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Yoot Tower (aka The Tower II)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
YootTower.toast_.sit (59.47 MB)
MD5: 5ddf99bf06beb164aafda95a464a2397
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
thetowerii_mac_iso.zip (170.83 MB)
MD5: 27d641f0192b91c5c5b466f49f427dc2
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_Plugin.7z (19.99 MB)
MD5: 8344d55f0f02066b0109cef47371a820
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
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Sequel to SimTower. With more options for tower content, and multiple locations each with its own unique challenges, this is a good follow-up to the classic original.

A note about the downloads available from above:

External link (English version)
Download from Mega.Co.Nz
Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Works in Classic, untested in SheepShaver. PowerPC only.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 7 - 12:33am

@Defender: Yes, can you please repackage/re-upload this archive in a format that preserves the classic Mac resource forks of the executable files that are in this .7z file ? Preferably as a StuffIt 5.x compatible .sit archive

a few of the files in the 7zip are .sea (Self-Extracting Archive) files. These tend to get destroyed when not compressed in a .sit file due to how resource/data forks work.

@KGLlewellyn: While it's true that classic Macintosh executables are destroyed when their Resource forks are not archived in a format that honors them, the .sea files are recoverable, by dragging them onto a StuffIt Expander icon and releasing the mouse. This is because the .sea part is only a wrapper application surrounding an unmodified ".sit" archive, so it doesn't matter so much if the wrapper part gets destroyed here.

What does matter tho' are the few included PPC executables, hawai, kegan and shinjuku. These are not usable and need replacing. Also some files with the suffix ".jam". I have no idea what they may be (perhaps audio ?)

And I totally agree. classic Mac executables need special attention when archiving them for uploading and file formats such as .7z will generally render the archived file unusable at the receiving end. This archive needs repackaging into a safe classic Mac format and re-uploading.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2020, August 6 - 9:22pm

Did anybody try the game with SheepShaver recently?
YT is loading the Sample Tokio Map, would be nice when somebody could confirm things are working as they should.

KGLlewellyn's picture
by KGLlewellyn - 2020, August 18 - 9:01pm

@Defender A few of the files in the 7zip are .sea (Self-Extracting Archive) files. These tend to get destroyed when not compressed in a .sit file due to how resource/data forks work.

KGLlewellyn's picture
by KGLlewellyn - 2020, August 18 - 9:00pm
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I've had this game since my younger years, still love it today!

Defender's picture
by Defender - 2020, July 25 - 6:29pm

LGR's recent video reminded me that I never threw up a collection of Japanese plug-ins I acquired a while ago. So there they are as the third file as of this writing. Feel free to redo them into whatever formatting you guys prefer. There's a bunch more shops and stuff in there.
I think I have some of the other levels on an older computer too, so maybe in another few years I'll get around to finding more stuff.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, July 5 - 9:59pm

His name is indeed Yutaka "Yoot" Saito.

So the spelling of "Yukata" and "OPeNBook9003" in the screenshot are typos? Good to know, mossy_11, thank you.

The "K" is back Smile

mossy_11's picture
by mossy_11 - 2018, July 5 - 3:52pm

His name is indeed Yutaka "Yoot" Saito. And the correct spelling on the company is OPeNBooK9003. It formed as part of a merger between Saito's studio, OPeNBooK, and the company behind Aquazone, 9003 Inc.

He actually thought Aquazone — and especially its sequel — was too realistic and came up with the original idea for Seaman during a lunchtime discussion among staff there one day, around the time Yoot Tower was in development. (I told this story in more detail in my book.)

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2018, July 5 - 11:03am

Oh, I don't know the specifics. May be this game's credits screen is the one misspelled, because "Yoot" is probably a nickname for Yutaka and he has more than one game to his career which wikiped would draw upon when they write Yutaka.

And "Yoot Saito" is already credited buried deep in this page data but the summary at top right typically just shows one entry when more than one is supplied.

I did try doing some homework, in case either Yutaka/Yukata isn't a real Japanese word/name ... but it looks like they both are words. I also see OPeNBooK spelled with cap K when the 9003 is dropped, like here.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, July 5 - 8:48am

wikipedia is calling him "Yutaka Saito"

Maybe you'll need to correct the Wikipedia pages, SkyCapt. Wink

And perhaps Yukata Saito should be credited as being the author above, as well?

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2018, July 5 - 6:12am

Time flies (I bump this.)
Scrnshot here says the designer's name is "Yukata Saito" but wikipedia is calling him "Yutaka Saito" repeatedly ? Also according to same scrnshot "OPeNBook9003" does not have a capital letter 'k' but drupal isn't allowing me to change that in the author field.

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by dylansm21 - 2013, March 13 - 3:20am
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This is a fantastic game. SimTower was incredibly addictive and fun, and this game really is even better because it has so many new feautres. I wish all games were like this today.

Give it a try. If anyone needs a download link for it (because the link above is temporarily disabled).

Thanks guys!

OSX2000's picture
by OSX2000 - 2010, October 31 - 12:46am
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How cool!! I never knew Sim Tower even had a sequel!

iig's picture
by iig - 2009, December 8 - 11:16pm
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Thank you Smile