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About the Macintosh Garden

The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform. A notable feature of Macintosh Garden is its emphasis on emulation, encouraging users to run historical software on modern systems.

Software featured on the Macintosh Garden has been discontinued by their publishers and is no longer commercially available. The Macintosh Garden aims to preserve these treasures for future generations, providing documentation and downloads of the original files.

With respect to copyrighted software: Non-qualifying software is removed if detected and upon request. If software is removed due to copyright, a link to the Publisher's purchase page is provided in its place.

The website is primarily a wiki, allowing contributors to upload files and screenshots as well as edit descriptions and other details. Software is divided into Apps and Games and these are categorised by genre, year, author and publisher, etc.;

Originally founded in 2001. Throughout this time the site was hosted by "Home of the Underdogs" an earlier PC abandonware site. In late 2008 HOTU went bankrupt and the Macintosh Garden was without a home for a short period. The Macintosh Garden relaunched in 2009 in the form you now see it as its own independent identity. It plans to keep active for now and into the future. We hope that you like and enjoy it.

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Capn Bubba's picture
by Capn Bubba - 2020, December 29 - 6:58am

I have question or 2 I have my eye on a Powermac g5-A1047. it has 10.5, will work with tiger 10.4 and classic mode, does any know about this vintage stuff

macs1283_2's picture
by macs1283_2 - 2020, December 16 - 10:54pm the 2007 version

MetalMilitia's picture
by MetalMilitia - 2019, October 9 - 7:14pm

Hey Fog got a new email got a lasting server now i think too.

balrogbob's picture
by balrogbob - 2019, April 9 - 8:25pm

If you still have the box, and are within the US, I would be happy to give them a home in my mac software collection. I have 10+ classic PPC macs at the moment, so they would likely see some use as well.

I would also be willing to archive and upload any that were not on the archive.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, February 20 - 4:12am

Hi, it may be probably be better if you made a fresh inquiry in the forums - the Request forum is a likely candidate for this.

I suggest this, because we're a fairly global organization with members spread across several countries. It would probably be better if you could interest someone to help out with this, who's living in the same country as you (postal costs etc)...

debbiej's picture
by debbiej - 2019, February 18 - 4:19pm

Ah, I wonder if I can mail them to someone? I mostly want to keep them out of landfill, really.
I could pick out the ones you don't already have.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, February 4 - 12:37am

Would anyone be at all interested in a box of MacFormat CDs from the 90s

@debbiej: Hi. Yes we are interested in adding to the MacFormat CD archive that is here.

If there are any you have, that are not already covered in here then please add them to their respective pages
(or make new one's if they don't already exist).

Mainly, but not exclusively, the MacFormat CD archives will located under these year pages
for 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 MacFormat cover CD's.


debbiej's picture
by debbiej - 2019, February 3 - 10:07pm

Hi - cool site!
Would anyone be at all interested in a box of MacFormat CDs from the 90s I have uncovered? I bet you already have them but thought it was worth asking. Let me know if so, I can post them wherever.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2018, October 24 - 6:24pm

While donations are entirely possible, it's not really something that is required of our guests and users. We offer all our services free of charge, and taking someones money where we cannot repay the kind gesture with anything but gratitude would feel awkward.

There are no special pages with mentions at this point either if someone wishes to be mentioned for donating.

yosoyelgerman's picture
by yosoyelgerman - 2018, October 22 - 7:17pm

I would love to make a donation, let me know if it is possible.
Thanks for the great Page!

eon2k18's picture
by eon2k18 - 2018, August 26 - 9:51am

best Mac abandonware site. Keep doing great work..

abandonwaredos's picture
by abandonwaredos - 2018, March 16 - 3:17pm

Great site! As a owner of an abandonware site, I really appreciate and understand the effort of running a site like this. Thanks!

