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PlayMaker Football

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (10.87 MB)
MD5: 5401d097b7a862efcb63f3c21509b803
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This game is still available from its publisher
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"PlayMaker Football is an American football simulation produced by PlayMaker Software, Inc. The first version of the game was released in 1989 by Brøderbund for the Macintosh. It has since been ported to the Microsoft Windows and Palm OS platforms. The most recent versions are 2.4 for the Macintosh and Palm OS platforms and 2.3 for the Microsoft Windows platform.

PlayMaker Football allows one to take the role of a coach of a team of 30 football players. The coach can create a team using the Team Draft mode of the program, and then design and test plays using the Chalkboard Editor mode. The Chalkboard Editor mode also allows the coach to create artificial intelligence settings for each play, used by the program to determine which play to call on each down of a game. The Game mode allows the coach to play games between two teams, each under the control of a coach or the computer.

PlayMaker Football spawned a small but dedicated community of players on online providers such as America Online and CompuServe. This community is still around today, with several internet sites available for coaches to join organized leagues."

Architecture: 68k

Requires colors set to 256 to run. Unstable in OS 9.


bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, June 1 - 10:11am

I have the original install media for what must be the earlier version, it came on 2 800K floppy disks. Could have sworn I uploaded them already.

This was a hard game to play and not half the fun NFL Challenge was.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, May 31 - 1:13pm

I've uploaded a better archive with scans of the game's package and documents. If someone has an earlier version--this one is 2.0--it might be worth uploading for posterity, but later versions should be left off because those versions are still available from the publisher.

This did not test well with OS 9, and I have not tested it with OS 8.