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Wolfpack

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Download wolfpack_1_a6.zip (48.67 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

This naval game takes you back to World War II. You can either play on the German side and command one or more submarines (U-boats), or you can play on the side of the Allies and command one ship or a convoy (usually a combination of Destroyers, Freighters and/or Tankers). You can change settings for each mission (try playing in the dark!), but you can also create your very own missions and save them to disk. The game plays very well on modern Macs, but you'll probably spend a while figuring out the interface. Tip: clicking in the top-left corner of the screen will take you back to the main screen.

External link
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

This game is also available for Amiga, Atari ST and DOS.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements: 68020 or later, 4MB RAM, System 6.0.7 or later with Color QuickDraw, 8-bit 12" or larger color monitor. Runs in Classic Mode on OS X.

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Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 10 - 6:29pm

Good suggestion.

By the way, you can screen zoom in on the box cover and still read the text clearly. The pic's upload size is rather large but it's scaled down to fit the screen. It would be nice if the picture size was displayed, along with the title, so we know if zooming would help or not.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 10 - 5:04pm

I named my upload "Back cover of box"

Better to give it the name "Wolfpacksomething", otherwise the website system can't bind it to a particular game entry and will probably display your pict on other game entries as well.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 24 - 9:38pm
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I named my upload "Back cover of box" which is different that the first uploaded screen shot. I have no idea why my upload is appearing the same as the other, but the names are in fact unique.

In fact, if you go into "Edit this page" to just peek, without making any changes, you'll see my picture is not only different, but the saved name is different.

[EDIT] I think the problem arose because I had first saved the picture without a title, then added it when I realized I didn't add a title. So just now I deleted the picture and uploaded it again, giving it a unique title before I saved.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 24 - 2:31pm

Vitoarc, when you upload any file to the Mac Garden, you have to be sure to give it a filename that is unique. If screenshots have the same filename, you'll only see on the finished page whichever one was uploaded first.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 22 - 12:29pm

I've added a mirror link to the final archive on my site. Not sure if I want to try uploading it to this site itself right now, given reported troubles.

"you can't use MacZip to zip the locked file"
You must be using OS X or something; that's definitely not true on my old hardware running strictly pre-OSX system versions. Actually Mac OSX's zipping utility is alright if you're zipping .toast, .cdr., .iso, or DiskDup+ disk images, since they don't need resource forks to be utilized. It's when zipping regular application files and such that the problems occur.

Anyway thanks for all the effort Vitoarc; I wish more people would put that much effort into adding things to this site!

ADD: Also Vitoarc, if you check this link http://sites.google.com/site/oldmacarchive/ and look in the files section under "Archives" and "Apple", you might find something else you've been looking for.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, August 21 - 3:47pm

@llGS: True. I was looking at this from the point of copying a basic Mac game like this. If you want a copy of the whole CD (PC partition included) just select the CD/DVD drive rather than the volume.

Thank you very much, this is a very hot hint for my next try. Smile

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, August 21 - 2:57pm

@llGS: True. I was looking at this from the point of copying a basic Mac game like this. If you want a copy of the whole CD (PC partition included) just select the CD/DVD drive rather than the volume.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 21 - 2:50pm

Thanks MCP. But the unzipped .toast is uploading to Mega right now... I'll post the link when it's done.

I followed the directions "Beginners". It says lock the .toast file. When you do, you can't use MacZip to zip the locked file (but you can archive the locked file using OSX, as I did before). If you leave the .toast file unlocked (which is opposite the directions) you get a zip error. So either way MacZip isn't working. I am just trying to follow the directions here.

So I uploaded the locked .toast image. Please let me know if this is OK for future uploads.

@llGS: The "Beginners" specifically warns against using Stuffit for compression as it's supposedly not that compatible with emulators. Just trying to follow the directions here. Smile

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 21 - 2:33pm

Vitoarc did well enough in preserving the disc, which happens to be Mac-only anyway. The disc itself was wrapped as a folder within another image; I've made a Toast image just of that folder that will mount on the Mac OS with Toast or ShrinkWrap. The benefit of having it set up this way, like with the original disc, is that if you leave it mounted the game will play an intro movie as the game starts up. Without the disc mounted it just goes straight into the title screen. The original upload to the site was just the installed game without the movie intro from the disc.

Thanks again for all your work Vitoarc; I'll have it all up tomorrow!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, August 21 - 2:21pm

This file was zipped using OSX native archiving feature.

