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Apple Media Tool 2.x

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
apple_media_tool_2.0.sit (1.09 MB)
MD5: 97173dd8e489410b78d196fc5dded03e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
appleMediaTool2.5.sit (628.27 KB)
MD5: 7cdf533db85fcfa287d571759e4efe85
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

A very good multimedia production program that predates Macromedia by LOTS.

I never got a chance to create anything with this program, but it would be perfect for simple interactive media - with Apple ease of use.

EDIT: Re-uploaded Apple Media Tool 2.5, tested with latest SheepShaver and working. Version 2.5 only working under SheepShaver, so assume PowerPC only.

Architecture: 68k PPC

unknown compatibility - assume OS 7 & 8 to be safe. OS9 looks safe, but 2.5 requires PowerPC? Will not launch under Basillisk2.


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by MikeTomTom - 2013, May 20 - 4:07am

Hi macjames. I managed to find locate my backup of Apple Media Tool 2.0, from MF issue 36a (2nd CD) April 1996. I won't post this one up tho' as yours will be as good. The MF "giveaway" of version 2.0 was at best "liteware" it turns out, as it wouldn't produce stand alone projectors, lacking essential components to do so.

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by macjames - 2013, May 19 - 8:33pm

Funny stuff, i went to check my MacFormat CDs after reading some of your posts, and my collection has a leap between march 1996 and june 1996. Those april's are a bit elusive it seems.

Second link is version 2.0. I found it on an old backup CD. It seems to have an incomplete project in the .sit but i decided to leave it there as an example of how to use the program and to preserve file dates. If anybody finds a better version feel free to replace mine.

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by themacmeister - 2013, April 6 - 9:49am

np, things a bit busy here... if only I knew sooner, when copying some DVDs from my backups... sigh

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, April 5 - 11:33am

Thanks for looking, TMM.

I've had a deep rummage here and found I'd backed up the vers. 2.0 MacFormat copy onto CD. Will have a closer look at it shortly and probably upload it sometime soon.


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by themacmeister - 2013, April 4 - 6:53am

I'll have another look. Cheers.

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, April 4 - 12:41am

@bertyboy: Bummer. It was MacFormat issue April 1996 CD 36a that had the full Apple Media v2.0 on it.

I've recently been trying to find my copy of this. Could have sworn I had it somewhere. Found MF CD 36 in my collection but cannot locate 36a anywhere. This one has me stumped.

Anyone out there with an extensive early MacFormat collection?

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by Protocol 7 - 2010, September 11 - 7:58pm

I thought I had 2.5 as well, but here's 2.1.1 from the September 2000 Application Recovery CD.

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by bertyboy - 2010, September 11 - 7:41pm

Wish I could help, but as fate would have it, of ALL my magazine cover CDs and the like, this was the only CD that was completely unusable. Think it came with a MacUser / MacWorld. I could try again, and I'm beginning to think that I had v2.0.

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, September 11 - 7:04pm

Unfortunately this one seems gone - neither download on the front page nor in edit page mode work. Too bad, just wanted to try it out and update the description a bit. If any of you has it on his computer, would be cool if you could re-upload it. Thanks Smile