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Nanosaur

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Download nanosaur-1x.sit (25.11 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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This game is still available from its publisher
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Pangea Software, the company that brought us Bugdom, developed and published Nanosaur in 1998. In Nanosaur, dinosaurs have been reproduced by scientists. Shortly afterwards, the human race died out from a plague of some sort. You play as a dinosaur sent sixty-five million years back in time to collect dinosaur eggs before the asteroid hits Earth, wiping out all the dinosaurs.

Video Available
A video showing the game is available in Cornica.

Three versions are now included: v1.0, v1.0.6 & v1.1.6.
Repackaged the broken Nanosaur 1.1.6 archive from here and removed all traces of OS X hidden files from the archive. Now it is a compressed ".sit" Stuffit 5.5 archive enclosing a locked Disk Copy 6.3 image file. Also have included with this archive the original Nanosaur version 1.0 with a 1.0.6 updater for those who would like to try the original - this can run on Mac OS 8.0 or newer, so it requires the least resources and can play reasonably well on a 603e or better CPU.

MD5 checksum: d1506c706407325b4a617f8525cf5c4d *nanosaur-1x.sit

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Version 1.1.6 plays very nicely on my G3 iMac (Mac OS 9.2.1)

For the newest sharerware version of Nanosaur and updaters, vist Pangea Software.

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IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, November 2 - 3:31pm

Now it is a compressed ".sit" Stuffit 5.5 archive enclosing a locked Disk Copy 6.3 image file.

That's fine. I'd wish all of our d/ls would be wrapped into a Disk Copy image.

by SwedeBear - 2010, November 1 - 8:02am

Try to DL directly via Pangea's site. Both versions available and for Mac and PC. Wink
http://www.pangeasoft.net/nano/files.html#anchor162134

Downloads a BIN-file which un-encodes to a SEA-archive; self-extracting or un-archiving w Expander.
HTH!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, November 1 - 7:30am

Yep, please do.
To create compatibility with the future, please make sure to wrap the content into a Disk Copy .img file before to sit it.

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by MikeTomTom - 2010, November 1 - 5:27am

@Bolkonskij, way way back on January 24, 2010, asks:

I get an error when trying to unpack it...something about wrong header or so. Can anyone else confirm that?

Hard to believe no-one has chipped in on this before now, but - Confirmed: on Mac OS 9.2.2 or earlier this file is fubar. But on OS X it extracts OK.

Whoever put this up made the archive on OS X and it is useless on OS 9.2.2 or earlier. To make matters even worse. The archive is actually a Mac OS X zip file that has simply been renamed as a ".sit" before uploading. Tsk.

This archive should be re-done properly and re-uploaded. I can do this if no-one else cares to volunteer. I have a version of this on a Mac Format CD that isn't Mac specific (not bundled with a particular Mac).

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, January 23 - 10:20pm

I get an error when trying to unpack it...something about wrong header or so. Can anyone else confirm that?

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by Arkanis - 2009, July 26 - 7:37pm
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O i remember playing this game on our old imac g3 then we upgraded to OSX and it was lost in the sand of time :'(

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by IIGS_User - 2009, May 17 - 4:04am

Before switching to iPhone software programming, Pangea Software did Macintosh games like this one, Bugdom, Cro-Mag Rallye, ...

I even know the first games they made has been created for Apple ][gs, where comes my nickname from.