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Adobe Art Explorer Deluxe

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adb-art-explorer-deluxe.sit (28.11 MB)
MD5: d56c5e64d41e99e6a9e690f5b4703e26
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1

Pre-installed art package and "Radical Fun for Kids of ALL Ages". This software was originally an Aldus product, then acquired and re-badged by Adobe. The included PDF manual as supplied by Adobe, still bears only the Aldus logo and trademarks.

The archive is in a Disk Copy 6 image file and compressed with StuffIt Lite 3.6 - extract using the same, or a newer StuffIt Expander.
MD5 checksum & filename: d56c5e64d41e99e6a9e690f5b4703e26 *adb-art-explorer-deluxe.sit

Loads of fun and appeal to children and adults alike.

This package is also located on & was sourced from the "Apple Color Printing CD". Extracted here for convenience.

Architecture: 68k

68k encoded. Runs OK on Basilisk II & SheepShaver. Also runs OK on Mini vMac's Mac II variation, but with distorted sound effects (which is a known issue for this emulator).

Trying to run it on the Mac Plus version of Mini vMac fails to run with a "This app needs System 7.0 or later to run" error message (even though I was running SSW 7.0.1 & 7.1, to test). As it's recommended RAM requirement is 5MB, and it wants 256 colors to run in, this was more likely the issue.

Art Explorer prefers a small screen & 256 colors/greyscale but handles any resolution screen and bit depth above 256 colors, OK. Setting the monitor to 1bit (mono) caused the software to reset the display to 256 color's, automatically. So I suspect that mono Macs will not be suitable for running this software.

Runs (but did crash) on test with Mac OS 9.0.4 (SheepShaver). Seems to run OK on Mac OS 8.1 (SheepShaver) and earlier - same for Basilisk II.

Requires System Software 7.0 or newer.