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Pillars of Garendall

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
pog.sit (210.49 MB)
MD5: e61f6321f3d95e5cf5da32a8a23b7db6
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
mac_pog_demo.sit (24.45 MB)
MD5: 1831b401085488e046f01f99a849b13f
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
extras.sit (59.69 MB)
MD5: de3b12c95c8782b53f9760d7b0cb3624
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
mac_pog_demo_update.sit (1.78 MB)
MD5: 4c6c4734d3082cb7fc3c20b4ef4f0c0f
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
mac_pog_full_update.sit (1.80 MB)
MD5: b636383e995b159b038c535400c38cf8
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (269.93 MB)
MD5: 7652ce4b29d33e82a874d87224ae05b5
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (21.13 MB)
MD5: 1ce025dcaba99ea918e9db5bb15b0d26
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (807.80 KB)
MD5: 3b6786e01b064d1a72bca71ebef41054
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (813.23 KB)
MD5: 2e2debed21a7a48ea792a7140ca3995c
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
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.

The 1.0.2 update has also been included for both the Mac and Windows demo/full version.
Note that the Windows demo included on this page is already at version 1.0.2.

Finally, if you're looking for the rare Windows version of this discontinued game, we'll help you out, attached on the page and also available via the following link:

Registration Code:
Name : Esther Gallagher
Copies : 1
Code: H8EK-C323-L7AM

Architecture: PPC

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


fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2021, February 16 - 12:50pm

That's pretty awesome, downloading that Smile
Thank you!

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by Nightshades11 - 2021, February 16 - 12:35pm

I'm back after many years just for fun Tongue
I'm using windows 8.1 but it should work fine over windows 10, Pillars Of Garendall works like a charm on both windows and sheepshaver (on windows host).

I've Actually managed to run Pillars of Garendall and Coldstone successfully and built a new plugin myself (adding a new op shit item).

It's amazing to see how the engine is easy to use and you just build 'compile' it output the .DAT and tada, you can use that plugin on mac/pc version, it's really easy.

Actually if you use Coldstone and load it for plugin-development you can just load the plugin data in pillars of garendall "plugins" folder, they made Coldstone plugin development in the way that you can add new things but you can also view all games assets (except certain component, such as map(s)) and other, i looked on and funnily on a old page, it stated that the full version of Coldstone had PoG assets so it seem all npc's/maps/item's 'source' file for Coldstone ... Plugin allow to view/add new stuff but cannot modify already existing files/ui of PoG, Data001.Dat hold everything (.cet .cit .clo) (coldstone entities,item,locations, maps,ScriptBlock logic).

If you want to run both ColdStone and Pillars Of Garendall on SheepShaver, you'll need Mac Os 9, and to fix the runtime error (that was caused by a missing mac os extension) you'll need to install

And for the achievement, here's screenshots taken from the PC build with the plugin too

Ps: Use File->Macintosh Garden to get that damn sword ♥
Enjoy Tongue

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by Elyus - 2020, September 25 - 5:55pm

Ok, I looked at the old forums and found that the error you reported can occur if an extension is missing:

And I confirmed the presence of "Internet Config Extension" inside my Extensions folder. It is supposed to be installed by default on all systems after Mac OS 8.5, which are the supported OS's for Pillars of Garendall. Somehow, the extension may be missing or removed from your installation, so a good first step is to try re-installing it. The Mac Garden has a copy of the extension here:

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by KalimariKrusader - 2020, September 25 - 4:02pm

Hey Elyus, thanx for the quick response. So I actually have two sets of Mac OS9 vms, both running sheep shaver. One I built from scratch, mounted the disk image, etc, and the other I downloaded from similar website. So the first VM which I did gave me "Internetconfig is not properly installed" as the error, even after I tried your ethernet change to slirp. The 2nd VM runs POG but is debilitating slow to the pint I die fighting a goblin because it doesn't register that I'm blocking. I'm kinda think scratch one to be honest. I'd also be open try trying to run it on windows 10 and or trying to find a windows 7 VM. Lemme know what you think. No rush and look forwards to hearing from you soon.

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by Elyus - 2020, September 25 - 4:52am

I've run Pillars with no trouble in Windows 7 but haven't tried Windows 10. What sort of issues are you encountering and have you set any compatibility modes?

