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Born Again

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BornAgain_1.0.hqx (874.83 KB)
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For Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Born_Again_1.1.sit (1.56 MB)
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For Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Born Again is a utility that allows one to install Mac OS 8 or Mac OS 8.1 onto a 68030-based Macintosh.

Following the introduction of Mac OS 8, Apple dropped support for 68030 models. Born Again permits these legacy computers to use Mac OS 8 and/or Mac OS 8.1.

By using Born Again, the user can take advantage of several key features, like:

Born Again 1.0 was originally distributed as Shareware and is limited to three uses per machine. Version 1.1 is a timed, 30-day trial; you must set your clock back before opening the archive in order to use it.

DL#1: Version 1.0
DL#2: Version 1.1 Installer (as sourced from Macwelt Archiv-CD 2001)

Architecture: 68k

General requirement: any Macintosh with a 68030-based CPU, as well as a 68882-FPU (a "floating-point unit", or math co-processor).

Using Born Again, Mac OS 8 should work with the following models:

• Macintosh IIfx
• Macintosh IIci
• Macintosh IIsi
• Macintosh IIvi
• Macintosh IIvx
• Macintosh Color Classic II
• Macintosh LC III
• Macintosh LC III+
• Macintosh LC 520
• Macintosh LC 550
• Performa 275
• Performa 450
• Performa 460
• Performa 466
• Performa 467
• Performa 520
• Performa 550
• Performa 560
• Performa 600
• Performa 600CD
• PowerBook 150
• PowerBook 160
• PowerBook 165
• PowerBook 165c
• PowerBook 180
• PowerBook 180c
• PowerBook Duo 210
• PowerBook Duo 230
• PowerBook Duo 250
• PowerBook Duo 270c


lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2020, July 30 - 5:57am

There seems to be an issue actually running version 1.1. It's a timed demo that relies on Aladdin Transaction Engine, but even if I set the date back to like 2001 on my computer and reinstall, the trial version still refuses to run...

EDIT: So, you must set your clock back before unstuffing the archive for 1.1. I set it to 1 December 2000, and that seemed to work.

EDIT 2: I am getting an error that Born Again 1.1 cannot update a file from my 8.1 CD and just asks if I want to restart the process (which results in the same error). I guess I'll just try 1.0 and not torture myself...

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by lilliputian - 2020, July 30 - 12:01am

Thanks! I've uploaded it here and updated the description, in particular the list of compatible devices, which needed some reorganization.

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by mrdav - 2020, July 29 - 12:42pm

There is a copy of v.1.1 in Macwelt Archiv-CD 2001 in Macwelt-Shareware 2001: PD & Shareware 03/2001:Programme/Betreibssystem

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by lilliputian - 2020, July 29 - 10:22am

Does anyone have version 1.1 of Born Again?

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by Smartcom5 - 2012, February 9 - 11:43pm

This Utility is just fantastic!
I used to use it to let run my IIsi & a Performa 630 with Mac OS 8 – which were actually capable to do so by the way.

Just a gorgeous Utility which was inside my everyday App portfolio with other tools like SerialSpeed 230, A-Dock an so on – back then … Wink

In this sense


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by iMachinchilla - 2010, August 23 - 4:59pm

I wonder if this would work in Mini vMac some day...

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by bertyboy - 2010, March 5 - 10:30am

Handy, but it would need to be a 200MHz 68030 to enjoy 8.1 and it's software.

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by TataMisia - 2010, March 4 - 10:06pm

Download here: