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Spin Doctor

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Spin_Doctor.sit (414.75 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: Basilisk II,

Spin Doctor is played on a grid of dots, around which "wands" spin like clock hands. By swinging from dot to dot, the player's wand can avoid hazards, collect bonuses, and unlock a path to the sparkling goal dot.

Hi. Seeing all of the nice comments about Spin Doctor and Clockwerx and the fun times people have had with them really makes me feel great, because I'm the inventor of the game's concept and I designed all of the rack-puzzles. I did the artwork for Spin Doctor, also. (I'm an illustrator and designer who's always had an interest in game design.). Artists at Spectrum-Holobyte added some graphics to the Clockwerx version. I created it as a freelancer, working with my software developer friends at Callisto Corporation, near Boston, around 1992. I would love to hear from anyone who has any comments or questions about the game. (I can't tell you much about its technical programming, just the development process that I was involved in. My email is "darrellart", followed by the @ sign, at gmail.com. (Don't want robo-spam.) Thanks again for all of the kind comments.
- Darrell Myers

See also: ClockWerx, Ultimate Spin Doctor

(v1.2)

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Comments

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, July 15 - 1:24pm

Would this game work for Windows XP?

Yes.

But you've to install Basilisk or SheepShaver and a capable Mac OS version within first.

Flash2040's picture
by Flash2040 - 2010, June 17 - 12:12pm

Would this game work for Windows XP?

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, September 27 - 2:55am

I have SheepShaver now and have downloaded the file from this site. Is that all I need to get it going?

If you have SheepShaver booting into Mac OS 8 or 9, the answer is yes.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, September 27 - 2:53am

You also need a ROM file called "newworld rom" in order to run Sheepshaver.

Skiology's picture
by Skiology - 2009, September 27 - 2:34am

Alright almost getting what I need to do this...so I have SheepShaver now and have downloaded the file from this site. Is that all I need to get it going? I have a MacBook running on OS 10.6.

awinter's picture
by awinter - 2009, September 26 - 2:51am
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Yeah, this was a great game. I still play it from time to time. iPhone port would be awesome.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, September 22 - 9:19pm

So I need Basilisk II to emulate this game, but what does it mean by needing a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use this program?

Computer emulators are different to game console emulators. With a console emulator, all you need is a ROM image of the game. With a computer emulator, you have to install the operative system on a virtual disk that the emulator will use to boot, plus an image of the machine's ROM chip, also needed to boot. Once you got the virtual machine setup, then you can play games within its environment.

I have decompressed the .sit file via Stuffit and now I need the "classic" format. Will OS9 not work on another note? Thanks in advance...

Basilisk II can't run Mac OS 9. If your Mac OS X machine does not have Classic, you have to use SheepShaver. Please refer to the Selecting an Emulator section on the Guides page for more information.

Beware, if you're running Windows, decompressing a Mac archive on that environment will corrupt the decompressed file (but not the sit file). If that's the case, wait until you have SheepShaver up and running and then decompress the sit file within the emulator.

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by Ruby_Marina - 2009, September 22 - 2:43pm

Wow, I remember going on this game all the time when I was little, then we had to get rid of the computers to get these new Windows OS comps, and I never saw it again until now... ^_^
Thanks so much for bringing back memories!!

Now I just need to figure out what to use to emulate and/or run it.... =/

Skiology's picture
by Skiology - 2009, August 13 - 12:56am

So I need Basilisk II to emulate this game, but what does it mean by needing a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use this program? I have decompressed the .sit file via Stuffit and now I need the "classic" format. Will OS9 not work on another note? Thanks in advance...

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, July 14 - 1:28pm
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Great!