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The Dig

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TheDig_1_0.sit (514.63 MB)
MD5: 61ee9e2d4fc70bb8ce8a06b182899d1c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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"A group of scientists discovers an asteroid that is on its way to a collision with the Earth. Is there any way to prevent the disaster?"

"Boston Low, a NASA veteran, is sent to command a space expedition on the asteroid. Accompanied by the journalist Maggie Robbins and the archaeologist Brink, Boston investigates the asteroid and finds a strange structure that undoubtedly belongs to an alien civilization. During the course of investigations, the team finds itself on a seemingly deserted planet. They have no knowledge of the planet and no possibility of going back. Will they ever discover the secret of this strange world and find a way to get home?

'Dig' is a point-and-click adventure game with a simple one-cursor interface and more complex puzzles than usually encountered in LucasArts' adventures. Despite having a serious story, the game follows in many ways the tradition of LucasArts' humorous adventures."

Architecture: 68k PPC

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM.

33MHz 68040 or PPC
8MB RAM for 68k
12MB RAM for PPC
System 7.1 or higher
Double Speed (2X) CD-ROM drive
256 Colors on 13 inch monitor
Hard Drive required for saves only


Chellspecker's picture
by Chellspecker - 2013, July 25 - 2:38pm

I know this is a really old thread, but I just found this site and was looking up some old games I used to play on my 233 MHz G3 All-In-One. "The Dig" was one of them, and my three roommates and I became obsessed with solving this game at a time when you couldn't just do a google search for "the dig walkthrough." We managed to solve it after hours of going around in circles, and I remember it as some of the most satisfying puzzle-solving I've done in all my years playing games. I no longer have the patience to torture myelf like that anymore, but there's something to be said for perseverance. I was happy to see it's available for Steam now, also as part of a package with the Indiana Jones titles, and if I was inclined, I could play it again. Now, where did I put my notes and sketches?

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by MCP - 2011, June 26 - 1:38am

It's not that complicated; I extract these things all the time with StuffIt Expander 5.5 or later. It doesn't need a resource fork. Just place them all in the same folder and drag-and-drop the first one onto Expander. I've done on this on a number of different Macs and a number of different Expander versions and never had a problem. The only problems are when people try to open them by double-clicking, and that has more to do with their System's desktop and which programs are associated with which file types, including every piece of software they ever tried out or installed on that system.

And I highly recommend this tiny program for mounting disk images:

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by korkman - 2011, June 26 - 12:09am

My OS classic Stuffit versions didn't like the uploaded files because of lost resource fork. Open ResEdit, cancel open dialog, Menu, File, Get File/Folder Info, point to file.1 and change Type: "Seg1" Creator: "SIT!". Save. Similarly, change the other files to type Seg2, Seg3. Then open file.1 with Stuffit Deluxe 5.5 (Expander didn't work out either), it will prompt to save and open file.sit. Extract the contents. Contained is a .toast image, which can be mounted with DiskCopy if you remove write-protection, but beware the image is easily modified by accident. Therefore the checksum file. Gosh how user-friendly Smile

Trine29's picture
by Trine29 - 2010, December 15 - 7:40am

It was the videos that were messing things up. I skipped them and played it through just fine. Thanks though! I'll keep that in mind for the future. Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2010, December 13 - 5:05pm

Feed ScummVM with it, so it shouldn't be choppy.

Trine29's picture
by Trine29 - 2010, December 13 - 1:15am

Thanks for the info. I got it to start up but it is way too choppy to play.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, December 7 - 9:07pm

Put all three files in the same directory. Drag and drop the first one onto StuffIt Expander.

Trine29's picture
by Trine29 - 2010, December 7 - 8:19pm

Help? I've been trying to get this to work but I'm kind of a noob. The second and third download segments get this message when opened: Unable to determine file format. The file does not appear to be compressed or encoded. It is advised that you obtain further information about the contents of this file from the sender or provider of the file. As you know, the extension is a .sit The first one opened fine. Any idea what I should do?

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by unclejosephiah - 2010, November 24 - 1:49pm

Just finished this one and really enjoyed it. I didn't find the puzzles too hard, except for 2 or 3 "so what the heck am I supposed to do now?" moments which descend into trying every possible combination of objects. So there were a couple of places I had a look at the walkthrough just to find out what the next step was supposed to be. Otherwise, the story and characters are quite enjoyable. And that excellent soundtrack really adds to the mysterious atmosphere.

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by Attila - 2009, September 22 - 4:10pm

Ditto. If there were more games like this it probably wouldn't seem so great, but there aren't very many games in this genre anymore!

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by Euryale - 2009, September 21 - 8:52pm

This certainly looks interesting, that screenshot is giving me some flashbacks,
I'll check it out.

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by MacWise - 2009, September 25 - 8:47am

The Dig is good, but despite all the visuals and the incredible sound, it's no Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. The story is engrosing but it takes a wrong turn in the second half of the game. The puzzles are food for thought, but again, in the second half of the game, they become too complex (like the alien turtle puzzle) and it's unlikely you'll be able to solve them without a walkthrough. That's probably why I feel the game's good but not excellent.

Update: The Boston-shows-his-muscles easter egg is triggered by holding down Control-B rather than Command-B and it works even if Maggie's not present (but it's funnier when she is).