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Pillars of Garendall

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Download pog.sit (210.49 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
Download mac_pog_demo.sit (24.45 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
Download extras.sit (59.69 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
This game works with: SheepShaver,

"Glory to Garendall!" -- the battlecry echoes off of the towering walls of Gidolan Keep. Screams of defiance, screams of death -- both pledge their allegiance and fealty to Garendall. The chaos and stench of a battle fought in desperation permeates the night air, thick with blood and fear.

Gidolan Keep lays under seige. Huge monsters, all tooth, claw, and muscle are assaulting the capitol city, threatening to crush the very heart of the kingdom in their malignant grasp.

As the dark beasts scale the castle ramparts, their heads towering over even the tallest buildings in Garendall, the sound of steel being drawn against improbable odds and valiant battle cries fill the night air. As the brave Royal Guard attempts to fend off the invaders, or grimly to just delay them with the sacrifice of their lives, Queen Adriana beseeches you:

"My valiant friend, it is a time of crisis, and we have to do something! Our city seems to be lost, and our people doomed. We need all the help possible to resist this wave of destruction that has crashed against our city -- ride with all haste to Fantrima and Berglum to warn the people and rally our troops. Ride now!"

Your heart, moved by the queen's stoic resolve, causes you to blurt out "On my honor and your glory, I accept!" And with that, your life is forever changed...

This is a toast image which also contains the Trinity add-on, many user-made plugins, a walkthrough and maps of the game world.

Get it here. Links to a Mediafire folder with 3 segments. Use Split&Concat to concatenate.

The demo has been added as a download option. Players can only explore a small part of the game in the demo.

Finally, if you're looking for the rare Windows version of this discontinued game, we'll help you out:

Architecture: PPC

Doesn't work with Mac OS X versions later than 10.2.


by baku - 2014, September 22 - 9:11pm

No license app... oversized download... have to download some shitty file joining thing. Amazing

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by abasu1979 - 2013, December 16 - 3:30pm

I believe this link is the one that works:

Admittedly, you'll need toast and Split&Concat to make use of the segmented files.

by ImmortalRune - 2013, October 1 - 11:31am

Hi fellow Pillars of Garendall fans,

I have looked at the blog,, and it seems like you guys knows quite a lot about Pillars of Garendall. Therefore, I would really appreciate, if you could help me out.
I have been searching and searching for Pillars of Garendall for either Mac or Windows, but I just can't find any links where to download it. Can you help me out please?

Thank you so much for your time

Best regards

Rune Rasmussen

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by EVWeb - 2013, June 19 - 8:23pm

I would also like a link to the Windows version if at all possible. Maybe you should just post the link here.

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by TheRealAnubis - 2013, May 12 - 12:33pm

Great work! Thanks for putting that all together!

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by Nightshades - 2013, May 11 - 12:56pm

Here for the fan:

Pillars Of Garendall Ultimate Pack (not the game) this contain 3 WallPaper, Full Walkthrough/Pricelist/Item (pdf) all Npc/Monster Picture, and a fully detailed WorldMap and all Story Preamble/Ending Screen. Bonus: Titles/Ability added.

Credit to me(story content) and for his content.(walkthrough)

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by TheRealAnubis - 2012, October 5 - 8:23pm

OneFishTwoFish - Check your guestbook!

by OneFishTwoFish - 2012, September 1 - 8:41am

Oh wow, could you please, PLEASE give me a link to the windows version/some other way to get it! I would absolutely love that, trying so hard to get this game but with no success. Sad

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by TheRealAnubis - 2012, July 15 - 2:55pm

Thanks for the up! I did manage to get it all unstuffed, but it didn't want to unstuff on my mac..

Anyway, I guess the last question is, did anyone get the 8 part preambles (screenshots), posted on the Ambrosia webpage back in the day?

On the wayback machine, you can only get the first three screenshots.

These provided a backstory for the game. I'm thinking of putting together a torrent, and I'd like as much stuff as I can get!

As an interesting note, I have found the Windows version of this game, and it runs great on WinXP! The plugins from the Mac folder work in Windows as well!

Anyway, Thanks for everyone's help!

by Elyus - 2012, July 14 - 6:52pm


I added the extras folder to the download links. It looks like it's not going to allow everyone to download due to the large file size; however, as a member, you can probably log in to edit the page and download the file from there.

Alternatively, if you wish to use the files that you downloaded earlier, I believe you must use a tool (Split&Concat is recommended above) to join the files before unstuffing.


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by TheRealAnubis - 2012, July 13 - 10:13pm

Also, does anyone have the collection of plugins?

I have the Trinity one, but I know there were a lot more!

*Update* I noticed the link above (grumble) that says it has the game, plugins, etc. I downloaded those files, and they won't unstuff. No matter what I do, the file disappears when it's finished. The unstuffer has crazy times like 6000 hours to unstuff. Am I missing something obvious? I'd just like the plugins folder.. Is there any way to up just that??


