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WingNuts: Temporal Navigator

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wingnuts-1-img.sit (46.44 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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wingnuts-1.dmg (45.59 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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WingNuts: Temporal Navigator is an arcade game by Freeverse Software. Players navigate an airplane around a two-dimensional map while avoiding hazards and picking up "goodies" or bonuses. The map is initially filled with enemy planes and surface targets (ships, installations, etc) and the object of each level is to shoot down every plane, then destroy a large boss-plane. Very cool gameplay!

[Top DL:] Mac OS 9.0.4 - 9.2.2 only "wingnuts-1-img.sit" DL is a re-packaged WingNuts version 1.3.2 made especially for a native Mac OS 9.0.4 to 9.2.2 by MikeTomTom.
Top DL: MD5sum & filename: 82a81d56ad6f47b993b0330ffb000e94 *wingnuts-1-img.sit

[2nd DL:] Included above, is the original Wingnuts v1.3.2 game in full - a .dmg file, for Mac OS X 10.4.11 or earlier. It can also run native in Mac OS 9, but requires Mac OS X to install to HD from the .dmg before playing on either Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.
2nd DL: MD5sum & filename: 62b1c614f73a3af7cf0f490e058e0696 *wingnuts-1.dmg

[See also:] WingNuts 2: Raina's Revenge

Registration is not required for either.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Tested on an iMac G3 400 MHz, 256 MB RAM under OS X 10.3.9 and works great. Also tested on G4 QS 2002 Mac under Mac OS 9.2.2. Runs well on this Mac.
Despite what it claims for the Minimum Requirements, Wingnuts plays great on my 300 MHz beige G3, Mac OS 9.1 with Rage 128 card installed.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, January 8 - 11:56pm

Hi Scott. I see, you mean the criteria above, under the DL's filename. It is (at this point in time) unchangeable. One setting affects all listed DL's.

It would be a good thing to have individual settings for this, on a per DL basis.

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2016, January 8 - 11:50pm
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MikeTomTom The 2nd download shows mac os 9 and mac os x. But mac os 9.22 can't open dmg files.
Both downloads are mac os 9 and os x.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, January 8 - 10:48pm

  The mac os 9.22 can't open dmg files. The dmg file are os x only. You need to change this.

@Scott: The top DL; "wingnuts-1-img.sit" has been user custom re-packaged, specifically for ease of access on native Mac OS 9 systems only.
The 2nd DL; "wingnuts-1.dmg" is the original file as shipped by Freeverse Software. It did not come in any other form, so that just how it is.

The top DL is there, so that it can be used immediately on the required OS 9 platform.

I hope that explains why there are two forms of the same thing here, for you.

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2016, January 8 - 10:22pm
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The Wingnuts 1.3.2 works in mac os 9.22 and mac os x 10.4.11 and mac os x 10.5.8.
The mac os 9.22 can't open dmg files. The dmg file are os x only. You need to change this.
1st download name wingnuts-1.ing works in both mac os 9.2.2 and mac os x 10.4.11 and mac os x 10.5.8. I will mount in os x and os 9.
2nd download name windnuts-1.dmg works mac os x 10.4.11 and mac os x 10.5.8 but the game does work in mac os 9.22 too. Only when you mount in mac os x. and copy the game to hard drive to work in mac os 9.22.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, July 12 - 4:13am

Does this run in SheepShaver?

No.

See "Minimum Requirements" section, above.

Temporary Joe's picture
by Temporary Joe - 2014, July 12 - 2:52am

After 10.5 (IIRC) it doesn't seem to change music after Level 3 or 4 like it's supposed to. Sad

Does this run in SheepShaver?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2013, June 23 - 12:28pm

If repackaging, please remember to use the .img format, not the .dmg one.

This was my intension. - I have gone a step further. I also removed the ".app" wrapper. Its now a carbon Mac application in its own folder and it plays great on my G4.