POG should also run fine in SheepShaver; I've not come across the error about internet config. You could try setting the SheepShaver ethernet setting to "slirp", and if you're having RAM troubles, you can add more memory to SheepShaver in preferences. Note you may also need to add more memory to the game in the emulator by going to File -> Get Info -> Memory.

I don't know of any Discords for this game, but there are some for other old Ambrosia games.

If you're having issues with any of these troubleshooting steps, let me know! I hope you're able to get it running!

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by KalimariKrusader - 2020, September 23 - 7:02pm

So any work arounds for Windows 10 in 2020. I've tried it on sheepshaver and got an internet not config error and I can only get the demo running on another version mac os9 but it has extreme ram issues. Also is there a discord for PoG?

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by Jatoba - 2020, April 19 - 8:48am

@Elyus Nice finding! Thanks for sharing. Smile

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by Elyus - 2020, April 18 - 9:00pm

Details about Ambrosia's expiring codes have been posted over at EV Nova's subreddit! Apparently, a bug in Pillars of Garendall has made it so updated codes no longer expire. I just tested with a renewed version of the old Gallagher code in this thread, and it seems to work, so I added it to the page.

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by dengur - 2019, March 20 - 7:19pm

Can you upload the 1.0.2 update please (for both Win and Mac versions). It seems according to the readme, it's still version 1.0 (in Win at least)?

Normally the update could be downloaded from Ambrosia's FTP, but it's not functioning anymore....

If it helps, this archive link should help with the filenames for the patch (for both Win & Mac):

so I guess the Mac 1.0.2 filename would be "mac_pog_full_update.sit", and Windows would be ""

[edit] thank you again for uploading the Mac update. Now all that's left is the Windows 1.0.2 update.

[edit#2] sincere thanks for both updates

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by baku - 2014, September 22 - 10:11pm

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

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by abasu1979 - 2013, December 16 - 4:30pm

I believe this link is the one that works:

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

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by ImmortalRune - 2013, October 1 - 12:31pm

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 - 9:23pm

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 - 1:33pm

Great work! Thanks for putting that all together!

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by Nightshades - 2013, May 11 - 1:56pm

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 - 9:23pm

OneFishTwoFish - Check your guestbook!

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by OneFishTwoFish - 2012, September 1 - 9:41am

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 - 3:55pm

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!

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by Elyus - 2012, July 14 - 7:52pm


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 - 11:13pm

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 - 1:04pm


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.

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by Elyus - 2012, July 4 - 7:35am


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 - 3:59am


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!


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by SwedeBear - 2012, June 2 - 10:53am

New DL link Smile

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by TataMisia - 2012, June 1 - 4:46pm

Broke link

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by SwedeBear - 2011, December 3 - 8:17pm

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!

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by patrickb - 2011, December 3 - 7:17pm

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.

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by SwedeBear - 2011, December 3 - 12:15pm

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.

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by patrickb - 2011, December 3 - 12:25am

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.

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by SwedeBear - 2011, December 2 - 7:41am

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?

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by patrickb - 2011, December 1 - 9:51pm

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)

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

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!

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by patrickb - 2011, November 30 - 5:30am

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

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by SwedeBear - 2011, November 29 - 10:30pm

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

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by patrickb - 2011, November 29 - 8:08pm

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

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by SwedeBear - 2011, November 28 - 10:21am

@patrickb: what´s your system?

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by patrickb - 2011, November 28 - 6:35am

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?

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by pog_lover - 2011, October 19 - 6:08pm

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?

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by SwedeBear - 2011, October 19 - 9:08am

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

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by pog_lover - 2011, October 18 - 9:57pm

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?

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by pog_lover - 2011, October 12 - 6:21pm

Thanks! Worked like a charm Smile

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by SwedeBear - 2011, October 12 - 11:39am

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

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by pog_lover - 2011, October 12 - 11:34am

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?

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by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 19 - 7:17am

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 - 2:59pm

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)?

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by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 16 - 1:07pm

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 - 11:40am

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.

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by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 15 - 9:39am

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 - 4:19pm

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.

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by OneFishTwoFish - 2011, August 14 - 10:05am

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