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by TheRealAnubis - 2012, July 4 - 12:04pm


Thanks for the help! I tried the download link for the demo and it gives me a 'no file' error.
I tried to get the demo (which from what I could find was around 150MB), but all the links I could find went to the ambrosia web page, and they are not hosting the file any longer.

Ok, I found another link for the demo:

I got it registered, and now it all seems to be ok! Thanks for the help!

After looking more, I found that there were at least 3 downloadable versions, so this small version was a good choice.

by Elyus - 2012, July 4 - 6:35am


I was also having problems using the license file included in the download; it seems that not all of the information to verify whether or not the game is licensed is included in this file.

The easiest solution is to run the registration application and create a new license on your machine.

1. Get the registration application by downloading the demo version of the game. It is available as the 24MB download from above as well as some other file servers if you'd like to search for it.
2. Set the date to Oct. 1, 2001 as you've been doing. You will also need to disable your internet connection for this to work, because the register application will check with a time server to verify your computer's clock if it can.
3. Run the application, and enter a license code. Ambrosia will no longer sell codes for this game, so you can probably locate one online... After a quick search, here's one:

Name : Esther Gallagher
Copies : 1
Code : HQEJ-D325-L3EJ

These steps fixed the problem I was having with the constant appearance of the unregistered box; I hope it helps.

(Note: This game is abandonware, so I can't see any harm in posting the code, but I will gladly remove it if anyone asks.)

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by TheRealAnubis - 2012, July 4 - 2:59am


Booting directly into OS 9.2.2 on iBook clamshell...

I followed the directions for the license, and it still comes up unregistered. I set the date to 10-1-2001, copied all of the files over to the HD, placed the license file in the preferences folder, and ran the game. It gives me the unregistered speech, and if I click register it beeps 4 or 5 times and then runs, but it still says unregistered.
I also tried erasing everything and doing it again, but somehow it knows how many times I have started the game, and yes, I erased the 'Pillars of Garendall' hidden folder in the hidden 'volumes' folder!

One odd thing, it will let you use the trinity plugin, even though it states that you have to have the registered version to do so.. so maybe this is a cracked version or something?

Any help on this would be very much appreciated!


by SwedeBear - 2012, June 2 - 9:53am

New DL link Smile

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by TataMisia - 2012, June 1 - 3:46pm

Broke link

by SwedeBear - 2011, December 3 - 7:17pm

Ah, also check your QT version. It shouldn´t be over 4.1.x The 'Macemulation' site carries the exact number. Thus getting the video functionality at least. HTH!

by patrickb - 2011, December 3 - 6:17pm

Thanks, I'll keep working on this.
I have a G4 MDD with 10.5.8 and also 10.4.11/ classic
SS is the correct one & I've tried the old and new rom
Haven't tried SS in 10.4.11 yet
Then the sawtooth.

by SwedeBear - 2011, December 3 - 11:15am

Think the problem w the game is the same as occur when you try to change settings. I thought first that your color settings in SheepShaver was the the same or above the settings in 10.5.8, it´s the same symptons. But you stated your settings is 256 colors in SS and I *guess* you´re way above this in 10.5.8 and that you´ve upgraded from the 10.4.11 you stated earlier here Wink
If not already, use the latest builds and a recommended ROM file from this page; in order to rule out any incompatibilties from older sw versions. People using COI or 'Classic-for-Intel' gets outdated version of SS, unless a recent change in distribution.
BTW the fora linked above, also carry an excellent help and advice, with step-by-step instructions.
If nothing else works you still got the original HW to run on, which, in most if not all, cases gives the best performance.

by patrickb - 2011, December 2 - 11:25pm

256 color
I mount it in toast 7 osx 10.5.8 then launch sheepshaver
It installs fine
another thing to note: when I try to change the applications memory sheepshaver turns half yellow on the screen and freeze. Happens exactly when I click into the dialog box for the memory amount.

by SwedeBear - 2011, December 2 - 6:41am

What´s your settings for System colors (in SheepShaver)? How do you mount the image with the game; in the host OS or within SS?

by patrickb - 2011, December 1 - 8:51pm

Just did a 3rd down load and this time the disk has no errors when mounted
Installed the preference file
Sheepshaver immediately crashes each time the game is launched. (os 9.0.4)

by SwedeBear - 2011, November 30 - 8:29am

ok. I dl:ed this, concatenated and un-stuffed the Toast image. I locked the image. Mounted the image via the context menu (right-click, choose 'Services'>'Mount It') or using Toast to mount it. Then started up SheepShaver in OS 9.04 w 256 colours, recognized the 'Pillar of G…' volume on the desktop, installed the as per the instructions and ran the game without any hiccups. Mind you repeated restarts of the game seems to make both game and system unstable, at least in my configuration. HTH!

by patrickb - 2011, November 30 - 4:30am

Yes, used "Split & Concat"
The error about the disk image when mounted went away . . . strange?
But it still crashes sheepshaver

by SwedeBear - 2011, November 29 - 9:30pm

and you did use 'Split & Concat' to join the parts first?

by patrickb - 2011, November 29 - 7:08pm

10.4.11 with classic 9.2.2
game crashes my sheepshaver
I do have a sawtooth 400 with 9.1 (untried yet)

by SwedeBear - 2011, November 28 - 9:21am

@patrickb: what´s your system?

by patrickb - 2011, November 28 - 5:35am

I downloaded this twice and each time I open the toast file with toast I get the following message: "The disk was not repairable by this computer. It is being made available to you with limited functionality."
Does not run either.
Any ideas? or is the file bad? md5 available?

by pog_lover - 2011, October 19 - 5:08pm

Nope. This is what it says:

"This game won't work on Mac OS X versions later than 10.2, but you can play it in SheepShaver. It requires Mac OS 8.1 or higher.