So far, but if you use Stuffit to compress the files, the resulted file would be a lot smaller than zipping them, mostly. Wink
(Do not see this as a command to you)

with OS X's Disk Utility. Saving it as a "DVD/CD master" is the same as a Toast file

This is OK so far, but if you create such a "DVD/CD master" file of a CD-ROM which include a PC partition, the PC partition will be lost.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 21 - 2:08pm

Don't worry Vitoarc, I've already checked it and made sense of it. You don't have to do anything else; I can have it uploaded to the site and with a mirror link provided tomorrow morning.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 21 - 1:58pm

Your welcome MCP! But I made a slight bonehead move. I zipped the .toast using OSX native archive, not MacZip. I overlooked the instructions about zipping in MacZip. I will zip again, and upload again, and post the link. Should be up in a few hours.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 21 - 11:15am

Thanks so much Vitoarc! I'll check it out tonight, though I'm sure all is well. Tomorrow I'll upload it to the site if no one beats me to it.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 20 - 3:44pm

MCP, nope, that's not it. I just tried for the last time. Using Safari. Here's what I did:

1) Edit this page > Add another item
2) Choose > Browse to image on desktop (it's a 2.2 Mb png file)
3) Click Upload. Get spin.
4) After it uploads, text appears where the image should be. I wait for 5 minutes just to make sure the upload is complete.
5) Type in Log Message.
6) Click Save, which is directly below the Log Message Box.

No image is appearing. It's just like what happened when I tried to upload the manual.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 20 - 11:15am

Vitoarc, I think I know your problem. Just don't use the preview feature. I've never even tried it myself, I just save the changes I've made and if it turns out I don't like something, I can always edit it again.

I took a quick look at the uploaded version of Wolfpack with the Mac OS's Get Info feature and the creation and modification dates are messed up, with some odd characters in the comments section. While it may work fine it will always leave me wondering if something else might have been done to it, and who knows whether the updater will recognize it that way, so if it's not too much trouble Vitoarc, could you make a disc image and upload it somewhere?

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 20 - 2:03am
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Thanks ccmac! That patch looks to be 3 fixes later than the version here. Here's an easy link to the file. After downloading, you may need to rename it "WolfPack.sea.hqx" by adding the hqx to the end. Then you'll unstuff it and the version should read "1.A6" whereas the version on this site is "1.A3":

Link: http://www.filefront.com/897418/WolfPack.sea.hqx

by ccmac - 2010, August 20 - 12:08am

There is an update for this at www.patches-scrolls.de

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 19 - 3:43pm

Personally, when I have the package and its contents, I scan them digitally and put them into a PDF file. If you want to scan and post the images somewhere I can put them into PDF format for you. EDIT: (Though come to think of it, you managed alright with manual!)

What kind of equipment are you using? How to make archives depends on what computer and what system you're working with.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 19 - 3:37pm

MCP, are you suggesting me uploading more images? I've got both the box and the CD which I can scan.

I am in the process of determining if this existing game archive is as good as the original CD. Right now it appears that it is. But I've only been comparing the two for a few days. After further evaluation, if warranted, I'd be glad to upload a new DiskCopy of my CD.

I just now downloaded Stuffit Deluxe 5.X that I'll need for uploading apps. For Drop Stuff, it appears I have only 15 days and then it expires. What do I do at that point after it expires?

I have a copy of Canvas 3.5 that I'm considering uploading. But this is the version with the date bomb, and I'll have to see if I can get it fixed with ResEdit first.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 19 - 3:14pm

If you have the time Vitoarc, you might consider scanning the package (if you have it) or the CD itself. Also I haven't had a chance to see what the existing game archive looks like; it's possible a Toast or DiskCopy image of the original media might be better. Or not. Just depends...

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 19 - 1:48pm

Great, thanks MCP! I'm glad I could help out. I've got Wofpack on CD and it was, and still is, one of my favorite strategy games of all time. Without the manual it's impossible to fully appreciate the intricacies of this classic!

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 19 - 11:50am

Vitoarc, I wonder if maybe you clicked the wrong button at the end of the page, under the comments, or maybe the manual wasn't finished loading when you clicked. In any case, thanks for adding it and the upload to this page worked for me. Also, I filled out the system requirements based on what is in the manual.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, August 18 - 2:13pm

EDIT: OK, it's over 4 hours now and the manual is still not showing up. Just to be sure, I've uploaded it here on an external site.

The file is missing here, as if it not has been uploaded to this site. I don't get it managed to be uploaded, too.

But I've removed the wrong architecture PowerPC information. The code is 68k based only.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 18 - 1:14am
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Well it ain't pretty but at least it's thorough. I uploaded a scanned Wolpack Users Manual. It's my first upload here, and the least I can do.

Fantastic site! Thank you to all my Mac friends!

EDIT: OK, it's over 4 hours now and the manual is still not showing up. Just to be sure, I've uploaded it here on an external site. It is a zipped PDF (about 16 Mb):

http://www.sendspace.com/file/nqa7i7

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2009, August 29 - 3:54pm
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Brilliant naval sim, especially the hot seat multiplayer rocks! Runs a bit unstable in OS 9.2.2 on my G4 though, keeps kicking me out after some time playing. Still, very cool game Smile

by vf124 - 2009, August 29 - 2:47pm
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Totally friggin' awesome. Yesteryear stuff!!! Took me a week to figure it out. Maybe someone could upload a manual .pdf?