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The New Way Things Work

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
New_Way_Things_Work.toast_.sit (250.18 MB)
MD5: 86ec5716c92b0c28dc1a34b3665e0e87
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
UKKT.toast_.sit (188.44 MB)
MD5: 891377f9c16a96fb34205573db3e1ac4
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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v. 3.0

Based on the book The Way Things Work, this CD-ROM game teaches players about a number of different scientific concepts as well as showing how many ordinary objects that we use everyday function. Players can either explore the machines shown in the program, or attend "Mammoth School", where players must answer five questions on each of a variety of concepts to master each concept. Narration is provided both by QuickTime movies that show how various parts work, and by showing David Macaulay himself as he explains the principles that make some of the objects work. (Product description)

This is a hybrid Mac/PC disc image.

A note about the downloads available from above:

  1. is the English version
  2. is the Finnish version (known as "Uusi kuinka kaikki toimii")

See also: The Way Things Work, The Way Things Work: Pinball Science

Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

68040 processor
SSW 7.0
8 MB hard drive space
640 x 480 display
256 colours at least