Now that its no longer a ".app", it is accessible to earlier Mac OS's (that can run Carbon Lib) and it may possibly run on Mac OS 8.5 to 8.6 using a Mac capable of running those OS's.

I would like it if anyone with a 333MHz or faster G3 running OS 8.6 could test this out for me.
Done this and YES! Works great - 300MHz beige G3, Mac OS 8.6, Rage 128 (pulled from b/w G3), CarbonLib 1.4 & OpenGL 1.2.1

[Edit]: Had to revise this. It works OK with 8.6 but it is unstable and prone to crashing. Stable under 9.0.4 and later.
For me its working great - 300MHz beige G3, Mac OS 9.1, Rage 128 (pulled from b/w G3), CarbonLib 1.4 & OpenGL 1.2.1

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, July 3 - 7:30am

The "Rage 128 or better" minimum requirement would possibly be an issue to having this work on SheepShaver

Oops, this is true. If repackaging, please remember to use the .img format, not the .dmg one.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, July 3 - 5:46am

The "Rage 128 or better" minimum requirement would possibly be an issue to having this work on SheepShaver Sad

I'm considering repacking the .dmg to a .sit and uploading to make it easier for Mac OS 9 users.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, July 2 - 4:54pm

If the current version officially comes as .dmg file, the other system requirements I quoted below may be valid for an older version of the game only.

"8.6 + CarbonLib" is a system requirement that matches the Mac emulator SheepShaver, which makes that version being worth to be archived here.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2013, August 3 - 12:31pm

[...]
It plays amazingly well on my QuickSilver 2002 Mac under a native Mac OS 9.2.2 I haven't tried it on an earlier Mac OS but as its in a packaged ".app" wrapper, I would think 9.0 would be the earliest Mac OS for this.

A really excellent game it is too, which I hadn't heard of before reading this thread. So thanks for bringing Wingnuts to my attention - I'm not going to do any work today Laughing out loud

[Edit; 2013/08/03 AEST]: Removed link to free DL from Freeverse site (as its no longer available at the Freeverse site).

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, May 23 - 2:52pm

Does this d/l include the WingNuts Updater 1.2.1?

Official System requirements of this game found on Insidemacgames.com:
- MacOS 8.6 or later (with CarbonLib)
- 333 MHz G3 or better
- 55 MB available RAM
- Rage 128 or better
- OpenGL
- QuickTime 4 or later

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, March 18 - 3:59pm

There are some discrepancies in the description:

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel)

Tested on an iMac G3 400 Mhz, 256 MB RAM under OS X 10.3.9 and works great. Supports OS 9 as well, but file comes as a .dmg which OS 9 cannot open natively.

If it supports Mac OS 9 as well, it can't support native Intel-based Macintoshes, but should probably run with the help of Rosetta.

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by Retrowurst - 2010, March 17 - 11:00pm

Ok, the file download works, the image expands as it is supposed to be, but the game doesn't work on my 5500/G3(500) (OS 9.2.2). First it says it will activate the Rage IIc acceleration, but the next message is that my OpenGL is not properly installed. I have to OpenGL that came with 9.2.2. Is there a more recent version? Or an older version of WingNuts that probably works on my System? I love this game so much...

Retrowurst's picture
by Retrowurst - 2010, January 8 - 12:08pm

I found a working download link on

http://mac-free.com/download/WingNuts.html

but I didn't have the time to test it.

iig's picture
by iig - 2009, December 9 - 8:23pm
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Mirror please Smile

Temporary Joe's picture
by Temporary Joe - 2009, December 3 - 11:05pm

I'm stuffing the version that runs on OS X. It might not run on OS 9, but I know what to do if it doesn't. Then I'll host it somewhere.

iig's picture
by iig - 2009, September 3 - 1:08am

there is no torrent response at all Sad Sad Sad
And that stinks to because i love this game Angry Crying
if i can get this file, i will upload it to my web site so other people don't have to suffer the pain of downloading 1 MB- 75 MB files over bittorrent