xyzzy's picture
by xyzzy - 2018, February 9 - 5:47pm

I have some of the missing macworld Cover Cd's which I'm currently imaging into my MDD in .img format, seems most people have .sit-ted these files? are they .img then compressed as sit format? im setting the .img to be uncompressed read only as I dont like to long term archive into encrypted or compressed formats for real long term storage, if files ever get corrupted data recovery is far worse an issue imo. My coverdiscs span both OS9 and OSX era 68k to powerpc era. 1995 upto DEC 2005, this will also reveal allot of other software im sure not yet in the Garden, im probably going to disktracker this .img library in total as a single disktracker cover disc library file and upload that first - so the disk contents are searchable, once I've imaged them. somebody message if the formatting im using is inappropriate, my only debate is at what year point to switch to imaging with DMG on the basis the cover discs will mainly contain OS X software at that point? can osx read .img files upto a certain point and mount them? I know theres like a beta version of disk copy that can mount .dmgs in OS 9 so maybe ill switch to that once the Cover discs start containing OS X only apps round 2001? im guessing. Also have allot of OS9 data and apps on older disks which I will investigate.

falkzone's picture
by falkzone - 2017, November 24 - 7:38pm

Fantastic site, thanks you.

pinto_guy's picture
by pinto_guy - 2017, September 21 - 9:18pm

This the repository site I wanted to create one day. It is exactly what was needed to safeguard and archive all this knowledge. Thanks for creating it. I have amassed a very large collection of Mac software on 3.5" floppy disks, and I will certainly contribute and load them up here, as time permits.

lpl's picture
by lpl - 2017, April 22 - 3:53pm

Fantastic site, thanks you.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2015, September 5 - 11:46pm

@Maury Markowitz: Mac Garden runs on the Drupal CMS.

Maury Markowitz's picture
by Maury Markowitz - 2015, September 3 - 3:27pm

I'm curious about the software you are using here. I have a fanciful project to gather "NEC files", which are little text files describing antennas. Something like this interface would be ideal, because users could upload their files and then comment on them.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2014, October 4 - 6:29pm

can i load the game file to a floppy and play it in my mac?

Disk images should be opened with Disk Copy 6.3 on the original hardware.

Rainbow Apple's picture
by Rainbow Apple - 2014, October 4 - 12:59am

i have an old Mac Classic and the games here say "download this Emulator". can i load the game file to a floppy and play it in my mac?

TheCRTman's picture
by TheCRTman - 2014, July 6 - 5:45am

I love this site. I got 95% of my software for my Mac OS 9 iMac G3 from here. It is great to use it as it would have been used back in the day. By the way, I am typing this with Mac OS 9.2.2 with the said iMac G3.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, March 29 - 11:09pm

@nathanpieters: Try "g3 throttle" extension in the above search box (the words "g3 throttle" including quotes + extension, without quotes).

nathanpieters's picture
by nathanpieters - 2014, March 29 - 10:51pm

I think I might have a few things to add. One thing I've noticed...lots of references to G3 Throttle, yet it brings up an empty page when I click the link. I also can't find it on it's own page.

Col's picture
by Col - 2013, November 29 - 2:55am

Totally amazing site, will see what I can add.

aka's picture
by aka - 2013, April 27 - 5:37am

AliasMenu 3 is mac osx shareware

natgab's picture
by natgab - 2013, April 25 - 6:53pm

Thank you for this great site. I especially love the fact that you have the obscure editions of Mac OS like Copland, Rhapsody, etc. Thanks to Clasilla, I can browse the web and thanks to this site, I can enjoy using some older applications and maybe even play a game that doesn't require 6 buttons and me still not knowing what I am doing : )

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, July 6 - 2:26am

@Pincrete: If its not archived here (and it doesn't appear to be) then upload it. Someone will have a use for it, I'm sure.

Pincrete's picture
by Pincrete - 2012, July 5 - 8:28pm

Yours is a very old posting, but yes I do have AliasMenu (and use it on two Macs) .... are you still wanting it ?


Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, August 24 - 3:35pm

Over the next few weeks to months, stuff will be moved to a new server and un-archived. Please be patient, I'm quite busy. Smile

SheepShaver GUI apps and the like are allowed.

Istarian's picture
by Istarian - 2010, August 24 - 3:12pm

I think that the description on this page should be revised because it seems that this site has at least as many applications as games, unless it is meant to conceal that applications are also hosted here? Also what has to happen for stuff to get un-archived? Is it high bandwidth costs or high storage costs that are the problem? If it's bandwidth, is that per day or per month? Would it help to put specific download limits in place per month or per day?

