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MD5: 245c33995b6d824af22229267bc422bc
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ignition.bin (0.21 KB)
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For Mac OS X
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3D shootout combat arena, fluid graphics can scale up to high definition, deep music such as the entry level's aboriginal "Outback". Offline and Online play, one or more players - great when two people share one player where one drives while the other aims and shoots.

dL #1 is v1.102 Universal Binary made Aug 2006.
dL #2 is DEMO v1.102 UB made Aug 2006.
dL #3 is Radar mods & an invincibility-cheat.
dL #4 is like a crack patch, must read about below.

(v1.101 /2003 was popular and its demo distributed on many magazine cover discs, but "v1.102" is significantly updated in comparison; changelog comes included.)

ThinkTanks is no longer sold by GarageGames, however there is an online community (mostly PC/Linux ?) found here:


Game has specific copy protection and single-use on-line registration, all of which can be bypassed this way:
Have your clock set to January 26 2020 4:24:00 AM at the moment you Erase the volume/partition which ThinkTanks will be running from. More like 4:23:59.5 at the precise moment you click on the final confirmed Erase symbol in Disk Utility. You may restore your clock's date and time after erasing. You might use a USB flash drive to test this out. Copy the ThinkTanks app to the volume/partition you just erased. If you play it now it ought to reject your attempt by telling you this code: 4YDB-2A6Z-C6PB, and if it shows you a different code then you fumbled the exact second in time so try fooling with your clock and erasing your device again. Now take dL #4, remove (don't just hide) this download's .bin naming extension, and place this 219 byte file named "ignition" into

There you have it, full game will run. If you want to try to do online registration for some other date+time setting, then take this key below and follow the instructions in the oldest comments.

verified Mac purchase key is:

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Works in OSX 10.1 and higher.


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by SkyCapt - 2020, January 26 - 12:17pm

I've played with this since its initial release in 2003. Fantastic (now that I've unlocked it all). Each "planet" has five levels. Each fourth level has a "flying saucer" boss, each fifth level is a bonus round, then the scenery changes on to the next planet.

I added a set of mods in dL #3.

I added a registration key in dL #4 that works only in conjunction with your clock's date+time set to some precise second in time, not a second too soon or a second too late.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, January 26 - 12:14pm

I've unlocked ThinkTanks full version (non-demo) playable on my offline PowerPC Mac and all its OS X 10.2.8 thru 10.5.8 , but it involved using another machine to go online and reveal certain personal information, which you may or may not be willing. It means visiting a garagegames site, enabling 'Cookies' in your browser, and entering a code derived from your Mac's hardware config. You'll then receive a small 219 byte download which you ultimately plug-in to the Mac's gamefile.

First place the unregistered game on the intended hardware, on the exact storage drive and partition where you intend to keep it. Run it from there and copy the 12 digit alphanumeric code that it shows you. Different Macs/devices yield different codes, codes that appear to be comprised solely from a hash of the date+time that device was last erased. Game will no longer launch if it is simply moved from one partition to another; this game needs to be cracked, really...

Go to garagegames dot com slash ignition
(that's "garagegames com/ignition")
Have your browser's "Cookies" enabled.

Fill out a "form" htmlpage that has 3 fields:
1- select Platform, "Macintosh"
2- Registration ID, enter the 12 digits you found in-game
3- Ignition Key, enter the 16 digits ABA6-ZA6A-Z94M-ZHR6
Then send or "Post" the form.

The next page to pop up should have a button for ... Registration File: "Click Here to Start the Download". I obtained a small file named "download.bin" which must be renamed "ignition" no name extension, no hidden name extension.

Insert the file named "ignition" into a copy of the ThinkTanks app by first right/control clicking the app to "Show Package Contents". Place the ignition file into "Contents/Resources/" and the particular app is now unlocked for that one particular Mac.