To install the game, simply copy it to your emulator's hard drive (or your real hard drive if you have a computer that can play it natively). Then copy the "Garendall License" file to the Preferences folder (inside your System Folder). The name of the Preferences folder may be different if you're using a non-english OS version. In this case, you might have a "Preferences" folder as well (created by other programs). Don't put the file in this folder."

I noticed just now that in the SheepShaver version of MacOs 9, he doesn't recognize what kind of file the license is. Should I add a certain extension?

by SwedeBear - 2011, October 19 - 8:08am

It didn´t tell you to set back the clock to a specific date…?

by pog_lover - 2011, October 18 - 8:57pm

Can anyone get the license to work? It says in the read-me file to copy the Garendall license into the preferences folder in the system folder, but that seems to make no difference whatsoever. It still says demo, unregistered version. I've tried it both in native Mac OS 9 and in Mac OS 9 in SheepShaver on a Windows pc.
Anyone know how to unlock the full version?

by pog_lover - 2011, October 12 - 5:21pm

Thanks! Worked like a charm Smile

by SwedeBear - 2011, October 12 - 10:39am

Use this app; inside SheepShaver, ie in your emulated system, to mount a Toast image.

by pog_lover - 2011, October 12 - 10:34am

Maybe a bit of a stupid question...

I have an old iMac, with some version or other of MacOS 9 installed as operating system. The only problem I have is getting the toast-file to work on it. Should I get hold of some ancient version of Toast in order to be able to mount a disk image? Or is there some other (easier) way to extract the game from the toast-file?

by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 19 - 6:17am

I'm not sure about that... By copying from SheepShaver to my hard drive the files appear unreadable, but in IsoBuster, opening the .toast shows a .exe file... converting it in any program or windows explorer makes it unreadable in isobuster and I can't burn a toast file to a disk nor can IsoBuster extract from them for whatever reason. Anything else but IsoBuster can't even see the files in the toast.

I'm sure it would be fine if the original uploader just uploaded the windows version in a non-toast format :/ I know this site is designed for old mac games but my SheepShaver is failing me Sad

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by IIGS_User - 2011, August 16 - 1:59pm

Found a review written in german at

You're true, there is (or: was) a Windows version also, is the downloadable file probably a hybrid CD-ROM (PC+Mac)?

by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 16 - 12:07pm

Yeah, nothing is working Sad I got it to show in SheepShaver, but there's a whole other problem there that im working on... I used to own a windows copy of the game also before 2006 when everything broke down so I think they're similar game files... But maybe it just isn't made for windows?

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by IIGS_User - 2011, August 15 - 10:40am

Yeah, i've tried that.. in daemon tools, astroburn, isobuster, none of it works,
the other ._Pillars of Garendall which is 1kb, I have no idea if its just a placeholder

Tried to rename the file extension in Windows Explorer, too, after unstuffing?

the other ._Pillars is something Mac OS X related stuff, not neccessary at all.

by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 15 - 8:39am

Yeah, i've tried that.. in daemon tools, astroburn, isobuster, none of it works, it claims it's corrupt or something. The closest I came was seeing the files by opening the .iso in IsoBuster, but extracting doesnt do anything at all... The .toast doesnt seem to convert to .iso despite what most people seem to believe... I suspect it's just this one though. When I extract with StuffIt, I get two toast files, one called Pillars of Garendall which is 250mb, the other ._Pillars of Garendall which is 1kb, I have no idea if its just a placeholder or something, but I can't make it work...

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by IIGS_User - 2011, August 14 - 3:19pm

Can you possibly re-upload the toast in an ISO or .ZIP/.RAR file? I've searched so hard for this, please...

No, you simply need to re-name the file extension from .toast to .iso or .cdr or something known on Windows.

by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 14 - 9:05am

I love this game and used to own it, but lost it when my old mac screwed itself. I only have a windows now and cant find a windows copy anywhere. I've tried to convert the .toast to isos, burning both, using daemon tools, astroburn, isobuster etc... Can you possibly re-upload the toast in an ISO or .ZIP/.RAR file? I've searched so hard for this, please... Sad

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by TheWyldePanther - 2010, January 19 - 5:00pm

I used to play this game a lot of times, but I had only the demo... Actually, my e-mail is part of the game's name...