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the_xfiles_game_cd1.zip (450.00 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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the_xfiles_game_cd2.zip (470.69 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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the_xfiles_game_cd3.zip (563.29 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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the_xfiles_game_cd4.zip (459.41 MB)
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the_xfiles_game_cd5.zip (364.31 MB)
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the_xfiles_game_cd6.zip (373.97 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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the_xfiles_game_cd7.zip (494.63 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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X-Files_Manual.pdf
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X-Files_Strategy_Guide.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Agent Craig Willmore is assigned to locate the missing Mulder and Scully in this FMV-driven adventure.

Hybrid Mac/PC discs.

A postmortem can be read at Gamasutra.
 

 

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, September 8 - 1:12pm

I think it really wants QuickTime 3 to 4 to be present. Beyond this, is a problem with black screen.

Not sure about the OS versions. Plays OK for me in SheepShaver, Mac OS 8.1 and QT 4.

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by shallot - 2019, September 8 - 10:42am

I also haven't been able to get this to run on an iMac G3, neither under Mac OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS 8.6 - I've tried messing with enabled extensions and every video mode you can think of, but it's just a case of working audio but black screen every time. Has anyone else had better luck?

Maximum R.I.S.C.'s picture
by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, March 18 - 4:41pm

Played this on the Playstation. Great Game for Fans of the Series.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 21 - 10:10pm

However I try I cannot get this to play nicely on my G3 Mac. The problem is the display. I can hear the game load but all I get is a blank screen, no video. I can't even see how to exit the game without crashing the Mac (Command Q doesn't appear to work with it).

Perhaps QuickTime 6 and the DrawSprocket from Mac OS 9.x is too new for this Game?

Mac & System is Beige G3 300MHz, PCI Rage 128, Mac OS 9.2, QuickTime 6.0.4

The game is playing really well on SheepShaver (running Mac OS 8.1 + QT 4) on a Windows box, so maybe I'll just stick to playing this game on that.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 19 - 2:32am

@Prdous3000: Just to confirm. This game works OK in SheepShaver, for me.

If it helps, the setup I was using in SheepSaver:

Emulated PowerMac 9500/200 (Old World ROM)
Mac OS 8.1
QuickTime 4.1.2
DrawSprocketLib 1.1.2
X-Files Standard install - Installed to a secondary mounted disk drive.

I didn't have DrawSprockets installed or at hand so just used the lib file that comes with the X-Files install.

Because I was installing to a secondary drive, the installer wanted to install QuickTime 3 (I opted out of this as I already had QT 4 installed). I shutdown and restarted the emulator after the install completed.

I did run the game with the Install CD images still mounted, which may (or may not) be important.

Seems to play well, but I've only run it for about 15 mins so far. Only glitch I got was the menubar failed to return once I quit the game - it re-appeared when I moved the cursor to the top of the screen and hovered over menu items (which was enough to allow me to shutdown the emulation).

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by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 19 - 1:16am

Yeah I guess that might be the reason.. Im just gonna have to buy an old mac it seems Laughing out loud Thanks for your suggestions anyway!

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 19 - 1:13am

Uh, now after install I get a "Application unable to start due to an error, contact support" message

Its possible that this game will not be compatible for playing in SheepShaver. The minimum compatibility info above suggests the need of a "Graphics Card" (without saying what type of graphics card). But games requiring graphics cards are often not compatible with SheepShaver.

I have not tried to play this game on Mac or emulated Mac as yet, so I'm only surmising here and could be wrong. Just guessing.

Edit: Scratch that, I've since installed it and have it running OK in SheepShaver.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 19 - 1:07am

@Prdous3000: Which host OS? Usually I'm running Windows if I run SheepShaver, in which typically there is a SheepShaver GUI Launcher (SheepShaverGUI.exe) that I run before booting the emulation, where I can make setup changes such as adding disk drives etc.
I think it's slightly different if running OS X as the host, in which there should be an option to setup SheepShaver before booting the emulated OS, where you can add disks in the Volumes list under the Setup tab.

The "How-To's" for setting up and adding drives are explained pretty well at E-Maculation.

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by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 19 - 1:02am

Uh, now after install I get a "Application unable to start due to an error, contact support" message :/
I have QuickTime and DrawSprocket lib installed, any suggestions?

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by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 19 - 12:43am

Okay! I got it to work! Thanks for your feedback! Every time after I added the iso and shut down
SheepShaver, I started it again using the Recent Items menu, strangely, after I started it again
by clicking on the actual icon of the application, the disk mounted, weird!

Prdous3000's picture
by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 19 - 12:37am

Hi, you mean you access Sheepshaver settings before launching your emulated Mac OS? How would I do that? Thanks

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 18 - 11:29pm

I need to do this slightly differently. That is; I add .iso's or additional disk images to the SheepShaver Settings, then I launch a Mac OS session and those images added to the list mount onto the emulated Mac's desktop. After I quit the Mac session and restart SheepShaver, the previous disk images I've added are still listed.

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by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 18 - 10:26pm

That might be the problem, after shutting down and opening Sheepshaver again, the iso is not on the list anymore

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, April 18 - 7:48pm

You need to shutdown SS before lauching it again. Verify if changes are validated in SS preferences when lauching it the second time...

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by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 18 - 7:35pm

Thank you for the quick reply! Unfortunately your solution isnt working for me, I add the .iso
but it wont show up after I restart Sheepshaver.. Might it be because Im using a Chubby Bunny installation? Thanks again for your help!

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, April 16 - 7:34pm

Welcome,

The easiest way to use .iso files in Sheepshaver is to add them on. To do that, go on Sheepshaver menu, then Preferences. Just click on the "Add" button under "Setup", then choose the first .iso file. Repeat this operation with all the .iso files. When finished, you need to quit Sheepshaver to make changes. Then restart Sheepshaver & all the images should be mounted. You can install the game at this point. Just tell us if it works for you like that.

Thanks.

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by Prdous3000 - 2017, April 16 - 5:53pm

Hi! Thank you so much for uploading this game! However I have a problem trying to install it in Sheepshaver, the files are .iso, and my OS9 doesnt want to mount them, does anyone know of a solution? Thanks!

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by mrdav - 2015, April 2 - 3:02am

Thanks for the upload. This was something I was reluctant to do a couple of years ago when we relied on an external server to host the garden (See: http://macintoshgarden.org/forum/the-x-files-game )