed within Mini vMac, mounts CD-ROMs fine w/o the need of separate CD driver software. Althought, emulators can't handle Audio CDs?