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Spaceship Warlock

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SS_Warlock.toast_.sit (52.83 MB)
MD5: 27883c84134e9dca42c5fdd0a11c912c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Spaceship_Warlock-hybrid.toast_.sit (190.06 MB)
MD5: 6998f37833a871bed528a91db450512e
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

"Spaceship Warlock was an adventure game created by Mike Saenz and Joe Sparks. The game featured arcade action and interactive dialogue, which enabled the player to type whatever he chose. The game was released in 1991 for the Macintosh and in 1994 for Windows. It was graphically ahead of its time and acquired a cult following. The game was a first person adventure set in a sci-fi future, in which the protagonist is captured by space pirates led by Captain Hammer, whom he ultimately joins. The protagonist, namely, the player of the game, then goes on to battle and ultimately overthrow the evil Kroll empire and restore freedom to the galaxy.

Spaceship Warlock was one of the earliest & best-known multimedia CD-ROM games to combine all original animation, story, music, & game play. Spaceship Warlock is widely considered a pioneering work, and it received many awards and honors, including the "Game of the Year" award from Macworld magazine.

Captain Hammer, an eyepatch-wearing space pirate and revolutionary leader, is aesthetically a blatant nod to Nick Fury. Some of the game's outer space scenes are reminiscent of the art of Chesley Bonestell."

The 1st download contains a Mac-only disc image
The 2nd download is a hybrid Mac/PC disc image Buy Link: Spaceship-Warlock-PC-Mac

Architecture: 68k PPC


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by KlaxMaster - 2020, August 2 - 9:12pm

Game runs on a Performa 631CD.

Except no file menu, and I cant quit. Escape, Command+q, button mash. Nothing works to quit. lol. It just runs in the background until I restart.

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by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, April 5 - 9:53pm

I've trying to run this on an actual Mac, a Power Mac 8600/300 running 8.1. Like Slik, I can't get any sound but it works otherwise. I've tried using only the base extensions, giving it more memory, turning virtual memory on and off, but all the same result.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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by soudesune - 2015, November 4 - 3:36pm

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — July 1994) added.

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by Slik - 2014, February 23 - 4:42am

Runs for me in Basilisk on 7.6, but without sound. Could be the OS, but Basilisk doesn't seem to handle 8-bit sound well. Still playable.

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by bertyboy - 2010, August 1 - 9:19pm

Captain Hammer, an eyepatch-wearing space pirate and revolutionary leader, is aesthetically a blatant nod to Nick Fury.

A few others came into my head when I read this and saw the image, both real-life characters:
Israeli General Moshe Dayan,
French General Paul Aussaresses.

At least, Star Trek VI General Chang was based on these guys.

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by maxwell_smart - 2010, May 2 - 1:14am

I remember playing the demo for this over & over when I was a kid....any chance somebody can repost this gem?

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by webertron - 2010, March 20 - 8:10am

This game rocked. I've been trying to get my hands on it, but it's difficult all the way over here in Oz. Paying shipping from Amazon would be waaaaay too much money. Any ideas about where else we can find it? Torrents are all dry.

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by Attila - 2009, August 17 - 7:00pm

Tried this on my PowerBook 540c with Mac OS 7.1.1 and the sound worked, though I had to open the Sound control panel and reduce the sound quality to 8-bit and 22khz.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by Attila - 2009, August 11 - 6:43pm

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by Attila - 2009, August 10 - 6:08pm

Thanks! Can't wait to try it out. I seem to recall Mike Saenz worked on this game; I think he did a comics construction set or something like that in the early days of mac.