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, August 11 - 9:23am

I have another suggestion for the new website:
All new forum posts appear in the beginning of the page not at the end so that it is no longer necessary to go to "last" to read a new post.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, August 11 - 7:51am

Psst! What if...

(link to home page a couple of posts back)

NOTICE: This domain name expired on 07/19/2010 and is pending renewal or deletion

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, July 7 - 10:53am

Very much better than what MacGarden is now!

MacinTricks's picture
by MacinTricks - 2010, July 7 - 4:34am

Psst! What if...

iig's picture
by iig - 2010, June 8 - 3:05pm

Looks like drew(the spammer) is back as a troll named jane blankenship or something(if this is a legit person i'm sorry in advance,) but it sure looks like a spammer i mean come on! "This is a nice think, its so cool.," "come visit my BORING web site and buy my BORING stuff, Jane" Laughing out loud

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, June 3 - 4:55pm

I e-mailed Maedi and he said it was legit. He's going to explain more later and it will only appear on this page.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, June 3 - 4:52pm

so is the blurb in the header spam or not ?

and can I expect to start getting spam email on the email address I gave to this site ?

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, June 3 - 1:30pm

EDIT: Shock

MacinTricks's picture
by MacinTricks - 2010, June 1 - 6:39am

Eh, I didn't mean to start a thing with browsers. My deeper intent was to propose a way of posting and saving Macintosh Garden files from within a Macintosh emulator (or a physical early system). Currently, early versions of Netscape Navigator can access the text and links in M.G., but posting files is another story since it relies on a VERY current dialect of JavaScript. By the way, it would be useful to have read-only anonymous FTP access to the StuffIt files so users could download programs through Fetch (which works even in System Software 6). Furthermore, there could be a "drop-box" FTP directory where users could upload their StuffIt archives directly. An administrator could then create a M.G. entry and link the file. This is how they do it on the Asimov Apple II FTP archive.

SHiNShU's picture
by SHiNShU - 2010, May 26 - 6:03am

i added blue label power emulator to the site and the download is listed at 0.00 MB and the download link didnt work when i tested it. what could be wrong?
EDIT: nevermind, i scrolled down this page to find the 'broken links' solution and did the "reupload" thing and now it works fine. thanks for your help and enjoy this fine app!

Zaiphaic's picture
by Zaiphaic - 2010, May 23 - 10:05pm

Couldn't find MacSNMP after wading through myriads of links … is it lost?

iig's picture
by iig - 2010, May 21 - 1:06am

There are tons of spammers here! WE NEED ADMINS!

madmax2069's picture
by madmax2069 - 2010, May 17 - 12:20pm

I am glad to see Mac garden is back from the ashes

Istarian's picture
by Istarian - 2010, May 10 - 8:24pm

Someone should download a copy of the install binaries and manual for this software from here: as they have announced it be free on that page (as of June 24, 2005) and provided a download link. They should put it up on here, and they might want to get the french, german, and japanese editions too if the files aren't huge.

mabecabu's picture
by mabecabu - 2010, May 9 - 7:50am

Someone should add reCAPTCHA to the registration process, it might help prevent some of the spam.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, May 1 - 8:39am

The Internet Archive also seems to store http (rather than ftp or other) linked files up to about 3MB. This is a real lifesaver if you're looking for old patches or updates.

Hiteckredneck's picture
by Hiteckredneck - 2010, May 1 - 3:41am

Hey folks I found this cool site called the wayback machine. I know this idea has limited use but if you need pictures of software and such you may be able to find them by searching old archived websites that had... cnet... apple and such check it out...

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, April 23 - 4:19am

There is a video of Valve's Steam service running on Mac! see final post here -

tripseven's picture
by tripseven - 2010, April 16 - 1:16am

We seem to get a bit of spam, don't we? A pity, really. Some people have not much else to do.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, April 12 - 4:22pm

Help balorg! Evil spammers!!!!
Or is it Apple_IIGS user?
Please help destroy the spam

Yep, we're doing our best... Sick Beer Wink