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The Seven Cities of Gold

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Seven_Cities.image_.sit (321.05 KB)
MD5: 75955e492870af8bc4e7b625fa4ef70d
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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Guides on emulating older games

The player takes the role of a late 15th-century explorer for the Spanish Empire, setting sail to the New World in order to explore the map and interact with the natives in order to win gold and please the Spanish court. (Wikipedia)

The download contains a 400k MFS Disk Copy 4.2 image.

Currently the game requires a Master Disk to play, so a crack is needed to bypass this requirement..

The manual provided here was released in 1984 for other platforms before the Mac release, but it is still looks applicable.

Thanks to Apple2Forever for an image of the game disk.

Architecture: 68k


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by systemseven - 2020, November 27 - 4:37pm

thanks for the screenshots! i love the era when EA was packaging stuff to look like concept albums

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by Apple2Forever - 2020, November 26 - 2:49pm

So this is obviously not cracked yet, but I was able to get the disk image here running on a real Mac Classic by using a Floppy Emu and inserting my original disk when it asks for the master disk (which is then ejected and no longer needed), so I've posted some screenshots (by photographing my Mac screen, so a bit blurry) so people can see what the game looks like on the Mac. One quirk is that it seems that the Map Disk needs to be inserted into the internal drive (fortunately even though the original game is on a 400k disk, a High Density floppy disk works fine for the Map Disk). The game does have some graphical differences from other versions, but doesn't seem to make much concession for the Mac user interface - and from my brief testing, using the mouse to control your ship and explorer is pretty painful compared to joystick control on other versions. It may control better with something like the Gravis MouseStick.